Thursday, May 24, 2018

Livingston County Soldiers

A new documentary film about Livingston County soldiers in WWI airs this Sunday night on WTVP. The production is called "A Golden Cross to Bear" and it focuses on Gustave Amm, the father of John Amm--the man featured in a previous film called "The Greatest Honor". Find out all the details on the podcasts page at

Monday, May 21, 2018

Obit of Jerry L. Fairley

Jerry L. Fairley, 70, of Pontiac, passed away at 1:18 pm on Friday, May 18, 2018 at OSF St. James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. His funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac, with Rev Tom Goodell officiating. Burial will follow in Avoca Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 9-11:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Walter-Clemons American Legion post 613 in Chatsworth. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements. Jerry was born in Fairbury, IL on August 7, 1947 a son of Leonard and Mildred (Sharp) Fairley. He married Laurel Rockenbach on August 29, 1981, she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Justin (Mellisa) Fairley of Abilene, Tx, Jason (Melissa) Bundy of Holden, MO; two step sons: David (Dawn) Hanson of Pontiac, IL, Douglas Hanson of Tucson, AZ; one step daughter: Laurie (Richard) Terven of Bloomington; five grandchildren; one sister: Bonnie (Ken) Easton of Roberts, IL; one sister in law: Carol Flessner of Pontiac, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Roger and John Fairley. Jerry served in the US Army during Vietnam, he was a member of Walter-Clemons American Legion post 613 in Chatsworth. He was an avid cub’s fans, enjoyed golfing and fishing, working on antique cars, and riding motorcycles, and was a private pilot. He loved his dog Bernie and loved spending time with his family.
Jerry L Fairley

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17 Update


See photos from the "Bluebird Festival"

Check out events at The Bighouse on Facebook


Chatsworth Memorial Day Services & Breakfast

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Chatsworth Memorial Day Services 
Monday, May 28 
8:30am - G
ermanville Cemetery 
9:00am - 
St. Patrick's Cemetery 
9:45am - Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery 
Breakfast by the American Legion Auxiliary will follow at the Legion Hall 

In case of rain services will be held at the Chatsworth American Legion Post#613 Locust Street at 10:00 am





Between 9:30 & 10:00 a.m.– Tent Raising & FREE Tour

 4:00 pm Midway Box Office Opens (pony rides
, moonbounce, concessions and more)

First Show 5:00-6:30 p.m. 
Second Show 7:30-9:00 p.m

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Obit of Glen E. Bailey

Glen E. Bailey of Chatsworth, IL passed at his home Friday, May 11, 2018 in Chatsworth, IL at the age of 64. A dedicated husband and father, Glen was married to Diane Page on October 18, 1975. Glen served his country in the United States Army from 1973-1977. Glen enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, his dogs, building model cars, woodworking, and most of all, spending time with family. One of his favorite places was Dawson Lake, where he taught his kids to fish. He was a jokester at heart and his laughter will be missed. Surviving are his wife Diane; his sons: Kevin and Daniel; daughters: Karen and Jennifer; sister: Barb; and 13 grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents: Homer and Irene (Tronowski) Bailey; one sister: Beverly; and two grandkids: Ethaniel Bailey and Cory Bailey. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Walter-Clemons American Legion in Chatsworth. A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday at the legion. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.
Glen E. Bailey

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13 Update


tribute to Mary Rita Kane McGuire on her 80th Birthday

An interview with Frank Kuntz in 2001.

A little info on priests who have served at SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Chatsworth, Illinois.

Obit of Daniel Kyburz from 2003

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Also visit these pages. Names are in alphabetical order.