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What's Happening in Chillicothe, Illinois

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What’s Happening in Chillicothe
March 14, 2023

Pearce Community Center’s 2nd Annual Indoor Triathlon was a HUGE SUCCESS, says Pearce Fitness Manager, Megan Rupiper. Triathletes, both local and out-of-towners, from beginners to elite levels competed… swam for 10 minutes, cycled for 20 minutes, and ran for 15 minutes, winning awards in multiple age divisions, creating this well-attended event.  Watch for it next year or sign up to prepare and participate, it’s fun!  According to Kim Corrington, Commander at American Legion Post #9, they had an amazing turnout for Anita Ward’s benefit.  As always, Chillicothe shows itself to be a loving, caring, and generous community.  Hope you made it to 2nd Saturday this month which also included the Open House for one of our latest new businesses in Historic Downtown Second Street, Faraway Mercantile, located at  213 W Walnut.  If you didn’t get there on Saturday, stop in this week for a tanning session, to browse through their specialty items with a Southwest flavor & or any of their other great retail items.

The weather has been nice enough to entice us to uncover the spring flowers peeking through the dead leaves, but don’t uncover them yet!  We will still have a few freezing mornings to go this month and next. Reminder - Burning of landscape waste is permitted only between April 1st and May 31st and between October 1st and December 15th. Landscape waste drop off is open at Moffitt Park.

At the March 13th City Council meeting, the Council approved:

  • A Proclamation declaring April is Donate Life Month
  • An agreement between I.D.O.T and City of Chillicothe for the Truitt Road Project improvements
  • Material Quotes as follows:
    R.A. Cullinan Bituminous Patching (Prop. Mix)-$165.00 per ton
    Advanced Asphalt Co. Bit. Patching Mix (Cold Patch)-$120.00 per ton
    Galena Road and Gravel Aggregate Material-$10.25 per ton
    RiverStone Group Vermilion Quarry White Rock-$7.00 per ton
  • An expenditure of $1,056 payable to Axon Enterprise for the purchase Taser Cartridges for CPD 
  • Request from Brandt Bollman of Gilmore’s Sports Bar for Live Entertainment in their Beer Garden (at 1046 N. 2nd St) on March 17, 5-9pm (subject to them obtaining license prior to the event)

City Council meetings are held the 2nd and the 4th Monday of each month at 7pm. The Public is welcome to attend.

Upcoming March Events:
16-19 Chillicothe Players presents Romance in D at Shore Acres Clubhouse
16-19 Spring Musical, The Little Mermaid, at IVCHS
21 Recruit Classes start for Chillicothe Community Fire Department
25 IVC Youth Athletics registration ( ends March 25.

So many things are happening in Chillicothe. Get out and enjoy this great town.

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