A Resolution was recently written and filed with the Illinois House of Representatives designating Taylorville the “Chilli Capital of Illinois.” The legislation is on record and is slated for reading into the record and adoption at the next scheduled session.
House Resolution Number 1357, gives the Christian County seat the designation because of its 5 International Chilli Society sanctioned chilli cookoffs each year, and the 12 World Chilli Cook Champions those contests have brought to Taylorville.
The resolution added that Taylorville residents Bob Hall and Tom Calvert are among the World Chilli Cook Champions, and added that the chilli events held in Taylorville each year attract over 10,000 people.
95th District State Representative Avery Bourne, will formally present the resolution, in a news conference on Thursday, September First at 9 in the morning, on the northwest corner of the Christian County Courthouse grounds on the Taylorville square. Invited guests include Bourne, Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton, and Christian County Board Chairman Paul Schmitz, U-S Congressman Rodney Davis, and the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee.
The public is invited to attend the formal announcement.