The city of Marseilles is hovering around 5,000 residents — a fluctuation in population during this year's U.S. census could affect the city's motor fuel tax and grant opportunities.
The city of Marseilles is hovering around 5,000 residents — a fluctuation in population during this year's U.S. census could affect the city's motor fuel tax and grant opportunities.

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The city of Marseilles is offering a daily check-in program for the duration of Illinois' “stay at home” order.

This program is offered to residents of the Marseilles Fire and Ambulance District who are senior citizens or to those with medical concerns who live alone.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, enroll by calling Marseilles City Hall at 815-795-2133 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by email at cityclerk@mtco.com, online by sending a private message through Facebook to either the Facebook page of Marseilles Police Department or Marseilles Area Ambulance Service Inc.

Include name(s), address, and telephone number(s) of residents, reason for registering (i.e. senior citizen, medical condition, etc.), designated emergency contact person with phone number in case contact can’t be made. All information will be kept confidential.

Once enrolled, the resident will receive a friendly daily check-in to ensure they are safe and not in need of critical attention. If officials are unable to get a hold of the individual and have not been notified they are away, a police officer or a member of EMS will be sent to check on them.

"We hope this will provide some comfort to our many senior citizens and their families," city officials said in a press release. "We are considering expanding this program to include other events such as natural disasters, snow storms, extreme heat and cold, etc."

Call 815-795-2133 with any questions.

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