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Plano, Illinois is located on Route 34 approximately 55 miles southwest of Chicago and 15 miles south of I-88 in the Fox River Corridor. Plano is located in Kendall County and has a current population of over 9,000 residents.
Plano boasts a unique combination of agriculture, business and industry. Plano Molding is one of the largest manufacturers of plastic tackle boxes. Menard’s has a distribution center located in Plano.
Plano has a WalMart Superstore and several more shopping centers, medical facilities and recreation areas are nearby, including Silver Springs State Park and Cedardell Golf Club. Valley West Community Hospital is located in nearby Sandwich, Illinois (5 miles) and the nearest regional trauma centers, Provena-Mercy Center Hospital and Rush-Copley Hospital, and are both approximately 20 miles away. Rush-Copley has an Urgent Care Center in Yorkville (5 miles).
The local YMCA and library offer a variety of activities for all ages year round. Locally sponsored baseball, softball and youth tackle football leagues offer enjoyment for many boys and girls. Year round programs are also offered for children by the Indian Valley Theater Group, Kendall County Forest Preserve and other agencies.
Cultural events are offered in the area by the Paramount Arts Center in Aurora, Rialto Theater in Joliet, Waubonsee Community College, Joliet Junior College, Aurora University, the Sandwich Opera House and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Plano boasts a historic bed and breakfast. There are eight churches in the community of Plano.
The Farnsworth House, built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951 and located in Plano, is one of the the most famous examples of modernist domestic architecture and was considered unprecedented in its day. The Farnsworth House is located on a 62-acre secured private estate, but tours are available and reservations are encouraged.
The schools are supported by many local service organizations like the Plano Education Foundation and Community Coalition for Character. Parents in the community have also joined together to form the Plano Parent’s Association, Sports Boosters and Music Boosters, which support the students. The community is also proud of the following volunteer organizations: American Legion, Blue Knights of Illinois, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Golden Harvesters, Plano's PAST (historic group), Illinois Order of Odd Fellows, Plano Junior Women’s Club, Plano Kiwanis Club, Plano Lions Club, Rotary Club of Plano and Sunbeam Masonic Lodge.
Waubonsee Community College opened a Plano Campus, east of town, in January 2011. Waubonsee's new Plano Campus significantly increases access to educational resources for residents of the surrounding communities. As a comprehensive campus, students are able to earn a complete associate degree entirely at this location or take Workforce Development, Adult Education or Community Education non-credit classes.