Shannon Community Links

Shannon Chamber of Commerce
Lake Carroll Association
Eastland Schools
Highland Community College
Bethel United Methodist Church
Shannon Baptist Church
Timberlake Playhouse
Prairie Advocate
Catholic Diocese of Rockford


 
Polo Community Links

City of Polo
Lowden State Park
City of Dixon
Polo Chamber of Commerce
Polo Community Unit School District
Polo Public Library
White Pines State Park

Shannon Community
Our community was founded in 1860 by William Shannon. He recognized the potentials of the rich soil, which induced our livelihood ~ agriculture and its related industries. To this day farming has been our strength.

Shannon, Illinois is located in Northwestern Illinois with a population of 930. Shannon is a part of the Eastland School District and is known throughout the area as being one of the most financially sound. Our teachers are very caring and experienced. As a result, our students consistently score above average on State and National tests. Shannon is home for several retail businesses and is a 20-minute drive from Freeport, Illinois. There is a variety of churches, clubs and organizations that help to make Shannon a great place to live. For recreation, there are several parks and golf clubs in the area. The closest 18-hole golf course is located approximately 5 miles away at Lake Carroll, which is the largest man-made lake in the state of Illinois. Property owners at Lake Carroll have access to boating, fishing, swimming, and golfing. Fine dining and banquet facilities are available at the Clubhouse located near the golf course.

Annual Events:

Shannon 4th of July Celebration—Annually

The Shannon Lion’s Club serves a pork chop sandwich supper at the Shannon Lion’s Park. Shannon Lion’s Club and the Shannon Chapter of the American Legion sponsor a fireworks display that rivals many shows seen in larger cities.

Shannon Homecoming Celebration—Labor Day Weekend
On Market Street – in Shannon (IL Route 72)

Events to celebrate include rides and games for children, food stands, daily entertainment, pork chop barbeque and much, much more. The largest parade in Northwestern Illinois begins at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. You don’t want to miss it!


Lake Carroll


Lake Carroll


Lake Carroll


Lake Carroll


Lake Carroll


Shannon Community


Lake Carroll Club House


Lake Carroll Club House


Eastland Middle School


Lake Carroll Golf Course


Lake Carroll Golf Course

 

Polo Community

Come and discover Polo! Explore this site to learn more about our community. The City of Polo (pop. 2500) is located 2 hours west of Chicago and is nestled among a rural setting. Polo was established in 1857 and takes pride in its past with many properties designated on the National Historic Registry.










The White Pines State Park is located 6 miles east of Polo which boasts a virgin stand of White Pine Forest great for hiking. The park also offers camping, fishing, and picnicking. The rustic lodge offers dining and log cabin rentals from March to December.



The Rock River is also within 10 minutes of Polo offering boating, jet skiing, and fishing.

The Polo community offers an outdoor pool and child’s wading pool, Edgewood Golf Course, two city parks with playground equipment, shelters, ball diamonds, basketball courts,
and picnic areas.

Polo also offers 2 medical clinics, dentist office, pharmacy, and other essential businesses.

Annual Events:

Polo Town & Country Days—June

A four day celebration featuring a fireworks display, carnival, amusement rides, festival tent, food stands, parade and more!

Polo Car & Bike Show—August

A one day event showcasing cars of various classes, food court, and entertainment. A day of fun!


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