A peaceful rural village that offers the luxury of quiet and unhurried living within easy reach of everything you need. Flanagan is located on Illinois Route 116, just 12 miles West of Pontiac. The town of Streator is 20 miles to the North and Bloomington-Normal is 35 minutes to the South. Peoria is less than an hour drive to the West and a two hour drive to the North will get you to Chicago.
Bus and Amtrak services are available in nearby towns.
Patrick, Edward and Peter Flanagan arrived in Nebraska Township, Livingston County, Illinois in 1857. The village was laid out and plotted in 1880 by the brothers and named after them. The first building was a store erected in a cornfield in 1880 by James Gilman who carried a small stock of goods.
The village was later incorporated on August 3rd, 1882.
While Flanagan provides excellent country living, the village is not lacking in the necessities. The village is blessed with a marvelous supply of good, clear artesian water. A new sewer system was completed in 1980 and is regularly maintained. The Flanagan-Graymont Fire Protection District maintains a well-trained and equipped volunteer force for fires and storm watches. The Flanagan Ambulance Service is manned by certified EMTs who continue to train and serve the community.
Village of Flanagan provides the following services:
- Garbage Pickup – Every Monday Morning
- Recycling – Every Other Monday Morning
- Brush/Branch Pickup – Every Monday Morning
- Water/Garbage Bills – Sent Every Month
- Bills must be turned in by 3 p.m. at the Drop Box
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