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Tazewell County Cops, Cars and Kids


Come meet your local first responders at the Tazewell County Cops, Cars, and Kids located at the Levee District in East Peoria. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. There will be squad cars, police motorcycles, fire trucks, a police boat, and much more! A K9 demonstration will be performing at 5:30 p.m. followed by story time at 6 p.m. in the reading garden at the Fondulac Library.

Grand Marshall Nominations


Washington Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations to be the Grand Marshall for the WCHS Homecoming Parade. Nominations are due by Tuesday, September 10th, and the parade will be held on Friday, September 27th at 2 p.m. If you would like a nomination form, please email

Picnic in the Park


The Washington Park District will be hosting the annual Picnic in the Park on September 7th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Harry LaHood Park. There will be bounce houses, face paintings, balloon artists and music. The Washington Police Department will perform a K9 demonstration starting at 4:30 p.m.  Food will be available for purchase, so stop on out and make an evening of it. 

Win Cubs/Cards Tickets


This is the last month to qualify to win Cards/Cubs tickets  for gameday on September 28th in Chicago. Every Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Washington American Legion will draw one qualifier to win four tickets to the game. On Friday, September 20th they will pick a winner for the tickets that are in section 349, row 5. Must be present to qualify for the tickets and to win the tickets on September 20th.


Step Back in Time


The Washington Historical Society invites you to step back in time and glimpse a bit of local history.  The Dement-Zinser House at105 Zinser Pl., is open from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Saturday through October. For group tours or other times, please call 444-4793.

Panther Invitational


The 32nd Annual Marching Panther Invitational will be held on September 7th at the Washington High School from 1 p.m.  to 9:15 p.m. Gates open at noon, and the cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and K-12 students. Any Washington school district students wearing their band shirt and WCHS students with current ID are free.

Twenty-five high school marching bands from across the state will perform their 2019 marching band field show in competition.  The list of high schools competing will include: Canton, Champaign Central, Dunlap, Dwight, East Peoria, El Paso-Gridley, Eureka, Farmington Central, Galesburg, IVC, Kewanee, LaSalle-Peru, Limestone, Metamora, Morton, Normal, Olympia, RPS 205 (Rockford), Pekin, Pontiac, Sherrard, St. Joseph-Ogden, Tri Valley, United Township, Watseka, and Washington (exhibition).

The Marching Panthers will top off the night with an exhibition performance of their field show, SIDESHOW.  For more information, please contact  Saundi Pugh, 309-258-1824.

Public Meeting for Downtown Square


The City of Washington will hold an Information Meeting concerning the proposed improvement of the Historic Downtown Square in Washington, IL.  The meeting will take place at Five Points Washington on Thursday, September 5th from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  All persons interested in this project are invited to attend.

The meeting will be conducted on an informal basis with preliminary exhibits of the proposals under consideration available for review.  Representatives of the City of Washington and Hutchison Engineering, Inc. will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. 

For more information, contact Ed Andrews, Public Works Director, at 301 Walnut St., Washington, IL 61571, (309) 444-3196, or

Kids Do Paint Pouring with Joe the Art Guy


Paint pouring is a fun and wildly creative new process to create amazing artwork! Joe will take kids through this fun, colorful process on Wednesday, September 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Washington Park District located at 105 S. Spruce Street. This is best for kids 8 to 13 years of age. Kids should wear something that they can get paint on, and everything else is supplied.

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The Kelly Clarkson Show


Monday, September 9th on NBC

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” is daytime’s newest destination for humor, heart, and connection, featuring three-time Grammy® Award winning singer/songwriter, mother and America’s original idol, Kelly Clarkson. The show will present the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music; as well as emerging new talent and people who are beacons of hope in their communities. Kelly will also connect with everyday people and everyday relatable issues. Her “weekday hang” will also include live performances, games and Kelly’s unfiltered perspective on life, family, kids, relationships, marriage and the things that inspire her. See more at

The Unicorn


Thursday, September 26nd at 7:30 p.m. on CBS

“The Unicorn” is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. 

To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy—a “unicorn”: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again; Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life... and love... again.

Carol’s Second Act


Thursday, September 26nd at 8:30 p.m. on CBS

Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in new a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.



Never watched NFL RedZone before?  Now is your chance!  Tune in to NFL RedZone on digiMAX HD channel 831 for a FREE Preview on Sunday, September 8th and September 15th.    

NFL RedZone take fans from game to game to see the most exciting plays and every touchdown.  Live Sunday afternoons during the NFL season, from the start of the 12 p.m. games through the end of the late afternoon games.

NFL RedZone is available in the digiMAX Sports Pak for only $5 a month ($3 a month for Expanded package customers).  The Sports Pak includes 11 other channels, including CBS Sports Network, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman, and more!


Sports enthusiasts - you can now subscribe to CBS Sports Network with digiMAX TV service. 

Now available on these packages:

Expanded Package (channel 313/474HD) 

Sports Pak on channel 821/841HD.