COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

A Special Message from MTCO

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 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.  We are also limiting our in-home installs and service calls to service effecting calls only.  

Thank you for your understanding and stay well!

Restaurants Open For Delivery and Curbside Pickup for Washington, Metamora and Germantown Hills

We have put together a list of carryout/drive-thru food that is available in the Washington, Germantown Hills and Metamora areas during the shutdown. All of these places are subject to change. If you don’t see a location on our list or see a correction needed, please send us the name of the business, address, hours open and telephone number to connected@mtco.com.

Washington

Taco Bell (Drive Thru)

Mon - Sun   9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

McDonald’s (Drive Thru)

Mon - Sun   5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Hardees (Drive Thru)

Washington Family Restaurant (carry out)

Check Facebook for additional info on being open

(309)444-1690

Cummins Restaurant (Carry Out)

Mon - Sat  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Back of building for pickup.  (309)444-4746

Bernardi’s (Carry Out)

Tue - Thurs 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fri - Sun 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

(309)745-5505

Order online for carry out/curbside at:

https://direct.chownow.com/order/3155/locations/6809

Delivery: https://www.order2eatdelivery.com

You can also call 309-243-8888

Michael’s Italian Feast (Carry Out)

Washington & Germantown Hills  -  10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Closed Sunday)

The Blacksmith (call ahead for curbside pickup)

Tuesday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  (309)444-5111

Blue Margaritas

Brickhouse BBQ, Burgers & Brews

Jimmy Johns

Kep’s Sports Bar & Grill

Monical’s Pizza

Palanza’s Family Dining (curbside pickup)  (309)694-2361

True Taste of Italy (curbside pickup)

Ron’s Donuts and Bakery (pick up and delivery)  (309)444-7160

Metamora

Casey’s General Store

Metamora IGA

McDonald’s (Drive Thru)

Hanover’s Pub (Carry Out)

on the square in Metamora

Open Tues-Sat 12 noon to 9 pm  (309)367-4500

Germantown Hills

Germantown Grille

Michael’s Italian Feast (Carry Out)

Germantown Hills  (309)383-2777 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Closed Sunday)

Springbay
B & G Café (Curb Side Pickup)

in Bayview Gardens - Mon - Sat 10 a.m. to 8 a.m.

IN OUR COMMUNITY

Blood Donation

Announcements From City Of Washington

Announcements From City Of Washington

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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. 


Announcements From City Of Washington

Announcements From City Of Washington

Announcements From City Of Washington

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced improvements to pedestrian accommodations on Business U.S. 24 in Washington will begin April 1. (Perhaps sooner)

The work involves upgrades to wheelchair ramps, medians and crosswalks at Peoria Street (Business 24) and Bondurant Street and will require lane reductions. Additionally, crosswalks will be placed along Washington Road (Business 24/Illinois 8) between Washington and East Peoria. The project is expected to last about two weeks.


A message from PDC:

“PDC apologizes for the smeared account number on the brochure mailed to your home. Your service address is also a quick reference for PDC to access your account number.

If you send us your address via email at Washington@pdcarea.com we can reply with your account number. Your PDC account number is your “access code” to PDC’s CART SIZE SELECTION Website. Each household can select either a 65-gallon or 95-gallon car for both trash and recycling collection: WEBSITE ADDRESS:

https://Washington.rehrigvision1.com

Serve Illinois

Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

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Millions of Illinoisans rely on the kindness of others each and every day. That should not change just because you’ve been asked to stay home. It just takes a little creativity.

Serve Illinois is in the process of providing CDC guidance to service organizations across the state. That includes daily health surveys and temperature checks for all volunteers and staff, the disinfecting of surfaces at each shift change, and ensuring that any group work involves fewer than 10 people — all with proper social distancing parameters.

This is an opportunity for healthy college students looking for something to do and just for people who are healthy and looking to help.

If that’s you, register on the Serve Illinois website and the organization will connect you with opportunities based on their needs.  Learn more on their website: www.serve.illinois.gov.


Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

Support Your Local Food Pantry

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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.

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ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Free 30 Day Trial

Fun With Learning

Fun With Learning

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 We’re adding variety to your entertainment and family time!  Enjoy a FREE 30-day trial of SHOWTIME®, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™, and FLIX® (HD channels 710 -718 | SD channels 620 – 634).  This free preview started on March 24th and is available through Wednesday April 22nd for all digiMAX TV customers!

To access SHOWTIME® channels, press the Guide button on your remote control, then press the Blue button to toggle until “Showing Movie Channels” shows in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.  You can then arrow up and down to the channel numbers listed above.

Fun With Learning

Fun With Learning

Fun With Learning

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 The Weather Channel (digiMAX HD channel 499) is dedicating time during each hour of live programming at 50 minutes past the hour to share educational content. Scientific explanations on everything from how raindrops and rainbows form, to why thunder happens, to how to stay safe in all kinds of weather. More information and videos can be found at: https://weloveweather.tv/for-kids/. 

HBO® & Cinemax® FREE Offers

Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

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FREE 4-Day Preview

Grab the popcorn for a 4-Day FREE preview of HBO and Cinemax starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17th through midnight on Monday, April 20th.  

Featuring an array of new and current original programming, including new episodes from Westworld, My Brilliant Friend,  Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered, the finales of The Plot Against America and Strike Back.  Plus the latest movies and hits.


Sign Up and Get Your First 30 Days FREE!

Sign up for HBO and/or Cinemax from April 1, 2020 thorugh May 31, 2020 and receive your first month FREE!  Call MTCO today at 800-859-6826 or visit us at www.mtco.com to chat live or email.


Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

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 Sony is working with internet service providers in the US to slow game download speeds to preserve internet capacity for users overall. The company already enacted this policy in Europe last week.

This means players will have “somewhat slower or delayed“ times downloading games. Sony has said previously that gameplay will remain “robust” for those playing online. Companies such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Apple, and Disney have reduced video streaming quality to help with the strain from millions of people now being stuck at home as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. YouTube has dropped the default quality of videos to standard definition worldwide, though high definition (HD) can still be manually selected.

Stay Safe Out There

Sony, Others, Slowing Down Downloads & Streaming

More Channels Now Available!

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 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. 

More Channels Now Available!

More Channels Now Available!

More Channels Now Available!

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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.”

More Channels Now Available!

Available until April 17th:

CNN (channel 115/HD channel 510)

April 18th:

FOX News (114/514HD)

April 20th

CNBC (113/512HD)

MSNBC (112/513HD)

Oxygen (48/542HD)

Universal Kids (300/466HD)

Universo (360)

UP! (321)

April 30th:

Disney Jr. (57/533HD)

Disney XD (306/464HD)

FX Movies (327/482HD)

Hallmark Channel  (49/574HD

Hallmark Drama (319/480HD)

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (50/586HD)

Nat Geo Wild (326/490HD)

Outdoor (310/471HD)

Sportsman (312/470HD)

World Fishing Network (814/834HD)

May 31st:

American Heroes Channel (90/527HD)

Cooking Channel (337/491HD)

Destination America (341/492HD)

Discovery Family Channel (53/534HD)

Discovery Life Channel (324/484HD)

DIY (336/493HD)

Great American Country (359/496HD)

Science (98/548HD)

OWN (101/576HD)

Travel (101/573HD)

Broke

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Man With A Plan

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Thursday, April 2nd 

8:30 p.m. – Broke (CBS)

Series Premiere

Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette star in Broke, a comedy about Jackie (Perrette), a single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero), her sister’s outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier (Camil), and Javier’s fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up. Though class differences may separate the women, and the size of the house and the number of people living in it will test the limits of family ties, the familiar bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship.

Man With A Plan

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Man With A Plan

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Thursday, April 2nd 

7:30 p.m. – Man With A Plan (CBS)

Season Premiere

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.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

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Wednesday, April 8th 

9 p.m. – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (ABC)

Season Premiere

Jimmy Kimmel is going to help celebrities help their favorite charities. He’s hosting a prime-time edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” with stars as the contestants and winnings earmarked for their causes of choice. The celebrity contest will let players invite a guest to help from the “hot seat,” with the possibilities including a relative, teacher or trivia expert. Michael Davies, the original producer of “Millionaire,” will run the new version.