Automated Messenger

School Messenger is a FREE citizen notification system. All who voluntarily sign up will be notified by an automated telephone call of any boil orders, road closings for maintenance work or weather conditions, tornado warnings**, and other important notices that need immediate broadcast.

There are two ways to sign up:

1) Complete the online Automatic Messenger form; OR
2) Call the City Utility Office at (217) 438-6151 with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number(s)

You may add up to three (3) numbers per household as long as each one is set up with an answering machine or voice mailbox.
The call system will leave a message so please check your voice mail if you see our phone number show up on your caller ID. This will keep our phone lines clear if there is an emergency.

** Tornado warnings will be set off on Group Cast as long as telephone and computer lines are operational and the police dispatch has time. As always, do not wait for a phone call if weather is severe and storms are threatening.

Group Cast Removal
If you would like to remove some of all of your information from our Group Cast system. Please call the City Utility Office OR complete the online Automatic Messenger form for us to process your request.

Email Notification
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