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Welcome to one of the fastest growing areas of Illinois.

McLean County is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital. Bloomington-Normal is easily accessible from any city, with access from Interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as daily Amtrak service and flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport. 


We are proud to be the headquarters for State Farm Insurance, COUNTRY Financial and the renowned BEER NUTS. We have outstanding hotels, notable restaurants, and unique attractions. We are proud to be a stop on the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Trail. The Children’s Discovery Museum, David Davis Mansion, and the McLean County Museum of History are just a few of our many attractions. Enjoy premier entertainment with the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Cellular Coliseum or events on the campuses of Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. Our diversity in business, education and celebrated hospitality continues to make Bloomington-Normal a remarkable place to live and visit.

We’re a community in the forefront of alternative energy sources like ethanol, biofuels, and wind power. Doing business in our community and with our citizens provides opportunities to work with several of the largest companies in North America, including State Farm and Country Financial. We’ve been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, one of the top 25 cities for recent college graduates, and one of the best small places for business and careers.


Your visit or prospective residence in this dynamic community will find rewards like a high quality education from Pre School to graduate level degrees, trade training by leading labor instructors and a quality of life second to none. Explore the variety of arts and culture in the community by visiting one of our historical sites, attending a show at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts or visiting one of many community events that occur each and every week!


McLean County is great for business, great for education, and great for families.


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