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Illinois county requiring reflective house numbers

PEKIN – A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first responders can find them in an emergency.

The Pekin Times reports the Tazewell County Board approved the ordinance for homes in unincorporated areas last year. It took effect on Aug. 1.

But some residents haven’t complied. So county officials are noting which homes don’t have the signs and mailing reminders.

Kristal Deininger is the county’s community development administrator. She says the fine for violating the ordinance is $25, but the county isn’t yet issuing notices of violation.

Larry Mayberry is Cincinnati Township’s supervisor. He says the signs are important because often when people call 911 they’re not calm enough to give good directions to their home.

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