Let’s play a round of trivia from home!

Join us here:
Friday, October 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Here's how it works:
* Log in anytime between 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
* The trivia game will take about 30 minutes but will be on a continuous loop so you can play anytime throughout the two hour time slot
* There are 25 questions
* You have 30 seconds to answer each (the faster you answer the more points)
* There is a small break in between questions
* After all 25 questions are answered your score will be recorded, at the end of the two hours the participant with the highest score wins

Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois
(Virtual Event)
October 21, 2020
6:30 PM via Zoom
All ages
August 18, 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States. Despite what some today believe to be a straightforward goal, the path to women’s suffrage was infused with sexism and racism.
In this presentation, co-produced by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, Jeanne Schultz Angel will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state, showing how a diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism for the right to vote. Space is limited and registration is required.
Community Scavenger Hunt
There is no better time to get out from behind the computer screens and explore our community. Throughout the entire month of October, the Chatham Area Public Library encourages you and your family to participate in a Community Scavenger Hunt.  

Those interested in participating can pick up a clue sheet in the Library’s lobby or download and print the clue sheet. The answers to the clues, each of which will be a code word, will be on signs in grassy areas or on windows of public places or businesses in the Ball and Chatham Townships. 

All finishers who return their completed clue sheet will receive a prize. In addition, the completed clue sheets will need to be returned to the Library by October 31 to be entered into a raffle for a family prize pack.  

If you need a hint, please call the library at 217-483-2713 and will provide you with one.  

Every Vote Counts:
Call for Original Poster Design
As part of the Library’s Every Vote Counts campaign, we are inviting community members of all ages to create and submit original, nonpartisan posters to encourage voting in the General Election this November.

According a Fact Tank article by the Pew Research Center (1), only 55.7% of the voting-age population (VAP) voted in the 2016 presidential election.

We can do better. Let’s get the word out that Every Vote Counts!
1. Pick up your poster board from the Library (limit one per person). People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

2. Design and create the poster using your desired medium(s). All posters MUST be nonpartisan; poster designs not following this parameter will not be accepted or included in the gallery. Posters will be displayed on the Library windows, so it is advised to use lightweight materials when creating your design.

3. Include your name and poster title on the backside of your poster

4. Return your poster to the Library for display and to remind the community to get out the vote. We will accept posters through November 2. Poster submissions will be hung on the Library windows for passers-by and visitors to enjoy – on what we are calling our outdoor gallery. Submissions will also be digitized and placed on our website.

5. Submissions will be taken down on November 4 and available for pick up through November 25. Unclaimed posters picked up by that date will be recycled.
Chatham Friends of the Parks
2020 Light Up the Park
(November 27-29 December 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 26-27)
9503 S. Main Street
Chatham, Il 62629

To All Area Businesses:
The Chatham Friends of the Parks’ “Light Up the Park” drive through holiday light display continues to be an enormous success, raising the spirits of more than 15,000 people. In an effort to meet our guest’s demands, we will now open Thursday and Sunday nights in addition to the traditional Friday and Saturday nights. Area businesses continue to play a pivotal role in this annual Chatham holiday tradition. Each year, we meet more and more out of town and out of state visitors who make the trip to Chatham to include Light Up the Park in their holiday season. With your help, we aim to continue that success and build upon it even more. We are well underway with building new and larger displays for this year’s edition. The Friends are requesting help from your business to continue to expand this holiday tradition and to reach people from Chatham, Springfield, and the surrounding area.

Here is an outline of our Light Up the Park Sponsorship: (All sponsor names appear on a lighted 12’ sign at the event entrance).

$500: A sign will be placed alongside one of the displays, indicating its sponsorship by your business. Your business name and logo will be included in the program, and your business name will be included on the park map designating your display. This level gives you “first right of refusal” for next year’s event. (Your roadside sponsorship sign is visible to all who drive through the park for 30 days minimum)

$250: Your business name and logo will be included in the program.

$100: Your business name will appear in the program distinguishing you as a white level sponsor.

The Chatham Friends of the Parks was created in 2013 with the purpose of raising funds and awareness of our wonderful parks and green spaces in Chatham. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you for your consideration,
Jared Koester
Chairman, Chatham Friends of the Parks
Rollo Saucier
Chairman, Light Up the Park
Farmstead Primitive Co
5:30 PM CDT – 7:30 PM CDT
Spooktacular Ladies Wine Night

Join us for wine, Fall treats, sales and giveaways!
We all need a night out!
Community Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic Coming to Chatham
Sponsored by the Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 01:00 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.
Location: St Joseph’s the Worker Catholic Church
700 E Spruce St (South End of Building)
Chatham, IL 62629

In order to keep everyone safe; all attending the flu clinic are asked to remain in their vehicles and shots will be given to you in your vehicle.

Please wear a short sleeve shirt on the day of the vaccine, wear a face covering, and bring your insurance card if you have one.
2020-2021 Village of Chatham Maps

The Village Maps are here!

Any businesses or organizations that would like to have Village of Chatham Maps for their office or retail spaces, or, if you need more please call 217-483-6450 and the chamber can deliver them to your door!
Chamber members may submit news and information to
Your news and events will be promoted through our distribution list and Facebook!
 Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce
320 N. Main Plaza, Chatham IL 62629
(217) 483-6450