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Heritage Food Festival postponed until June 27

March 14, 2020

We have had to make a very tough decision in regards to Grow Gillespie’s

Heritage Food Festival and the ongoing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our community's health, safety, and wellbeing are paramount, and therefore we believe

this is the correct decision given the level of uncertainty surrounding the virus and public events.

But we are not defeated; we will be back on Saturday, June 27, with an exciting event

and hope you will join us in making the festival a huge success.

We would like to thank local authorities, our vendors and our event partners for their guidance and support in what is a difficult situation for all involved. To all those involved in making

this event happen, we will be in touch soon with further updates and plans.

All tickets purchased for the March 28th date will be honored for the June 27th rescheduled date.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this postponement may cause but thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure that we can welcome our community to a safe event in early summer.


Thank you,

Grow Gillespie members

$1 million grant announced for streetscape project

Jan. 20, 2020

State Senator Andy Manar announced that as part of the Rebuild Illinois infrastructure plan, the

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has awarded a $1 million grant to the city of

Gillespie for the streetscape project designed by Layne Knoche of Grow Gillespie.

The project aims to improve the downtown area following completion of the city’s ongoing

$11 million water main replacement project.

Click on any of the pictures below to view the full image.

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