July 10 – The Macon County Emergency Telephone System Board will conduct its annual test of the county’s Emergency Alert and Notification System on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m.
This system will alert Macon County residents in the event of an emergency, delivering critical messages regarding occurrences such as chemical leaks, active shooter situations or other emergencies. People can also sign up to receive notifications for significant weather events.
Any resident who uses a landline telephone will receive the alerts, but users who only have cell phones will need to sign up to receive the notifications. Registered residents can receive alerts via phone call, text, email, TTY/TTD, or through the ContactBridge app.
Additionally, people can sign up to receive village alerts for notifications regarding events including but not limited to such things as boil orders, road closures and road construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering this service are Argenta, Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Maroa, Mt. Zion, Oreana and Warrensburg.
Register for the alerts by visiting www.maconcountyema.org, www.sheriff-macon-il.us, or www.co.macon.il.us and then finding the icon with flashing squad car lights on the right side of the page that reads “click here to sign up.”
Residents who are already signed up for the alert system are asked to log in and verify their current contact information.
For additional information or assistance in signing up, contact the Macon County ETSB at 217-424-1002.