Welcome!

We’re a group of volunteers who are passionate about the Village of McLean. We always welcome new members who want to join us in fulfilling our mission: building community pride, attracting new residents and tourists, bolstering the local economy, and improving the lives of residents.

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Save the Water Tower

So far we have raised just over ⅓ of our goal in the GoFundMe that we've organized to help us offset the costs of our efforts to save our historic water tower. As we continue to await transfer of ownership of the water tower to us from the Village, please consider contributing today and helping us spread the word! Or, donate through our website or send a check to PO Box 294, McLean, IL 61754.

Mark Your Calendar!

- *NEW DATE* Saturday 5/11/24, 2-4 pm: Community Clean-Up Day
-Saturday 8/24/24, 8 am: Get Your 6.6 on Route 66 run/walk

Events Calendar

Find out what’s going on in the Village! We strive to include all community-wide events and meetings. If you know of something going on and you want it included on our calendar, send us an email at info@coreofmclean.org and we’ll be happy to include it!

Join us at one of our regular monthly meetings!

Note that no regular monthly meetings are held in December.

Who We Are

Established in 2011 through the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs MAPPING program, CORE (Community Organization for Revitalization and Expansion) of McLean is a nonprofit 501(c)3 community group made up of volunteers dedicated to helping McLean thrive. 

Our Purpose

CORE seeks to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors. Through service to our community, we will enhance our assets, preserve our history, and advocate for growth of local businesses.

Our Mission

CORE is a nonprofit 501(c)3 community organization working to beautify McLean, build community pride, attract new residents and tourists, bolster the local economy, and improve the lives of residents. Our volunteers identify projects that improve the community and drive tourism. Volunteers plan projects, gather materials, execute projects, and maintain undertakings.

Our Vision

McLean is a vibrant community with many attractions and historical sites, and holds seasonal festivals, events, and activities for all ages. Visitors and residents alike enjoy easy access from the crossroads of I-55 and Route 136 to a variety of parks and modern health and recreational facilities. Tourists travel the Mother Road, Route 66, to visit McLean’s beautiful village square and rapidly growing business district with a variety of unique shops and a farmers’ market. A business-friendly community, McLean offers a variety of incentive programs to assist business owners in starting, relocating, or expanding a business in this idyllic village.

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Our Values

Service to our Neighbors

Pride in our Past

Progress in our Present

Prosperity in our Future