The Village of Roanoke is a very special place and has a wide variety of community organizations. Roanoke also has several neat places to visit throughout the year. Please take a moment and check out all our community has to offer!
The Hunzinger Museum has a collection of items depicting the history of Roanoke. Opened in 1984, the Hunzinger Museum is located in the Roanoke Park, fulfilling the dream of brothers, Frank and Sam Hunzinger. Sam Hunzinger had numerous collections, including: Native American artifacts, butterflies, an extensive stamp collection, and photographs, as well as several other items that he wished to be preserved. Sam passed away in 1957. Frank then was left the collections and at his death in 1979, he bequeathed $15,000 to help establish a museum. Today this museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend on Sunday between the hours of 2-5pm and hosts a variety of hobbies and collections on display.
Illinois Prairie District Library – Roanoke Branch
Phone (309) 923-7686
Address: 123 E. Broad Street
Monday 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 12 noon
Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
The Roanoke Library offers a variety of books, periodicals, reference materials, and audio.
Roanoke Post Office
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am-10:00am
Sunday – Closed
American Legion Post 463
Address: 121 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 377
Roanoke, IL 61561
Commander Harley Aeschleman
Senior Vice Commander Dick Schacherbauer
Junior Vice Commander Willis Surratt Sr.
Post Adjutant Mike Ratliffe
Finance Officer Pete Remmers
Sgt. of Arms Mike Adams
Post Adjutant Phone: 309-467-4463
Click here to email Post 463
Sons of the American Legion
Alongside Post 463, Roanoke has a Sons of the American Legion group. For more information, please contact Post 463.
Roanoke Fire Department
The Roanoke Fire Department was established in 1914 and is located at 108 W. Broad Street. The department currently has an ISO rating of 5/5B and utilizes 6 vehicles which include 3 engines, 1 brush truck, 1 rescue unit and 1 tender. The staff is composed of 24 volunteer members. Chief Jeff Smith can be contacted at 309-251-6818 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Facebook page of Roanoke Fire Dept.
Roanoke Park District & Swimming Pool
The Roanoke Park District has several playground areas for children. The Park District is run by the Roanoke Park Board and is a separate taxing body from the Village. The Roanoke Park Board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
The Roanoke Park also has shelters and the park building for gatherings. Shelters are on a first come basis. The park building may be rented by contacting the Yordy residence at 309-923-8681.
The Roanoke Swimming Pool is maintained by the Park District.
The pool hours are:
Monday through Saturday, 1 pm – 4:45 pm and 6:30-8 pm
Sunday 2 pm -7 pm.
The pool phone number is 923-7533. Janelle Bonetto, Manager.
Roanoke-Benson CUSD #60
The Village of Roanoke hosts two of the three wonderful schools in CUSD #60.
Roanoke-Benson High School and Sowers Elementary School (serving grades K-4) share a campus on the north side of the village at 202 W. High Street.
Roanoke-Benson Junior High serves grades 5-8 in nearby Benson, Illinois.
For more information, please visit the school district website at http://www.rb60.com.
IL Secretary of State Office
Phone: (309) 923-6381
Address: 102 N. Sixth Street
Located on the east side of the building.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 8:00 am-5:30 pm*
Wednesday – 8:00 am -5:00pm*
Thursday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm*
Friday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm*
Saturday – 7:30 am – 12:00 pm*
Sunday – Closed
*Road tests for non-CDL licenses are available on these days until 30 minutes before closing or until dark. Road test times may vary depending on the number of customers.
Roanoke-Benson Recreation Association
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 621, Roanoke IL.
RBRA provides opportunities for children in and around the Village of Roanoke to participate in several sport leagues. RBRA is run by the RBRA Board of Directors listed below.
Board of Directors
Chad Martin, President
Jonathan Weber, Vice President
Jim Wacker, Secretary
Scout Troops from the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts all call Roanoke home!
For information about Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, check out the W.D. Boyce Scout Council’s website at http://www.wdboyce.org.
For information about the Girl Scouts, please contact the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois at their website: http://www.getyourgirlpower.org
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