Friday, October 24, 2014

IVCHS football season finale tonight:

Illinois Valley Central Football

Mascot
 
Grey Ghosts
 
Team
 
Varsity 14-15
 
Colors
 
Maroon, Grey
Coach
 
Tim Heinz
 
Address
 
1300 W Sycamore StChillicothe, IL 61523
Overall
 
2-6
 
Conference
 
2-4
 
National Rank
 
9528
State (IL) Rank
 
362

Today's Game

Oct, 247:00p

vs. Taylorville (IL)

Game Location: Illinois Valley Central High School
The Illinois Valley Central Grey Ghosts football team has a home non-conference game vs. Taylorville today.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Oct. 27th Chillicothe City Council Agenda:

    AGENDA
    CHILLICOTHE CITY COUNCIL
    OCTOBER 27, 2014 @ 7 P.M. 
    • READING OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING BY CLERK 
    • PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS BY CLERK 
    • PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN 
    • COUNCIL COMMITTEE COMMUNICATIONS 
    • ANYONE WITH BUSINESS CONCERNING CITY GOVERNMENT 
    • PRESENTATION OF BILLS, TRANSFERS AND PAYROLLS FOR PAYMENT AND DISCUSSION 
       MAYOR DOUG CREW:
         1) Appointment – Gus Kranz – Airport Authority Board
         2) Proclamation – 50 Years of Service – Fire Chief John Myers


    PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN GOULD
        1) Removal of Water Tower Supports – 1707 Santa Fe – Public Works Property
        2) Rezoning – 1707 Santa Fe – Public Works Property
        3) Variance – 1707 Santa Fe – Public Works Property


    PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE – ALDERMAN HUGHES
        1) Notice of Special Event – Christmas Parade


    ADJOURNMENT

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    A Trip Down Memory Lane:

    "Jack" the cat
    A Rushin' Rewind by Jeffrey Rushin

    (Blogger's Note: The following was originally published in the "My Hometown" column in the Chillicothe Independent weekly newspaper in October 2005.)

    "Jack" the cat Rushin
    - OBTITUARY -

       CHILLICOTHE (IL ) -- "Jack" the cat, 5, of north Chillicothe, died Oct. 9, 2005, after getting out of his residence and then hit hit by a automobile. 
      The only male in a litter of six orphan kittens, Jack was originally named "Stinky," when he was born in a garage in Chatham, Ill. on August 1, 2000.
      Jack enjoyed his window perch, a slight addiction to cat nip, milk from his owner's cereal bowl, chasing toy mice and visits from grandma (so he could torment her).
      He had a vast knowledge of meowing, warm places to sleep, tuna fish and sharing pillows with sleeping humans. He was talented in purring, kneading and giving unsolicited tongue baths.
      The long-haired, tiger-striped tabby cat was adopted when he was six weeks old by his human, Jeff Rushin of Chillicothe, Ill.
    Survivors include: his adopted father, Jeff Rushin, his feline sister, Diane, 5, still at home; his grandparents, Paul and Dolores Rushin of Chillicothe; and various uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
      A special thanks goes out from Jack's family to Floyd Doran, the City of Chillicothe's animal control officer for his assistance. And also to the individual who cared enough to call the police when the accident happened.

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    A Trip Down Memory Lane:

    OCTOBER 1988 (26 YEARS AGO):
    Do you remember when Chillicothe, Ill. was in the national spotlight?
      CHILLICOTHE (IL) --  In the 1988 Election for President, then V.P. George H.W. Bush and his family concluded a successful campaign schedule before the Fall Election here. From left, daughter Dora Bush, then 2nd Lady Barbara Bush, then V.P. George H.W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Bob Michel (IL-18th) and then-Alderman & now Mayor Doug Crew (not pictured). An estimated 3,000 plus locals attended a rally outside Chillicothe Fire Station One in downtown Chillicothe.  Longtime & world's longest consecutive officeholder City Clerk Ilion Wait Crabel (Chillicothe's First Lady of politics) met with a future President, First Lady and other dignitaries at City Hall in downtown Chillicothe before walking north to the firehouse rally. President Bush defeated Democrat challenger Mass. Governor Michael Dukakis to succeed then President Ronald W. Reagan as the 41st President of the United State of America.
    >>> See RELATED STORY, column right. >>>

    Events slated for Halloween in Chillicothe:


    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Council meeting to create Enterprise Zone:

    CITY OF CHILLICOTHE MEETING NOTICE

    Committee of the Whole will convene 
    Meeting at 5:15 p.m. or immediately Oct. 20, 2014

    Following Special Council Meeting (for Public Works building roof)

    ____City Hall ___

    PURPOSE:
    • Creation of an Enterprise Zone