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Chillicothe, IL Area Information
Chillicothe is located on the Illinois River in Peoria County just 15 minutes north of Peoria and is part of the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chillicothe offers the advantages of a small community such as an excellent school district, yet Chillicothe also has the advantage of the cultural opportunities that are available in a metropolitan area.
Chillicothe's residents can take advantage of the quality of homes available, the excellent school system, shopping and dining opportunities, exceptional public services and the many leisure activities the community provides. Illinois Valley Central School District 321 (IVC) serves the Chillicothe area and consists of 3 Elementary Schools, 2 Junior High Schools and a High School. Chillicothe is surrounded by recreational facilities, parks and the beautiful Illinois River.
In spring and summer, residents are fortunate to be near the Illinois River, which provides the city with a multitude of recreational opportunities such as boating, water skiing and fishing. Autumn and winter find them hunting, ice fishing or snowmobiling.
Situated on the northern edge of the city, Chillicothe Recreational Area Ltd. boasts 'primitive' campsites for outdoor enthusiasts. Four clear lakes offer swimming, scuba and boating areas. Sandy beaches are ideal for picnics, sunbathing, bocce ball and sand volleyball. Located in the heart of the community, Pearce Community Center provides aerobics, weight and fitness rooms, banquet facilities, an indoor swimming pool for various aquatic activities as well as special programs for senior citizens.
Chillicothe, IL Education
Illinois Valley Central (IVC) (School District 321)
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