Community Organizations

C.O.R.E of McLean: Community Organization for Revitalization and Expansion

Mailing Address: PO Box 294, McLean, IL 61754
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Katie Funk, President
Kristen Bernas, Vice President
Tom Ludlam, Treasurer

A nonprofit 501(c)3 community group working to beautify and enhance McLean to build community pride, attract new residents and tourists, bolster the local economy, and improve the lives of current residents.

Projects include the annual Get Your 6.6 on Route 66 run/walk and the adopt-a-pot program on the square. Curbside recycling, the new mural honoring Shorty Ruble on the square, and three new welcome signs are among the group’s most recent accomplishments.

Mt. Hope–Funks Grove Park District

Address: 107 N. West St, McLean
Phone: 309-874-2382 / fax: 309-874-2383
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Jennifer Denham, President
Carly Schultz, Vice President
Kari Leach, Treasurer
Linda Hawker, Secretary
Grace Nichols, Trustee

Events include the Independence Day Celebration, Halloween Party, and Boys Basketball League. Amenities include the fitness center, gym, playground, baseball diamond with concession stand, basketball court, tennis court, pavilion, and two rental rooms.

American Legion Burger-Benedict Post 573

Address: 213 E. Spencer St, McLean

American Legion Auxiliary

Contact: Bonnie Schultz

Bonnie Shifflet, President
Diana Breakville, Vice President

The primary goal of the Auxiliary is to support American Legion Post 573 (McLean). Their primary activity is the annual Veterans’ Day Turkey Dinner held on Veterans Day at the Mt. Hope Township Community Hall. In the past, they have held Feather Parties, Bingo Night, Soup Suppers, St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage meal, Sunday a.m. breakfasts, noon meal for the Fall Festival (when it was in existence), and sponsored a 5K run.

They meet as needed (approximately quarterly), but do not have a set meeting schedule. Meetings are usually in the basement of the Mt. Hope Township Community Hall.

Mt. Hope Township Food Pantry

Address: 104 W. Carlisle St, McLean
Daryl Yoder (Mt. Hope Township Office): 309-277-7008
Marsha Runge: 309-874-2355 or 309-824-8349

The mission of the Mt. Hope Township Food Pantry is to meet the needs of families in the community. 

Triangle of Opportunity


The purpose of the "Triangle" is to improve the quality of life for the residents in the area bound (and adjacent) to interstates 74, 55, and 155. They host a bike tour in the area every year and strive to: support an increasing in the economic development base for our area, promote and support regional educational opportunities, support establishment of recreational activities/facilities, support the establishment of new businesses and business retention, and promote tourism in our communities.