The History of Westchester St. Joseph Catholic High School Westchester (population 16,718) is located in far northeastern Illinois in the middle-western portion of Cook County. U.S. Route 12/45 (Mannheim Road) passes through Westchester and connects it to Interstate Highway 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) which passes by the north side of town. Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) also passes […]

Lemont Mt. Assisi Academy High School Building The History of Lemont Mt. Assisi Academy    Lemont (population 13,100) is located in far northeastern Illinois in the southwest corner of Cook County. The city is located on Lemont Road between Interstate Highway 55 and Illinois Route 171. The Des Plaines River and the Sanitary Drainage and Ship Canal both […]

Bloomington Majors Female College Courtesy of McLean County Museum of History   The History of Bloomington Major’s Female College Bloomington (population 75,000) is located in the center of the state of Illinois in McLean County, and is considered a hub of activity for transportation. Interstates 39, 57, & 74 travel around the city and its neighbor, Normal. […]

Woodson High School Building 1947 Submitted by Beth Crowcroft Wisdom The History of Woodson High School Woodson (population 559) is located in lower-western Illinois in the southwest portion of Morgan County. Illinois Route 267 and State Highway 967 both travel through Woodson. Route 67 connects Woodson to Interstate Highway 72 about four miles lto the north. The Spoon […]

The “Old” Winslow High School Building Winslow, Illinois The History of Winslow High School Winslow (population 345) is located in far northwestern Illinois on Illinois Route 73 at the Wisconsin state line.  A nearby town of note might be Freeport located about 15 miles southeast of Winslow.  The northwestern Stephenson County town has one river running […]

Wapella High School Courtesy of David Taylor Wapella High School 1913 – 1923 Wapella Grade School after 1923 (courtesy of David Taylor) The History of Wapella High School   The town of Wapella (population 651) is located on U.S. Route 51 about five miles north of Clinton in northern DeWitt County. This places Wapella about 40 miles northwest of […]

Wyanet High School A special thank you to Sheila Yourek for the photos and extra information she provided Wyanet HS Inscription Courtesy of Deanna Foran The History of Wyanet High School Wyanet (population 991) is located on US Route 6 / 34 approximately 7 miles west of Princeton.  Information is needed on the origin of the town.  The Wyanet […]

Worden High School Building Submitted by Cody Cutter Worden Downtown Area 2016 The History of Worden High School Worden (population 905) is located in the lower portion of western Illinois. The town sits in northeast Madison County on Possum Hill Road about one mile west of Interstate Highway 55 and Illinois Route 4. Three railroads, the Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, […]