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What's Happening in Chillicothe, Illinois

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What’s Happening in Chillicothe
July 9, 2024 

“Celebration” could be the name of the first few weeks of July; celebration of the birthday of our great Nation; celebration of the skills we utilize with outdoor activities; celebration of families, friends and neighbors; and best of all, celebrating the summer season and all that it accompanies.

The Chillicothe 4th of July fireworks committee put on a great show at Three Sisters Park. The committee works three days to make this event a success. Volunteers are needed for planning and fundraising throughout the year. If you have an interest in learning more about or joining this committee, please contact Steve Maurer at 309-369-5448.

At the July 8th City Council meeting the Council approved:

  • Purchase of Root Cutter for $4,200 payable to Coe Equipment
  • Sidewalk Application for 1011 Hushaw in the amount of $1,000
  • Payment in the amount of $1,000 to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for Stormwater dues
  • Engineer to Advertise for Bid – Sidewalk Work for the drainage project
  • Engineer to Advertise for Bid – Patching and Overlay of Service Road Behind Riverside
  • Special Event Request – Block Party – 1407 Logan July 27th 4pm to midnight
  • Special Event Request – Riverfront Trash Bash Party – Moontower on July 22nd 11am to midnight
  • Special Event Request – Summer Camp/Power Camp Foam Party – Pearce on July 29th from 9am-11am
  • Waiving of the $50 Firework License Fee for J&M Displays, Inc.


  • MFT Resolution – Paving & Spray Patching


  • Attorney to Draft Ordinance – Adopting 2021 Building Codes – 2020 Electrical Code


  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Security Awareness

Chillicothe has some more great activities coming up the rest of July, the Chillicothe Players Rainy Meadows this week and weekend, 2nd Saturday this week, Downtown Thursday “Corn Boil” on the 18th, City wide Garage Sales coming up.  Many more activities scheduled…check them out!

July Events

10 Coffee at the Clubhouse, Shore Acres Park, 10am
10 & 16 IVC Travel Softball Tryouts at Gotch Fields (Rome) 
11-14 Chillicothe Players Theatre presents Rainy Meadows at Shore Acres Park
12-14 Land of Lincoln Border Collies & Massey Tractor Show at Three Sisters Park, 8-4pm
13 Run for the Health of It at Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
13 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 11:00am
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 Gospel Bluegrass Concert & Ice Cream Social featuring the band Mountain Men - Chillicothe Bible Church, 6pm
15 Summer Reading Show - the Spoon Man at Chillicothe Library, 1:30pm
18 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market - Corn Boil, 5-8pm
18 Shademaker’s Catch the Beauty Contest Awards, 6:30 pm
20 IVC Band Boosters Summer Car Washes - Picket Fence Foundation
21 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am
25-27 City Wide Garage Sales - Chamber
27 LIVE MUSIC - Brody Vancil - The Mill, Noon-Midnight
27 Dinosaur Day - Evergreen Senior Living, 1pm

Ready for some relaxing and cool indoor activities? Take in a movie in town at the Town Theatre! Invite friends and make an afternoon of it. The Town Theatre is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday with matinee and evening movies.

There is a lot happening in Chillicothe! Come on out and join us!

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