Place:Villa Grove, Douglas, Illinois, United States

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NameVilla Grove
TypeCity
Coordinates39.864°N 88.159°W
Located inDouglas, Illinois, United States
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Villa Grove is a city in Douglas County, Illinois, along the Embarras River. The population was 2,537 at the 2010 census.


Villa Grove was chartered in 1903. It was first used by the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad for being exactly halfway between Chicago and St. Louis. It was also known for its Pancake Festivals, which have since been replaced by the Ag Days celebration. In 1923, Villa Grove's high school basketball team, the Blue Devils, defeated Rockford 32-29 to win the Illinois state high school basketball championship.

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