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Pittsfield council approves date for Glow Run

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 20, 2017 9:20 am

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pittsfield City Council on Tuesday approved the date for the Illini Fitness Center Glow Run.

The fifth annual Glow Run will be 9 p.m. June 9. The Glow Run is a nighttime 5K fun run beginning and ending at the Pike County Courthouse. Runners receive glow sticks, and black lights are set up along the course. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

Registration can be completed at Illini Fitness or at For more information, call 217-285-5635.

The council also voted to retain attorney Rick Stewart, founding principal of Hesse Martone's Springfield office.

"We have some things coming up in the future involving labor issues," Pittsfield Mayor John Hayden said. "There's no cost for retaining him unless we use him."

Hayden told the council that the city has received about $86,000 less from four primary taxes in the last 12 months compared to the year before. From April 2015 to April 2016, the city received $1.591 million from state use, personal property replacement, income and sales taxes. From April 2016 to April 2017, the city received $1.505 million from those same tax sources.

"That money is still pretty substantial for our budget," Hayden said, "and it shows people are still buying and selling locally."

Pittsfield's cleanup week begins Saturday, April 22, and continues through Saturday, April 29. Drop-off is available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through the week.

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