Welcome to Campus, IL

Campus IL is a small town in the rural Midwest.  Central Illinois is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  Campus IL residents and visitors can experience a beautiful sunset in the evening after a day on what many city folks would call “the farm.”  To we country folk, we call it “town.”  It is a town in which you can blink and you are through, but if you keep your eyes wide open, please take a few minutes to turn into town and understand what makes Campus IL tick.

Main Street in Campus IL

Main Street  in Campus IL
Campus was once home to many businesses including general stores, barbers, blacksmiths, restaurants and a hotel, grain, coal and brick companies. Today what remains is...

Campus Community Building

Campus Community Building
The former Campus school house built in 1950.  This two-room school house taught grades 1-3 and grades 5-7.  The school closed in the 1980s and...

Campus Open-Air Pavilion

Campus Open-Air Pavilion
This Campus Rocks sign can be found in the open air pavilion behind the community building.

Maguire General Store & Post Office in Campus IL

Maguire General Store & Post Office in Campus IL
Next to the bank is what used to be a general store – Maguire’s General Store & Post Office.  One of two stores in town...

Sacred Heart Convent School in Campus, IL

Sacred Heart Convent School in Campus, IL
What began in 1898 as a convent school across the street from Sacred Heart Church in Campus has recently been converted into an apartment building.

The Old Watering Trough in Campus, IL

The Old Watering Trough in Campus, IL
On the state list of historical sites you’ll find the old watering trough harkening back to the time before automobiles.