Taylorville is now officially the “Chili Capital of Illinois” after a resolution was passed in the Illinois House, which means that the town will have bragging rights for the next year over other towns in the state such as Springfield. Taylorville's claim to the title stems from the various sanctioned chili cook offs hosted in the city limits.
Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce CEO Patty Hornbuckle was in Springfield as part of a group that went in to show their support for the House Resolution, and is proud to get the title.
There was some fun banter on the resolution before the resolution was overwhelmingly approved.
Hornbuckle appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.