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

   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

Council meeting to create Enterprise Zone:


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 ___

  • Creation of an Enterprise Zone 

City Finace/Development committee to meet:

City of Chillicothe
MEETING NOTICE Amended 10/17/14
The Finance / Development Committee 
will convene a meeting at: 
*4:00 p.m. Monday October 20, 2014*
Meeting in City Hall Council Chambers


  • RFP for Financing of Projects
  • FaceLift Applications 
  • Casa de Fuega Loan
  • Sidewalk Participation Town Theater
  • Amended 10/17/14
  • Mediacom Ordinance Provider Fee
  • Public Comment

Date of Notice: October 16, 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane:

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.
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Events slated for Halloween in Chillicothe:

Saturday, October 11, 2014

IVCHS repeats as 1A state band champions

 ANNUAL CARAVAN: Did you hear the sirens this afternoon? A huge police-fire escort through town for the Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central Marching Grey Ghosts as they returned to town at 12:45 PM today. The Marching Grey Ghosts did it again! Back-to-back clean sweeps in Class 1A at the ISU State Marching Competition in Normal (2013/2014). They were unable to stay and watch the other classes compete in the afternoon because of the Homecoming dance tonight. Congratulations to our band!!