Welcome To Danville Area, Visitor's Guide 2013-2014
The Danville Area Visitors’ Guide is produced in partnership by the Commercial-News, the Danville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Vermilion Advantage.
7 13 13 15 20 24 30 38 42 Watchable Wildlife Theater Groups Shoot For The Stars Musical Organizations Pack The House Calendar Of Events Footprints Of Our Past Red, White & Blue Dining Out 48 49 51 59 53 56 61 64 65 Shopping Areas Everything But Ordinary TABLE OF CONTENTS Accomodations Map Family Fun Fun & Fitness Danville Parks Area Information Vermilion Advantage Info Facebook facebook.com/commercial-news Find us on twitter.com/commercial-news www.danvilleareainfo.com 3 Welcome to Danville and Vermilion County! We hope you enjoy our new 2013-2014 Visitors’ Guide. Vermilion County LOVES company! Here you will find world class museums, shops full of rare and unique finds, and watchable wildlife to enjoy. From our nationally recognized Danville Dans baseball team to our NJCAA Division II Men’s National Basketball Finals, to ice skating, canoeing, horseback riding, roller skating and more, there’s plenty to see and do during your visit. Over 15,000 acres of parklands are highlighted by the Middle Fork Nationally designated Scenic River. Our special events run year round, from Arts in the Park, to Festival of Trees, to Vermilion County Civil War Days, to Summer Sounds, WELCOME Symphony Concerts, Light Opera, and plays, the list goes and on and on. 18 fabulous murals grace the brick walls of Danville’s historic downtown area, telling tales of heroes and businesses from yesteryear. The walls were painted in 4 days by 160 Walldog artists from all over the world. If we can help plan your visit or provide additional information, give us a call at 800.383.4386. Here, “Welcome” is more than just a word. 4 www.danvilleareainfo.com Visit our web site www.danvilleareainfo.com for information on where to stay, eat, shop, and play. Or call 800.383.4386. IN TOWN? Stop by our office at 100 W. Main and pick up brochures from all over the state. You can also email your request to: email@example.com. The Danville Area Visitors’ Guide is produced in partnership by the Commercial-News, the Danville Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and Vermilion Advantage. Executive Director: Jeanie Cooke Finance Administrator: Barbara Bein Marketing Specialist: Kacie Wilson Commercial-News Publisher: Beverly Joyce Graphic coordinator: Michael Roegner Advertising manager: Cindy Decker Photography supplied by the Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Vermilion County Museum, Commercial-News photographers, Tom Marriage, Bruce Huff, Barry Thompson, Chelsea Collier, Gretchen Wesner, Steve Autor, Wendy Lambert, Sue Richter, Claudia Foutch, Danville Gardens, Andy Warren, Terry Patterson, Tony Rodems,Brian Hensgen, Jeanne Dunn, Patrick J. O’Shaughnessy, Angel Jett, Leslie Woodrum and Rich Stefaniak. The Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau (DACVB) has made every effort to provide accurate listings. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the listings presented and are not responsible for changes, omissions or errors. Requests for more detailed information should be made to the entity in the listing. DACVB is not responsible for the quality of goods or services provided by entities listed in this Visitors’ Guide nor do we make any endorsement, representation or warranty for any listing. DACVB retains right of refusal on any advertisement submitted. To assure a safe and happy trip, call ahead to verify information. VISITOR SERVICES DACVB serves as a visitor center for Danville and Vermilion County, providing year-round quality customer service and travel information to visitors and potential visitors for the past 28 years. We serve as the tourism management organization for Danville and Vermilion County. www.danvilleareainfo.com 5 WATCHABLE WILDLIFE Vermilion River Country Wildlife HERON COUNTY PARK WETLANDS BOARDWALK West Newell Rd. Danville 217.442.1691 • • • • • • 950 foot floating boardwalk (2nd longest in Illinois!) Songbirds, seasonal migratory birds, and waterfowl such as Canadian geese, mallards, wood ducks, kingfishers, green herons & American egret Huge blue heron rookery Bald eagles River otter, beaver, muskrat & other wildlife Observation tower to take in the “wide-angle” view WATCHABLE WILDLIFE Looking for action? 15,000 acres of parkland allow plenty of room for your interests. • Professional guides • Hunting, biking, boating, cross country, camping, backpacking • Shelters for rent • Canoe access to the National Scenic River • Barbecue pits and campfires • 262 species of birds • 90% of all the species of birds found in Illinois can be sighted here! • American bald eagles in their migration, as well as resident eagles • Rare golden eagles • 85 species of fish • 83 species of native trees • Fish Lake Mingo and several park ponds • 9 species of orchids - even native prickly pear cactus is here! LAKE VERMILION COUNTY PARK 2607 Denmark Rd. Danville 217.442.1691 www.vccd.org/gilakeverm.html • 1000 acre lake provides year-round activity • Power boating, water skiing, tubing and jet skiing • Large mouth bass, tiger muskie, channel catfish and crappie • Club and open tournaments • In-season hunting for waterfowl • Pontoon boat rides www.danvilleareainfo.com 7 KENNEKUK COVE COUNTY PARK 22296-A Henning Rd. Danville 217.442.1691 www.vccd.org/gikennekuk.html • 3000 acre park features forested and prairie habitat • 15 miles of trail, including 7 mile Lake Mingo trail • Bunker Hill Historic Area’s original Vermilion Chapel, Red Oak School, Atwood Home, Oakwood Barber Shop, Neff Store, Laury Barn, the Print Shop, and herb garden WATCHABLE WILDLIFE • Big Vermilion River System connects all four Vermilion County Parks • Archery hunting includes deer and wild turkey • Visitor’s center includes natural history exhibits, 1000 gallon aquarium, • Native American displays Hiking at Kennekuk Cove Park Bunker Hill Historic Area FOREST GLEN COUNTY PRESERVE 20301 E. 900 North Rd. Westville 217.662.2142 www.vccd.org/giforestglen.html • 40 acres of restored tall-grass prairie • 72 foot observation tower • 25 miles of trails through woods and along the Big Vermilion river, including the paved Beach Grove handicapped trail • Camp at the family campground or group campgrounds; tipi rental available • 11 mile River Ridge Backpack trail The park also features the 40 acre Michael G. Reddy Arboretum, a collection of over 650 species of specimen plantings of trees and shrubs! The arboretum includes Illinois native trees, over 35 species of oaks and 22 species of pine as well as ash, willow, viburnum, crab apple, and larch. 8 www.danvilleareainfo.com Over the river and through the woods KICKAPOO STATE PARK 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd. Oakwood 217.442.4915 www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/ parks/R3/kickapoo.htm. • 2,842 acres show how successfully old strip mines can be reclaimed for recreational uses • 22 deep-water ponds for fishing and boating • Access to the Middle Fork River for canoeing • Two deep water ponds open for scuba diving (one has a sunken school bus at 40 feet) • Camp sites with access to showers and 20-amp and 30-amp electrical outlets. Non-electric sites available • Campgrounds can accommodate groups of up to 30 • Hiking trails, shelters, and concessions are also available WATCHABLE WILDLLIFE www.danvilleareainfo.com www.danvilleareainfo.com 9 MIDDLE FORK STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA Access through Kickapoo Park 10906 Kickapoo Rd. Danville 217.442.4915 • More than 2,700 acres in Vermilion County • Bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, sunfish, and walleye • Equestrian trails travel 35 miles in and around Middle Fork • Hiking trails total 9 miles • Camping, canoeing, hunting, and picnicking • Equestrian campgrounds are available for horses and their riders WATCHABLE WILDLLIFE HARRY “BABE” WOODYARD State Natural Area 19284 E. 670 N. Rd. Georgetown 217.442.4915 • Located in scenic rural Vermilion County • 1,104 acres of lush forest • Home to 12 species that are found on the Illinois Endangered or Threatened Species List 10 www.danvilleareainfo.com PERFORMING ARTS Theatre Groups Arts in the Park Performing Stage ARTISTIC REPERTORY THEATRE 217.283.6809 The Artistic Repertory Theater (ART) serves communities in east central Illinois with quality community theatre. ARTS IN THE PARK 800.383.4386 • • • • • • Held in historic Lincoln Park Performing arts Juried art show Children’s activities Art and food vendors Perfomances all weekend PERFORMING ARTS 12 DANVILLE LIGHT OPERA P.O. Box 264 Danville, Il 61834 217.431.1660 www.danvillelightopera.com The Danville Light Opera has presented the finest in community musical theater since 1956 with four shows annually. www.danvilleareainfo.com ILLINOIS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL firstname.lastname@example.org The Illinois Renaissance Festival is held every year the weekend before Labor Day (usually the last weekend in August) at Ellsworth Park. The 2013 Festival dates are: August 24 & 25. LINCOLN PARK THEATRE COMPANY 217.516.8860 The Lincoln Park Theatre group provides free summer theatre at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. PERFORMING ARTS RED MASK CHILDREN’S THEATRE 217.442.5858 Red Mask Children’s Theatre is part of the Red Mask Players’ Community Theatre group • Produces two productions annually • Housed in the Kathryn Randolph Theatre RED MASK PLAYERS 601 N. Vermilion St. 217. 442.5858 www.redmaskplayers.com Kathyrn Randolph Theater This 75 year-old community theater group stages three productions each season at the comfortable and cozy historic Kathyrn Randolph Theater. www.danvilleareainfo.com 13 Shoot for the Stars Danville is proud to have many famous native sons and daughters. PERFORMING ARTS Donald O’ Connor Donald O’Connor first appeared on stage as an infant at the Fischer Theatre. At the age of 12, O’Connor got his first break in the movies playing the little brother of Fred MacMurray and Bing Crosby in Sing You Sinners. He is probably most known for his great performance with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain and his lead role in the Francis the Talking Mule movie series. Gene Hackman Gene Hackman made his movie debut in 1964 as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. He has gone on to star in over 80 films, a few of the most notable; Hoosiers, The French Connection, The Poseidon Adventure, and Mississippi Burning. Hackman has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, winning two. Dick Van Dyke The actor, comdedian, writer, producer, author, song and dance man has a career spanning 6 decades. Some of his noted works included a lead role in Broadway’s Bye Bye Birdie, as Bert in film’s Mary Poppins, and Rob Petrie in television’s The Dick Van Dyke Show. Dick Van Dyke began his career as a radio DJ on Danville’s WDAN (1490) radio station. His body of work has earned him multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jerry Van Dyke From the night club circuit to television, song and dance man Jerry Van Dyke’s comedic talent led him to many roles and appearances in a variety of long running television series. Among those were The Judy Garland Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Love American Style, and Fantasy Island. He is best known, however, for his role in the series Coach. His portrayal of the beloved, yet befuddled Luther Van Dam, garnered him four consecutive Emmy nominations. He is also known as a talented 4-string banjo musician. Jerry Van Dyke visits Danville 14 www.danvilleareainfo.com Bobby Short Bobby Short began his professional piano career at the age of 11. Considered the world’s foremost interpreter of Cole Porter, Short’s blend of jazz and blues has been heard in venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall. He played at New York’s posh Cafe Carlyle for over 25 years, and was often featured in cameo movie and television appearances. Joe Tanner Joe Tanner, Astronaut, has enjoyed a satisfying and high-profile career as a NASA astronaut. He has accumulated almost 9,000 hours in military and NASA aircraft and over 1,000 hours in space, including nearly 50 hours of space walks during his four missions. He helped repair the Hubble telescope and worked on the International Space Station as well. PERFORMING ARTS HISTORIC FISCHER THEATRE 160 N. Vermilion St., Danville 800-383-4386 Owned by the Vermilion Heritage Foundation, the Fischer Theatre was built as the Grand Opera House in 1884. From Lillian Russell to minstrels and silent movies, the Fischer entertained the community until its closing in 1982. Undergoing restoration, it currently houses State Presents Gift Shop and the Arts and Entertainment Museum Stage Presents Gift Shop This unique shop showcases creations by local artists and artisans, as well as products featuring the areas’ famous stage, movie and vocal artists. Arts and Entertainment Museum The Fischer’s Arts and Entertainment Museum highlights many of the greats of the entertainment world who call Danville home. From Donald O’Connor’s tux, to Bobby Short’s artwork, to props from the “Dick VanDyke Show”, the museum features a wide range of displays and memorabilia. For hours of the Fischer, Stage Presents, and the Arts and Entertainment Museum, call 800-383-4386 or go to www.fischertheatre.com. www.danvilleareainfo.com 15 Musical Organizations PERFORMING ARTS Danville Symphony Orchestra DANVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 217.443.5300 www.danvillesymphony.org • 75-plus musicians • Presents a series of concerts each year Danville Municipal Band DANVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND 217.431.2272 Open-air concerts performed at Lincoln Park Band Shell on summer Sunday evenings. Each summer season opens with the Band playing for ceremonies at the National Veterans’ Cemetery on Memorial Day. Refer to the community calendar for summer concert dates and the annual Christmas concert held in late November or early December. DANVILLE BARBERSHOP CHORUS 217.443.1863 Arts are alive and well with over 22 arts and performing arts groups in Danville and Vermilion County 16 www.danvilleareainfo.com SWEET ADELINES 217.442.4864 • Provide excellent performances in barbershop harmony • Several performances per year • Available for special events Sweet Adelines rehearsal VERMILION FESTIVAL CHORUS 217.446.7543 • Performances of this 100-plus member community chorus are staged in fall, winter and spring • Perform at Arts in the Park PERFORMING ARTS Vermilion Festival Chorus at a practice session www.danvilleareainfo.com 17 Have we got a tour for you! SAMPLE HaveITINERARY we got a tour for you! PATTERNS ON THE PRAIRIE SAMPLE ITINERARY tree, over 100 individually designed and decorated trees, showcases, and wreaths grace the arena while you listen to the sounds of See one of the PATTERNS ON THE PRAIRIE Christmas music live on the main stage. This is nation’s best quilt Seemonth one of the nation’s best quilt shops. Visit the annual one you won’t want to miss! 2013 date, shops. In the Midwest Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum, stop by November 10th through the 15h of July, you can also the stained glass studio and shop, check out our lines of vines see the annual PLAIN OLE ABE and samples Midwest Quilt Show of wines! From the balcony he at the Vermilion WE MADE IT HERE! spoke from, to the County Museum (on the National Register of known bed he locally slept in, to Nationally and grown–all made here. Tour the Historic Places), stop by the stained facilities, glass studio the desk heFactory workedtours are a sure sell for and try a sample. and shop, check out our lines of vines and at, come see the Abe groups! samples of wines! Lincoln we knew, PERFORMANCE-A-PLENTY before they called WE MADE IT a HERE! Whether it’s Christmas Festival, summer Arts in the Park, Festival or a national sports him Mr.Fall President. From the dairy barn to blue cheese & cheddar, tournament, we want you to be seen and heard. Danville is part of from the grape to the bottle, from the production the Looking for line to the container - tour the facilities with us I’M FEELIN’ GREEN Lincoln National and try a sample of ourproducts, nationally known and Environmentally safe the latest techniques to protect the Earth, how to “greenify” your Heritage Area. home grown and workplace. And how about those worms and bees? Eco-tours are all the rage! locally products. STAR SPANGLED AGRI-VENTURERS COME PLAY WITH US FUN IN OUR ALL AMERICAN TOWN! Corn and cows From Festival of Trees, to Art in the Park, toand thesows and soy–there’s more to farming than dirt! A cradle era of patriotic activities andcombined. sites await History and science, a bye-gone and a brave new world Vermilion River Fall Festival, to the NJCAA your what’s visit. Start out at one of the state’s finest Visit a heritage farm. Learn cutting edge in feeding the world. Division II Men’s National Basketball war museums, see living history in the Championship. to baseball’s Danville Dans, and FEELS LIKE COMING HOME fighter plane hanger and museum, Schroeder hockey’s Danville Dashers - come with us! you’ll LOVE “Home for the Holidays.” Even If youplay like Christmas, and take a tour of our 9 military monuments, These and other events tailored to all group’s of elves, all Santa himself couldn’t design a more magical with of those including a 30 foot tall Lorado Taft bronze ages and interest. holiday festival. From the over 100 sculpture. Honor our military at our National individually designed and decorated trees and wreaths that grace Cemetery, located on the grounds of the I’M FEELIN’ GREEN the arena, to the safe sounds of Christmas music alive onVeteran’s the main stage, Administration Hospital Environmentally products, the latest this is oneto you won’tthe want to miss! techniques protect Earth, how to DOGGONE DANDY “greenify” your home and workplace. And how PLAIN OLE ABE Start your mural tour at historic Fischer Theatre about thosehim worms and bees? Eco-tours areCome all learn about the We knew before he was Mr. President! built as the Grand the rage! young Lincoln, the one who loved his days in Danville on the Opera House in 1884. Circuit. Great impersonators will make the era comeLeave, alive! with our AGRI-VENTURERS guide, to visit 18 STAR SPANGLED FUN Corn and cows and murals that grace the sows and soy–there’s A cradle of patriotic activities including a War Museum, living walls of Danville’s more to farming than history in the Schroeder fighter plane hangar and museum, a look downtown buildings. dirt! History and into Abe Lincoln’s early days, and an immense National Cemetery From 15 feet to 46 science, a bye-gone honoring our bravest. feet long, these works of art tell tales of our era and a brave new places, businesses and industries, and DOGGONE DANDY world combined. Visit historic famous sons and daughters. The a heritage farm museum and a dairy farm. 15 beautifulnationally murals grace the brick walls of Danville’s murals area, weretelling painted by of over 150 from “Walldog” Watch cheese being made, and see how wine historic downtown tales heroes artists who traveled to in our community flows form the grape tot he bottle. yesteryear. The walls were painted 4 days by the from all over the world. The tour from also all includes the Walldogs, a group of over 160 artists over the SHARE THE JOY! Lindley Sign Post Forest, the Children’s world who came to showcase their old-fashioned sign Wall, If you like Christmas, you’ll LOVE Festival of andand thetransform Danville the USA brick sculpture by noted painting talent community! Trees. We invite you to “Share the Joy”. Even artist Donna Dobberfuhl Call us at 1.800.383.4386. with all of those elves, Santa himself couldn’t Call us to schedule a tour at 1.800.383.4386. design a more magical holiday festival. Fabulous Showcases, a 22 foot tall Teddy Bear TOURS TOURS www.danvilleareainfo.com 19 PACK THE HOUSE Pack the house BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM 217.442.DUNK 100 W Main St., Danville www.ilhoopshall.com DANVILLE DANS 217.918.3401 www.danvilledans.com The Danville Dans are members of the wooden bat Prospect League (formerly Central Illinois Collegiate League, est.1963), and is comprised of top notch collegiate players from all over the country. Over the last 25 years, 22 Dans have made major league baseball rosters. They join nearly 200 other Dans playing at the professional level. The team has registered 2 Olympians and 3 first round draft picks. Play begins at historic Danville Stadium on May 29 and completes the season no later than August 15th. Information about the Dans can be found at www.danvilledans.com or www.prospectleague.com. PACK THE HOUSE DANVILLE STADIUM 217.918-3401 610 Highland Blvd., Danville One of the remaining stadiums of the era, Danville Stadium was built in 1946 by an agreement with Branch Rickey as a farm location for the Brooklyn Dodgers. It has rostered over 80 major league players and coaches, among them Carl Erskine, www.danvilleareainfo.com 21 Gorman Thomas, Jon Papelbon, Darrin Fletcher and many others. Over the year, visiting teams have brought their talent to the Stadium as well. Players of note taking the mound or the field at the Stadium are Sachel Paige (Kansas City Monarchs), and Jackie Robinson with his Brooklyn Dodger teammates. The ballpark was used in 1991 as a location for the filming of Universal’s The Babe. Owned by the City of Danville, it currently serves as home field for the Danville Dans, Danville Area Community College, Danville High School, Schlarman Academy, and Danville Legion Post 210. PACK THE HOUSE 22 MEN’S NATIONAL DIVISION II NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 217.442.2096 or 800.383.4386 2000 E. Main St., Danville www.dacc.edu/njcaa/ Danville Area Community College is the host for the annual Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. Each March, 16 teams from across the nation compete here for the national title. www.danvilleareainfo.com 22 DANVILLE DASHERS 100 W. Main St., Danville 217.474.2511 www.danvilledashers.com The Danville Dashers are a proud member of the Federal Hockey League. The FHF is a single “A” professional hockey league with teams spanning from the Midwest to the East Coast. The Dashers finished their inaugural season in 2011-2012. The Dasher’s season starts in early November and stretches through the beginning of March. For a full schedule and ticket information, visit www.danvilledashers.com. PACK THE HOUSE www.danvilleareainfo.com 23 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 24 www.danvilleareainfo.com May-June (2013) Springfest FOR A COMPLETE LISTING, VISIT www.danvilleareainfo.com May 29 - June 2 Live entertainment, carnival, concessions, and tons of fun off of Route One in Tilton. Danville Dans Baseball May 30 June 1, 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29 College players from across the country travel to historic Danville Stadium to play in a top-notch summer wooden-bat league. Summer Sounds Concert Series May 24 June 7, 21 Live bands perform every other Friday throughout the summer at Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville. Arts in the Park Lake Mingo Trail Run June 8 Hosted by the Kennekuk Trail Runners, competitors will tackle 7.1 miles of challenging trails circling Lake Mingo in Kennekuk Cove County Park. Arts in the Park June 22-23 Over 60 artists booths will be on display in a juried art show at Lincoln Park along with performing arts on stage and an antique car show Saturday morning. Vermilion County Fair June 25-29 Located at the Vermilion County Fairgrounds, grandstand events include a queen pageant, truck and tractor pull, talent contest, flat truck racing, and demo derby. www.danvilleareainfo.com 25 July (2013) FOR A COMPLETE LISTING, VISIT www.danvilleareainfo.com Danville Dans Baseball July 2, 5, 10, 11, 20, 23, 24, 25, 30 College players from across the country travel to historic Danville Stadium to play in a top-notch summer wooden-bat league. Summer Sounds Concert Series July 5, 19 Live bands perform every other Friday throughout the summer at Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville. 31st Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show July 1-31 Magnificent quilts will be on display at the Vermilion County Museum throughout the month of July with awards given in various categories. August (2013) Danville Dans Baseball August 1, 2, 3 College players from across the country travel to historic Danville Stadium to play in a top-notch summer wooden-bat league. French & Indian War Re-enactment July 20-21 A free and educational event for the whole family at the Forest Glen Homestead Cabin area. Summer Sounds Concert Series August 2 Live bands perform every other Friday throughout the summer at Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville. Georgetown Fair August 3-10 Ag exhibits, carnivals rides, and live entertainment will all be presented at the Georgetown Fairgrounds. Cheeseburgers & Fun August 10 Live band, antique car show, and entertainment with cheeseburgers available for purchase at Kennekuk Cove County Park. 26 www.danvilleareainfo.com 23rd Annual Howl at the Moon Run August 10 The largest annual timed ultramarathon in the United States is held each year at Kennekuk Cove County Park on a 3.29 mile loop. FOR A COMPLETE LISTING, VISIT www.danvilleareainfo.com Illinois Renaissance Festival August 24-25 Step back in time amidst the pageantry of the day in Ellsworth Park. September (2013) Wool Dyeing Demonstration September 14 Natural dyes will be used on wool and other fabrics by the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers at Forest Glen’s Homestead Cabin. October (2013) Haunted Happenings October 26 Haunted trail rides, kids’ activities, and bonfires at Kennekuk Cove County Park. (Due to the popularity of this event, tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (217)442-1691) Vermilion River Fall Festival September 20-22 Arts and crafts, live entertainment, and concessions can all be found at Ellsworth Park. Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA Single “A” affiliates of the Bloomington Blaze, the Danville Dashers season kicks off in late October and runs through February. See a complete schedule at www.danvilledashers.com. 51st Annual Vermilion River Car Show and Swap Meet September 21 The Illiana Antique Automobile Club will host rods, customs, stock and restored cars and trucks at Ellsworth Park. Vermilion County Civil War Days September 28-29 Re-enactments, presentations, music, and food is provided by the Illiana Civil War Historical Society at Kennekuk Cove County Park. www.danvilleareainfo.com 27 Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA FOR A COMPLETE LISTING, VISIT www.danvilleareainfo.com Single “A” affiliates of the Bloomington Blaze, the Danville Dashers season kicks off in late October and runs through February. See a complete schedule at www.danvilledashers.com. December (2013) A Winter’s Gathering December 7-8 Find deals along with special activities just in time for Christmas in Downtown Danville's local shops. Holiday Open House December 8 Catch a photo with Santa in unique settings at the Vermilion County Museum along with live performances and light refreshments. November (2013) Thanksgiving at the Cabin November 3 Learn and sample how the area's first settlers prepared their Thanksgiving dinners over an open fire at the Homestead Cabin in Forest Glen. Festival of Trees November 16-21 “Wishes Come True” at the David S. Palmer Arena as hundreds of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths are displayed along with live entertainment and performances. Night of Lights Parade November 21 Lighted floats will be illuminated as they stroll through Downtown Danville on route to the final night of the 2013 Festival of Trees. Holiday Lights, Bunker Hill Historic Area 28 www.danvilleareainfo.com Holiday Lights December 13-30 Bunker Hill Historic Area in Kennekuk Cove County Park will be lit up Fridays-Sundays in celebration of the holidays. February (2014) FOR A COMPLETE LISTING, VISIT www.danvilleareainfo.com Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA Single “A” affiliates of the Bloomington Blaze, the Danville Dashers season kicks off in late October and runs through February. See a complete schedule at www.danvilledashers.com. Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA Single "A" affiliates of the Bloomington Blaze, the Danville Dashers season kicks off in late October and runs through February. See a complete schedule at www.danvilledashers.com. March (2014) NJCAA Div II Men’s National Basketball Championships March 18-22 Danville Area Community College will host teams from across the country in the National Tournament for the 21st consecutive year. January (2014) Siberian Express Run January 4 The number one winter race in the Midwest consists of 7.45 miles of trail running at Kickapoo State Park, regardless of the weather. Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA Single “A” affiliates of the Bloomington Blaze, the Danville Dashers season kicks off in late October and runs through February. See a complete schedule at www.danvilledashers.com. www.danvilleareainfo.com 29 FOOTPRINTS OF THE PAST Historic Sites BUNKER HILL HISTORIC AREA 217.442.1691 Kennekuk Cove County Park 22296-A Henning Rd. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4PM, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 217.442.1961 The Vermilion Chapel The oldest frame structured church in the county built in 1886. The Gazebo This is a 32 foot diameter Vixen Hill gazebo, manufactured in Pennsylvania. Red Oak School A one room school house built in 1914 and closed in 1956. Neff Grocery General Store (1926-1979) authentically renovated. Oakwood Barber Shop was located on the corners of South Main and Scott Streets in Oakwood in 1901. Atwood Home The house, built in 1892 was located only one mile south of Kennekuk County Park and was part of an 80 acre parcel of land that also included the Atwood School. Laury Barn Myersville Grist Mill (1843) and Zella Brown Laury Barn (1912) Myersville, a community once located on the banks of the North Fork of the Vermilion River, was just west of the present day town of Bismarck. Leisch Windmill Harold Leisch of Danville thought that something was missing outside of our "new" 1912 barn so he donated a 47 foot, 8 foot diameter Aeromotor Windmill in 2002. O’Leary’s Dining Car This dining car was built in Chicago by the Pullman Company in 1947. Bismarck Train Depot This depot built in 1874 was located on the C & EI Railroad. It was donated to the VCCD in 2003 by the Bismarck Lions Club. CATLIN HERITAGE MUSEUM 217.427.5766 210 N. Paris, Catlin Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Mann’s Chapel 1827 Federal Style House GEORGETOWN HISTORICAL HOUSE 217.662.8994 Corner of North Main & Hoffman, Georgetown FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST THE DEPOT MUSEUM (RAILROAD) 217.748.6615 Benton Ave., Rossville By appointment only Memorial Day through Labor Day. Saturday & Sunday 12:00-4:00pm MANN’S CHAPEL 217.442.2922 Rossville DEPT. OF VETERAN AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER/ DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1900 E. Main St., Danville Built in 1857, the oldest church in Vermilion County. Tours available by appointment. VERMILION COUNTY WAR MUSEUM 217.431.0034 307 N. Vermilion St., Danville Former "Danville Home" established by an Act of Congress in 1896. Driving tour of grounds permitted. National Cemetery on adjoining grounds. LINCOLN PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT North Logan Ave., Danville Mostly early twentieth century development, this cohesive nine block area includes excellent examples of a variety of period revival style houses. Displays include: wood from “Old Ironsides,” an original bronze “Remember the Maine” plaque, Kenneth E. Bailey’s Congressional Medal of Honor, a ship plaque from the destroyer Kenneth E. Bailey, original discharge papers from the Civil War, U.S., Japanese and German weapons, equipment and many other significant pieces. Hours:Sunday 1-4PM, Tuesday through Friday Noon – 3PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM LincolnPark Historic District The Depot Museum, Rossville www.danvilleareainfo.com 31 History comes to life ROSSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 217.748.6045 108 W. Attica St., Rossville THE HOOPESTON LIBRARY 217.283.6711 110 N. 4th St., Hoopeston www.hooplib.org The Hoopeston Library was established in 1897 through the efforts of local SALT KETTLE author Martwell Catherwood 217.354.2117 and her literary club. Catherwood, the first American At the Salt Kettle Rest Area off I-74 East. female novelist of any significance born west of the Appalachians, was known for historical romances. A new library opened in 1905, thanks to funding from Andrew Carnegie. FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST Monument recognizes the Salines of the Vermilion, Vermilion County’s first industry, referred to in French records as early as 1706. SPRINGHILL CEMETERY 217.442.0334 301 E. Voorhees St. Danville The Hoopeston Library Situated between English and Voorhees Streets, two blocks east of Vermilion Street in Danville. Established in 1864, find the graves of Danville’s founders and of Abraham 32 www.danvilleareainfo.com Lincoln’s friends and other historical figures such as General John C. Black and “Uncle Joe” Cannon. Searching for your ancestors? ILLIANA GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 217.431.8733 215 W. North St., Danville Email: email@example.com www.illianaghs.org Hours: Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM with extended hours on Tuesday to 8PM. Saturday 10:30-2:30PM. TILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 217.474.4258 201 W. 5th St., Tilton Hours: Thursday 9AM to noon, Sunday 1-3PM. RIDGE FARM HERITAGE SOCIETY 217.269.3038 105 S. StateSt., Ridge Farm Illinois Genealogical Society Building FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST INDIANOLA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 217.284.3283 2 N.Vermilion, Indianola Open by appointment SIDELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY (W) 217.288.9365 (H) 217.288.9493 102 Gray St., Sidell www.danvilleareainfo.com 33 Looking for LINCOLN THE LOOKING FOR LINCOLN STORY TRAIL Follow the Looking For Lincoln Story Trail through Danville by visiting our wayside exhibits. Looking for Lincoln is part of the newly designated Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Location #1: 26 N. Vermilion, Danville Not all of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s time was spent on legal business. Learn about the friends & associates that define a president. Location #2: 17 West Main Street, Danville It is on this site, where The McCormack House stood, that Lincoln penned the Cooper Union speech that helped him gain the Presidential nomination. Location #3: 116 N. Gilbert, Danville On the grounds of the Vermilion County Museum (National Register of Historic Places) this exhibit rests below the balcony from which, in stocking feet, Lincoln spoke to a waiting crowd. Learn of his deep and abiding friendship with Dr. Fithian. FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST 34 http://www.lookingforlincoln.com/8thcircuit for 8th circuit and just www.lookingforlincoln.com for Looking for Lincoln www.danvilleareainfo.com Lincoln Sites VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM COMPLEX 217.442.2922 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville (National Register of Historic Places) www.vermilioncountymuseum.org The Fithian Home (Lincoln Site on the National Register of Historic Places) Was the home of Dr. William Fithian, Civil War surgeon and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln gave a speech from the south balcony of the home and the bedroom Lincoln used on his visits remains as it was. Vermilion County Museum Designed to resemble the county’s 1833 courthouse. With Lincoln’s desk as the centerpiece, the museum includes a Lincoln/Lamon Law office recreation, among other Lincoln memorabilia. The museum is housed on two floors (ADA accessible) and sits directly behind the Fithian Home FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST LAMON HOUSE 217.442.2922 1031 N. Logan Ave., Danville 1840’s Greek Revival Cottage built by Joseph Lamon, cousin of Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s law partner and bodyguard. Open Sundays during the summer season or by appointment. www.danvilleareainfo.com 35 THE WALLDOGS THE WALLDOGS Walldog sign and mural artists trace their trade back to the signpainters of old who painted advertisements on walls in communities all over the country. They worked like dogs in the hot sun and thus came to be known as â€œwall dogs.â€? Walldog artists traveled to Danville from all over the world to paint our murals. Artists came from as far as New Zealand, with others coming from British Columbia, Hawaii, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, California and many other locations. The walls were painted not only by visiting Walldogs, but also by anyone who wanted to help. 36 www.danvilleareainfo.com 1 2 6 ST. MADISON ST. 5 3 4 HARRISON ST. UT 7 WA LN 8 9 18 11 T. 10 12 NORTH ST. 13 14 JACKSON ST. HAZEL ST. THE WALLDOGS ON S MILI 15 16 VER MAIN ST. WALLDOG WALKING TOUR 17 For more information or guided tour contact: The Danville Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau 100 W. Main St., #146 • Danville, IL 61832 800-383-4386 or 217-442-2096 firstname.lastname@example.org 1. LINCOLN AT FITHIAN HOUSE - Dave Correll 220 N. Vermilion St. 2. CELEBRITIES - Andy Gorteski 200 N. Vermilion St. 3. UNCLE JOE CANNON - Carol Kaufman 153 N. Vermilion St. 10. BALLOON CLASSIC - Dale Manor 22 N. Walnut St. 11. DANVILLE FIRE COMPANY #2 - Duncan Wilkie 56 N. Vermilion 12. HOT ROD LINCOLN - Mark Fair 8 E. North St. 13. FECKER BREWING - Jeff Harvey 8 E. North St. 4. LINDLEY SIGN POST FOREST 5. SCENIC RIVER - The Three Bernies 146 N. Vermilion St. 14. WINDBREAKER/RISSMAN - David Butler 118 E. North St. 6. CHUCKLES - Mike Meyer 137 N. Walnut St. 15. STAR FIREWORKS - Diaz Boys 110 Van Buren St. 7. DANVILLE STADIUM - Adam May & Bandit 121 N. Walnut St. 16. INTERURBAN - Grampa Dan Sawatzky 14 N. Hazel St. 8. GUERDON HUBBARD - Dave Petri 120 N. Vermilion St. 17. C&EI RAILROAD - Michael Clark 2 W. Main St. 9. WALLPUPS 125 N. Vermilion St. 18. COAL MINING - Michael Clark N. Hazel St. www.danvilleareainfo.com 37 RED, WHITE & BLUE Red, White & Blue area who served in the Civil War. Spring Hill Cemetery, located on East Voorhees Street, includes the final resting place of many of Danville’s prominent citizens. KOREAN/VIETNAM MONUMENT North Hazel St., Danville These monuments honor those who served in Korea and Vietnam. WOMEN’S MONUMENT N Hazel St & Madison St., Danville TILTON MEMORIAL West 5th St., Tilton Revolutionayr War Monument REVOLUTIONARY WAR MONUMENT 201 N.Vermilion St., Danville This memorial honors veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. One of the first monuments in the United States dedicated to the women who fought for the freedom of our county. WW II MONUMENT North Hazel St., Danville LORADO TAFT-WWI VICTORY MEMORIAL Gilbert & Main St., Danville RED, WHITE & BLUE A replica of Daniel French’s famed sculpture, The Minute Man, stands in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse downtown. SOLDIER’S CIRCLE Spring Hill Cemetery 301 E. Voorhees St., Danville The World War II Monument is on Hazel Street, just a block east of downtown. It lists the names of those who died during the war. Representing Vermilion County’s World War I Veterans and Red Cross nurses, each branch of the armed services guard the base. Taft WWI Victory Monument Soldier’s Circle in Spring Hill Cemetery is the burial site for soldiers from the Soldier’s Circle Monument World War II Memorial www.danvilleareainfo.com 39 VA National Cemetery CATLIN LIONS VETERANS MEMORIAL 210 N Paris St., Catlin The memorial, honoring Catlin veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm, is located on the grounds of the Catlin Heritage Museum. DANVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY 2000 E Main St., Danville Soldiers Monument Located on the grounds of the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, the National Cemetery serves as the final resting place for veterans from the Civil War to the present. Women’s Memorial RED, WHITE & BLUE 40 www.danvilleareainfo.com Shop Hoopeston & Rossville! Hoopeston 1 Rossville Danville www.danvilleareainfo.com 41 DINING OUT Dining Out QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS ARBY’S 3190 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.5169 143 S. Gilbert • Exit 215B Danville • 217.446.2636 DAIRY QUEEN BRAZIER 2711 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.6975 KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN 12 N. Bowman Ave. • Exit 216 Danville · 217.442.7118 DOMINO’S PIZZA 714 N. Gilbert St., Danville · 217.442.4242 BACK DOOR PIZZA 1000 N. Bowman Ave. Danville • 217.442.9004 LEE’S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN & STRIPS 501 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.443.4760 GODFATHER’S PIZZA 616 S. Bowman Ave. • Exit 216 Danville · 217.443.5340 BURGER KING 847 E. Main St. • Exit 216 Danville • 217.446.6513 1629 Georgetown Rd. Tilton • 217.431.2715 18 E. West Newell Rd., Danville · 217.446.6023 Rt. 1 & 9 Hoopeston · 217.283.9788 GROSS’ BURGERS 25 Henderson Danville · 217.442.8848 LITTLE CAESAR’S PIZZA 2721 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.4768 2715 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.3900 HARDEE’S 15 W. Fairchild St. Danville · 217.431.1171 100 N. Main St. Georgetown · 217.662.6977 LONG JOHN SILVER’S 306 S. Gilbert St. • 215B Danville · 217.442.3211 COUNTY MARKET CAFE & COFFEE BAR 2917 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.8246 1628 Georgetown Rd. Tilton • 217.443.3209 HIGH ON THE HOG 102 Commercial St. Catlin · 217.497.0951 MCDONALD’S 109 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville · 217.446.4084 3195 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.0043 Opening Summer of 2013 101 N. Bowman Ave • Exit 216 Danville • 800.383.4386 DINING OUT JAVA HUT 13 North Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.6808 www.danvilleareainfo.com 43 MCDONALD’S (CONT’D) 1016 W. Orange St. Hoopeston · 217.283.9333 499 N. Oakwood St. Oakwood • 217.354.4205 502 N. Main St. Georgetown · 217.662.6122 MIKE’S GRILL 2006 Georgetown Rd. 217.446.6605 MONICAL’S PIZZA 3542 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.3111 1511 N. Bowman Ave. Exit 216 Danville · 217.443.3490 1628 Georgetown Rd • Exit 215B Tilton · 217.443.5545 618 W. Orange St. Hoopeston · 217.283.7781 PIZZA HUT 133 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville · 217.443.6400 SUBWAY 1220 E. Main St. Danville · 217.431.2700 2713 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.7827 100 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville · 217.442.7072 105 N. Main St. Georgetown · 217.662.6300 115 E. Main St. Hoopeston · 217.283.7300 1628 Georgetown Rd. (Rt. 1), Tilton · 217.443.4040 PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA 302 W. Fairchild St. Danville · 217.442.4200 SCHROEDER’S DRIVE IN 432 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.446.1034 DINING OUT PAPA MURPHY’S PIZZA 3100 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.7272 STEAK & SHAKE 3201 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.8167 408 S. Gilbert St. • 215B Danville · 217.443.1092 PENN STATION E. COAST SUBS 2 East Main St., Danville · 217.446.9850 44 www.danvilleareainfo.com SUBWAY (CONT’D) 502 N. Oakwood St. Oakwood • 217.354.4655 BUFFALO WILD WINGS 1301 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.9464 GARFIELD’S Village Mall 2917 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.2050 TACO BELL 2714 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.2397 501 S. Gilbert Danville · 217.442.6721 CAFE DELIGHTS 417 Market St. Hoopeston • 217.283.5566 GREAT WALL RESTAURANT Towne Centre 2 E. Main St. Danville • 217.443.2888 WENDY’S 1111 E. Voorhees St. Danville · 217.442.5626 2501 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.5980 CAHILL’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 334 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.442.3992 GREEN ISLAND CHINESE 11 N.Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.8288 CHARLOTTE’S 402 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.442.2839 WIENER WORKS 806 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.442.1762 GREEN JADE CHINESE 1628 Georgetown Rd • Exit 215B Tilton • 217.446.6868 FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS BELGIUM BEAN’S CAFE (217) 267-3076 3714 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61832 DANVILLE BAR & GRILL (217) 443-9600 1827 E. Main Street St. Danville, IL 61832 HOAGIE’S 1114 E. Voorhees St., Danville • 217.431.8660 DECORAL BUFFET 3355 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.7780 I&I STATE LINE TAVERN 4015 E. Main St. Danville • 217.446.2120 DINING OUT BIG BOY 369 Lynch Rd Danville • 217.431.3036 EL TORO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 619 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville • 446-3090 JOCKO’S 305 W. Williams St. Danville • 217.443.3539 LA POTOSINA 3349 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.446.1596 215 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville • 217.446.8060 BUEN APETITO 3605 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.1512 FIVE STAR FAMILY RESTAURANT 3216 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.6162 www.danvilleareainfo.com 45 LITTLE NUGGET 6 South Henning Rd, Danville • 217.446.4549 O’LEARY’S PUB 3540 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.1485 THE GALLERY (DAYS HOTEL) 77 N. Gilbert St., Danville • 217.443.6600 MAIN STREET BAR & GRILL 509 E. Main St., Danville 217.442.2920 PITSTOP BAR AND GRILL 500 N. Oakwood St. Oakwood • 217.354-2000 VERMILION PLACE 14 N. Hazel St. Danville • 217.443.6808 MONTANA MIKE’S 3215 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.446.1237 POSSUM TROT 291B Batestown Rd Oakwood • 217.442.6066 VILLAGE GARDEN RESTAURANT 628 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.446.7856 MOON GLO 3124 Perrysville Rd. Danville • 217.442.9519 RED LOBSTER 3217 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.8484 VIPS 515 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.1500 NO. 1 HIBACHI GRILL & BUFFET 4117 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.6000 RICH’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 2200 Georgetown Rd, Danville • 217.443.9666 NOOR’S GEROS 1112 E. Voorhees St. Danville • 217.431.1329 RICH’S DELUXE 21 W. North St., Danville DINING OUT SEASONAL/SPECIALTY FOOD CUSTARD CUP 2507 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.0221 MIKE’S CHILL 2006 Georgetown Rd Danville • 217.431.5547 DAIRY QUEEN 1203 E. Main St. Danville • 217.442.0235 KICKAPOO LANDING Kickapoo State Park Oakwood • 217.446.8399 DAIRY BARN 103 N. North St. (Hillery) Danville • 217.442.6067 ROYAL DONUT 911 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.1441 2201 E. Main St. Danville • 217.446.1661 46 www.danvilleareainfo.com www.danvilleareainfo.com 47 SHOPPING AREAS VILLAGE MALL SHOPPING CENTER 2917 N. Vermilion St • Danville 217.446.7886 www.danvillevillagemall.com TOWNE CENTRE 2 E. Main St, Suite 200J • Danville 217.446.5643 email@example.com SHOPPING AREAS KMART STORES 2721 N. Vermilion St • Danville 217.443.1100 DANVILLE CROSSING / WALMART 4141 N. Vermilion St • Danville 217.443.9520 NEW DEVELOPMENT Vermilion Street Corridor 3707 N. Vermilion St • Danville New Development including Kohl’s, TJ Maxx and Meijer. For a complete listing, call the Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau at 217.442.2096 48 www.danvilleareainfo.com Everything but Ordinary THE ALLEY GALLERY 113 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 Some of the Unique Places to Shop in Vermilion County FLOWERS ON MAIN (217) 662-2300 804 W. Main St. Georgetown, IL 61846 PAULINE’S ATTIC (217) 427-5888 108 S. Sandusky Street Catlin, IL 61817 AMONG FRIENDS (217) 446-0272 405 Ann Street Danville, IL 61832 FOREVER MORE (217) 799-1995 206 W. West Street Georgetown, IL 61846 THE PINK POODLE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE (217) 283-4004 1016 W. Orange Street Hoopeston, IL 60942 BROWSE-A-ROUND (217) 446-0804 310 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 GLORY DAZE ANTIQUES & UNIQUES (217) 442-2665 142 N. Vermilion Danville, IL 61832 QUEEN ANN’S COTTAGE (217) 443-5958 407 Ann Street Danville, IL 61832 CASSIDY’S WOODCRAFTS (217) 493-7625 402 W. Washington Street Fithian, IL 61844 GOSSETT’S (217) 748-6662 117 E. Attica Street Rossville, IL 60963 RABBITTOWN ANTIQUES & ARTISANS (217) 597-0556 419 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832 EVERYTHING BUT ORDINARY CHARLOTTE’S (217) 442-2839 402 N. Gilbert Street Danville, IL 61832 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (217) 442-0004 121 N. Walnut Street Danville, IL 61832 RESH FRAME SHOP (217) 442-0444 9 Poland Road Danville, IL 61832 CHUGAR BEAR COUNTY CRAFTS (217) 987-6331 320 W. State Street Potomac, IL 61865 HAUNTED OPERA HOUSE (765) 427-6464 108 N. Chicago St. Rossville, IL 60963 ROTHERY JEWELERS (217) 442-3562 147 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 COUNTRY CHICS (217) 548-2110 103 Main Street Fithian, IL 61844 HEARTLAND FAIR (217) 442-3700 126 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 RUSTIC CHARM (217) 442-3700 1011 N. Main Street Georgetown, IL 61846 CORNERSTORE ANTIQUES (217) 477-3653 735 Wayne Street Danville, IL 61832 HOARDER’S PARADISE (217) 213-9477 101 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 SLEEPY CREEK VINEYARDS (217) 733-0330 8524 East 1425 North Road Fairmount, IL 61841 THE CROW’S NEST (217) 354-4241 17119 N. 600 East Road Fithian, IL 61844 IMAGES FRAMING & FINE ARTS (217) 431-2156 421 North Gilbert Street Danville, IL 61832 SOMEWHERE IN TIME (217) 354-4792 20173 Newtown Road Oakwood, IL 61858 CULBERT FLOWERS & GIFTS BY MOLLY (217) 283-5578 702 W. Main Street Hoopeston, IL 60942 LUDWIG FARMSTEAD CREAMERY (217) 213-3048 17591 N. 600 East Road Fithian, IL 61844 STAGE PRESENTS THE FISCHER THEATRE GIFT SHOP (217) 443-2561 158 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 CYCLES PLUS (217) 442-3214 12 W. Woodbury Street Danville, IL 61832 KIRLIN’S HALLMARK 2 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832 STONE HOUSE ANTIQUES (217) 249-0437 201 1/2 W. South Sherman Fithian, IL 61844 MEMORIES BY DESIGN - STUMPHCO (217) 446-9158 10 W. Third Street Danville, IL 61832 DANVILLE GARDENS (217) 442-4944 1307 Cleary Avenue Danville, IL 61832 SUGAR SHACK ANTIQUES (217) 260-9713 9912 East 1980 North Road Oakwood, IL 61858 MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC SHOP (217) 442-7666 14 W. North Street Danville, IL 61832 EVA’S BOUTIQUE (217) 446-1805 28 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 THREADS OF TIME (217) 431-9202 207 S. Buchanan Street Danville, IL 61832 NORTH STREET SWEET REPEATS (217) 474-9701 or (217) 446-0961 23 North Street Danville, IL 61832 FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN (217) 431-7515 1606 Georgetown Road Tilton, IL 61833 TOO-Z-GOOTZ (217) 446-0865 13 N. Logan Danville, IL 61832 FANCY THAT BRIDAL SHOP (217) 442-6814 138 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832 OLD COUNTRY SCHOOL CUSTOM STAINED GLASS (217) 733-2445 11986 North 800 East Road Fairmount, IL 61841 TWISTED SISTERS (217) 443-9056 129 S. Chicago Rossville, IL 60963 FARMING WITH FLOWERS GREENHOUSE (217) 283-7427 2418 E. 100 North Road Hoopeston, IL 60942 OLDE YANKEE ROSE (217) 474-9957 3008 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832 www.danvilleareainfo.com 49 50 www.danvilleareainfo.com Accomodations COMFORT INN 217.443.8004 800.221.2222 383 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 56 units, CC, indoor pool REGENCY INN BEST WESTERN 217.446.2111 800.528.1234 360 Eastgate Dr., Exit #220 off I-74 42 units, CC, indoor pool RIVERSIDE INN BEST WESTERN 217.431.0020 800.528.1234 57 S. Gilbert, Exit #215 off I-74 42 units, CC, outdoor pool www.choicehotels.com www.bestwestern.com www.bestwestern.com DAYS HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER 217.443.6600 800.329.7466 77 N. Gilbert, Exit #215 off I-74 114 units, CC, R, L, outdoor pool, restaurant, bar SLEEP INN & SUITES 217.442.6600 361 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 Free breakfast buffet, CC, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, business center FAIRFIELD INN 217.443.3388 800.228.2800 389 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 57 units, CC, indoor pool www.daysinn.com www.sleepinn.com/ hotel//IL195 www.marriott.com HAMPTON INN & SUITES 217.442.3300 370 Eastgate Drive Exit #220 off I-74 72 units, indoor pool, fitness center, CC HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 217.442.2500 800.HOLIDAY 310 Eastgate Drive, Exit #220 off I-74 72 units, indoor pool, fitness center, CC SUPER 8 217.443.4499 800.800.8000 377 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 49 units, CC ACCOMODATIONS www.super8.com www.ichotelsgroup.com www.ichotelsgroup.com Bed & Breakfasts SLEEPY CREEK BED AND WINERY 217.733.0330 8254 E. 1425 North Road Fairmount, IL 61841 For a complete listing, call the Danville Convention & Visitorsâ€™ Bureau at 217-442-2096 or 800-383-4386 THE YORKSHIRE 217.442-4590 1664 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61832 www.danvilleareainfo.com 51 To: Rossville & Hoopeston - 20 Mi. Chicago - 150 Miles 1 Heron County Park 7 WEST NEWELL RD 11 Middle Fork State Fish And Wildlife Area Lake Mingo Kennekuk County Park North For 1 136 Vermilion County Airport 15 kR i HENNING ROAD LAKE VERMILION MAP VERMILION ST. DE NM AR K RD . ve r LIBERTY LN 12 13 h Nort Kickapoo State Park rk River Fo VERMILION ST 1 SOUTH DANVILLE GILBERT ST. To: Champaign/ Urbana - 34 mi. Pacific Ocean 2,000 Mi 7 8 Salt Fork River 10 9 1 TILTON To: Forest Glen County Park Ve rm ilio nR ive r 52 www.danvilleareainfo.com BOWMAN AVENUE River Fork Middel WINTER AVE 14 14 15 2 5 21 22 4 VOORHEES ST. 1 FAIRCHILD ST. 8 11 DANVILLE MA IN ST 1 HILLERY 6 3 3 Ellsworth Park 24 10 16 17 DOWNTOWN DANVILLE Red Diamond 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 War Museum Post Office Civic Center Public Library County Courthouse Public Safety Building City Hall Towne Centre Shopping DMT Transfer FOR MORE INFORMATION 1-800-383-4386 www.danvilleareainfo.com ATTRACTIONS Blue Squares 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Vermilion County Fairgrounds Harrison Park Golf Course Ellsworth Park Provena USMC Hospital Lamon House Vermilion County Museum Lorado Taft Victory Monument Palmer Arena/CVB office Danville Stadium City Hall Danville Crossings Village Mall Turtle Run Golf Course Playground for Everyone Danville Soccer Complex War Museum Vermilion County Courthouse VA Medical center Danville Area Community College National Cemetery Lakeview College of Nursing Lincoln Park Historic District Sleepy Creek Vineyard Fischer Arts & Entertainment Museum MAP 136 19 18 20 5 6 9 1 7 2 4 Illinois - Indiana State Line VOORHEES ST. LODGING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red Circles To: Indianapolis - 90 Mi Atlantic Ocean - 800 Mi Sleep Inn & Suites Comfort Inn Danville Days Hotel & Convention Center Fairfield Inn Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Express & Suites Super 8 The Lamp Post Inn Bed & Breakfast Regency Inn Best Western Riverside Inn Best Western The Yorkshire Bed & Breakfast www.danvilleareainfo.com 53 54 www.danvilleareainfo.com FAMILY FUN Family Fun ARCHERY ORGANIZATION Kickapoo Bowman Illini Outdoor www.illinioutdoor.com/the-range 222 W Main St, Danville 217.443.0805 YMCA 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563 Men’s Women’s & Youth Leagues BICYCLING/ MOUNTAIN BIKING Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club P.O. Box 475, Oakwood www.kickapoombc.org • 10 mountain bike trails • Distances range from 0.4 miles to 7.6 miles • Single and double tracked AUTO RACING Vermilion County Speedway 17520 N 1180 E, Oakwood Track 217.443.6588 Promoter 217.446.5002 www.thevermilioncountyspeedway.com BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL FIELDS & ORGANIZATIONS BOATING & CANOEING Kickapoo Landing (at Kickapoo State Park) FAMILY FUN 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood Call Danville Area Convention and Visitors’ 217.354.2060 Bureau for a complete list of all regulation www.kickapoolanding.com fields and organizations in the Danville Area • Bike, canoe, camp, fish, hike, hunt, picnic shelters at 800. 383.4386. BASKETBALL Lincoln Park Basketball Leagues Logan Ave., Danville 217.431.2272 Roselawn School of Fitness 302 W Roselawn, Danville 217.442.7277 • Float the Middle Fork National Scenic River • Horseback riding • Canoe, paddleboat, tube and kayak concessionaire • Access through Kennekuk County Park or Kickapoo State Park Lake Mingo /Kennekuk Co Park 22296-A Henning Rd, Danville • 170 acre lake • Boats with motors less than 10hp • Fishing, picnic area shelter • Public boat ramp Movie Theaters VILLAGE MALL CINEMAS 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.443.3476 Lake Vermilion County Park Denmark Rd, Danville • 1000 acre lake • Fishing • Public boat ramp • Picnic area shelter • Power boat • Sailing LORRAINE THEATRE 324 E. Main St., Hoopeston 217.355.0068 • Six screens offer a variety of movies • For show times, call (800)FANDANGO • Two theaters offer the latest releases • Housed in beautifully restored art-deco building • One of the best sound systems in the area 56 www.danvilleareainfo.com BOWLING Bulans Bowl 1436 Warrington, Danville 217.442.1144 • 8 lanes, automatic scoring • 85 seating capacity, PA system • Lounge, snack bar, gameroom, pro shop • Glo-bowl, fog machine, ABC approved DANCE & GYMNASTICS FISHING DIG (Danville Institute of Gymnastics) Village Mall Shopping Center 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.3464 Eastern Illinois Bassmasters 800. 383.4386 Illini Bass Club www.illinibassclub.com 800.383.4386 Faye’s Dance Company 3716 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.6291 FITNESS Curves www.curves.com 16 B Towne Centre, Danville 217.446.8191 912 S Dixie Hwy., Hoopeston 217.283.4840 712 N Main St., Georgetown 217.662.2007 Lincoln Lanes 107 W Harrison St., Danville 217.442.0861 • 30 lanes, automatic scoring • 250 seating capacity, PA system • Lounge, snack bar, gameroom, proshop • Glo-bowl, bumper bowling • Pool tables, ABC approved Laurel School of Dance 22462 Henning Rd., Danville 217.443.8373 Marilyn’s Danceworks 110 W Woodbury St., Danville 217.442.3117 Fast Lanes 719 W Elm St., Hoopeston Midwest Gymnastics 126 Vermilion St., Danville 217.709.3547 DACC Fitness Center 2000 E Main St., Danville 217.443.8567 217.283.6505 CAMPING Roselawn School of Fitness 302 W Roselawn St., Danville 217.442.7277 Danville Health Club 125 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.7277 • Circuit training, free weights, aerobic classes • Batting cages • Tanning and toning • Daily and weekly rates Forest Glen County Preserve 20301 E 900 N Rd., Westville 217.662.2142 www.vccd.org/giforestglen.html • Primitive, tent, group, family areas • Electrical and non-electrical • Shelters, showers, restrooms • Two stocked fishing ponds YMCA 1111 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563 FAMILY FUN KICKAPOO STATE PARK 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd. Oakwood 217.442.4915 www.dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/ parks/r3/kickapoo.htm • primitive, tent, group, family areas • Electrical and non-electrical • Shelters, showers, restrooms • Fish, canoe, tube, kayak • Scuba dive pond • Mountain Bike Trails • Horseback riding ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & ECOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS DANVILLE CHAPTERS Illinois Audubon Society 425-B N Gilbert St., Danville 217.446.5085 Roselawn School of Fitness 302 W Roselawn St., Danville 217.442.7277 • Fitness classes for all ages • Aerobics, yoga, Pilates • Weight training YMCA 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0653 Contact the Danville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau at 800.383.4386 for more information on the following organizations: • Bucks Unlimited • Pheasants Forever • Wild Turkey Federation www.danvilleymca.org • Nautilus/free weights • Exercise classes, swim lessons • Racquetball courts • Indoor track and more • Daily memberships www.danvilleareainfo.com 57 Your Family Resource Center 201 N. Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217 GUN CLUBS Danville Rifle & Pistol Club P.O. Box 1025, Danville LASER TAG Illini Skateland 9 Brewer Rd., Danville 217.442.3340 www.illiniskateland.com GOLF Blue Needles Golf Course Pro Shop 9202 Blueneedles Dr., Fairmount 217.427.5536 www.blueneedles.com • 18-hole course • Open to the public Hyster Skeet Club 1813 E Voorhees St., Danville 217.443.3590 MARTIAL ARTS ATA Black Belt Academy 818 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.2282 HOCKEY Danville Youth Hockey David S. Palmer Arena 100 W Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.com Kid Development Institute 3723 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.443.6244 Danville Country Club 2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.6027 www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/il/9 369.htm • Picturesque 18 hole course • Members only Karate Club 206 S. 1st Ave., Hoopeston 217.283.7306 HORSESHOES Danville Horseshoe Club 217.443.5818 New World Tae Kwon Do 15 W. Harrison St., Danville 217.443.7078 Harrison Park Golf Course Pro Shop 1300 W Voorhees St., Danville 217.431.2266 www.thegolfcourse.net/golfcourses/ il/9371.htm • 18-hole course • Open to the public Tilton Horseshoe Club 535 Brickyard Rd., Danville 217.443.1762 MINIATURE GOLF Illini Skateland 9 Brewer Rd., Danville 217.442.3340 www.illiniskateland.com FUN & FITNESS Douglas Park South Bowman Ave., Danville 20 championship pits Hubbard Trail Country Club Rural Rte 2, Hoopeston 217.748.6521 www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses /il/9481.htm • 9-hole course • Open to the public on Mondays only ICE SKATING Learn to Skate /Public Skate David S. Palmer Arena 100 W. Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.com MULTI-USE FACILITIES David S. Palmer Arena 100 W. Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.com Turtle Run Golf Club 332 E Liberty Lane, Danville 217.442.3320 www.turtlerungolfclub.com • 18-hole golf course • Swimming pool • Open to the public Wolf Creek Golf Club 2521 Perrysville Rd, Danville 217.446.9226 • 9-hole • Open to the Public 58 www.danvilleareainfo.com Danville Area Community College 2000 E. Main St., Danville 217.443.3222 www.dacc.edu Basketball, fitness center, volleyball, theatre, conference rooms, computer labs, and a fieldhouse with seating for up to 2400 SOCCER Danville Soccer Association 800.383.4386 For Adult and Youth League information, please contact Danville Soccer Assn. & Complex Winter Ave Danville, IL www.danvillesoccer.org SWIMMING Danville County Club 2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.5213 Garfield Park Swimming Pool 200 Commerce St., Danville 217.431.2275 Winter View Park 8 fields, electronic scoreboards, concessions, restrooms, 780 parking capacity YMCA • Swimming • Volleyball • Gymnastics • Basketball • Fitness Center David S. Palmer Arena ROLLER SKATING Illini Skateland 9 Brewer Rd., Danville www.illiniskateland.com 217.442.3340 Skater’s Paradise 425 Cedar St., Hoopeston 217.283.7428 FUN & FITNESS RUNNING ORGANIZATIONS Kennkuk Road Runners P.O. Box 1701, Danville 800.383.4386 www.kennekuk.com www.danvilleareainfo.com 59 McFerren Park Swimming Pool 1 McFerren Park Rd., Hoopeston 217.283.7215 VOLLEYBALL Co-ed Sand Volleyball League Danville Parks & Public Property 217.431.2272 YOUTH CENTERS Boys and Girls Club 850 N. Griffin St., Danville www.bgcdnv.org Turtle Run 332 E. Liberty Ln., Danville 217.442.1537 YMCA 1111 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563 Laura Lee Fellowship House 212 E. Williams St., Danville 217.442.0931 www.llfh.net Offers educational and recreational programs throughout the year for all ages. YMCA 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563 Your Family Resource Center 201 Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217 Your Family Resource Center 201 Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217 Garfield Park 850 N. Griffin St., Danville Sand pit TENNIS Danville Tennis Club 900 Lincoln Park., Danville 217.443.4243 Private Club/Guest Welcome Indoor & Outdoor Courts Winter Park 900 E. Winter Ave., Danville 2 sand pits Danville Country Club FUN & FITNESS 60 2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.6027 For a list of all city courts, please contact the Danville Area Convention & Visitorsâ€™ Bureau at 800.383.4386 www.danvilleareainfo.com Danville Parks AMBUC’S “PLAYGROUND FOR EVERYONE” ELLSWORTH PARK 100 Oakwood Ave Danville 820 N. Griffin St. 900 E. Winter Ave., Danville • Accessible to children of all abilities • Sand • Musical features • Spray park • Picnic area • Restrooms • Interactive playground features • • • • • • • • • • 50 acre park Lighted softball diamond Playground Soccer field Football field Fishing Lighted basketball courts Lighted tennis courts Concession stand Picnic area CANNON PARK 1701 N. Jackson St, Danville • Lighted tennis courts • Playground equipment • Picnic areas FETCH DOG PARK At Espenschied Park, located on Kimball north of E. Voorhees., Danville For Rules & Regulations – www.FetchDogPark.org or email info@FetchDogPark.org DANVILLE PARKS DANVILLE PARKS CARVER PARK • • • • • • 420 E. Williams St, Danville Softball field Basketball court Lighted tennis court Playground Picnic area Concession stand • Park hours are dawn to dusk • Out of town guests are welcome • Donations are appreciated GARFIELD PARK • • • • 820 N. Griffin St., Danville DANVILLE STADIUM 610 Highland Blvd., Danville 217.446.5521 • Established 1946 for the Brooklyn Dodgers • See page 21 DOUGLAS PARK • • • • • • • • 520 S. Bowman St., Danville Concession stand Picnic areas Sand volleyball Lighted softball/ baseball field, basketball courts, tennis courts • Lighted • Playground, Municipal Pool and spray park Basketball courts Tennis courts Concession stand Horseshoe pits Lighted ball diamond Pavilion Picnic areas and shelter All New Skate Park HARRISON PARK CLUBHOUSE 1300 W Voorhees St., Danville 217.431.2270 ��� Available to the public • Full kitchen for caterers ELMWOOD PARK LIBERTY PARK 200 E. Liberty Lane, Danville 411 Elmwood St., Danville • Sandlot • Softball field • Community center • Playground • Lighted basketball courts • Sandlot baseball/ softball field, soccer field, playground, shelter, walking track, lighted tennis courts www.danvilleareainfo.com 61 LINCOLN PARK 1000 Logan Ave. Danville WINTER PARK 900 E. Winter Ave. Danville • • • • • • • • • Lighted basketball courts Tennis courts Picnic area Playground Sandlot Baseball/ softball field Football field Concession stand Site of the Lamon House, Danville Tennis Club and annual Arts in the Park. • 26 acre park • Several softball diamonds • Sand volleyball • Concession stand • Spray park MEADE PARK 20 S. Oregon St. (or east Main St.) Danville DANVILLE PARKS • Lighted baseball/softball • Basketball court • Concession stand • Sports field • Playground • Tennis court DANVILLE PARKS 62 www.danvilleareainfo.com CHURCH DIRECTORY Attend The Church Of Your Choice www.danvilleareainfo.com 63 Vermilion County, Illinois A bustling river town was the dream of Dan Beckwith when he first came to Vermilion County. Beckwith donated twenty acres of the first eighty and platted the town into lots north and south of Main Street, and east and west of Vermilion. Amidst the chants of auctioneer Harvey Luddington, on a warm morning on April 10, 1827, the town of Danville was born. The new county seat was established, and brave entrepreneurs attend the sale and settlement of the first forty-two lots. Coal mining, railroading, and manufacturing, Danville has had them all. Today, nestled within an area of natural beauty and abundant resources, Danville still has a lot to offer those who follow in the paths of the first settlers. Vermilion County was established January 18, 1826 and comprises 898 square miles. Danville is the county seat. Vermilion County is served by a number of commercial rail routes, as well as Interstate 74 and the Vermilion County Airport. Carle Clinic (cont’d) 2300 N. Vermilion St., Danville (217) 431-7606 www.occmed.carle.com Christie Clinic 3545 N. Vermilion St., Danville (217) 442-8611 www.christieclinic.com Danville Polyclinic 707 N. Logan Ave., Danville (217) 446-6410 www.danvillepolyclinic.com Presence USMC (Emergency Services) 812 N. Vermilion St., Danville (217) 443-5221 www.provena.org/usmc VA Illiana Health Care 900 E. Main St., Danville (217) 554-3000 www.danville.va.gov CITY / COUNTY INFORMATION CITY/COUNTY INFORMATION City of Danville 17 W. Main St., Danville 217.431.2400 www.cityofdanville.org Vermilion County Courthouse 4 N. Vermilion Street, Danville 217.431.2550 www.co.vermilion.il.us DANVILLE AREA CHURCHES & CONGREGATIONS Call 800.383.4386 HOUSING & REAL STATE Danville Area Board of Realtors 15 Ridgeview, Danville 217.443.2170 BUSINESS EDUCATION Vermilion Advantage 28 W. North Street, Danville 217.442.6201 www.vermilionadvantage.com TOURISM Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau 100 W. Main Street, Danville 217.442.2096, 800.383.4386 Fax: 217.442.2137 www.danvilleareainfo.com District 118 Administrative Office 516 N. Jackson St., Danville 217.444.1000 Schlarman Academy 2112 N. Vermilion, Danville 217.442.2725 MEDICAL CENTERS Carle Clinic 311 W. Fairchild St., Danville (217)431-7606 www.carle-clinic.com/walkin VISIT OUR VERMILION COUNTY TOWNS & VILLAGES Allerton . . . . . .PO Box 51 Allerton, IL 61810 . . . . . . . . . .217.834.3342 Alvin . . . . . . . .PO Box 140 Alvin, IL 61811 . . . . . . . . . . . .217.765.3511 Belgium . . . . .17 Orlea St. Westville, IL 61833 Bismarck . . . .204 S. Chicago Bismarck, IL 61814 . . . . .217.759.7984 Catlin . . . . . . .PO Box 627 Catlin, IL 61817 . . . . . . . . . .217.427.2131 Danville . . . . . .17 W. Main St. Danville, IL 61832 . . . . . . .217.431.2400 Fairmount . . . .PO Box 183 Fairmount, IL 61841 . . . . . . .217.733.2331 Fithian . . . . . . .PO Box 22 Fithian, IL 61844 . . . . . . . . . . .217.548.2012 Georgetown . .208 S. Walnut Georgetown, IL 61846 . . . .217.662.2525 Henning . . . . .PO Box 1 Henning, IL 61848 . . . . . . . . . .217.286.3246 Hoopeston . . .301 W. Main Hoopeston, IL 60942 . . . . . .217.283.5833 Indianola . . . . .PO Box 26 Indianola, IL 61850 . . . . . . . . .217.284.3282 Muncie . . . . . .PO Box 51 Muncie, IL 61857 . . . . . . . . . .217.548.2620 Oakwood . . . .PO Box 184 Oakwood, IL 61858 . . . . . . . .217.354.4255 Potomac . . . . .103 Downing Dr. Potomac, IL 61865 Rankin . . . . . .PO Box 177 Rankin, IL 60960 . . . . . . . . . .217.397.2252 Ridge Farm . . .8 W. Owen Ridge Farm, IL 61870 . . . . . . .217.247.2239 Rossville . . . . .120 E. Attica Rossville, IL 60963 . . . . . . . .217.748.6914 Sidell . . . . . . . .Box 407 Sidell, IL 61876 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217.288.9251 Tilton . . . . . . . .1001 Tilton Rd Tilton, IL 61833 . . . . . . . . .217.477.0801 Westville . . . . .201 N. State Westville, IL 61883 . . . . . . . .217.267.2131 www.danvilleareainfo.com 64 www.vermilionadvantage.com Vermilion Advantage is a memberbased organization that exists to strengthen and grow the overall economy of Vermilion County. Through member support, we have the resources to market Vermilion County’s strengths to potential new businesses and residents. We also make available educational programs to all Vermilion County schools to enhance our students’ preparedness for today’s workplace skills by focusing on math and science skills and character development. 28 W. North St., Danville, IL 61832 (217) 442-6201 • (800) 373-6201 Fax: (217) 442-6228 www.vermilionadvantage.com Vermilion Advantage HOUSING & LIFESTYLES Housing and Lifestyles Vermilion County is located in East Central Illinois along the Illinois/ Indiana border. With about 80,000 people, the county is home to some the most beautiful topography in the state. As the county seat and largest community, Danville’s population of over 30,000 belies the fact that there is more happening here than meets the eye. NO PLACE LIKE HOME Our cost of living is a full 10% less than the national average... But wait... this means “less” only in the areas that matter. It means you will find more of your income available for other things. It means that you will find yourself in a home with more amenities than you ever imagined possible. The possibilities are endless –a home on the lake in the heart of the community, a new home in a quiet subdivision, a beautifully restored older home on a tree-lined street, a country or small community setting, or senior living options for anyone in your family - you will find a comfortable, affordable option in Vermilion County. All of this without a long commute – every location is within minutes of every major employer. www.danvilleareainfo.com 65 www.vermilionadvantage.com Major Employers Newcomers are often surprised by the businesses that choose to base or locate operations here. The economy is a diverse mix of highly successful entrepreneurs, services, national and international manufacturers, transportation and distribution specialists, and regional back office data centers. Our people are known for integrity and hard work which makes the area a highly desirable location for employers and an exciting environment to encourage entrepreneurship. MAJOR EMPLOYERS There are names you will recognize like Quaker Oats and Walgreens Accounting and Help Desk Center. And there are others like Dawson Logistics that are not instantly recognizable, but are on Forbes List of Fastest Growing Entrepreneurs. EMPLOYMENT FOR EVERY SEASON People who are ready to start a career or move to the next level find unique opportunities in our area. Social and business connections can be made through our Young Professionals Network. Longtime professionals who are making a strategic career move choose the community because of the range of employment and lifestyle options. TOP TEN MAJOR EMPLOYERS • • • • • • • • • • Veteran’s Affairs Illiana Health Care System ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Co. Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Genpact McLane Midwest Company Quaker Oats Company ThyssenKrupp Presta Danville, LLC KIK Custom Products Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Danville Metal Stamping 66 www.danvilleareainfo.com www.vermilionadvantage.com Schools, Churches, & Daycare In Vermilion County, you may be surprised to find that our system of education – from childcare and Pre-K, to 24 elementary schools and 12 high schools, to higher education and training – is award winning and remarkably extensive for a community of our size. SCHOOLS, CHURCHES & DA YCARE EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE The system begins with caring daycare and Pre-K education for children in faithbased, public or private settings. DANVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS If you are interested in public education in the city of Danville, District No. 118 takes quality, hands-on education to a whole new level. Besides offering strong, traditional classroom education that prepares students for higher education, the world of work, and being a better citizen of the world, here are some things that might surprise you. • Gifted program beginning at 3rd grade • Advanced placement, dual credit courses at Danville High School • Exciting magnet elementary school with great parent involvement and outstanding student achievement • Standout music, athletic, and arts programs throughout elementary and high school Innovative “House” structure at DHS. The Global Learning House teaches students to contribute and thrive in the global economy. Foreign language is a staple including Spanish, French and even Mandarin! The ACE House integrates arts into the academiccurriculum to develop remarkable creativity. The New Tech High focuses on project-based learning where technology and inquiry are used to engage students with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives. FAITH-BASED EDUCATION The community offers strong choices for faith-based education – from Pre-K through high school. Students and parents appreciate the small class sizes, caring faculty, outstanding academic and extracurricular programs, strong college preparatory pro- www.danvilleareainfo.com 67 www.vermilionadvantage.com grams, and the fact that 96-100% of graduates go on to attend college. All in an environment based on faith principles. all taught by outstanding professors. DACC has had four National Teachers of the Year. Eastern Illinois University also offers baccalaureate coursework on campus. Also in the community is the highly competitive Lakeview College of Nursing which offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program. Four-year universities within an hour’s drive include the University of Illinois (30 miles), which features a renowned Executive MBA program; Purdue University (45 miles); Indiana State University(59 miles); Ivy Tech (59 miles); and Eastern Illinois University (70 miles). SCHOOLS, CHURCHES & DA YCARE COUNTY SCHOOLS If you prefer a quieter daily life and want to locate in one of Vermilion County’s small towns, the school districts are the center of community life. At those schools, you might be surprised to find: • Award-winning high school newspapers • Innovative, hands-on teaching and learning happening in small classes • Active drama, music, and art programs where students shine • Athletics where virtually every student finds a place • College prep, AP and dual credit courses • Teachers and educators who are active with students outside the classroom HIGHER EDUCATION Higher education in the community begins with Danville Area Community College. This public 2-year college offers some surprising opportunities for people in every season of life. Vocational coursework, college prep courses that are guaranteed to transfer to top universities, a wide variety of online courses that have become 20% of student enrollment, innovative programs and courses not found in other places, and BEYOND THE WORKING YEARS As people move to a later season of life, the community offers a unique mix of services and opportunities including: active residential retirement villages; assisted living; CRIS Healthy Aging Center, a one-stop resource for seniors and their caregivers; inhome meals for seniors; and the Key Club which offers adult daycare for the special members of our family who need it. CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES The area has an astonishing number of churches and synagogues of all sizes, racial and ethnic mixes, and 58 different denominations. Whether you are looking for a smaller place to worship or prefer a church with well over a thousand people, Vermilion County offers active faith-based experiences for every season of life. 68 www.danvilleareainfo.com www.vermilionadvantage.com Healthcare Healthcare choice in Vermilion County is a place where you will enjoy the best of all worlds. By drawing on a service area of over 100,000 people, you will be surprised to find specialty care and advanced technology not normally found in a community of this size. Presence United Samaritans medical Center is a 174-bed comprehensive medical center, which has provided quality health care to Danville and surrounding communities since 1882. This hospital is served by a medical staff of more than 100 physicians, representing many areas of specialized care. Not only is Presence Presence United Samaritans Medical Center United Samaritans Medical Center a part of a Top 50 health System, they are also 5-star rated for heart attack treatment. In addition, Presence provides the only comprehensive Cancer Center in the area, offering both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Provena is also the first and only provider to offer a comprehensive breast health program in a dedicated Womenâ€™s HEALTHCARE 69 www.danvilleareainfo.com www.vermilionadvantage.com health Center in Danville. A wide variety of multi-specialty care clinics provide premier, quality advanced care that stretches to in-home care if needed. Private-practice offices, as well as teams of physicians at Carle Physician Group, Christie Clinic, Danville Polyclinic, and Charlotte Anne Russell Medical Clinic in Hoopeston, provide expert services and personalized care uniquely available in a smaller community. In addition, the Hoopeston Regional Health Center (HRHC) offers a history rich in dedication and commitment to providing the residents of Hoopeston and the surrounding communities quality health care services. HRHC includes the Charlotte Ann Russell Medical Center with affiliate clinics in Cissna Park and Rossville and Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital in Hoopeston. HRHC has an affiliate agreement with Carle Foundation Hospital. A wide range of natural health practitioners can be found in and around Vermilion County. The community is also home to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, the areaâ€™s largest employer, and the place for excellent care for our nationâ€™s heroes. VERMILION ADVANTAGE Danville Polyclinic 70 www.danvilleareainfo.com