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Jacksonville is located in west central Illinois in Morgan County about 25 miles west of Springfield and just north of Interstate 72 25 miles east of the Illinois River and 5 miles northwest of Lake Jacksonville.

The town is home to Illinois College, Jacksonville School of Practical Nursing and MacMurray College. The latter was originally founded as the Illinois Conference Female Academy.

Jacksonville sponsors several interesting and fun-filled events each year including the "Prairie Heritage Steam Show and Fall Festival Days", the "Car Show and Cruise Nite", "Chautauqua" and the "Potowatomi Trail Pow Wow".

On an historical note, the Gov. Joseph Duncan Mansion, used from 1834 to 1838, is the only official governor's mansion outside Springfield.

Education Heartland School of Business | Jacksonville School of Practical Nursing |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Middendorf Bros Auctioneers& Real Estate |

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11/28 Coming to The area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.