Closures & Community Information

  1. City of Pontiac 

- Declaration of Local State Emergency - City of Pontiac 

- Pontiac Police have suspended fingerprinting and other non-essential personal administrative services. The prescription drug disposal box is no longer available in the police lobby but items can be dropped off in the records office. Jesse White Secretary of state News Release

- City Hall main lobby is closed to foot traffic until April 30th, 2020. City Hall administration will be available by phone or email during this time.

- Due to the Governor’s announcement for all Illinois residents to "shelter in place" requires us to close all playgrounds within the City. Please refrain from using those until further notice. Parks and trails may be used at your judgement. Please follow all social distancing rules set by the CDC and IDPH.

- All vehicle traffic through our parks is prohibited at this time. 

- Do you want to have your sewer bill automatically withdrawn from your bank account? Click here to download the form. You can either return the form by mail or bring it to City Hall located at 115 W. Howard Street.

- Community Recreation Center closed until at least April 30th, 2020.

- Parks and Recreation Department programs, events, leagues, activities cancelled until at least April 30th, 2020.

- All museums closed including The Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, The Livingston County War Museum, The Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, and The Museum of Gilding Arts until at least April 30th, 2020.

- All City of Pontiac park restrooms closed

- Pontiac Visitors Center closed

- Pontiac Public Library closed until further notice

-  REPUBLIC SERVICES WILL STILL BE ON THEIR NORMAL SCHEDULE BUT THERE WILL BE CHANGES: Effective immediately, there will be some changes in the residential trash services due to the public health emergency caused by coronavirus-19 outbreak. Click here to see those changes.  Republic Service will also be doubling up on all routes to limit driver exposure. Please have waste/recycle containers out before 6:00 a.m. or the night before day of service.


Click here for a complete list from IRMA for Special Shopping Hours for Vulnerable Populations Across Illinois 

Livingston County Health Dept has a new program to assist anyone 60+. They can assist will getting necessary items and can even deliver to your home. Call Amy Lucas at 815-844-7174 EXT 230 to set up services.


- Address: 1706 W. Reynolds Street, Pontiac, IL 61764

- Phone Number: 815-842-2493

- Vulnerable Population Times: 60+ every Tuesday morning 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (until April 28th, 2020)

County Market

- Address: 406 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764

- Phone Number: 815-844-7158

- Vulnerable Population Times: 60+ or individuals with immune deficiencies 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. everyday

• Other Info: Regular store hours are 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. everyday. Monday and Friday County Market offers home deliveries for a $5 fee. That service is available from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. **Must call County Market for home deliveries**


- Address: 701 Rittenhouse Drive, Pontiac, IL 61764

-  Phone Number: 855-955-2534

- Elderly Info: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m for seniors, expecting mothers and those with underlying health issues.

- Vulnerable Population Times: Regular store hours are 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every day

Dollar General

- Address: 28 N. Vermillion Street, Pontiac, IL 61764 (in the Vermillion Plaza - near Old K-Mart building)

- Phone Number: 779-601-0150

- Elderly Info: Open the first hour of the day for the elderly 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

- Vulnerable Population Times: Dollar General will be closing at 7:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m. every night to clean the store



- Address: 1034 W. Reynolds Street - Pontiac, IL 61764

- Phone Number: 815-842-6774

- Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


- Address: 1001 W. Reynolds Street - Pontiac, IL 61764

- Phone Number: 815-844-4767

- Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  (Lunch Break from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and dinner break from 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.)  Saturday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Lunch Break from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)


- Address: 176 W Reynolds Street - Pontiac, IL 61764

- Phone Number: 815-842-6774

- Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8 :00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


- Livingston County Press Release - 3/18/2020

- Gov. Pritzker Announces Efforts to Expand and Expedite Medicaid Coverage for Uninsured and Insured Illinois Residents

- President Trump signed the federal CARES Act on Friday, the $2.2 trillion relief package to help state and local governments and each and every American dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Most Americans will see some kind of direct cash assistance. The full credit is available to those with income of $75,000 or under, or $150,000 for joint filers. It will amount to $1200 for individuals, $2400 for couples and an additional $500 for each child under 17 in the household. A person must have a valid Social Security Number to be eligible for benefits. The IRS will use a taxpayer’s 2019 tax return information to calculate a person’s benefits under the new law (or the 2018 return if the 2019 information is not yet on file). The benefits will be sent out automatically, you do not need to apply. For a full recap of what the federal CARES Act means for Illinoisans, click here.

- FAQ on the Governor's "Stay at Home" Order (available in this link)

- Resources for seniors and disability community 

- Gov. Pritzker announced today that the state is extending the income tax filing and payment deadline by three months, from April 15 to July 15. The Department of Revenue (IDOR) will continue to process tax refunds for those filing ahead of the new deadline. The Governor’s press release announcing the deadline extension is available via this link. 

- The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development has created a webpage for communities (available via this link) with resources to help them address child care needs for essential workers. The Illinois Commerce Commission has also created its own webpage (available via this link) dedicated to initiatives in response to COVID-19.

Livingston County Health Dept has a new program to assist anyone 60+. They can assist in getting necessary items and can even deliver to your home. Call Amy Lucas at 815-844-7174 EXT 230 to set up services.