Welcome to Maroa, Illinois
Welcome to Maroa, Illinois
See what Maroa has to offer…. Spencer Park, a distinguished School District and historic downtown. We have beautiful & historical homes.
Maroa was named after the Maroa Indians. The City was established in 1854. Maroa Township had its first settlers in 1839. Maroa is located between Clinton, Illinois and Forsyth, Illinois, on State Route 51, we are 174 miles southwest of Chicago, 146 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, and 51 miles northeast of the State Capital and University of Illinois - Springfield, in Springfield, Illinois, 43 miles west of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 33 miles south of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois and home to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, and 8 miles north of Forsyth, Illinois and 14 miles from Decatur, Illinois. Maroa would be a great location for your business. The city has an established TIF District and Business District.
Maroa offers excellent services to all our citizens, there is a bi-monthly newsletter, we have a distinguished school district, the Middle and High School is in Maroa, we have a low crime rate, and many housing options. Spencer Park is a great park to visit and host your next reunion or family gathering. City Hall gym is also available for rent.
Maroa is a Great Place to Call Home.
Deep in the heart of the Prairie
In a spot graced by God,
Lies the beautiful town of Maroa
In the land of the goldenrod.
Her song is the laughter of children,
Her hope is her daily toil,
Her faith is the spirit of brotherhood,
Her Godsend, the good black soil.
Always and always she’ll be there
For Maroa will never die
Her jewel in the heart of the corn belt
With eyes toward God in the sky.
By Arthur Wayne Gray
Just one more thing that proves Maroa really is a great place to call home!
The Maroa Summer Park Program and the City of Maroa would like to say thank you so much to the Maroa-Forsyth Methodist Men’s Group and the Maroa Methodist Church for their very generous monetary donation to the program to help kids attend the outings this year who may not have been able to go because they could not afford it. The money they raised will help those youth who would like to go on field trips but are not able to afford it and to help provide lunches for those outings for all the kids attending. Thank you for thinking about the kids in our community. Thank you does not seem like enough for what you have done for the kids.
God Bless you all.
Pardon the mess at Spencer Park right now. It will be so much better soon. The new park playground equipment is in. It is at Spencer Park. Could everyone please help by keeping your children away from the items. If you see anyone messing around any of the equipment, please contact the Maroa Police Department at 217-794-5526 option 2. As always if it is an emergency call 9-1-1. Please help us so that the playground equipment may be installed without any problems. They will begin work on it, tentatively, Monday, July 9, 2018. Thank you in advance for your help.
Emergency Telephone System Board
141 S. Main Street, Suite 810
Decatur, IL 62523
Office 217-424-1002 Fax 217-424-1006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018
Contact: Jon Thomas or Jodi Becker, 217-424-1002
Annual Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System TEST
On Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 A.M., the Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) will be conducting the annual emergency alert TEST using the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System.
This System will be used in the event of an emergency within Macon County. Alerts will be sent out with potentially lifesaving messages regarding critical events such as chemical leaks, active shooter situations, etc. This information will be sent to residents who have signed up online and to any resident who uses a landline telephone. If you only use a cell phone, you will not receive these critical notifications unless you sign up online.
Alerts for significant weather events are also among the notifications residents may sign up for.
Villages are able to send Village Alerts to anyone who signs up for alerts such as, but not limited to, boil orders, road closures or construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering these alerts are: Argenta, Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Maroa, Mt. Zion, Oreana, and Warrensburg.
There are several ways to receive an alert: Text, phone call, email, TTY/TTD, or using the ContactBridge app found in the App Store.
If you are already signed up for the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System, please log in to verify your contact information is up to date. If you have signed up and do not receive the notification on July 18th, please correct your contact information online.
If you haven’t signed up, please do so by visiting one of the websites listed below. Once on the page, look for the police car icon that says >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002.
This is a great feature that the City offers. You may choose how you get the alerts. You do not need to live in Maroa to get the alerts
If you are interested in receiving your water bill by email each month, please let us know. You may call the office or email email@example.com to sign up.
REMINDER - THE WATER BILLS ARE MAILED OR EMAILED OUT EACH MONTH. THE CITY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR NON RECEIPT OF WATER BILLS. YOU MAY REQUEST A NEW BILL BE SENT, YOU MAY CALL FOR YOUR BALANCE DUE OR YOU MAY CHECK ONLINE. ALL WATER BILLS ARE DUE BY THE 17TH OF EACH MONTH. PENALTY OF 15% IS ADDED ON THE 18TH OF EACH MONTH. THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF ODD MONTHS ARE SHUT OFF DAYS, AT 10 AM.