Cathy Mcnamee photoIf you don't live in Grafton or own a business there, your access to town remains limited.  IDOT has closed parts of Illinois route 100 through town, but some of the businesses on higher ground are still planning to host New Year's Eve celebrations.

Grafton Police Chief Marshal Lewis tells The Big Z the only way to get in is through the so-called back way from Illinois Route 3.

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Wayne Draper photoLewis says there is an automatic messaging system for residents that distributes information.  You can opt in by calling 800-291-2065, and enter pin number 9704151.  Business owners should hit pin number 26019529.

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