Guides

    • Athens

      In the City of Athens, we are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. Small town values, guided growth,…

    • Auburn

      The City of Auburn, Illinois is located at the crossroads of State Routes 104 and 4. Only minutes from the State Capital and just one and a half hours from…

    • Chatham

      Chatham is located in what was once open prairie between Lick Creek and Panther Creek in Sangamon County, which at that time was about the center of the new state…

    • New Berlin

      The village was founded in 1865 by a community of mostly German immigrants. Only a very few buildings from the original village still remain on the town’s main thoroughfare, old…

    • Pleasant Plains

                        In an effort to re-connect to its historical roots, the Pleasant Plains Historical Society was created by mayor Jim Verkuilan and…

    • Riverton

      The Village of Riverton has an interesting early history. Published sources provide very little detail to the complicated web of owners and residents of the community. The village’s origins go…

    • Rochester

      Rochester is a multi-faceted community, a village that has retained its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere despite being located only a few miles from a metropolitan area. What began as…

    • Sherman

      Sherman, Illinois is located north of Springfield, the capital of Illinois. In 1858, four men, Virgil Hickox, Cornelius Flagg, Joseph Ledlie and David Sherman bought, surveyed and platted what is…

    • Springfield

      Settlement of the area began in 1820 when John Kelly built a cabin on what is now the corner of Second and Jefferson streets. Originally named Calhoun for U.S. Senator…

    • Williamsville

      A small village in the center of Illinois, Williamsville is the product of generations of residents who have volunteered and cooperated to build a community of progress. Here you will…