January 2017 Newsletter


City of McLeansboro
102 West Main Street, McLeansboro, Illinois 62859

January 2017


Greetings to you in this New Year! We at City Hall hope each and every one a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2017.

City offices will be closed Monday. January 2nd.

Fun Facts! Monday, January 2nd marks the 145th anniversary of the Heard’s 4th and Allen’s Additions to the to the City of McLeansboro. Wednesday, January 11th marks the 262nd anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton, our county’s namesake.

Republic Garbage Services will run without interruption of services this month. Please put your totes out the evening before pick-up and remove them from the street-side as soon as possible following pick-up. (Republic observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)

TRADE Industries, located on South Jackson Street, offers many work opportunities for our folks with special needs. It has been our recycling center for many years, and it’s an important part of our community. TRADE needs our help! Please do not use the recycle dumpsters as trash dumpsters. There has been a trend of more trash being thrown in with the recycling, and that trash puts our neighbors, family and friends working at TRADE at risk of injury or illness. Keep it Clean. Keep it Proper (cardboard, plastic, newsprint, and aluminum cans). Keep it Safe! Thank you for recycling!

NIXLE information can be found on the back of this newsletter. Please read it.

A very special thanks to all of those who have kept their ditches clean, lawns mown and tidy, and buildings in good repair! Pat Stevens, Zoning Administrator, would like to thank everyone who helped her last year.

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NOTICE: The city is not responsible for mail delivery. Failure to receive billing
does not relinquish responsibility for payment or penalty. Payment for utilities
is always due on the 10th of the month. Any utility bills not paid by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 17 will result in the customer having services interrupted on Thursday, May 18. A reconnect fee of $25.00 will be charged. Customers are
responsible for all costs requiring collection.  



Nixle is a communications platform that allows information to be disseminated to large groups of people over various types of media. Messages can be received via text messages, emails, Facebook, as well as any new platforms. The types of messages sent through Nixle can range from community information, boil water orders, road closures, power outages, missing persons, event cancellations, emergency evacuations, community health, as well as others. NIxle can also be used to disseminate voice messages to land line phones (Emergencies only). Weather alerts (storm warnings, flash flood warnings, tornado warnigns, ect.) are also sent via text message with this service. Weather alerts are area specific (zip code). To sign up for this FREE service follow the instructions below.

Text the number 888777 and in the message body send MCLEANSBORO to receive Nixle alerts for the City of McLeansboro.

Text the number 888777 and in the message body send HAMCO to receive Nixle alerts for the County of Hamilton.

Sign up with your phone number and email at www.nixle.com

You will receive a confirmation message showing your enrollment. You will also be prompted to respond with your zip code. This is used for the weather messages only.

If you are a community partner (water district, utility company, township or road superintendent ect) and have information that needs to be shared via the Nixle service, please contact us at hcema@hamiltonco.us and we will assist you.

Downloadable Files:

January 2017 (front)

January 2017 (back)