FRESH FROM THE MIDWEST is a new music festival featuring songwriters, bands, and musicians from the Illinois Valley and our nearby neighbors. There is no set admission fee for entrance, as we desire to make music and uplifting community gathering accessible to all. The festival will take place at Illini State Park on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We do invite everyone to contribute per their means and heart to the Illini State Park Foundation for improvements to Illini State Park, including the construction of a new playground for children.
Donations may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/illini-state-park-playground or by cash/check at the festival.
Come out for an amazing day on Saturday, October 15th for the Marseilles Fall Festival! There will be a great selection of free and for-purchase food with food trucks, build your own caramel apple, hot dogs, apple cider donuts, and more!
Free activities include an inflatable activity area, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and sand digs. You can also enjoy crafter booths, a costume dance party, an adult beverage walk, along with other events. All this fun starts at noon and goes until 7:00 p.m.
Full details at https://www.cityofmarseilles.com/fall-festival-2022/
If you are interested in exhibiting at the Fall Fest, you can fill out the Vendor Application at https://www.cityofmarseilles.com/fall-festival-vendor-app/
If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Hart at City Hall at 815-795-2133.
St. Joseph’s Church at 200 Broadway Street in Marseilles hosts its annual Ravioli Dinner from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th. Tickets are on sale at the door. The cost is $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. There will also be a Baked Goods Bazaar and a 50/50 Cash Raffle!
The United Methodist Church in Marseilles is holding a White Elephant Sale on Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stop by for a fun day and a great variety of items to shop for!
The Marseilles Clean Up Days will be on Thursday and Friday, October 6th and 7th from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 8th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Marseilles City Garage at Commercial Street.
City residents can bring items for disposal with city employees on hand to supervise and organize items for disposal. All large appliances must have doors removed prior to delivery. No brush, tree limbs, garbage, paint, tires, electronic items, or chemicals that pose a public health hazard will be accepted. Proof of Marseilles residency is required. A maximum of two utility trailers per household are allowed.
The City of Marseilles Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on October 10th. Flushing will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This will take approximately two weeks to accomplish.
Please use caution when doing laundry, running hot water, and using your dishwasher. During this time you may experience low water pressure, rusty, or discolored water for a time, but should clear up in an hour or two. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance. If you have any questions please call Brian Trainor at the City Garage, at 815-795-4000.
Play bingo every Thursday at the Marseilles Lions Club at 511 Commercial Street. Early Bird Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with carryout available. The menu and additional information is posted on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MLC511
Always open to the public!
Fall TV sun outages will begin on Thursday, October 6th, and are expected to last through October 10th. You can expect to see video issues these days between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Video outages will range from a few blips of interrupted video to channels that may go dark for several minutes.
Sun outages are a natural phenomenon that occurs when a satellite and a receiving earth station come directly in line with the sun. The sun’s energy interferes with the satellite’s signal and affects the signals received by the earth station.
Intel's 13-gen “Raptor Lake” architecture chips have twice the number of E cores than before. E-core takes care of multi-core workloads and other kinds of background tasks to help improve efficiency and power usage. The enhancements will also improve speed the most for creative tasks like video and 3D rendering, as well as streaming games. Boxed versions of desktop processors go on sale on October 20th.
Friday, October 14th
7:00 p.m. – Magnolia Network
Chip and Joanna take on their biggest project yet, Waco’s famous Cottonland Castle. With the goal of breathing new life into this old place, Chip and Joanna must tackle its challenging infrastructure to restore its innate opulent charm.
Zelle® is becoming a popular way to send money electronically and is used by most banks, so unfortunately it is becoming a growing attack vector for fraud. Threat actors send realistic texts requesting that you send money using Zelle® as payment due to a “fraud alert.” These texts make the warning look legitimate, and if you respond to the text then you’ll receive a call from a fake representative.
This person will trick your users to send money to themselves through the Zelle® payment method. In reality, you’ll be sending the money directly to these scammers’ pockets. Watch this quick video on how to spot this type of scam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yk9i4uL8dQ
Sunday, October 2nd
9:00 p.m. – Discovery Channel
Twelve of the world’s best chainsaw carvers are put to the ultimate test of creativity, strength, and skills as they travel to remote forests to compete in the ultimate carving competition to turn ordinary logs into extraordinary works of art.
All MTCO digMAX TV customers in the Essential and Essential+ TV packages can watch the NFL Network FREE for 30 days! The free preview starts at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 11th, and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 9th. Catch all the NFL coverage and action on channel 556.
Thursday, October 6th
9:00 p.m. – ABC
An award-winning investigative journalist contends with a fall from grace and then opts to lever her established life in New York behind so that she can start a new job at a daily metro newspaper in Alaska. Starring Hillary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, and Meredith Holzman.
Sunday, October 16th
9:00 p.m. – PBS
Unforgotten’s Nicola Walker has traded in cold cases for maritime murders as DI Annika Strandhed in Annika, a new police procedural with a wry wit. Juggling enigmatic cases while trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter, the droll and dry-witted skipper of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit drops literary references, breaks the fourth wall, and keeps viewers riveted through twists and turns galore.