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, home to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES ARE NOT POSTED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MONTH. THE MINUTES HAVE TO BE APPROVED BEFORE THEY ARE POSTED SO THEY ARE ONE MONTH BEHIND IN POSTING. THANK YOU.
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 DAY, AT 10 AM.