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Published by ashab, 2019-09-23 11:13:21

McLean County, IL 2019-2020

McLean County, IL Resource & Relocation Guide

2019-2020 Resource & Relocation Guide

County - Illinois



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Published By: CONTENTS

In association with 5 Welcome
6-7 Newcomer Information
Sales Coordinator:
Dustin Doerr 10 Help Hotlines
Ad Designer: 11 Health & Hospitals
Linda Swindler
Book Designer: 13 Local Education
14-15 Entertainment & Fun
Asha Bohannon 18-19 McLean County Map
www.skylinepub.net 20-21 Bloomington-Normal Map
22-23 Home Buyer Information

25 Buyers Mistakes
27 How Much Can You Afford?
28-29 Tips to Selling Your Home

30 Packing Tips
31 Moving Checklist
32 Homefinder Notepad

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Welcome

Welcome to the
Neighborhood

McLean County is located in the beautiful state of Illinois and is the largest county by
land area. Its county seat and largest city is Bloomington. The county was formed in
late 1830 from part of Tazewell County and was named in honor of John McLean,
United States Senator for Illinois. McLean County is also included in the
Bloomington–Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There is plenty to see and do here in the McLean County and Bloomington-Normal
Area. Find some family fun activities, outdoor adventure or do some relaxing with
friends. Come explore the outdoors, do some hiking or biking, go fishing, boating,
golfing or attend an outdoor event. Come grab a bite to eat or do some shopping,
enjoy a live theatre show or explore the historical landmarks around the area. No
matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something here in
beautiful McLean County!

Online Resources: www.mcleancountyil.gov | www.cityblm.org
www.normal.org | www.visitbn.org

How to Use This Resource & Relocation Guide provides you with the essential information you may need in an
This Guide easy to follow format so that your move or visit to the area goes smoothly. We provide telephone

numbers and websites for the people and agencies that can assist with relocating your home or
business. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, calling ahead before attending
a listed event or business is recommended.

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Newcomer Info

Newcomer Information

McLean County Law & Justice Center
104 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL
(309) 434-6650

Post Offices US Post Office US Post Office
213 E. Owsley St. 104 E. Cherry St.
US Post Office Chenoa, IL Le Roy, IL
200 W. North St. (800) 275-8777 (800) 275-8777
Normal, IL
(800) 275-8777 US Post Office US Post Office
401 W. Front St. 301 W. Main St.
US Post Office El Paso, IL Lexington, IL
1211 Towanda Ave. (800) 275-8777 (800) 275-8777
Bloomington, IL
(800) 275-8777

Area Utilities Ameren Illinois AT&T
(309) 452-6711 (800) 331-0500
Bloomington Water Department
(309) 434-2338 Corn Belt Energy Corporation Sprint
(309) 662-5330 (888) 211-4727
Normal Water Department
(309) 454-9563 Verizon
(800) 922-0204
Le Roy Water Works
(309) 962-3901

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Newcomer Info

Police Departments

McLean County Sheriff El Paso Police Lexington Police
104 W. Front St. (309) 527-5340 (309) 365-3871
Bloomington, IL Hudson Police Normal Police
(309) 888-5034 (309) 726-1001 (309) 454-9535
Bloomington Police Le Roy Police
(309) 820-8888 (309) 962-3310
Chenoa Police
(815) 945-7111

Fire Departments El Paso Fire Saybrook Fire
(309) 527-2555 (309) 475-2026
Bloomington Fire Hudson Fire Towanda Fire
(309) 434-2500 (309) 726-1501 (309) 728-2121
Carlock Fire Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire
(309) 376-3221 (309) 874-2532
Chenoa Fire Normal Fire
(815) 945-3231 (309) 454-9689
Downs Fire
(309) 378-2021

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Health

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Health

Excellent health care…
Close to home.

Having good health overall is a major key to a long and healthy life. Finding ways to
take care of your health can aid in recovery and help you feel better daily. Get routine
check-ups and visit your doctor when you're not feeling well. Sometimes, it is hard to
tell whether not feeling well is due to a side-effect of medicine, a symptom of a health
disorder or any other different health problem. Talk to your doctor or other health care
specialist for any other questions or information.

Area Health & Hospitals

McLean County Illinois CancerCare OSF PromptCare: Fort Jesse
Health Department 3105 Magory Dr. 2200 Fort Jesse Rd.
200 W. Front St. Bloomington, IL Normal, IL
Bloomington, IL (309) 662-2102 (309) 661-6280
(309) 888-5450
OSF Children's OSF St. Joseph
Advocate BroMenn Hospital of Illinois Medical Center
Medical Center 302 St. Joseph Dr. 2200 E. Washington St.
1304 Franklin Ave. Bloomington, IL Bloomington, IL
Normal, IL (309) 655-7171 (309) 662-3311
(309) 454-1400
OSF PromptCare: Eastland The Center for Outpatient
Central Illinois Neuro 1505 Eastland Dr. Medicine
Health Sciences Bloomington, IL 2502B E. Empire St.
1015 S. Mercer Ave. (309) 663-2100 Bloomington, IL
Bloomington, IL (309) 662-6120
(309) 662-7500

Dial 911 for Emergencies

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Education

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Education

Where Learning Begins

Education is a very vital tool that is used in the contemporary world to succeed. It is
important because it is used to mitigate most of the challenges faced in life. The
knowledge that is attained through education helps open doors to a lot of opportunities
for better prospects in career growth. Getting a head start in education can help you
succeed in many aspects of your life and help you grow to your full potential.

Local School Districts

Bloomington School Le Roy Community Unit Olympia Community Unit
District 87 School District 2 School District 16
(309) 827-6031 (309) 962-4211 (309) 379-6011

El Paso-Gridley Lexington Community Unit Ridgeview Community Unit
Community Unit School District 7 School District 19
School District 11 (309) 365-4141 (309) 723-5111
(309) 527-4410 McLean County Unit Tri-Valley Community Unit
Heyworth Community Unit School District 5 School District 3
School District 4 (309) 557-4000 (309) 378-2351
(309) 473-3727

Area Colleges & Universities

Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL
(309) 268-8000
Illinois State University
100 N. University St.
Normal, IL
(309) 438-2181
Illinois Wesleyan University
1312 Park St.
Bloomington, IL
(309) 556-1000
Lincoln College
715 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL
(309) 452-0500

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Entertainment & Fun

Wander. Explore. Discover.
From the simple pleasures to a variety of other fun choices there is always some-
thing to entertain just about anyone in the McLean County and Bloomington-Normal
Area. The area offers many beautiful views and a variety of art, music and theater, as
well as other endless possibilites such as shopping, relaxing and more. No matter
what activities you favor, you're sure to find it here!

AMC Classic Normal 14 Castle Gardens David Davis Mansion
201 McKnight St. 1280 P.J. Keller Highway 1000 Monroe Dr.
Normal, IL Lexington, IL Bloomington, IL
(309) 454-1829 (3090 826-9619 (309) 828-1084

Anderson Aquatic Center Challenger Learning Center Eastland Mall
100 S. Maple St. 1500 W. Raab Rd. 1615 E. Empire St.
Normal, IL Normal, IL Bloomington, IL
(309) 454-9550 (309) 268-8701 (309) 663-5361

Arcadia: America’s Playable Children's Discovery Museum Escape Bloomington
Arcade Museum 101 E. Beaufort St. 4 Yount Dr., Ste. 4
107 S. Hamilton St. Normal, IL Bloomington, IL
McLean, IL (309) 433-3444 (309) 585-1559
(3090 287-7125
Community Players Theatre Ewing Cultural Center
Bloomington Center for The 201 Robinhood Ln. 48 Sunset Rd.
Performing Arts Bloomington, IL Bloomington, IL
600 N. East St. (309) 663-2121 (309) 829-6333
Bloomington, IL
(309) 434-2777 Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Fairview Family Aquatic Center
Visitors Center 801 N. Main St.
Braden Auditorium 200 N. Main St. Normal, IL
200 N. University St. Bloomington, IL (309) 454-9555
Normal, IL (309) 827-0428
(309) 438-5444

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Entertainment & Fun

Funk’s Grove McLean County Fairgrounds Rader Family Farms
5257 Old Route 66 1106 Interstate Dr. 1312 Ropp Rd.
Shirley, IL Bloomington, IL Normal, IL
(309) 874-3360 (309) 663-6497 (309) 275-8765

Grady's Family Fun Park McLean County Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm
1501 Morrissey Dr. Museum of History 2676 Ropp Rd.
Bloomington, IL 200 N. Main St. Normal, IL
(309) 662-3332 Bloomington, IL (309) 452-3641
(309) 827-0428
Grossinger Motors Arena Shoppes at College Hills
101 S. Madison St. Miller Park Zoo 314 N. Towanda Ave.
Bloomington, IL 1020 S. Morris Ave. Normal, IL
(309) 434-2843 Bloomington, IL (309) 862-3761
(309) 434-2250
Hazy Hills Golf Course Simpkins War Museum
25258 County Rd. 1350 E. Moraine View State Park 605 E. Cole St.
Hudson, IL 27374 Moraine View Park Heyworth, IL
(309) 726-9200 LeRoy, IL (309) 473-3989
(309) 724-8032
Heartland Theatre Company Sugar Grove Nature Center
1110 Douglas St. New Vision Ovation 4532 N. 725 East Rd.
Normal, IL Cinema Grill McLean, IL
(309) 452-8709 415 Detroit Dr. (309) 874-2174
Bloomington, IL
Highland Park Golf Course (3090 661-2452 Telephone Museum of Gridley
1613 S. Main St. 318 N. Center St.
Bloomington, IL Normal Theater Gridley, IL
(309) 434-2200 209 W. North St. (309) 747-3177
Normal, IL
ISU Center for The (309) 454-9720 The Corn Crib
Performing Arts 1000 W. Raab Rd.
351 S. School St. Old House Society Normal, IL
Normal, IL 214 Douglas St. (309) 454-2255
(309) 438-2535 Bloomington, IL
(309) 820-0548 The Castle Theatre
IWU McPherson Theatre 209 E. Washington St.
2 Ames Plaza Pepsi Ice Center Bloomington, IL
Bloomington, IL 201 S. Roosevelt Ave. (309) 820-0352
(309) 556-3232 Bloomington, IL
(309) 434-2737 The Princess Theater
IWU Westbrook Auditorium 300 E. Center St.
1210 N. Park St. Pheasant Lanes Family Fun LeRoy, IL
Bloomington, IL 804 N. Hershey Rd. (309) 962-2468
(309) 556-3061 Bloomington, IL
(309) 663-8556 Upper Limits Rock Climbing
Marcus Bloomington Cinema 1304 W. Washington St.
1111 Wylie Dr. Prairie Aviation Museum Bloomington, IL
Bloomington, IL 2929 E. Empire St. (309) 829-8255
(309) 828-8015 Bloomington, IL
(309) 663-7632 For information and more
McLean County Arts Center attractions and things to do,
601 N. East St. Prairie Vista Golf Course please visit:
Bloomington, IL 502 W. Hamilton Rd. www.visitbn.org
(309) 829-0011 Bloomington, IL
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