February 20, 2020
Upcoming Road Closures

The City of Pontiac staff has been working with a production company for filming that will take place in the Central Business District on February 24th & 25th. Foot traffic will still be allowed to all businesses that are affected by the street closures but will be limited based on what scenes are being shot.
Road closures:
Mill Street from Howard to Washington
Madison Street from Main to Plum
No Parking on Main Street from Howard to Washington. The parking lot behind the Route 66 Museum on Main Street will be closed as well.
Additionally there will be no parking on the east side of Mill Street from Howard to Madison on February 19-23 while prep work is being completed. For more details and to view the maps of the road closures, please click here.
2020 Census

Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, from newborn babies to the oldest among us. It is important for everyone to complete the 2020 Census so that our community can be accurately funded and represented.

The 2020 Census will influence community funding and congressional representation for the next decade. Information collected in the census will inform the allocation of more than $650 billion in federal funds for states and communities each year. That includes money for things like:
  • First Responders
  • Medicare Part B
  • Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program
  • Libraries and Community Centers
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program

Beginning mid-March 2020, you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Choose the option that is most comfortable for you. From May-July 2020, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded. A census taker can assist you if you need help completing your form.

Your personal information is kept confidential by law. Your responses can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies or used against you by any government agency or court in any way.

Join Pontiac Parks and Recreation for this year's outer space themed Mother Son Date Night on Saturday, March 14! There will be dinner, a photo booth, inflatables, and dancing galore!
Stepmoms, grandmas, aunts are all welcome. "Outer space" themed attire is encouraged but not required. All ages are welcome.
$25 per couple / $5 per additional child
Optional: Participants who wish to get their photos developed may purchase them for $5 during the event.
Registration Deadline: Monday March 10th
Buy your tickets by stopping into the rec center at 900 N. Elm St.
or by calling us at 815-844-6818.
Doors open at 6:00pm
County Wide Electronic Recycling

The City of Fairbury will be hosting a county-wide electronics recycling drive on Saturday, April 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Street Department, 107 S Jackson Street, Fairbury. No appliances will be accepted.
What's happening in Pontiac?
February 20 : Pontiac Area Chamber UDCIS Form I-9 Workshop
February 21 : Pontiac Kiwani's Trivia Night
February 22: Allergen Free Movie at the Library
February 22 : Pontiac FFA Auction
February 22: Poetry Reading
February 28: PTHS Music Boosters Trivia Night
February 29: Pontiac Junior Baseball Registration
March 2: City of Pontiac Council Meeting
March 4: Pontiac Area Chamber Issues and Eggs
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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