Welcome to the Village of McLean, Illinois website! Located on Route 66 at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route 136, McLean is a quiet, friendly community that is proud to be the home of the historic Dixie truck stop and diner. On this site, you’ll find a lot of useful information about our town, from the calendar of events and details about local businesses and attractions to village meeting agendas and minutes. Not finding what you’re looking for? Contact us and let us know what you’d like to see on the site! Also, feel free to submit your nonprofit community events for inclusion on the calendar or information about your local business for the directory. We’d love to hear from you!




5th Annual Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the event this year! CORE of McLean is proud to report that they had a record number of registrants at 198! Race results for timed participants can be found here. Mark your calendar for next year’s event on Saturday, August 24, 2019!


New Welcome Signs Are in Place!

A big thank you to the CORE of McLean for their fundraising and organizing efforts, Scott Lindley for the beautiful design, and the Village of McLean staff for their hard work in installing the signs. They look great!

Adopt-a-Pots Brightening up the Square

Thank you to the CORE of McLean for organizing the 2nd Annual Adopt-a-Pot program and to the following local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who sponsored a pot:

  • Arcadia
  • Gus and Linda Canfield
  • Classic Concrete
  • Joy Compton
  • CORE of McLean
  • Evergreen FS
  • Funks Grove Heritage Fruits & Grains
  • The Geisel Family
  • Hotel Arcadia
  • Illinois Valley Construction
  • Kimberlyn Wood Crafters
  • The Leach Family
  • Sherry McGuire
  • Mt. Hope–Funks Grove Library
  • Pinball Paradise
  • Sonia Smith
  • The Village of McLean

New Route 66 Development in the Works

Planning is underway for an expanded Route 66 attraction in the area south and west of the McLean Depot (across from the Dixie/Road Ranger). Click here for more details.