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AFC Schools

Elementary (815)456-2325
Middle (815) 456-2323
High (815) 453-7461
AFC Boosters (815) 456-2846
PTO (815) 456 4278

Churches

Church of the Brethren, 121 West North Street, (815) 456-2422 

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

Chaplin Creek Muzzle Loaders, (815)453-2322 or (815) 498-2969

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

Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, (815)990-5090

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) 456-2584 or (815) 456-3030

Franklin Grove Township Office, (815) 456-3400

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

Illinois Atlatl -Association, (815) 456-2305

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

Medicare

State of Illinois

United States: Official Guide to Government Information & Services

Village of Franklin Grove

Village Contacts:

President: David Atkinson, (815) 440-3830

Village Clerk/Treasurer: Stephanie Sprague, (815) 440-2616

Interim Police Chief: B.J. Harney, (815) 456-2131
Community Development: Shantel Schafer, (602) 918-0290

Finance: Shaun Thompson, (815) 677-7988

Properties: Paul Erisman, (815) 535-1688

Streets & Alleys: Nick Sprague, (815) 973-0705

Tourism: KG Green, (504) 377-9708

Water & Sewer: Mike Crofton, (815) 677-1089
Disposal Plant: (815) 456-2501

Public Works Superintendent: (815) 440-4631

Streets & Alleys Superintendent: (815) 440-4632

Tris Brumbly, Zoning Officer: (815) 757-6903

Water Department: (815) 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   |   www.chaplincreek.com
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   |   essex.com/people/fcpac
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   |   lnchwyhq@essex1.com
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.

Reading

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.

SuperSummary 

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Database

Access to a world of reliable information for students, academics, and the general public. Nearly 300 works of reference material in e-book format can be accessed through this link. Each one is fully searchable. This includes titles in areas such as arts, biography, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, religion, science, technology, and more. A password is required for access. This 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

Peterson's
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

BankRate

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 

LendEdu

Resources for consolidating your student loans

Student Loan Report

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

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

Angie's List

Annual Credit Report

ApartmentList.com 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 Doctor.org 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.

Hotels.com

Expedia

Orbitz

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

MYMOVE.com 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

ImmigrationHelp.org is a nonprofit that provides free immigration services for Work Permits, DACA, and Citizenship.