formerly the Chilli Blogger

formerly the Chilli Blogger

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chilli 'Relay for Life' is June 14th @ Santa Fe Park:

Dolores and Jeff Rushin
WHY THE RUSHINS RELAY: The Rushin family has been touched by cancer. In 2002, Jeff Rushin was dx with Stage III colon cancer that had spread to his lymph system. He underwent 6 mos of chemo and had a recurrence a year later. His second colon resection surgery in 2003 had many complications and Jeff found himself on full disability at age 38, The American Cancer Society Relay For Life took Jeff under its wing and gave him HOPE. Since his first RELAY in 2003, Jeff will be in full remission for 11 years this July.
  In 2013, his sister-in-law Sue Rushin was dx with breast cancer. She is the wife of Mike Rushin, a 1977 graduate of Illinois Valley Central High School, who resides in Aurora, IL.
  In April 2014, his mother Dolores Rushin of Chillicothe was dx with malignant melanoma. The Rushins are hoping for a positive outcome and hope doctors caught Mrs. Rushin's cancer early enough that there will be no spread to her lymph nodes. Dolores will undergo surgery at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria, IL April 23, 2014.

Chilli First National Bank, Better Banks to merge

   PEORIA (IL) -- Two banks will soon become one. Chillicothe's First National Bank announced Wednesday it will merge into Peoria's Better Banks.
 Better Banks, headquartered in Peoria, and First National Bank of Chillicothe, headquartered in Chillicothe, have entered into a definite agreement.
  The merger, subject to regulatory approval, will result in seven community focused banking offices and proforma assets of over $315 million, plus an investment department with over $85 million in assets under management.
  The merger is expected to be completed in August.
 All bank customers will receive ample notice of the expanded line of services and any potential changes that may affect them.
  In most cases, a news release says, it is anticipated the account transfers will be seamless and require little or no action on the part of customers.

Yard Waste Drop-Off Schedule @ Moffitt Park:

APRIL - Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon & 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MAY - Mondays: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Memorial Day); Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – noon & 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
JUNE - Mondays: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - noon & 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Peoria County tax bills in the mail

PEORIA (IL) -- Peoria County Treasurer Edward T. O’Connor announced last week that approximately 82,300 Peoria County Real Estate Tax bills will be mailed by April 23. The first installment due date is June 10 and the second installment due date is Sept. 10. Payments must be postmarked by their respective due dates to avoid penalties. If a tax bill is not received by May 15, the Treasurer’s Office recommends requesting a duplicate bill. Failure to receive a real estate tax bill, or receiving it late for any reason, does not relieve the taxpayer of accruing penalties if taxes are not paid before delinquent dates.
  Payments may be made by mail or in person at the Treasurer's Office, township collectors' offices listed on the front of the tax bill, or numerous banks throughout Peoria County. Please refer to Peoria County's website for the most current list of bank locations. Corresponding payment coupon(s) located on the bottom of the tax bill must accompany payments made at banks and township collectors' offices to ensure efficient processing.
  Beginning May 1, 2014, Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover card payments will be accepted online or by phone. A convenience fee for credit card payments will be charged based on the payment amount; the Treasurer’s Office does not receive any portion of this fee. Electronic checks will also be accepted for payment. Questions regarding tax bill payments should be directed to the Treasurer’s Office at 672-6065 or may be answered by visiting Questions regarding exemptions should be directed to the Supervisor of Assessments Office at 672-6910.

City of Chillicothe Open Burn Schedule:

The burning of landscape waste is permitted only between April 1 and May 31 and between October 1 and December 15. In addition, the City Council, by majority vote, may permit the burning of landscape waste on specifically identified dates (other than Sundays, holidays and parade days) outside of such time periods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the burning of wet leaves is not permitted at any time.
Days and Hours: Burning of landscape waste shall only be allowed on Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and sunset; notwithstanding the foregoing, burning of landscape waste shall not be allowed on Easter,Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and parade days. “Parade days” shall mean the day of any parade on the streets of the City for which the City Council has granted a special event license.

Tea Party Patriots meeting April 23 @VFW

Speaker meeting: for 4/23/14, 6 PM at the VFW Hall, Chillicothe, IL
A full-length movie titled "Gifted Hands" starring Cuba Gooding Jr. tells the life story of Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, who overcame many obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. It is an inspiring story of man's dedication bred into him by his courageous single mother. Dr. Carson came to our attention a year or so ago when he delivered a :polite"lecture" to Pres. Obama at the National Prayer breakfast in WDC. Dr. Carson is a true conservative who developed his sound philosophy from learning

life's lessons. Join us for a great movie! FREE POPCORN will make a comeback at the meeting!!!

-submitted by Dave Hirtz

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Goodbye old friend: Chilli Bowl closes its doors

END OF AN ERA: The lanes are dark and the doors are now closed as the Chilli Bowl on Truitt avenue in Chillicothe closed its doors at 2 p.m. last Friday.

NEW LOCATION: Dennis and Sandy Luckett of Chillicothe hope to take a good amount of the menu favorites from the Chilli Bowl Restaurant to their new business in the former Pizza Hut restaurant on Fourth St., Some 14 people who worked at the Chilli Blowl will follow the Lucketts to their new Chill Dawgs Bar and Grill this summer.