Savoy

Background

The Village of Savoy, incorporated in 1956, with a population of 8,700 (as of 2017) maintains a quality of life typically associated with small Midwestern towns, including quiet, uncongested neighborhoods and a responsive government. 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 area.

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

Population

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

 

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.

Transportation

Direct connection, via three local interstate highways, with all surrounding metropolitan areas.

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 County is home to a diverse array of artistic and cultural opportunities. For more information on Champaign’s arts and culture, please visit 40N/88W, the Champaign County Arts Council.

Recreation

The Savoy Recreation Center offers something for everyone, including summer and intersession camps for youth, fitness classes, activities for adult/seniors and facility rentals.

Health Facilities

  • Carle
  • OSF HealthCare
  • Christie Clinic

Contact Information

Richard Helton
Village Manager

611 North Dunlap
Savoy, Illinois 61874
217.359.5894
www.village.savoy.il.us