Community Organizations

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

Address: PO Box 294, McLean, IL 61754

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, adopt-a-pot program on the square, and annual Red Cross blood drive.

Curbside recycling and the new mural honoring Shorty Ruble on the square are among the group’s recent accomplishments.


Mt. Hope–Funks Grove Park District
107 N. West St

PO Box 33

McLean, IL 61754

phone: 309-874-2382 / fax: 309-874-2383



Jennifer Denham, President

Jennifer Bryant, Vice President

Connie Lee, Treasurer

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
213 E. Spencer St.


American Legion Auxiliary
Bonnie Shifflet, President

Diana Breakville, Vice President

Contact: Bonnie Schultz


Primary goal: Support American Legion Post 573 (McLean)
Primary activity:  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. 


McLean Civic League
PO Box 161
Linda Biehl
The group is committed to bringing a community spirit to McLean, IL. We assist groups with community projects and put on community events.


Mt. Hope Township Food Pantry
104 W. Carlisle St.
Mt. Hope Township Office: Daryl Yoder: 309-277-7008
Marsha Runge: 309-874-2355 or 309-824-8349
Helping meet the needs of families in the community.


Triangle of Opportunity
The Mission of the Triangle of Opportunity is to increase and support the economic base of the area, regional educational opportunities, and leadership experiences for Triangle citizens through dynamic, mutually supportive interaction in order to ultimately enhance the quality of life in the Triangle Area.