Tolono Alert: The Village of Tolono has implemented operational changes to ensure the safety of their residents and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Effective, March 18, 2020, 1:00 PM through March 30, 2020, 8:00 AM, the Village office will be closed to the public.
We urge all residents that are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis to contact us by calling 217-485-5212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment arrangements. We urge residents to use the drop boxes located outside the Village Hall at 507 W Strong Street or the parking lot of TraxSide (corner of West Holden Street and North Vorcey Street). Residents may also visit the Village’s website at https://www.tolonoil.us to set up online bill payments or through your financial institution’s bill pay service.
Payments made by cash that are more than current billing amounts will be credited to your account and deducted from the next billing cycle.
We encourage all residents to complete a Smart911 profile on the Village’s website by clicking the, “Stay Informed” picture. Follow the easy-to-use wizard answering the questions as presented. We encourage everyone to help anyone that may not have the means available to sign up or may have difficulties with the process.
The Village of Tolono thanks you for help and patience during this time.
We’ve received concerns regarding a recent post about a suspected police impersonator in the Village of Tolono. This person has been identified as a private investigator who was conducting official business at the residence. For further information please visit https://www.wcia.com/local/sheriffs-office-identifies-man-seen-on-doorbell-camera/.
Tolono Info: We have received feedback requesting that weather alerts for warnings and watches be separated out to give more options for residents to choose what they are alerted on. Residents who have previously subscribed to “Weather Alerts” will still receive alerts for warnings without any additional steps needed. However, if you would like to receive alerts for watches and advisories that impact our area, please log into your smart911.com account and opt-in to the new “Weather Alerts – Watches” category. If you have not yet signed up for the Tolono Alert system, you can create your free account by going here: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=tolonoil
If you have a tree or trees in the right of way that interfere with Ameren power lines or may be unsafe, please call the Village office at 217-485-5212. Our maintenance staff is currently creating a list of possible trees that Ameren will evaluate and possibly take down if close enough to their lines. If your tree does not interfere with power lines, but does pose a threat, our crew will come take a look at the trees, determine the severity and take down as time allows.
The Tolono Masonic Lodge #391 A.F. & A.M. welcomes everyone to attend breakfast. A family friendly place for food and fellowship. The Masonic Lodge is located at 102 E Main Street, Tolono, IL.
Breakfast hours are 8:00 AM-Noon on the fourth Sunday of the month except May and June. Dates are as follows:
- March 22
- April 26
- May 17 (Third Sunday)
- June 27 (Last Saturday): 7 AM – 10:30 PM
- July 26
- August 23
- September 27
- October 25
- November 22
The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children (ages 5-12) and children under five are free.
The upcoming breakfast in March will help support The Giving Place (TGP). If you bring three or more items of food, adults can eat for $5 instead of the normal $9. Please check with The Giving Place (TGP) or see the next issue of the B.E.S.T. newsletter for needed food items.)
The May breakfast will support the Tolono Masonic Scholarship Fund.
The June breakfast is held on Fun Day, the last Saturday of the month. Breakfast has become one of the all time favorite events of the day.
There is no breakfast in December as it is a very busy month for Santa and his merry helpers!
Residents are invited to complete a short online survey regarding perceptions and ideas about certain potential hazards that may impact you and your community. The survey includes questions about preferred methods for reducing the risks and losses associated with these hazards.
The questionnaire should be completed by an adult, preferably the head of household.
Your responses to the survey will be valued as public input during the plan update process of the Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
This survey will be closed on March 16th, 2020.
To complete the survey, please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLHB3LZ
Champaign County needs AT LEAST 507 more applicants. Applicants must go through a background check, so applying as soon as possible is important in order to be cleared prior to applicant selection which has already begun.
Getting an accurate count for the census is very important, particularly for small communities, as each resident NOT counted results in approximately $1,800 in federal funds LOST for your community that could have been used towards schools, roads, hospitals, etc.
If you would like to be a Census Taker, APPLY ONLINE at 2020census.gov/jobs
For assistance/questions, call the Area Census Office at 309-573-0422