The Village of Savoy, incorporated in 1956, with a population of 7,280 maintains a quality of life typically associated with small Midwestern towns, including quiet, uncongested neighborhoods and a responsive government. Note that Champaign-Urbana is contiguous with Savoy and has a combined population of 129,585. The community also prides itself in having a unique range of recreational activities, a great deal of cultural and ethnic diversity, prime opportunities for continued education with the University of Illinois and Parkland College just miles away and abundant restaurants and nightlife in the metro area.

Savoy is home to the University of Illinois’ Willard Airport, and also to the University’s golf facility.


1990 2000 2010
Village of Savoy 4,476 7,280
Champaign County 173,025 179,669 201,081
State of Illinois 11,430,602 12,419,293 12,830,632

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


In-depth information visit Great Schools Great Life.
Champaign Unit #4 has received the 2006 “What Parents Want” award by SchoolMatch, the nation’s largest school selection consulting firm. Only 16% of public schools nationwide have received this honor.

University Laboratory High School (“Uni High”) has been recognized as a “public elite” school by Newsweek magazine. Uni High also counts three Nobel Prize winners and a Pulitzer Prize winner among it’s distinguished alumni.

Higher Education

Parkland College

Parkland College is primarily a two-year college offering vocational and transfer degrees in over 100 different areas. Parkland also offers advanced degrees through partnerships with Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Springfield, Franklin University, Olivet-Nazarene University, and Greenville College. Parkland also offers nine sports teams and numerous student organizations.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. Eleven alumni of UIUC, including nine university faculty, have been named Nobel Prize Laureates, and 18 alumni and two faculty members are Pulitzer Prize recipients. UIUC campus is also home to the largest public university library in the world, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the renowned Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and 19 Division I sports teams.


Champaign is located at the juncture of three intersections (I-57 which runs north-south, and I-72 & 1-74 that run east-west)

Public Transportation

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD)
Airport: Willard Airport (CMI) to Chicago and Dallas.
Charter flights are available through Flightstar.

Rail service

Amtrak (passenger)
Illinois Central (commercial)
Norfolk Southern (commercial)

Average commute time: 13.7 minutes
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has been recognized as the 7th best transportation system in America, as well as being a two-time recipient of the American Public Transit Associations Outstanding Achievement Award.

Arts & Culture

Champaign is home to a diverse array of artistic and cultural opportunities, ranging from the thriving downtown that a vibrant entertainment district featuring upscale restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and nightlife in a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere to numerous music venues, such as Krannert Center for the Performing Arts which hosts more than 300 performances a year in it’s four venues. Champaign is also home to the Boneyard Arts Festival and Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival, held each spring at the historic Virginia Theatre.

For more information on Champaign’s arts and culture, please visit 40N/88W, the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council.


The Champaign Park District offers 14 facilities and a variety of programming for children, adults, seniors and special needs individuals in diverse areas including sports, fitness, cultural arts, and special events. The Champaign County Forest Preserve boasts more than 3,500 scenic acres throughout the county. Activities include fishing, boating,  hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding, golfing and swimming. For more information on recreational opportunities, please contact the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Health Facilities

  • Carle, Urbana
  • Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana
  • Christie Clinic, Champaign

Contact Information

Richard Helton
Village Manager

611 North Dunlap
Savoy, Illinois 61874