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AFC Schools

Elementary (815)456-2325
Junior/Senior High (815) 453-7461
AFC Boosters (815) 456-2846
PTO (815) 456 4278


First Congregational UCC of Lee Center, (815) 456-8804

First Presbyterian Church, USA, 106 S. Walnut Street, (815) 456-2462

St. Paul's Lutheran Church (ELCA), 107 W. Lahman, (815) 456-2457 or (815) 732-1405

United Methodist Church, 223 Middle Street, (815) 456-2379

Community Resources

American Legion Post #497, (815) 456-2446

Franklin Grove Area Business Association, (815) 456-3030

Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, (815)456-2695

Franklin Grove Cemetery Association, (815) 456-2400

Franklin Creek State Park (Preservation Committee & Shelter Reservations), (815) 456-2718

Franklin Grove Summer Harvest Festival Committee, (815) 994-8609

Franklin Grove Township Office, (815) 456-3400

Franklin Grove Woman's Club, (815) 456-3400

Illinois Route 66

Illinois Tourism Office

Kreider Services Group Home, (815) 456-2708

Lee County 4-H Club, (815) 456-2531

Lee County Genealogical Society

Lee County Historical Society

Lee County Homemakers Education Association China Unit, (815) 456-2477

Lee County Tourism Council, (815) 288-1840 or (Toll Free: 877-833-8687)

Nachusa Grasslands

Scouts, (815) 456-2335

T.O.P.S., (815) 456-2519

Government Organizations

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Food Safety (US Department of Health & Human Services)

Lee County Health Department


State of Illinois

United States: Official Guide to Government Information & Services

Village of Franklin Grove

Village Contacts:

President: David Atkinson, 440-3830
Village Clerk/Treasurer: Stephanie Sprague, 440-2616

Community  Development: Heather Grove 815-994-8609
Finance: Shaun Thompson 815-677-7988
Properties: Paul Erisman 815-535-1688
Street & Alleys: Nick Sprague 815-973-0705
Tourism: John Nicholson 815-218-0274
Water & Sewer: Amanda Lanning 815-990-3787
Disposal Plant: 456-2501
Public Works Superintendent: 440-4631
Streets & Alleys Superintendent: 440-4632
Tris Brumbly, Zoning Officer: 757-6903
Water Department: 456-2501

Village Services:

Fire Department (815) 456-2350

Lee County Sheriff (815) 284-6631

Park Board (815) 456-2850

Public Library (815) 456-2823

Public Library Board (815) 456-2546, meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Road Commissioner (815) 456-2854

Township Supervisor (815) 456-2348

Village Board (815) 456-2516, Meets the 2nd Monday of each month

Village Hall (815) 456-2131

Garbage pick up is every Tuesday and Friday

Historic Sites

Chaplin Creek Village Sponsored by the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society
1715 Whitney Rd, PO Box 20   |  (815) 456- 2382   |
Open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 12 - 4PM on Sat & Sun. The site can be open by appointment at other times & is available for special events.

Franklin Creek State Natural Area & Grist Mill
1893 Twist Rd.   |   (815) 456-2718   |
The Grist Mill is open for tours April through Oct: Sat & Sun: 12 - 4 PM. Other time by appointment.

Lincoln Highway Association National Tourism Headquarters
136 N Elm St.    |   (815) 456-3030   |
Open Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 4 PM; Sun: 12 - 4 PM

Living History Antique Machine Association
(815) 284-3030
Nachusa Grasslands
8772 S. Lowden Road   |   Phone: 815-456-2340
The Nature Conservancy Open Year Round.


Google Books

Read Kiddo Read 

Great site dedicated to helping make children readers for life. Suggestions on books and more information for anyone with a child in their life.


In-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels including many newer books that aren't covered by the older study guide sites.

Students, Teachers & Researchers

Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker 

The fastest way to create accurate, comprehensive works cited lists.

Fantastic Fiction

First Search 

Electronic access to abstracts of journal articles and scholarly publications, Internet resources, index to journal articles. In addition there are more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles available. To access First Search an authorization and password are required. These may be obtained by contacting the library.

Home Schooling

Resources and information.

Students: College & College Prep

Illinois Business Degree Schools List

Illinois business school database

Comprehensive college guide with admissions test prep and college search database with rankings

Teaching Degrees
Search for schools that offer teaching degrees

The Best Colleges

Browse ratings and choose the colleges or universities that meet your needs.

Students: Scholarships & Financial Aid


Refinance student loans

How to Find Scholarships

Federal Student Aid from the US Department of Education

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and look into other financial aid options 


Resources for consolidating your student loans

Student Loan Report

Guide to paying for college: financial aid, scholarships, savings, & student loans

Cost of Living Calculator (MoneyGeek)
State & Local Business, Insurance, and Government Contacts (not government site)

Angie's List

Annual Credit Report Help finding top apartments to rent

Best Trade Schools

Best Trade Schools Programs

Digital Librarian A librarian's choice of the best of the Web

Kelley Blue Book Trusted source for vehicle valuation.

Physicians Desktop Reference Resources and information on health topics, prescription drugs and more.

Family Health Information for the whole family.

Illinois Hospital Report Card Consumer guide to health care.

Grocery Coupons

HotPads Apartment finder

Green Home Guide

Planet Green

Earth 911

Appliance 411

Jigsaw Puzzle Games

Games For The Brain

Online Manuals

Recipe Source

Kids Recipes

Recipe Goldmine

Pet Finder

Traffic & Road Information

Mom's Minivan Car Games, Travel Games, Etc.



Frommer's Travel Guide

Pet Travel Guides

Public Records Resource Aggregates billions of public records into one easy-to-use interface and manages the information with cutting-edge privacy technology

Self Storage

Cheap Flights

Info Please All the knowledge you need.

RefDesk Fact Checker for the Internet

Presidential History

Online Reputation Checker

Refinance Student Loans – 15 minutes & 3 Simple Steps an inclusive city and cost of living guide highlighting information from multiple states

Energy Usage Calculator

STD PREVENTION AND TESTING: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN is a nonprofit that provides free immigration services for Work Permits, DACA, and Citizenship.

Assisted Living Illinois

Assisted Living Options Near Me

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