Livingston County

Small town charm, Michelin-starred chefs and close to Chicago make Livingston County a great place to call home.


The Livingston County area possesses quintessential small-town charm while eloquently providing its residents with award-winning educational opportunities, first-class healthcare, Midwest family values and unique amenities given our close proximity to Chicago. For Livingston County, living in America’s Heartland means farm to fork dining opportunities with meals prepared by acclaimed Michelin-rated chefs who regularly visit our local farmsteads which supply their fare. Historic Route 66 comes alive in the Livingston County area towns of Chenoa, Dwight, Odell, and Pontiac with over 50,000 visitors flocking to experience one of our four museums flanking Pontiac’s historic town square. Livingston County area residents warmly welcome and encourage you to experience the best of the Midwest with us!

Well Known People of Woodford County:

Actress Moira Harris was born in Pontiac. She graduated from Illinois State University and during her time in college she met her husband, actor Gary Sinise. She has starred in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Breakdown and several other films.

Children’s author, Irene Hunt grew up in Pontiac. She was honored with runner-up of the Newbery Medal for the first book she wrote titled, Across Five Aprils.

Skottie Young lived in Fairbury and today is a children’s book illustrator and comic book artist. He is well known for his work with Marvel and L. Frank Oz books.



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