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. 

Maroa

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

The playground equipment is up and ready to be played on. Thank you all for your patience.  There is another part that will be installed on one of the existing pieces but it will not be in for a few more weeks but otherwise, the equipment is ready to be enjoyed by KIDS, and big kids.  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. 

Macon County

Emergency Telephone System Board

141 S. Main Street, Suite 810

Decatur, IL 62523

Office 217-424-1002   Fax 217-424-1006

Contact:  Jon Thomas or Jodi Becker, 217-424-1002

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. 

Cities and Villages are able to send 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 haven’t signed up, please do so by visiting following this link; https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611879#/login 

For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002. If you need assistance or do not have internet access please call 217-794-2206, and we will be happy to help you enroll.

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.  When you receive an alert, it will ask you to confirm.  If you confirm, the message is not sent to your alternate contact.  If you do not confirm, the message is sent to your alternate contact.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONFIRM.  When you sign up for the service and would like each alert to go to everyone in your family, please be sure to sign each contact up separately.  This will ensure that each family member will get the alert. 

If you are interested in receiving your water bill by email each month, please let us know. You may call the office or email dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com to sign up.


REMINDER - THE WATER BILLS ARE MAILED OR EMAILED OUT AT THE END OF 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. 

Submit your service or business to our directory

Posted on: October 20, 2017

The community Business Directory is on our site. If you would like your business or service added to the directory please contact City Clerk, Diane Edwards dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com

No Newsflash at the moment

Advisories

PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH IN THE DROP BOX. THANK YOU!!
*** THE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS ON THE FOURTH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS THERE IS A HOLIDAY OR A SPECIAL MEETING IS CALLED. THE MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7 PM. UNDER THE COMMUNITY NEWS TAB THERE IS A LINK TO THE DATES AS WELL. THANK YOU, DIANE EDWARDS, MAROA CITY CLERK***
If you would like to receive your water bill by email each month, please let us know. You may call 217-794-2206 or email dedwardscityclerk@frontier.com