In light of the Governor’s recent public mandate, we are asking customers to please limit your visits to our office unless necessary. We have a payment drop box outside our front door of the brick office building where you can drop off payments or payments can be made online at https://www.mtco.com. Otherwise, please contact our office before you come.
You can call or email us: https://www.mtco.com/?main&contact. We will have the front door locked but will be prepared to help you after you have contacted us and made arrangements as to how we can assist you.
Thank you for your understanding and stay well!
The Washington Historical Society has been showcasing pictures from the Washington’s past on their Facebook page. A recent feature was on the Essig Motor Company after the move from Walnut Street to Peoria Street. The vintage images shown on their page, photographed by Leo Clark, show the building under construction in early 1950, along with opening photos and some early 50s models.
Be sure to check out more fun stories and pictures at their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonILHistoricalSociety/
The Washington Chamber of Commerce along with other community entities and officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Washington Good Neighbor Days. The Festival was set to be held on May 27-31, 2020.
Cancelling a Festival set for the end of May, at the end of April may seem premature, however, cancelling the festival now, allows the chamber to cut expenses and return deposits to merchants and vendors that were planning to attend Good Neighbor Days.
While the Washington Chamber of Commerce is not able to commit to a rescheduled date at this time, the WCOC is working to find ways that parts of the festival can be held either virtually or on a date later this year. However, with so many unknowns surrounding the current COVID-19 Pandemic we are unable to make those arrangements and announcements at this time.
Good Neighbor Days Races
The May 30th Good Neighbor Days races have been postponed and will be moved to a future date later in the year.
Still wanting to train, get outside or run and compete? We have put together a Virtual 5K free of charge allowing people to participate in and challenge others. This will occur any time during the week of May 25th-31st. For more information, please visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31516/washington-park-district-get-out-and-move-safely-5k
Summer programming including: summer day camp, baseball/softball/tee ball, summer athletic camps, Water Jets swim team and the park pool are still being evaluated and we will release more information as we have it available. We will evaluate and modify when possible and are hopeful to offer whatever programs we are able to in a safe and reasonable matter.
The temporary open burning ban in the city of Washington expires Saturday, May 2nd. Burning hours are 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please be sure that if you burn landscape waste, it must be dry. In accordance with the City Ordinance, landscape waste does not include grass clippings.
The regular summer ban on burning landscape waste starts June 1st and runs through September 30th.
If you have extra items in your food pantry, please consider dropping some off at W.H.I.P. Food Pantry during this time of need. The work of the pantry is shared by people in need living in Washington.
As this COVID-19 situation has evolved, the American Red Cross has seen blood drives cancelled across the country — when tragically, a blood shortage would only worsen the health care crisis we are currently facing. That’s why they are encouraging healthy, eligible individuals to donate blood. To find a blood drive or volunteer, visit www.RedCross.org.
FREE 4-Day Preview
Enjoy another preview of HBO and Cinemax starting at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14th through midnight on Sunday, May 17th.
It’s all FREE for you to enjoy! Catch the biggest movies like Joker Movie, the best shows like StrikeBack.
Sign Up and Get Your First 30 Days FREE!
Sign up for HBO and/or Cinemax by May 31, 2020, and receive your first month FREE! Call MTCO today at 800-859-6826 or visit us at https://www.mtco.com to chat live or email.
Enjoy FREE viewing of the following channels that are in the digiMAX SELECT & EXPANDED packages. If you do not currently have these channels in your TV package, they are now available until the time specified in the column to the right.
To access all available TV channels, press the Guide button on your remote control, then press the Blue button to toggle until “Showing All Channels” shows in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
For a full list of channel numbers, visit https://www.mtco.com/?main&support&channel_guide and click on your service area, then click on the tab “View as a PDF.”
Available until May 15th
FOX News (114/514HD
Universal Kids (300/466HD)
American Heroes Channel (90/527HD)
Cooking Channel (337/491HD)
Destination America (341/492HD)
Discovery Family Channel (53/534HD)
Discovery Life Channel (324/484HD)
Great American Country (359/496HD)
Hallmark Channel (49/574HD)
Hallmark Drama (319/480D)
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (50/586HD)
You may have heard about hackers hijacking Zoom meetings with innapropriate material and other threats. Here are a few tips to keep your meetings safe and secure: https://www.zdnet.com/article/make-sure-your-zoom-meetings-are-safe-by-doing-these-10-things/?fbclid=IwAR00SQ6-b_QJw-zWUH3owgm2qti-O6JGDRCzXF7H9Bvnk0vtT8OmyxydHpE
What can you do to stop online scam artists from taking advantage of the global pandemic? Visit this US Telecom site for a few quick tips to keep you connected and secure: https://www.ustelecom.org/research/6-tips-to-thwart-covid-19-cyberscams/?fbclid=IwAR1m4sEgr3Ak7hRIGd-jRQbejsAN3fPuEIpsKs89sS9Kxwt50Gh9Bk0Q9xg.
Tuesday, May 19th
9:00 p.m. – The Genetic Detective (ABC)
The show centers on genetic genealogist CeCe Moore as she works with police departments and crime scene DNA to trace the path of a violent criminal’s family tree and reveal their identity to help bring them to justice.
Thursday, April 2nd
7:30 p.m. – Man With A Plan (CBS)
Man With a Plan stars Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage, and family. After hitting a rough patch with his construction business, Adam’s self-assured wife, Andi, has proposed they start a house-flipping business together along with his clueless brother, Don, and unlikely friend, Lowell. In the midst of all this, Adam also has to juggle his three children and deal with his bossy sister-in-law, Marcy, and his opinionated father, Joe, who enjoys giving him terrible advice about how to run his life. With Andi’s encouragement, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law, and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.