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What’s Happening in Chillicothe…

June 13, 2022

Wow! What a busy two weeks we have just had! First the Brad Wallin Memorial Baseball Tournament with it’s 365 teams playing 691 games during the first week of June, also showing the Brad Wallin story,  ”Safe at Home”, for 5 days at the Town Theatre to 1700+ people, and culminating in City Park for the Optimist Club Homerun Festival. The same week the Shore Acres Pool opened, IVC Foundation golf outing took place at Arrowhead Country Club, and the Library summer reading program started. The following week the 2nd Saturday Market occurred, the MS Kids Triathlon, the Billy Galindo scholarship golf outing, live music at The Mill and Peoria Casting Club’s Chicken Jamboree. Hope you got involved in some of these great activities.  Happy Summer!

The City wants to thank all our citizens for continuing to help out with the posted water restriction notice due to a water service station that is out of service. The notice asked all users to reduce the use of water to “only as needed for domestic purposes. And DO NOT use water for exterior watering like irrigation systems, sprinklers, soakers, etc.  Handheld watering is permitted.” Please be sure to check the city website ( for the announcement to lift the restriction.  

At the June 13 City Council Meeting, the Council approved repairs to the motor for the Santa Fe pump house, the Chestnut pump house, and repairs at the old Santa Fe well. The Council authorized the City Attorney to draft an ordinance amending the City Code to allow for an increase of $5.00 to the User Fee for water, with the increased revenue to be placed in the Water/Sewer Improvement and Extension Account. This fee will support the well renovations and the additional costs for the installation of a new well. 

Street improvements are coming in July as Council approved the use of Motor Fuel Tax Funds-Rebuilding Illinois Roads for the overlay of the western portion of Sycamore Street. Another street improvement approved is Benedict Street from railroad tracks to bridge. Have you noticed some streets marked up? The City is planning various locations for potential spray patching and/or full depth patching.

TIF Central Business District comes to a close as the City Council approved an 8th Amendment to the closeout of the TIF Central Business District/Riverfront Redevelopment Plan. The redevelopment plan shows how the city plans to use the remaining funds in the account.

More events are happening in June in conjunction with the Chamber’s Chillicothe Days Carnival, as Council approved a special event request for Downtown Thursdays for June 16th and July 21st and another request for live entertainment at the American Legion on June 17 and 18 from 8 pm until midnight. 

 Speaking of events…coming up this week is the Chamber of Commerce Chillicothe Days Carnival Wednesday through Saturday with a Downtown Thursday Second Street Market on Thursday the 16th from 5-8pm. The Market includes a Pet Parade and Pet Contest this year immediately following the Color Guard Presentation. The Lion’s Club annual “Mr. Chillicothe'' contest is Friday night June 17 at 7pm. There has been a lot of high level competition in this contest so head to the stage to find out who will win the contest. Check out the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for the entire Chillicothe Days schedule.  

Other June events include…the IVCHS Band Car Wash on June 18th at 10-2pm at Picket Fence, Chillicothe Players will be producing “Gilligan’s Island the Musical”  at Shore Acres Clubhouse June 23rd through 26th. The 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Poker Run will start at the VFW at 11am (Golf Carts and ATV’s) on the 25th.  Also on the 25th, the VFW Cruise-In, BBQ, and Silent Auction begins at 11 am. The evening of the 25th, a St. Jude Fundraiser “All Fun No Run”, 0.00 K Run begins at 6pm Moon Tower Bar & Grill. 

When, and if you have a moment, catch a movie at the Town Theatre on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday. There are so many things happening in our town. Get out and get involved.

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