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Welcome to Danville and Vermilion County!

We hope you enjoy our new 2013-2014 Visitors’ Guide.

WELCOME

Vermilion County LOVES company!

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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,

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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.


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: info@danvilleareainfo.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

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.

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.

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WATCHABLE WILDLIFE


Vermilion River Country Wildlife HERON COUNTY PARK WETLANDS BOARDWALK West Newell Rd. Danville 217.442.1691

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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

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!

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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

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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

WATCHABLE WILDLIFE

• 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 • Big Vermilion River System connects all four Vermilion County Parks

• Visitor’s center includes natural history exhibits, 1000 gallon aquarium, • Native American displays 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.

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Hiking at Kennekuk Cove Park

• Archery hunting includes deer and wild turkey

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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.

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WATCHABLE WILDLLIFE

• 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

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MIDDLE FORK STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA Access through Kickapoo Park 10906 Kickapoo Rd. Danville 217.442.4915

WATCHABLE WILDLLIFE

• 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

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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

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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

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Held in historic Lincoln Park Performing arts Juried art show Children’s activities Art and food vendors Perfomances all weekend

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.

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ILLINOIS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL www.illinirenfest@yahoo.com

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

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.

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The Lincoln Park Theatre group provides free summer theatre at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

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Shoot for the Stars PERFORMING ARTS

Danville is proud to have many famous native sons and daughters.

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

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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.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

HISTORIC FISCHER THEATRE

For hours of the Fischer, Stage Presents, and the Arts and Entertainment Museum, call 800-383-4386 or go to www.fischertheatre.com.

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Musical Organizations

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

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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

Vermilion Festival Chorus at a practice session

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• Performances of this 100-plus member community chorus are staged in fall, winter and spring • Perform at Arts in the Park

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And how PLAIN OLE ABE Start your mural tour at historic Fischer Theatre about thosehim worms andhebees? Eco-tours areCome all learn about the We knew before was Mr. President! built as the Grand theyoung rage!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 Corn and cows and STAR SPANGLED FUN murals that grace the sowsincluding and soy–there’s A cradle of patriotic activities a War Museum, wallsliving 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 FromCemetery 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 DOGGONE DANDYplaces, businesses and industries, and world combined. Visit historic famous sonswalls and daughters. The a heritage farm museum and a dairy farm. 15 beautifulnationally murals grace the brick 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 Posttheir Forest, the Children’s world who came to showcase 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. 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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

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.

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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.

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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May-June (2013) 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

Arts in the Park

May 24 June 7, 21

Live bands perform every other Friday throughout the summer at Temple Plaza in Downtown Danville.

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.

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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)

French & Indian War Re-enactment

August 1, 2, 3

July 20-21 A free and educational event for the whole family at the Forest Glen Homestead Cabin area.

Danville Dans Baseball 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 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.

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23rd Annual Howl at the Moon Run The largest annual timed ultramarathon in the United States is held each year at Kennekuk Cove County Park on a 3.29 mile loop.

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.

Vermilion River Fall Festival September 20-22 Arts and crafts, live entertainment, and concessions can all be found at Ellsworth Park.

51st Annual Vermilion River Car Show and Swap Meet

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)

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.

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.

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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

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Holiday Lights

Danville Dashers Hockey Dates TBA

February (2014) 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.

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.

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January (2014)

March 18-22

Siberian Express Run January 4

NJCAA Div II Men’s National Basketball Championships Danville Area Community College will host teams from across the country in the National Tournament for the 21st consecutive year.

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.

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December 13-30 Bunker Hill Historic Area in Kennekuk Cove County Park will be lit up Fridays-Sundays in celebration of the holidays.

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Historic Sites BUNKER HILL HISTORIC AREA 217.442.1691 Kennekuk Cove County Park 22296-A Henning Rd.

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

THE DEPOT MUSEUM (RAILROAD)

217.662.8994 Corner of North Main & Hoffman, Georgetown

217.748.6615 Benton Ave., Rossville

By appointment only

Memorial Day through Labor Day. Saturday & Sunday 12:00-4:00pm

217.442.2922 Rossville

DEPT. OF VETERAN AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER/ DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1900 E. Main 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.

LincolnPark Historic District

MANN’S CHAPEL 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

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.

FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST

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.

Hours:Sunday 1-4PM, Tuesday through Friday Noon – 3PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM

The Depot Museum, Rossville

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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

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.

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

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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

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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


Lincoln’s friends and other historical figures such as General John C. Black and “Uncle Joe” Cannon.

Searching for your ancestors?

RIDGE FARM HERITAGE SOCIETY

ILLIANA GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

217.269.3038 105 S. StateSt., Ridge Farm

Illinois Genealogical Society Building

217.431.8733 215 W. North St., Danville Email: ighs@sbcglobal.net www.illianaghs.org Hours: Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM with extended hours on Tuesday to 8PM. Saturday 10:30-2:30PM.

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

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TILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY 217.474.4258 201 W. 5th St., Tilton Hours: Thursday 9AM to noon, Sunday 1-3PM.

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FOOTPRINTS OF OUR PAST

THE LOOKING FOR LINCOLN STORY TRAIL

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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 Lincoln’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.

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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)

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.

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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

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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 “wall dogs.� 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.

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800-383-4386 or 217-442-2096 info@danvilleareainfo.com 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.

4. LINDLEY SIGN POST FOREST 5. SCENIC RIVER - The Three Bernies 146 N. Vermilion St.

6. CHUCKLES - Mike Meyer 137 N. Walnut St.

7. DANVILLE STADIUM - Adam May & Bandit 121 N. Walnut St.

8. GUERDON HUBBARD - Dave Petri 120 N. Vermilion St.

9. WALLPUPS 125 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.

14. WINDBREAKER/RISSMAN - David Butler 118 E. North St.

15. STAR FIREWORKS - Diaz Boys 110 Van Buren St.

16. INTERURBAN - Grampa Dan Sawatzky 14 N. Hazel St.

17. C&EI RAILROAD - Michael Clark 2 W. Main St.

18. COAL MINING - Michael Clark N. Hazel St.

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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.

TILTON MEMORIAL West 5th St., Tilton

Revolutionayr War Monument

201 N.Vermilion St., Danville

A replica of Daniel French’s famed sculpture, The Minute Man, stands in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse downtown.

SOLDIER’S CIRCLE

WW II MONUMENT North Hazel 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.

Spring Hill Cemetery 301 E. Voorhees St., Danville

Soldier’s Circle in Spring Hill Cemetery is the burial site for soldiers from the

North Hazel St., Danville

These monuments honor those who served in Korea and Vietnam.

WOMEN’S MONUMENT N Hazel St & Madison St., Danville

One of the first monuments in the United States dedicated to the women who fought for the freedom of our county.

LORADO TAFT-WWI VICTORY MEMORIAL Gilbert & Main St., Danville

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

World War II Memorial

Soldier’s Circle Monument

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RED, WHITE & BLUE

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MONUMENT

This memorial honors veterans of World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

KOREAN/VIETNAM MONUMENT

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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.

RED, WHITE & BLUE

Women’s Memorial

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Dining Out QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS ARBY’S

DAIRY QUEEN BRAZIER

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

3190 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.5169

2711 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.6975

12 N. Bowman Ave. • Exit 216 Danville · 217.442.7118

143 S. Gilbert • Exit 215B Danville • 217.446.2636

DOMINO’S PIZZA

BACK DOOR PIZZA 1000 N. Bowman Ave. Danville • 217.442.9004

BURGER KING 847 E. Main St. • Exit 216 Danville • 217.446.6513

714 N. Gilbert St., Danville · 217.442.4242

LEE’S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN & STRIPS

GODFATHER’S PIZZA

501 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.443.4760

616 S. Bowman Ave. • Exit 216 Danville · 217.443.5340

GROSS’ BURGERS 25 Henderson Danville · 217.442.8848

LITTLE CAESAR’S PIZZA 2721 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.4768

1629 Georgetown Rd. Tilton • 217.431.2715

HARDEE’S

2715 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.3900

18 E. West Newell Rd., Danville · 217.446.6023

15 W. Fairchild St. Danville · 217.431.1171

LONG JOHN SILVER’S

Rt. 1 & 9 Hoopeston · 217.283.9788

100 N. Main St. Georgetown · 217.662.6977

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

JAVA HUT 13 North Vermilion St. Danville · 217.443.6808

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

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COUNTY MARKET CAFE & COFFEE BAR

306 S. Gilbert St. • 215B Danville · 217.442.3211

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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

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

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302 W. Fairchild St. Danville · 217.442.4200

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PAPA MURPHY’S PIZZA 3100 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.7272

PENN STATION E. COAST SUBS 2 East Main St., Danville · 217.446.9850

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SUBWAY

133 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville · 217.443.6400

1220 E. Main St. Danville · 217.431.2700

SCHROEDER’S DRIVE IN

2713 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.7827

432 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.446.1034

100 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville · 217.442.7072

STEAK & SHAKE

105 N. Main St. Georgetown · 217.662.6300

3201 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.446.8167

115 E. Main St. Hoopeston · 217.283.7300

408 S. Gilbert St. • 215B Danville · 217.443.1092

1628 Georgetown Rd. (Rt. 1), Tilton · 217.443.4040


SUBWAY (CONT’D)

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

GARFIELD’S

502 N. Oakwood St. Oakwood • 217.354.4655

1301 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.9464

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

WENDY’S 1111 E. Voorhees St. Danville · 217.442.5626 2501 N. Vermilion St. Danville · 217.442.5980

WIENER WORKS 806 N. Gilbert St. Danville · 217.442.1762

FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS (217) 267-3076 3714 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61832

BIG BOY 369 Lynch Rd Danville • 217.431.3036

BUEN APETITO 3605 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.1512

417 Market St. Hoopeston • 217.283.5566

CAHILL’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

GREAT WALL RESTAURANT Towne Centre 2 E. Main St. Danville • 217.443.2888

334 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.442.3992

GREEN ISLAND CHINESE

CHARLOTTE’S

11 N.Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.8288

402 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.442.2839

GREEN JADE CHINESE

DANVILLE BAR & GRILL (217) 443-9600 1827 E. Main Street St. Danville, IL 61832

DECORAL BUFFET 3355 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.7780

EL TORO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 619 S. Gilbert St. • Exit 215B Danville • 446-3090

FIVE STAR FAMILY RESTAURANT 3216 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.6162

1628 Georgetown Rd • Exit 215B Tilton • 217.446.6868

HOAGIE’S 1114 E. Voorhees St., Danville • 217.431.8660

I&I STATE LINE TAVERN 4015 E. Main St. Danville • 217.446.2120

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

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LITTLE NUGGET

O’LEARY’S PUB

6 South Henning Rd, Danville • 217.446.4549

3540 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.1485

MAIN STREET BAR & GRILL

PITSTOP BAR AND GRILL

509 E. Main St., Danville 217.442.2920

500 N. Oakwood St. Oakwood • 217.354-2000

14 N. Hazel St. Danville • 217.443.6808

MONTANA MIKE’S

POSSUM TROT

VILLAGE GARDEN RESTAURANT

3215 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.446.1237

291B Batestown Rd Oakwood • 217.442.6066

RED LOBSTER

MOON GLO 3124 Perrysville Rd. Danville • 217.442.9519

3217 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.431.8484

NO. 1 HIBACHI GRILL & BUFFET

RICH’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

4117 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.6000

2200 Georgetown Rd, Danville • 217.443.9666

NOOR’S GEROS

RICH’S DELUXE 21 W. North St., Danville

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1112 E. Voorhees St. Danville • 217.431.1329

SEASONAL/SPECIALTY FOOD CUSTARD CUP

MIKE’S CHILL

2507 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.0221

2006 Georgetown Rd Danville • 217.431.5547

DAIRY QUEEN

KICKAPOO LANDING

1203 E. Main St. Danville • 217.442.0235

DAIRY BARN 103 N. North St. (Hillery) Danville • 217.442.6067

Kickapoo State Park Oakwood • 217.446.8399

ROYAL DONUT 911 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.443.1441 2201 E. Main St. Danville • 217.446.1661

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THE GALLERY (DAYS HOTEL) 77 N. Gilbert St., Danville • 217.443.6600

VERMILION PLACE

628 N. Gilbert St. Danville • 217.446.7856

VIPS 515 N. Vermilion St. Danville • 217.442.1500


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SHOPPING AREAS

VILLAGE MALL SHOPPING CENTER 2917 N. Vermilion St • Danville 217.446.7886 www.danvillevillagemall.com

TOWNE CENTRE

SHOPPING AREAS

2 E. Main St, Suite 200J • Danville 217.446.5643 pollg@sbcglobal.net

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

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Everything but Ordinary

Some of the Unique Places to Shop in Vermilion County FLOWERS ON MAIN

PAULINE’S ATTIC

113 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 662-2300 804 W. Main St. Georgetown, IL 61846

(217) 427-5888 108 S. Sandusky Street Catlin, IL 61817

FOREVER MORE

THE PINK POODLE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

(217) 799-1995 206 W. West Street Georgetown, IL 61846

(217) 283-4004 1016 W. Orange Street Hoopeston, IL 60942

GLORY DAZE ANTIQUES & UNIQUES

QUEEN ANN’S COTTAGE

(217) 442-2665 142 N. Vermilion Danville, IL 61832

(217) 443-5958 407 Ann Street Danville, IL 61832

GOSSETT’S

RABBITTOWN ANTIQUES & ARTISANS

(217) 748-6662 117 E. Attica Street Rossville, IL 60963

(217) 597-0556 419 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

RESH FRAME SHOP

(217) 442-0004 121 N. Walnut Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 442-0444 9 Poland Road Danville, IL 61832

HAUNTED OPERA HOUSE

ROTHERY JEWELERS

(765) 427-6464 108 N. Chicago St. Rossville, IL 60963

(217) 442-3562 147 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

HEARTLAND FAIR

RUSTIC CHARM

(217) 442-3700 126 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 442-3700 1011 N. Main Street Georgetown, IL 61846

HOARDER’S PARADISE

SLEEPY CREEK VINEYARDS

(217) 213-9477 101 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 733-0330 8524 East 1425 North Road Fairmount, IL 61841

IMAGES FRAMING & FINE ARTS

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

(217) 431-2156 421 North Gilbert Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 354-4792 20173 Newtown Road Oakwood, IL 61858

LUDWIG FARMSTEAD CREAMERY

STAGE PRESENTS THE FISCHER THEATRE GIFT SHOP

AMONG FRIENDS (217) 446-0272 405 Ann Street Danville, IL 61832

BROWSE-A-ROUND (217) 446-0804 310 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

CASSIDY’S WOODCRAFTS (217) 493-7625 402 W. Washington Street Fithian, IL 61844

CHARLOTTE’S (217) 442-2839 402 N. Gilbert Street Danville, IL 61832

CHUGAR BEAR COUNTY CRAFTS (217) 987-6331 320 W. State Street Potomac, IL 61865

COUNTRY CHICS (217) 548-2110 103 Main Street Fithian, IL 61844

CORNERSTORE ANTIQUES (217) 477-3653 735 Wayne Street Danville, IL 61832

THE CROW’S NEST (217) 354-4241 17119 N. 600 East Road Fithian, IL 61844

CULBERT FLOWERS & GIFTS BY MOLLY (217) 283-5578 702 W. Main Street Hoopeston, IL 60942

(217) 213-3048 17591 N. 600 East Road Fithian, IL 61844

CYCLES PLUS

KIRLIN’S HALLMARK

(217) 442-3214 12 W. Woodbury Street Danville, IL 61832

2 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832

DANVILLE GARDENS

(217) 446-9158 10 W. Third Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 442-4944 1307 Cleary Avenue Danville, IL 61832

EVA’S BOUTIQUE (217) 446-1805 28 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN (217) 431-7515 1606 Georgetown Road Tilton, IL 61833

MEMORIES BY DESIGN - STUMPHCO

MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC SHOP (217) 442-7666 14 W. North Street Danville, IL 61832

NORTH STREET SWEET REPEATS (217) 474-9701 or (217) 446-0961 23 North Street Danville, IL 61832

FANCY THAT BRIDAL SHOP

OLD COUNTRY SCHOOL CUSTOM STAINED GLASS

(217) 442-6814 138 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 733-2445 11986 North 800 East Road Fairmount, IL 61841

FARMING WITH FLOWERS GREENHOUSE

OLDE YANKEE ROSE

(217) 283-7427 2418 E. 100 North Road Hoopeston, IL 60942

(217) 474-9957 3008 E. Main Street Danville, IL 61832

(217) 443-2561 158 N. Vermilion Street Danville, IL 61832

STONE HOUSE ANTIQUES

EVERYTHING BUT ORDINARY

THE ALLEY GALLERY

(217) 249-0437 201 1/2 W. South Sherman Fithian, IL 61844

SUGAR SHACK ANTIQUES (217) 260-9713 9912 East 1980 North Road Oakwood, IL 61858

THREADS OF TIME (217) 431-9202 207 S. Buchanan Street Danville, IL 61832

TOO-Z-GOOTZ (217) 446-0865 13 N. Logan Danville, IL 61832

TWISTED SISTERS (217) 443-9056 129 S. Chicago Rossville, IL 60963

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Accomodations COMFORT INN 217.443.8004 800.221.2222 383 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 56 units, CC, indoor pool

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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

www.daysinn.com

217.442.3300 370 Eastgate Drive Exit #220 off I-74 72 units, indoor pool, fitness center, CC

www.ichotelsgroup.com

RIVERSIDE INN BEST WESTERN

217.446.2111 800.528.1234 360 Eastgate Dr., Exit #220 off I-74

217.431.0020 800.528.1234 57 S. Gilbert, Exit #215 off I-74

42 units, CC, indoor pool

42 units, CC, outdoor pool

www.bestwestern.com

www.bestwestern.com

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

www.sleepinn.com/ hotel//IL195

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

FAIRFIELD INN 217.443.3388 800.228.2800 389 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 57 units, CC, indoor pool

www.marriott.com

SUPER 8 217.443.4499 800.800.8000 377 Lynch Road, Exit #220 off I-74 49 units, CC

www.super8.com

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Bed & Breakfasts

For a complete listing, call the Danville Convention & Visitors’ Bureau at

217-442-2096 or 800-383-4386

SLEEPY CREEK BED AND WINERY 217.733.0330 8254 E. 1425 North Road Fairmount, IL 61841

ACCOMODATIONS

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

REGENCY INN BEST WESTERN

THE YORKSHIRE 217.442-4590 1664 N. Vermilion St. Danville, IL 61832

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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

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LODGING

Red Circles To: Indianapolis - 90 Mi Atlantic Ocean - 800 Mi

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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

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FAMILY FUN


Family Fun ARCHERY ORGANIZATION Kickapoo Bowman

222 W Main St, Danville 217.443.0805

Illini Outdoor www.illinioutdoor.com/the-range

YMCA 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563

Men’s Women’s & Youth Leagues

BICYCLING/ MOUNTAIN BIKING Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club

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

• 10 mountain bike trails • Distances range from 0.4 miles to 7.6 miles • Single and double tracked

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

Movie Theaters VILLAGE MALL CINEMAS

LORRAINE THEATRE

2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.443.3476

324 E. Main St., Hoopeston 217.355.0068

• Six screens offer a variety of movies • For show times, call (800)FANDANGO

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P.O. Box 475, Oakwood www.kickapoombc.org

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• Two theaters offer the latest releases • Housed in beautifully restored art-deco building • One of the best sound systems in the area

• 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

Lake Vermilion County Park Denmark Rd, Danville • 1000 acre lake • Fishing • Public boat ramp • Picnic area shelter • Power boat • Sailing


BOWLING

DANCE & GYMNASTICS FISHING

Bulans Bowl

DIG (Danville Institute of Gymnastics)

Eastern Illinois Bassmasters

Village Mall Shopping Center 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.3464

Illini Bass Club

Faye’s Dance Company

FITNESS

3716 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.6291

Curves

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

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

Fast Lanes 719 W Elm St., Hoopeston

217.283.6505

CAMPING

Forest Glen County Preserve

• Primitive, tent, group, family areas • Electrical and non-electrical • Shelters, showers, restrooms • Two stocked fishing ponds

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

22462 Henning Rd., Danville 217.443.8373

Marilyn’s Danceworks

www.illinibassclub.com 800.383.4386

www.curves.com 16 B Towne Centre, Danville 217.446.8191 912 S Dixie Hwy., Hoopeston 217.283.4840

110 W Woodbury St., Danville 217.442.3117

712 N Main St., Georgetown 217.662.2007

Midwest Gymnastics

DACC Fitness Center

126 Vermilion St., Danville 217.709.3547

2000 E Main St., Danville 217.443.8567

Roselawn School of Fitness

Danville Health Club

302 W Roselawn St., Danville 217.442.7277

125 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.7277

YMCA

• Circuit training, free weights, aerobic classes • Batting cages • Tanning and toning • Daily and weekly rates

1111 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION & ECOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS DANVILLE CHAPTERS Illinois Audubon Society 425-B N Gilbert St., Danville 217.446.5085

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

Roselawn School of Fitness 302 W Roselawn St., Danville 217.442.7277 • Fitness classes for all ages • Aerobics, yoga, Pilates • Weight training

FAMILY FUN

20301 E 900 N Rd., Westville 217.662.2142 www.vccd.org/giforestglen.html

Laurel School of Dance

800. 383.4386

YMCA 1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0653

www.danvilleymca.org • Nautilus/free weights • Exercise classes, swim lessons • Racquetball courts • Indoor track and more • Daily memberships

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Your Family Resource Center 201 N. Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217

GOLF

Illini Skateland

P.O. Box 1025, Danville

Hyster Skeet Club

9 Brewer Rd., Danville 217.442.3340 www.illiniskateland.com

1813 E Voorhees St., Danville 217.443.3590

MARTIAL ARTS

9202 Blueneedles Dr., Fairmount 217.427.5536 www.blueneedles.com

HOCKEY

818 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.2282

Danville Country Club 2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.6027 www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/il/9 369.htm • Picturesque 18 hole course • Members only

FUN & FITNESS

LASER TAG

Danville Rifle & Pistol Club

Blue Needles Golf Course Pro Shop

• 18-hole course • Open to the public

Danville Youth Hockey David S. Palmer Arena 100 W Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.com

ATA Black Belt Academy

Kid Development Institute 3723 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.443.6244

Karate Club

HORSESHOES

206 S. 1st Ave., Hoopeston 217.283.7306

Danville Horseshoe Club

New World Tae Kwon Do

217.443.5818

15 W. Harrison St., Danville 217.443.7078

Harrison Park Golf Course Pro Shop

Tilton Horseshoe Club

1300 W Voorhees St., Danville 217.431.2266 www.thegolfcourse.net/golfcourses/ il/9371.htm

535 Brickyard Rd., Danville 217.443.1762

MINIATURE GOLF

Douglas Park

9 Brewer Rd., Danville 217.442.3340 www.illiniskateland.com

• 18-hole course • Open to the public

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

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

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GUN CLUBS

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South Bowman Ave., Danville 20 championship pits

ICE SKATING Learn to Skate /Public Skate David S. Palmer Arena 100 W. Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.com

Illini Skateland

MULTI-USE FACILITIES David S. Palmer Arena 100 W. Main St., Danville 217.431.2424 www.palmerarena.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

YMCA • Swimming • Volleyball • Gymnastics • Basketball • Fitness Center

SOCCER

SWIMMING

Danville Soccer Association

Danville County Club

800.383.4386

2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.5213

For Adult and Youth League information, please contact Danville Soccer Assn. & Complex Winter Ave Danville, IL www.danvillesoccer.org

Winter View Park 8 fields, electronic scoreboards, concessions, restrooms, 780 parking capacity

Garfield Park Swimming Pool 200 Commerce St., Danville 217.431.2275

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

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McFerren Park Swimming Pool 1 McFerren Park Rd., Hoopeston 217.283.7215

Turtle Run 332 E. Liberty Ln., Danville 217.442.1537

VOLLEYBALL

YOUTH CENTERS

Co-ed Sand Volleyball League

Boys and Girls Club

Danville Parks & Public Property 217.431.2272

YMCA

YMCA

1111 N Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563

1111 N. Vermilion St., Danville 217.442.0563

Your Family Resource Center

Your Family Resource Center

201 Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217

201 Hazel St., Danville 217.446.1217

Garfield Park

TENNIS

Winter Park

850 N. Griffin St., Danville Sand pit

Danville Tennis Club 900 Lincoln Park., Danville 217.443.4243 Private Club/Guest Welcome Indoor & Outdoor Courts

FUN & FITNESS

Danville Country Club

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2718 Denmark Rd., Danville 217.442.6027

For a list of all city courts, please contact the Danville Area Convention & Visitors’ Bureau at 800.383.4386

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900 E. Winter Ave., Danville

2 sand pits

850 N. Griffin St., Danville www.bgcdnv.org

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.


Danville Parks AMBUC’S “PLAYGROUND FOR EVERYONE”

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

CANNON PARK

1701 N. Jackson St, Danville

DANVILLE PARKS

CARVER PARK

420 E. Williams St, Danville

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Softball field Basketball court Lighted tennis court Playground Picnic area Concession stand

100 Oakwood Ave Danville

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50 acre park Lighted softball diamond Playground Soccer field Football field Fishing Lighted basketball courts Lighted tennis courts Concession stand Picnic area

FETCH DOG PARK

At Espenschied Park, located on Kimball north of E. Voorhees., Danville

DANVILLE PARKS

• Lighted tennis courts • Playground equipment • Picnic areas

ELLSWORTH PARK

For Rules & Regulations – www.FetchDogPark.org or email info@FetchDogPark.org

• 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

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Basketball courts Tennis courts Concession stand Horseshoe pits Lighted ball diamond Pavilion Picnic areas and shelter All New Skate Park

ELMWOOD PARK

411 Elmwood St., Danville

• Sandlot • Softball field • Community center • Playground • Lighted basketball courts

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Concession stand Picnic areas Sand volleyball Lighted softball/ baseball field, basketball courts, tennis courts • Lighted • Playground, Municipal Pool and spray park

HARRISON PARK CLUBHOUSE

1300 W Voorhees St., Danville 217.431.2270

• Available to the public • Full kitchen for caterers

LIBERTY PARK

200 E. Liberty Lane, Danville

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LINCOLN PARK

WINTER PARK

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• 26 acre park • Several softball diamonds • Sand volleyball • Concession stand • Spray park

1000 Logan 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.

900 E. Winter Ave. Danville

MEADE PARK

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• Lighted baseball/softball • Basketball court • Concession stand • Sports field • Playground • Tennis court

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DANVILLE PARKS

DANVILLE PARKS

20 S. Oregon St. (or east Main St.) Danville


CHURCH DIRECTORY

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Vermilion County, Illinois

CITY / COUNTY INFORMATION

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.

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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

EDUCATION

BUSINESS

Vermilion Advantage 28 W. North Street, Danville 217.442.6201 www.vermilionadvantage.com

TOURISM

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.

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

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

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


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.

Vermilion Advantage

28 W. North St., Danville, IL 61832 (217) 442-6201 • (800) 373-6201 Fax: (217) 442-6228 www.vermilionadvantage.com

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

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Major Employers

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.

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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 • • • • • • • • • •

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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


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Schools, Churches, & Daycare

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-

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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.

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grams, and the fact that 96-100% of graduates go on to attend college. All in an environment based on faith principles.

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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

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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).

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.


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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.

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 Women’s

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HEALTHCARE

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

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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 area’s largest employer, and the place for excellent care for our nation’s heroes.

Danville Polyclinic

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