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Currie Trust land annexed; Village limits now extend across I-55

The Chatham Village Board annexed five parcels of property from the Janet Marcia Jones Currie Individual Trust at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

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Monday 06/11/2018
Applications open for Miss, Little Miss Sweet Corn Pageants
Posted: June 11, 2018

The Chatham Jaycees are now accepting applications for the 2018 Miss and Little Miss Chatham Sweet Corn Pageant.

Sunday 05/27/2018
Szcinski hired as GHS principal; scoreboards approved by 5-2 vote
Posted: May 27, 2018

Doug Szcinski, currently an assistant principal at Lanphier High School, was hired by the Ball-Chatham Board of Educa-tion at Monday night’s meeting as the new principal at Glen-wood High School.

Sunday 05/20/2018
Memorial Day Ceremony May 28
Posted: May 20, 2018

Chatham American Leg-ion Post 759 will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Chatham Veterans Memorial located in the Veterans Memorial Square in Chatham.

Monday 05/14/2018
Village board approves water rate increase; Drabing gets badge
Posted: May 14, 2018

The Chatham Village Board approved a second water rate increase this year at Tuesday’s regular village board meeting.

Sunday 04/29/2018
SSWC notifies Village of another rate increase
Posted: April 29, 2018

The South Sangamon Water Commission has notified the Village of Chatham of another water rate increase that will soon be passed on to local water customers.

Resurfacing work approved at GMS; work to be done this summer
Posted: April 29, 2018

Steve Copp has been re-elected as the Ball-Chatham School Board president for the fourth consecutive year.

Speranza to speak at Legion May 2
Posted: April 29, 2018

World War II Veteran and author Vincent Speranza of Auburn will speak at Chatham American Legion Post 759, 206 W. Chestnut, Chatham, Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday 04/16/2018
Glenwood Hall of Fame Banquet April 29
Posted: April 16, 2018

The 2018 Glenwood Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Sunday, April 29, at Glenwood High School. 

Ground breaking for new Hindu Temple coming Saturday, April 21
Posted: April 16, 2018

A ground breaking ceremony for a planned 8,500 square foot Hindu temple will be held next weekend on Saturday, April 21. The facility will be located on the far west side of Chatham, near the West Walnut/Savannah intersection.

Engineering updates provided; work on Village budget continues
Posted: April 16, 2018

The Chatham Village Board held both a regular meeting and committee of the whole affair Tuesday night, with the proceedings lasting just under an hour before adjournment to executive session.

Wednesday 04/04/2018
Police investigating potential threat at Glenwood High School
Posted: April 04, 2018

On Friday, March 30, the Chatham Police Department was made aware by officials of Glenwood High School of a potential threat discovered at the school by school officials. Threatening literature and disturbing images had been found inside the school.

Monday 04/02/2018
Utility oversight subcommittee re-established by 4-2 vote
Posted: April 02, 2018

The Chatham Village Board re-established a new utility oversight subcommittee at Tuesday’s regular meeting, with the final vote being 4-2.

Tepen resigns; GMS administrators going to back teaching positions
Posted: April 02, 2018

There were a couple of big personnel moves approved at last week’s Ball-Chatham Board of Education meeting, with first-year Glenwood High School principal Dr. Russ Tepen resigning, effective June 30.

Monday 03/19/2018
Electric, water rate increases likely; road projects outlined
Posted: March 19, 2018

Electric and water rates will most likely be on the rise later this year for Village of Chatham residents.

Monday 03/12/2018
Village leaf bag pick-up April 9-23
Posted: March 12, 2018

Leaf bags will be available at the Village of Chatham Utility Office starting Monday March 26 through Friday, April 6. A limit of three bundles of bags may be picked up per household.

Monday 03/05/2018
Board approves tank painting bid; Utility committee to add 2 members
Posted: March 05, 2018

The Chatham Village Board held a regular meeting Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with all trustees and Mayor Dave Kimsey present. 

School calendars approved, scoreboards moving forward
Posted: March 05, 2018

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for February Monday night at the District Office. The meeting lasted about 75 minutes, with a closed session held before and after the regular meeting. William Brewer was absent.

Thursday 03/01/2018
Titan Fever hosts ‘The Event’ this weekend
Posted: March 01, 2018

The Glenwood High School Titan Fever Show Choir will host its sixth annual show choir competition, The Event, this Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at GHS.

Tuesday 02/27/2018
Tank painting project to cost just over $1 million
Posted: February 27, 2018

The Chatham Village Board held both a regular meeting and committee of the whole affair Tuesday night at Municipal Hall. The proceedings lasted nearly two hours.

Library Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre March 9-10
Posted: February 27, 2018

The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library is pleased to present this year’s murder mystery play titled, Volunteer Depreciation: The Awards Showdown, written by Ryan Byers. 

Friday 02/09/2018
‘Selma’ to be shown at GHS Auditorium
Posted: February 09, 2018

Together with the GIS/GMS PTO, Glenwood Middle School invites the community to join them in honoring  Black History Month with a movie viewing of Selma. A conversation will follow after the film. 

Monday 01/29/2018
Members of Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee named
Posted: January 29, 2018

The Chatham Village Board met in regular session Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with all trustees and Mayor Dave Kimsey in attendance.

School board approves annexing GIS and GMS into Chatham
Posted: January 29, 2018

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for January last Thursday night at the District Office. Board members Duane Sieren and Srinivasan Durairaj were absent.

Friday 01/26/2018
Memorial Fund set up for Pearce family
Posted: January 26, 2018

A Memorial Fund has been set up at United Community Bank in Chatham in memory of Karly Pearce, daughter of Ryan and Kim Pearce.

Monday 01/22/2018
Registration for Kindergarten Feb. 1
Posted: January 22, 2018

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday 01/15/2018
Open house, ribbon cutting held for new HSHS medical facility
Posted: January 15, 2018

HSHS Medical Group celebrated Tuesday evening with an open house, ribbon cutting and blessing for its new facility at 125 E. Plummer in Chatham.

Village approves annexations of properties east of Lake Springfield
Posted: January 15, 2018

Village of Chatham trustees voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to annex two properties east of Lake Springfield into the Village. Mayor Dave Kimsey and trustee Terry Fountain were absent.

Sunday 12/31/2017
Springfield Cardinals team participates in Bear Drive
Posted: December 31, 2017

Members of the Springfield Cardinals 10U boys baseball team participated in the Team Emery Bear Drive this year.

Monday 12/25/2017
School board to consider annexation agreements
Posted: December 25, 2017

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for December Monday night at the District Office, with all board members and Supt. Dr. Doug Wood in attendance.

Thursday 12/21/2017
‘Light Up The Park’ concludes Monday
Posted: December 21, 2017

The Chatham Friends of the Parks presents the fifth annual ‘Light Up The Park’ holiday light display, with one final night on Christmas added.

Water updates shared; officers, K-9 dog honored at meeting
Posted: December 21, 2017

The Chatham Village Board held both regular and committee of the whole meetings Tuesday night before a packed house at Municipal Hall.

Monday 12/11/2017
56 seniors from Glenwood High School named Illinois State Scholars
Posted: December 11, 2017

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has announced the names of the 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars. 

Friday 12/08/2017
Police Department Food Drive Dec. 8-9
Posted: December 08, 2017

The Chatham Police Department will host its third annual Food Drive Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at County Market in Chatham.

Monday 12/04/2017
Trustees approve performance audit
Posted: December 04, 2017

The Chatham Village Board held a regular meeting Tuesday night at Municipal Hall. Mayor Dave Kimsey was absent, with trustee Nina Lindhorst participating remotely by speaker phone.

School board moves forward with scoreboard, sound system plan
Posted: December 04, 2017

At Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Ball-Chatham Board of Education voted 5-0 (Brewer absent, Worley abstain) to move forward with an agreement with Daktronics, Inc. for new scoreboards and sound systems at the Glenwood High School football and soccer fields.

Friday 11/24/2017
‘Light Up The Park’ begins Nov. 24
Posted: November 24, 2017

The Chatham Friends of the Parks will present the fifth annual ‘Light Up The Park’ holiday light display at Community Park from Nov. 24-Dec. 23.

Village moves forward with update to Comprehensive Plan
Posted: November 24, 2017

The Chatham Village Board held two meetings Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with a regular board meeting followed by a committee of the whole affair. All told, the proceedings lasted just under two hours.

Thursday 11/09/2017
Veterans Day services Saturday at 11 on Square
Posted: November 09, 2017

Chatham VFW Post 4763 and Chatham American Legion Post 759 will conduct Veterans Day services Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Chatham Veterans Memorial on the Village Square at Veterans Memorial Park.

Monday 11/06/2017
Village Board considers option to update Comprehensive Plan
Posted: November 06, 2017

The Chatham Village Board is poised to begin the process of updating the Village’s Comprehensive Plan.

Friday 11/03/2017
Weather spotter training class at Library Saturday
Posted: November 03, 2017

The National Weather Service and Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) will host a severe weather spotter training class Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chatham Area Public Library.

Wednesday 11/01/2017
Leaf bag pick-up begins Monday
Posted: November 01, 2017

Residents of Chatham may pick up yard waste bags for this fall’s Leaf Bag Pick Up Program from the Village Utility Office, 116 E. Mulberry, through Nov. 3.

Construction plans outlined at school board meeting; teams honored
Posted: November 01, 2017

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for October Tuesday night at the District Office, with all board members and Supt. Dr. Doug Wood in attendance.

Sunday 10/22/2017
Trivia Night at St. John’s to benefit hurricane victims
Posted: October 22, 2017

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chatham will hold a Trivia Night for the benefit of the hurricane victims on St. Croix, Virgin Islands. One of our members lives there and the devastation caused by Irma and Maria is vast. 

Friday 10/13/2017
Fall Clean-Up starts Saturday
Posted: October 13, 2017

The Village of Chatham’s annual Fall Clean-Up will be held the next two Saturdays, Oct. 14 and 21, from 7 a.m. to noon on both days at Community Park.

Wednesday 10/04/2017
Plan unveiled to upgrade football, soccer scoreboards
Posted: October 04, 2017

There could be new scoreboards coming to the GHS football and soccer fields, along with a new sound system, in the near future.

Monday 09/25/2017
Over $1.8 million wagered on local machines in August
Posted: September 25, 2017

Over $1.8 million was wagered locally at 11 establishments in Chatham that offered video gaming in August 2017. Statistics are available on the Illinois Gaming Board’s website. Of the $1,843,109.43 that was wagered, gamblers won $1,698,577.96 and lost $144,531.47 (Net Terminal Income).

Road construction coming at Woodside, Spaulding Orchard
Posted: September 25, 2017

The Sangamon County Highway Department has announced that road construction on County Highway 23 will begin Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 a.m. (weather permitting). 

Hurricane benefit concert in Chatham Sunday, Oct. 1
Posted: September 25, 2017

When Hurricane Harvey hit in Texas, Tim Rolens decided he wanted to bring together his gifts and his faith to help. He talked to his pastor, Jim Reitz, of Chatham Presbyterian Church (CPC), to see if he and his band, Harmony Deep, could add to the fundraising efforts CPC was already undertaking by having a Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. 

Monday 09/18/2017
Village approves striping bid; Oakbrook work to begin soon
Posted: September 18, 2017

The Chatham Village Board held a short regular meeting as well as a Committee of the Whole affair Tuesday night at Municipal Hall.

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