Tolono is a small town of 3,400 residents located just south of Savoy and north of Pesotum. The modern Tolono Public Library offers many programs for the town’s residents, and even provides free use of a meeting room along with some other wonderful services.

The Tolono Park District, formed in 1975, is currently working on raising the money necessary to purchase the old Unity Junior High School property. The acreage would allow the park district to expand its services to the community.


1990 2000 2010
Village of Tolono 2,600 3,447
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


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Tolono is home to the Unit #7 School District, which serves the educational needs of the towns of Tolono, Philo, Sidney, Sadorus, and Pesotum.

Tolono has an elementary school, junior high and high school.

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.


Tolono is located 5 miles south of Savoy and Champaign-Urbana on State Route 45 and 5 miles from I-57.


Rantoul Aviation Center and Willard Airport (CMI) to Chicago and Dallas.
Charter flights are available through Flightstar at CMI.

Rail service

Amtrak (passenger)
Canadian National(commercial)
Norfolk Southern (commercial) A 1,000 acre mega site is located on this line.

Arts & Culture

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


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 Hospital, Urbana
  • Christie Clinic, Champaign

Contact Information

Robert Jeffrey Holt
Village President

PO Box 667
Tolono, IL 61880-0667