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Dr. Douglas A. Wood, in his seventh year as Superintendent of Ball-Chatham CUSD #5, announced his retirement effective July 29, 2022 at Monday night’s regular Board of Education meeting.

The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission has set a final public Open House regarding the 2041 Village of Chatham Comprehensive Plan for Monday, August 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the Chatham Area Public Library.

The Ball-Chatham Board of Education and the Ball-Chatham Education Association have come to an agreement on a new three-year teacher contract, with the school board approving the contract at a special meeting last week.

The Chatham Jaycees along with many other organizations take helping and supporting our community very seriously, which includes the safety of others.  

It has taken several years, but, finally, it appears that the South Sangamon Water Commission’s water plant in Buckhart will be switching from free chlorine over to chloramines next month.

Newly-elected members of the Chatham Village Board were officially sworn in to four-year terms of office at Tuesday night’s meeting at Municipal Hall.

Laura Calderon and three other newcomers have been elected to the Ball-Chatham Board of Education as a result of Tuesday night’s Consolidated Election. Also being elected to four-year terms on the board were Tiffani Saunders, Andrea Rediger and Ann Strahle. 

Recognizing the extreme value that volunteers and their efforts contribute to the quality of life in the village, the Village of Chatham is currently accepting nominations for the annual honorary naming of Volunteer Drive; the road that winds through Community Park. 

After a nearly six-hour meeting that included an incredible four hours and 40 minutes of public comments, the Ball-Chatham Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of an updated spring learning plan put forth by Superintendent Dr. Doug Wood on Tuesday night. The vote came just before midnight a…

Superintendent Dr. Doug Wood confirmed in an e-mail to parents Tuesday evening that the current hybrid learning model will remain in place for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year in the Ball-Chatham School District.

The popularity for the Chatham Friends of the Parks ‘Light Up the Park’ Holiday Light Display continues to be at peak levels, with nearly 2,500 cars traveling through the display over four days this past weekend.

At last week’s Village of Chatham regular board meeting, trustees voted to amend the current Customer Services Policy Handbook to allow for payment plans for utility customers.

The Chatham Friends of the Parks will once again host the “Light Up the Park” holiday light display at Community Park.

The Chatham Village Board held both a regular meeting and Committee of the Whole affair Tuesday night, with the proceedings lasting just under two hours before the board adjourned to closed session to discuss several matters.

The Village of Chatham will observe official Trick-or-Treat hours on Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A deadline of 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 23 has been set for Memorial Brick applications to be turned in.  This will allow the engraver enough time to get the bricks engraved and the bricklayer to lay the bricks at the Veterans Memorial in time for Veterans Day on November 11. The next schedule…