Last Updated on September 25 2020 10:14 am

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Sept. 23-25

The Village of Stewardson employees will be flushing fire hydrants Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 23-25. Residents are advised to check the color of their water before doing any laundry during these days.

Saturday, Sept. 26

This Saturday's (Sept. 26) distribution at Enduring Freedom Ministries in Shumway has been canceled for the first time in eight years.  You will be able to pick up again Tuesday, October 6. To make an appointment, phone 217-868-5293.


Temporary Road Closure:


Oak Street from Edgar Avenue to Fayette Avenue

Edgar Avenue from Henrietta Street to Maple Street

The City of Effingham will begin a street resurfacing project with Effingham Asphalt Co. starting Monday, September 28. This project is being done to provide a smoother driving surface and to address any deformations, cracking and irregularities in the pavement.

Phase one consists of removing and grinding up the existing asphalt. This operation should only take one to two days. Please note that your car will need to be off the street during this time and that at times there might be limited access to your property. This will begin on Monday, September 28.

Phase two consists of the placement of the asphalt. The road will be closed starting at 6:30 a.m. for a 24 hour period to allow the new road surface to cool. Residents will not have access to their driveways and will need to find on the street parking elsewhere. The road will be reopened on Saturday, October 3 at 7 a.m. This will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2020, tentatively.


Through October Until November

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that resurfacing of U.S. 45 from Jaycee Avenue in Effingham to south of Illinois 37 has begun.

The work also involves improvements to the intersection of U.S. 45 and Illinois 37, and motorists can expect a smoother driving surface. Daily lane closures may be necessary during the project, which is expected to be complete in November.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.

For IDOT District 7 updates, follow them on Twitter at @IDOTDistrict7 or view area construction details on IDOT’s traveler information map on





Tuesday Night Bingo at the Effingham Event Center (K of C Hall) is canceled until further notice.