The Illinois Valley Area encompasses an area of more than 600 square miles along the Illinois River, 90 miles southwest of Chicago, at the intersection of two major interstates (I-39 & I-80).
The Illinois Valley Area Chamber and Economic Development Development (IVAC) area incorporates portions of four counties ( Bureau, La Salle, Marshall and Putnam) including the Cities of LaSalle, Oglesby, Peru, Spring Valley and Wenona and 19 surrounding Villages.
In the Illinois Valley Area, you will find a magnificent blend of natural beauty (three beautiful State Parks), history (dating back to the early 1600's), recreational opportunities (year round) and a rapidly, growing economic base (both commercial and industrial). Please take a short visual tour of the Illinois Valley as you peruse this booklet, until you have an opportunity to visit personally.
Welcome to the Illinois Valley Area! ...........a perfect location in which to live and conduct business.
Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC)
The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, a not-for-profit volunteer business organization originally formed in 1910, continues the original mission to
"promote the general industrial, commercial and civic welfare of the area."
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