Today in Chillicothe — Feb. 23

Marianne Gillespie
An eagle takes flight over the Illinois River near Rome.

Today's events ...

CHILI AND SOUP SUPPER spon. by Chillicothe Historical Society at Shore Acres Clubhouse is 4-7 p.m. tonight. $6.50 adults, $4 kids under 10. Includes chili, vegetable beef soup, hot dog, beverage and dessert. Carryout avail.

CHILLICOTHE CITY COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall in the council chambers.

RIVER TERRACE CHURCH WINTER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is called Outrigger Island is 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. Monday through Friday. Includes music, games, Bible study, classes for everyone, crafts, refreshments. Church is located at 14429 Edgewater Ave. at Terrace and Route 29. For more info, call Pastor Bill Carter at 369-4153 or 249-3829.


Let Your Legislative Leaders Hear You!

Area chambers of commerce have teamed up to bring local senators, representatives and city council candidates to Central Illinois residents. The 23rd annual Heart of Illinois Legislative Reception is your chance to communicate this region's needs and concerns to our elected officials on issues that impact our businesses.

The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce along with chambers from Chillicothe, Canton, East Peoria, Limestone, Morton, Pekin, and Washington invite residents to attend the event from 5 to 7 p.m. tonightat the Par-A-Dice hotel in East Peoria.  It is sponsored by Hanson Professional Services and Architectural Design Group.

Included are State Rep. Dave Leitch and State Sen. Dale Risinger, both of whom represent the Chillicothe area.


The annual alumni banquet for Chillicothe Township High School and Illinois Valley Central High School is June 13 at IVC High School. New things being planned by committee since this is 100th Alumni Banquet year. Any reunion class or alumni wishing to attend may contact Anna Duckworth Wilkins at 274-4282 to make reservations. Banquet catered by Catering by Design's Shawn Crabel.


Newest video is about the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Click here to view.

Want to see past videos? Click on these:

PAWS to Read program at the Chillicothe Public Library

Chillicothe Public Library's Valentines! Workshop

Volunteer and Business Expo

Chillicothe Christian Church's Super Bowl Party

Pearce Spooktacular Contestants

2008 Santa Claus Parade

See the trains run at the Rock Island Museum (as explained by Jack Gerstner)