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The Chatham Village Board held a couple of quick meetings Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with all trustees and Mayor Dave Kimsey in attendance. Attorney Greg Moredock, Clerk Dan Holden and Village Manager Patrick McCarthy were also on hand. Trustee Meredith Ferguson participated by speaker phone.

The annual pick-up of Christmas trees will be done next week in the Village of Chatham, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled branch pick-up.

The Chatham Friends of the Parks’ Light Up The Park holiday light display continues at Community Park on Thursday through Sunday nights through December 26. The display is open from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Veterans Day services in Chatham will continue with a new agenda this year. We will not be having our traditional services this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.