Area Information



Sangamon County, formed in 1821, features the state capital of Springfield and an economy based in government, healthcare, education and tourism.


On average, Springfield enjoys 200 days of sunshine each year. High temperatures in July reach 87 degrees, while January lows tumble to around 18. Annual rainfall is approximately 35 inches and yearly snow accumulation is about 22.5 inches.



Educational needs in our community are served by Springfield Public Schools. The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses comprising the University of Illinois system. UIS features a small but diverse student body and faculty. Memorial Medical Center is an acute-care hospital providing inpatient and outpatient care. The flagship facility of Hospital Sisters Health System; St. John’s Hospital is a 431-bed medical center serving central and southern Illinois.


Central Illinois offers various opportunities including Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area which boasts forest, farmland, hill prairie, scattered wetlands and two major creeks. Covering 4,260 acres, Lake Springfield is the largest municipally owned lake in Illinois. Henson Robinson Zoo, Lincoln Memorial Gardens and Route 66 are also popular destinations locally. The International Route 66 Mother Road Festival showcases vintage vehicles, delicious food, live music and entertainment in the heart of Historic Downtown Springfield.

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