December 12, 2019
Holiday Garbage Pick-Up
Due to the holidays, there will be no garbage pickup on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1. Routes will be picked up one day late for the remainder of those weeks.

Just a reminder that all garbage placed out for pickup must be inside the provided containers. If you anticipate needing more waste containers, they can be rented for $3.25/month billed directly to the resident. Items too large to fit inside the container are considered bulk items. Only one bulk item per week may be picked up. To rent additional containers or to schedule a bulk item pick up; call Republic directly at 815-723-3200.
Snow Routes and Snow Removal
Snow Routes:
If you reside on a posted snow route, please remember that parking restrictions automatically go into effect after two inches of snowfall. Parking is not allowed on these streets until the storm passes and the street is plowed.

Don’t Crowd the Plow
A snow plow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them but they often may not see you. Please give these trucks plenty of space to do their job. A safe practice is to keep a distance of fifty feet between you and a moving snowplow.

Check out our snow policy
Our complete snow policy is available here . In it you will find our detailed policy with all the information you need to know about our snow plowing operations.
City Administrator Honored at Conference
At the recent International City/County Management Association's annual conference, Pontiac's City Administrator Bob Karls was recognized for serving 45 years in city management. 37 of those 45 years have been here in Pontiac. Prior to coming to Pontiac, Bob served as the City Administrator in Smithville, MO from 1976-1982.

As City Administrator, his job focus is to supervise operations and act as the finance officer, which includes budgeting and grant writing. His favorite thing about his job is working with people. He credits the tremendous staff at the city, saying all the departments are led by top notch people, as well as having great city council people and mayors to work with.
“It’s the people of Pontiac that really make Pontiac what it is.”
A Hometown Holiday
Visit Santa!
Thursdays 12/19: 5:00-7:00pm
Saturdays 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21: 10:00am-1:00pm
These hours can be found posted on the door to the Santa House as well as on our Community Calendar and in the rTown Calendar.

Trolley Light Tours
December 19
See the beauty of the holiday lights decorating the city from the seat of the Jolly Trolley as it cruises past the most elaborate displays. All tours are first come first served. The Trolley will run 6:00pm and 7:00pm on the listed evenings. It will pick up from the north side of the square (next to the Santa House).
Holiday Entertainment
Three great bands - two nights of entertainment.

Click on the links above for more information. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Eagle's website or by calling 815-844-1187.
What's happening in Pontiac?
December 19: The Grinch Dinner and a Movie
December 19: Santa Visiting Hours
December 19: Trolley Light Tours
December 21: Santa Visiting Hours
December 21: Holiday Cookie Decorating
December 21: John Sandford Book Signing
December 21: It's a Kids Christmas
December 21: The Unemployed Architects and the Bashful Youngens in concert
December 22: Historic Homes Open Houses
Stay in the know:

 Have you downloaded the rTown App? Since October of 2017, the City of Pontiac has been utilizing the rTown mobile app as another means of communication with our residents. Within the app are details about the community including business listings, contact information for city departments, an event listing, a map, and more! The app is free and is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Download and select Pontiac, IL from the list of cities. If you allow notifications, you'll be alerted to upcoming events of interest, including City of Pontiac Council Meetings, Eagle Theatre Events, Parks and Rec events, and more! Click here to download on an Apple device. Click here to download to an Android device.
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