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Illinois Towns Pronunciation Guide

Pronunciation guide for Illinois place names, compiled by: Donald E. Brown, Associate Professor, News Supervisor, WILL and WILL-FM and Frank E. Schooley, Associate Professor, Director of University Broadcasting. Copyright, 1957.

Division of University Broadcasting, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

PRONUNCIATION KEY:

This pronunciation guide employs the following key to vowel sounds and consonant combinations. (Although there is considerable variation in current practice, this key follows the most common phonetic symbols used in guides prepared by the press associations and broadcasting networks.)  

a is like the a in hat  

ay is like the a in fate  

ah is like the a in arm  

e is like the e in met  

ee is like the ea in heat  

i is like the i in sit  

eye is like the i in ice  

o is like the o in not  

oh is like the o in hoe  

oo is like the oo in shoot  

uh is like the u in cup  

u is like the u in use  

er is like the er in farmer  

k is like the c in cat  

j is like the g in edge  

g is like the g in gun  

ow is like the ow in cow  

oy is like the oy in boy  

aw is like the aw in saw  

air is like the air in hair  

Accented syllables are spelled in capital letters.


A

Abingdon (Knox) AB-ing-duhn 

Adair (McDonough) uh-DAIR 

Adams (Adams) AD-uhmz 

Addieville (Washington) AD-di-vil 

Addison (Du Page) AD-di-suhn 

Aden (Hamilton) AY-den 

Adrian (Hancock) AY-dri-en 

Afolkey (Stephenson) ah-FOHL-kee 

Akin (Franklin) AY-kin 

Albany (Whiteside) AWL-buh-nee 

Albers (Clinton) AL-bers 

Albion (Edwards) AL-bi-uhn 

Alden (McHenry) AWL-den 

Aledo (Mercer) uh-LEED-oh 

Alexander (Morgan) AL-eg-ZAN-der 

Alexis (Warren) uh-LEK-sis 

Algonquin (McHenry) al-GAHN-kwin 

Alhambra (Madison) al-HAM-bruh 

Allendale (Wabash) AL-en-dayl 

Allentown (Tazewell) AL-en-town 

Allenville (Moultrie) AL-en-vil 

Allerton (Vermilion) AL-er-tuhn  

Alma (Marion) AL-muh  

Alpha (Henry) AL-fuh  

Alsey (Scott) AWL-si  

Alta (Peoria) AL-tah  

Altamont (Effingham) AL-tuh-mahnt  

Alton (Madison) AWL-tuhn  

Altona (Knox) al-TOH-nuh  

Alto Pass (Union) AL-toh-PASS  

Alvin (Vermilion) AL-vin  

Amboy (Lee) AM-boy  

Anchor (McLean) ANK-er  

Ancona (Livingston) an-KOH-nuh  

Andalusia (Rock Island) an-duh-LOOZ-yuh  

Andover (Henry) AN-doh-ver  

Anna (Union) AN-nuh  

Annapolis (Crawford) an-NAP-oh-lis  

Annawan (Henry) AN-uh-wahn  

Antioch (Lake) AN-ti-ahk  

Apple River (Jo Daviess) AP-puhl RIV-er  

Appleton (Knox) AP-puhl-tuhn  

Arcola (Douglas) ahr-KOH-luh  

Arenzville (Cass) AHR-uhnz-vil    

Argenta (Macon) ahr-JEN-tuh  

Argo (Cook) AHR-goh  

Arlington (Bureau) AHR-ling-tuhn  

Arlington Heights (Cook) AHR-ling-tuhn HEYETS  

Armington (Tazewell) AHR-ming-tuhn  

Armstrong (Vermilion) AHRM-strong  

Aroma Park (Kankakee) uh-ROH-muh PAHRK  

Arrowsmith (McLean) AIR-roh-smith  

Arthur (Douglas) AHR-thuhr  

Ashkum (Iroquois) ASH-kuhm  

Ashland (Cass) ASH-luhnd  

Ashley (Washington) ASH-lee  

Ashmore (Coles) ASH-mohr  

Ashton (Lee) ASH-tuhn  

Assumption (Christian) uh-SUHMP-shuhn  

Astoria (Fulton) as-TOH-ri-uh  

Athens (Menard) AY-thenz  

Athensville (Greene) AY-thenz-vil  

Atkinson (Henry) AT-kin-suhn  

Atlanta (Logan) at-LAN-tuh  

Atterberry (Menard) AT-ter-ber-ri  

Atwater (Macoupin) AT-wah-ter  

Atwood (Piatt) AT-wood  

Auburn (Sangamon) AW-buhrn  

Augusta (Hancock) aw-GUHS-tuh  

Aurora (Kane) uh-ROHR-uh  

Ava (Jackson) AY-vuh  

Avena (Fayette) uh-VEE-nuh  

Aviston (Clinton) AY-vis-tuhn  

Avon (Fulton) AY-vahn


B

Bader (Schuyler) BAY-der 

Baileyville (Ogle) BAY-li-vil 

Balcom (Union) BAHL-kuhm 

Baldwin (Randolph) BAWLD-win 

Bardolph (McDonough) BAHR-dawlf 

Barnhill (Wayne) BAHRN-hil 

Barrington (Lake) BAIR-ring-tuhn 

Barry (Pike) BAIR-ri 

Barstow (Rock Island) BAHR-stoh 

Bartelso (Clinton) bahr-TEL-soh 

Bartlett (Cook) BAHRT-let 

Basco (Hancock) BAS-koh 

Batavia (Kane) buh-TAY-vi-uh 

Batchtown (Calhoun) BATCH-town 

Bath (Mason) BATH

Bayle City (Fayette) BAYL SIT-i 

Baylis (Pike) BAY-lis  

Beardstown (Cass) BEERDS-town  

Beason (Logan) BEE-suhn  

Beaucoup (Washington) BUHK-koo  

Beaverville (Iroquois) BEE-ver-vil  

Beckemeyer (Clinton) BEK-uh-meye-er  

Beecher (Will) BEE-cher  

Beecher City (Effingham) BEE-cher-SIT-ee  

Belknap (Johnson) BEL-nap  

Belle Prairie (Hamilton) BEL PRER-i  

Belle Rive (Jefferson) BEL REYEV  

Belleview (Calhoun) BEL-vu  

Belleville (Saint Clair) BEL-vil  

Bellflower (McLean) BEL-flow-er  

Bellmont (Wabash) BEL-mahnt  

Bellwood (Cook) BEL-wood  

Belvidere (Boone) BEL-vi-deer  

Bement (Piatt) bee-MENT  

Benld (Macoupin) ben-ELD  

Bensenville (Du Page) BEN-sen-vil  

Benson (Woodford) BEN-suhn  

Bentley (Hancock) BENT-Ii  

Benton (Franklin) BEN-tuhn  

Berlin (Sangamon) BER-lin  

Berwick (Warren) BER-wik  

Berwyn (Cook) BER-win  

Bethalto (Madison) beth-AHL-toh  

Bethany (Moultrie) BETH-uh-nee  

Beverly (Adams) BEV-er-lee  

Bible Grove (Clay) BEYE-buhl GROHV  

Biggsville (Henderson) BIGS-vil  

Big Rock (Kane) BIG ROK  

Bingham (Fayette) BING-uhm  

Birds (Lawrence) BIRDS  

Birkbeck (DeWitt) BIRK-bek  

Birmingham (Schuyler) BIR-ming-ham  

Bishop Hill (Henry) BISH-uhp HIL  

Bismarck (Vermilion) BIZ-mahrk  

Black Hawk (Carroll) BLAK-hawk  

Blackstone (Livingston) BLAK-stohn  

Blairsville (Williamson) BLAIRZ-vil  

Blandinsville (McDonough) BLAN-dinz-vil  

Bloomingdale (Du Page) BLOOM-ing-dayl  

Bloomington (McLean) BLOOM-ing-tuhn  

Blue Island (Cook) BLOO EYE-luhnd  

Blue Mound (Macon) BLOO MOWND  

Bluffs (Scott) BLUHFS    

Bluff Springs (Cass) BLUHF SPRINGS 

Bluford (Jefferson) BLOO-fuhrd 

Boaz (Massac) BOHZ 

Bogota (Jasper) buh-GOH-tuh 

Boles (Johnson) BOHLS 

Bondville (Champaign) BOND-vil 

Bone Gap (Edwards) BOHN GAP 

Bonfield (Kankakee) BAHN-feeld 

Bonnie (Jefferson) BAH-nee 

Boody (Macon) BOO-dee 

Borton (Edgar) BOR-tuhn 

Boulder (Clinton) BOHL-der 

Bourbon (Douglas) BUHR-buhn 

Bourbonnais (Kankakee) buhr-BOHN-nis 

Bowen (Hancock) BOH-uhn 

Braceville (Grundy) BRAYC-vil 

Bradford (Stark) BRAD-ferd 

Bradley (Kankakee) BRAD-lee 

Braidwood (Will) BRAYD-wood 

Bremen (Randolph) BREE-men 

Breese (Clinton) BREEZ 

Bridgeport (Lawrence) BRIJ-pohrt 

Brighton (Macoupin) BREYE-tuhn 

Brimfield (Peoria) BRIM-feeld 

Bristol (Kendall) BRIS-tuhl  

Broadlands (Champaign) BRAWD-lands 

Broadwell (Logan) BRAWD-wel 

Brocton (Edgar) BROK-tuhn 

Brookfield (Cook) BROOK-feeld 

Brooklyn (Schuyler) BROOK-lin 

Brookport (Massac) BROOK-pohrt 

Broughton (Hamilton) BROH-tuhn 

Brownfield (Pope) BROWN-feeld 

Browning (Schuyler) BROWN-ing 

Browns (Edwards) BROWNS 

Brownstown (Fayette) BROWNS-town 

Bruce (Moultrie) BROOS 

Brussels (Calhoun) BRUHS-sels 

Bryant (Fulton) BREYE-uhnt 

Buckingham (Kankakee) BUHK-ing-ham 

Buckley (Iroquois) BUHK-lee 

Buckner (Franklin) BUHK-ner 

Buda (Bureau) BU-duh 

Buffalo (Sangamon) BUHF-uh-loh 

Buffalo Hart (Sangamon) BUHF-uh-loh HAHRT 

Buffalo Prairie (Rock Island)  BUHF-uh-loh PRAIR-ee 

Bulpitt (Christian) BOOL-pit    

Buncombe (Johnson) BUHN-kuhm 

Bunker Hill (Macoupin) BUN-kuhr HILL 

Bureau (Bureau) BU-roh 

Burksville (Monroe) BERKS-vil 

Burlington (Kane) BER-ling-tuhn 

Burnside (Hancock) BERN-seyed 

Burnt Prairie (White) BERNT PRAIR-ee 

Bushnell (McDonough) BOOSH-nel 

Bushton (Coles) BOOSH-tuhn 

Butler (Montgomery) BUHT-ler 

Byron (Ogle) BEYE-ruhn


C

Cabery (Ford) KAY-bree  

Cache (Alexander) KASH  

Cadwell (Moultrie) KAD-wel  

Cahokia (Saint Clair) kuh-HOH-kee-uh  

Cairo (Alexander) KAIR-oh  

Caledonia (Boone) kal-uh-DOH-nyuh  

Calhoun (Richland) kal-HOON  

Calumet City (Cook) KAL-u-MET SIT-ee  

Calvin (White) KAL-vin  

Camargo (Douglas) kuh-MAHR-goh  

Cambria (Williamson) KAYM-bree-uh  

Cambridge (Henry) KAYM-brij  

Camden (Schuyler) KAM-duhn  

Cameron (Warren) KAM-uhr-uhn  

Campbell Hill (Jackson) KAM-uhl HIL  

Campgrove (Marshall) KAMP-GROHV  

Camp Point (Adams) KAMP POINT  

Campus (Livingston) KAM-puhs  

Canton (Fulton) KAN-tuhn  

Cantrall (Sangamon) KAN-truhl  

Capron (Boone) KAY-pruhn  

Carbon Cliff (Rock Island) KAHR-buhn KLIF  

Carbondale (Jackson) KAHR-buhn-dayl  

Carlinville (Macoupin) KAHR-lin-vil  

Carlock (McLean) KAHR-lok  

Carlyle (Clinton) kahr-LEYEL  

Carman (Henderson) KAHR-muhn  

Carmi (White) KAHR-meye  

Carpenter (Madison) KAHR-puhn-ter  

Carpentersville (Kane) KAHR-puhn-terz-vil  

Carrier Mills (Saline) KAIR-yer MILS  

CarroUton (Greene) KAIR-uhl-tuhn  

Carterville (Williamson) KAHR-ter-vil  

Carthage (Hancock) KAHR-thej   [11]    

Cartter (Marion) KAHR-ter  

Cary (McHenry) KAIR-ee  

Casey (Clark) KAY-zee  

Caseyville (Saint Clair) KAY-see-vil  

Castleton (Stark) KAS-uhl-tuhn  

Catlin (Vermilion) KAT-luhn  

Cave in Rock (Hardin) KAYV-in-RAHK  

Cayuga (Livingston) kay-YU-guh  

Cazenovia (Woodford) kaz-uh-NOH-vee-uh  

Cedar Point (La Salle) SEE-der POYNT  

Cedarville (Stephenson) SEE-duhr-vil  

Centerville Station (Saint Clair)  SEN-tuhr-vil STAY-shuhn 

Centralia (Marion) sen-TRAYL-yuh 

Cerro Gordo (Piatt) SAIR-uh GOR-doh 

Chadwick (Carroll) CHAD-wik 

Chambersburg (Pike) CHAYM-buhrz-buhrg 

Champaign (Champaign) sham-PAYN 

Chana (Ogle) CHAY-nuh 

Chandlerville (Cass) CHAN-dler-vil 

Channahon (Will) SHAN-nuh-hon 

Chanute Field (Champaign) shuh-NOOT FEELD 

Chapin (Morgan) CHAY-puhn 

Charleston (Coles) CHAHRLZ-tuhn 

Chatham (Sangamon) CHAT-uhm  

Chatsworth (Livingston) CHATS-wuhrth  

Chauncey (Lavi^rence) CHAWN-see  

Chautauqua (Jersey) shuh-TAWK-wuh  

Chebanse (Iroquois) shuh-BANCE  

Chemung (McHenry) shuh-MUHNG  

Cheneyville (Vermilion) CHEE-nee-vil  

Chenoa (McLean) shuh-NOH-uh  

Cherry (Bureau) CHAIR-ree  

Cherry Valley (Winnebago) CHAIR-ree VAL-lee  

Chester (Randolph) CHES-tuhr  

Chesterfield (Macoupin) CHES-tuhr-feeld  

Chesterville (Douglas) CHES-tuhr-vil  

Chestnut (Logan) CHES-nuht  

Chicago (Cook) shi-KAW-goh  

Chicago Heights (Cook) shi-KAW-goh HEYETS  

Chicago Ridge (Cook) shi-KAW-goh RIJ  

Chillicothe (Peoria) chil-uh-KAW-thee  

Chrisman (Edgar) KRIS-muhn  

Christopher (Franklin) KRIS-tuh-fuhr  

Cicero (Cook) SIS-uh-roh  

Cisco (Piatt) SIS-koh   

Cisne (Wayne) SIS-nee  

Cissna Park (Iroquois) SIS-nuh-PAHRK  

Clare (DeKalb) KLAIR  

Claremont (Richland) KLAIR-mahnt  

Clarence (Ford) KLAIR-uhns  

Clarendon Hills (Du Page) KLAIR-uhn-duhn HILZ  

Clay City (Clay) KLAY SIT-ee  

Clayton (Adams) KLAY-tuhn  

Claytonville (Iroquois) KLAY-tuhn-vil  

Clifton (Iroquois) KLIF-tuhn  

Clinton (DeWitt) KLIN-tuhn  

Cloverdale (Du Page) KLOH-vuhr-dayl  

Coal City (Grundy) KOHL SIT-ee  

Coal Valley (Rock Island) KOHL VAL-lee  

Coatsburg (Adams) KOHTS-buhrg  

Cobden (Union) KAHB-duhn  

Coello (Franklin) koh-EL-loh  

Coffeen (Montgomery) KAWF-feen  

Colchester (McDonough) KAHL-ches-ter  

Coleta (Whiteside) koh-LEE-tuh  

Colfax (McLean) KOHL-faks  

Collinsville (Madison) KAHL-inz-vil  

Collison (Vermilion) KAHL-i-suhn  

Colmar (McDonough) KAHL-mer  

Colona (Henry) kuh-LOH-nuh  

Colp (Williamson) KUHLP  

Columbia (Monroe) kuh-LUHM-bee-uh  

Columbus (Adams) kuh-LUHM-buhs  

Colusa (Hancock) koh-LOO-suh  

Compton (Lee) KAHM-tuhn  

Conant (Perry) KOH-nuhnt  

Concord (Morgan) KAHN-kuhrd  

Congerville (Woodford) KAHN-guhr-vil  

Congress Park (Cook) KAHN-gruhs PAHRK  

Cooksville (McLean) KOOKS-vil  

Cooperstown (Brown) KOOP-ers-town  

Cora (Jackson) KOH-ruh  

Cordova (Rock Island) kor-DOH-vuh   

Cornell (Livingston) kor-NEL  

Cornland (Logan) KORN-luhnd  

Cortland (DeKalb) KORT-luhnd  

Cottage Hills (Madison) KAH-tuhj HILZ  

Coulterville (Randolph) KOHL-tuhr-vil  

Cowden (Shelby) KOW-duhn  

Cowling (Wabash) KOWL-ing  

Creal Springs (Williamson) KREEL SPRINGS  

Crescent City (Iroquois) KRES-uhnt SIT-ee  

Creston (Ogle) KRES-tuhn 

 Crete (Will) KREET  

Creve Coeur (Peoria) KREEV KOOR    

Cropsey (McLean) KRAHP-see  

Crossville (White) KRAWS-vil  

Crystal Lake (McHenry) KRIS-tuhl LAYK   

Cuba (Fulton) KU-buh  

Cullom (Livingston) KUHL-uhm  

Curran (Sangamon) KUHR-uhn  

Custer Park (Will) KUHS-ter PAHRK  

Cutler (Perry) KUHT-ler  

Cypress (Johnson) SEYE-pruhs


D

Dahinda (Knox) duh-HIN-duh  

Dahlgren (Hamilton) DAL-gren  

Dakota (Stephenson) duh-KOH-tuh  

Dale (Hamilton) DAYL  

Dallas City (Hancock) DAL-uhs SIT-ee  

Dalton City (Moultrie) DAWL-tuhn SIT-ee  

Dalzell (Bureau) del-ZEL  

Dana (La Salle) DAY-nuh  

Danforth (Iroquois) DAN-ferth  

Danvers (McLean) DAN-verz  

Danville (Vermilion) DAN-vil  

Darwin (Clark) DAHR-win  

Davis (Stephenson) DAY-vis  

Davis Junction (Ogle) DAY-vis JUHNK-shuhn  

Dawson (Sangamon) DAW-suhn  

Dayton (La Salle) DAY-tuhn  

Decatur (Macon) dee-KAY-ter  

Decorra (Henderson) duh-KOHR-ruh  

Deer Creek (Tazewell) DEER KREEK  

Deerfield (Lake) DEER-feeld  

Deer Grove (Whiteside) DEER GROHV  

Deer Plain (Calhoun) DEER PLAYN  

DeKalb (DeKalb) duh-KALB  

Delafield (Hamilton) DEL-uh-feeld  

DeLand (Piatt) duh-LAND  

Delavan (Tazewell) DEL-uh-vuhn  

Delhi (Jersey) DEL-HEYE  

DeLong (Knox) duh-LAWNG  

Del Rey (Iroquois) del-RAY  

Dennison (Clark) DEN-i-suhn  

Denver (Hancock) DEN-ver  

Depue (Bureau) dee-PU  

DeSoto (Jackson) dee-SOH-tuh  

Des Plaines (Cook) des-PLAYNZ  

Detroit (Pike) dee-TROYT  

Dewey (Champaign) DOO-ee   

DeWitt (DeWitt) duh-WIT  

Dieterich (Effingham) DEE-tuh-rik  

Divernon (Sangamon) deye-VER-nuhn  

Dix (Jefferson) DIKS  

Dixon (Lee) DIKS-uhn  

Dixon Springs (Pope) DIKS-uhn SPRINGS  

Dolton (Cook) DOHL-tuhn  

Dongola (Union) don-GOH-lah  

Donnellson (Montgomery) DON-nel-suhn  

Donovan (Iroquois) DAHN-uh-vuhn  

Dorchester (Macoupin) DOR-ches-ter  

Dorsey (Madison) DOR-see  

Douglas (Knox) DUHG-luhs  

Dover (Bureau) DOH-ver  

Dow (Jersey) DOW  

Dowell (Jackson) DOW-uhl  

Downers Grove (Du Page) dow-nerz-GROHV  

Downey (Lake) DOW-nee  

Downs (McLean) DOWNZ  

Dubois (Washington) DOO-boyz  

Dudley (Edgar) DUHD-lee  

Dundas (Richland) DUHN-duhs  

Dundee (Kane) duhn-DEE  

Dunfermline (Fulton) duhn-FIRM-lin  

Dunlap (Peoria) DUHN-lap  

Dupo (Saint Clair) DOO-poh  

Du Quoin (Perry) doo-KOYN  

Durand (Winnebago) du-RAND  

Dwight (Livingston) DWEYET   


E

Eagerville (Macoupin) EE-ger-vil  

Earlville (La Salle) ERL-vil  

East Alton (Madison) eest-AWL-tuhn  

East Carondelet (Saint Clair) eest-kair-on-de-LET  

East Dubuque (Jo Daviess) eest-duh-BUK  

East Galesburg (Knox) eest-GAYLS-berg  

East Lynn (Vermilion) eest-LIN  

East Moline (Rock Island) eest-moh-LEEN  

Easton (Mason) EEST-uhn  

East Peoria (Tazewell) eest-pee-OH-ri-uh  

East Saint Louis (Saint Clair) eest-saynt-LOO-uhs  

Eaton (Crawford) EE-tuhn  

Eddyville (Pope) ED-ee-vil  

Edelstein (Peoria) ED-uhl-steen  

Eden (Peoria) EE-den  

Edgewood (Effingham) EJ-wood    

Edinburg (Christian) ED-uhn-berg  

Edwards (Peoria) ED-werdz  

Edwardsville (Madison) ED-werdz-vil  

Effingham (Effingham) EF-ing-ham  

Egan (Ogle) EEG-uhn  

Eichorn (Hardin) EYE-korn  

Elburn (Kane) EL-bern  

Elco (Alexander) EL-koh  

El Dara (Pike) el-DAIR-uh  

Eldena (Lee) el-DEEN-uh  

Eldorado (Saline) el-doh-RAY-doh  

Eldred (Greene) EL-dred  

Eleroy (Stephenson) EL-roy  

Elgin (Kane) EL-jin  

Elizabeth (Jo Daviess) ee-LIZ-uh-beth  

Elizabethtown (Hardin) ee-LIZ-uh-beth-town  

Elkhart (Logan) ELK-hahrt  

Elkville (Jackson) ELK-vil  

Ellery (Edwards) EL-ree  

Elliott (Ford) EL-yuht  

Ellisgrove (Randolph) EL-lis-GROHV  

Ellisville (Fulton) EL-is-vil  

Ellsworth (McLean) ELZ-werth  

Elmhurst (Du Page) ELM-herst  

Elmwood (Peoria) ELM-wood  

El Paso (Woodford) el-PASS-oh  

Elsah (Jersey) EL-suh  

Elvaston (Hancock) EL-vuh-stuhn  

Elwin (Macon) EL-win  

Elwood (Will) EL-wood  

Emden (Logan) EM-den  

Emerson (Whiteside) EM-er-suhn  

Emington (Livingston) EM-ing-tuhn  

Emma (White) EM-uh  

Energy (Williamson) EN-er-jee  

Enfield (White) EN-feeld  

Eola (Du Page) ee-OH-luh  

Epworth (White) EP-werth  

Equality (Gallatin) ee-KWAL-i-tee  

Erie (Whiteside) EER-ee  

Esmond (DeKalb) EZ-muhnd  

Essex (Kankakee) ES-eks  

Eureka (Woodford) u-REE-kuh  

Evanston (Cook) EV-en-stuhn  

Evansville (Randolph) EV-uhnz-vil  

Evergreen Park (Cook) EV-er-GREEN PAHRK  

Ewing (Franklin) U-ing  

Exeter (Scott) EX-uh-ter


F

Fairbury (Livingston) FAIR-bair-ee  

Fairdale (DeKalb) FAIR-dayl  

Fairfield (Wayne) FAIR-feeld  

Fairgrange (Coles) FAIR-graynj  

Fairland (Douglas) FAIR-luhnd  

Fairmount (Vermilion) FAIR-mownt  

Fairview (Fulton) FAIR-vu  

Fancy Prairie (Menard) FAN-cee PRAIR-ee  

Fandon (McDonough) FAN-duhn  

Farina (Fayette) fuh-REYE-nuh  

Farmer City (DeWitt) FAHRM-er SIT-ee  

Farmersville (Montgomery) FAHRM-ers-vil  

Farmington (Fulton) FAHRM-ing-tuhn  

Fenton (Whiteside) FEN-tuhn  

Ferris (Hancock) FER-uhs  

Fiatt (Fulton) FEYE-uht  

Ficklin (Douglas) FICK-luhn  

Fidelity (Jersey) feye-DEL-uh-tee  

Fieldon (Jersey) FEELD-uhn  

Fillmore (Montgomery) FIL-mohr  

Filson (Douglas) FIL-suhn  

Findlay (Shelby) FIN-lee  

Fireworks (Saint Clair) FEYER-werks  

Fisher (Champaign) FISH-er  

Fithian (Vermilion) FITH-ee-uhn  

Flanagan (Livingston) FLAN-uh-guhn  

Flat Rock (Crawford) FLAT-rahk  

Flora (Clay) FLOH-ruh  

Florence Station (Stephenson) FLOR-uhns STAY-shuhn 

Flossmoor (Cook) FLOSS-mohr 

Foosland (Champaign) FOOS-luhnd 

Forest City (Mason) FOR-uhst SIT-ee 

Forest Park (Cook) FOR-uhst PAHRK 

Forrest (Livingston) FOR-uhst 

Forreston (Ogle) FOR-uhs-tuhn 

Forsyth (Macon) FOR-seyeth 

Fort Sheridan (Lake) FORT SHER-i-duhn 

Fountain Green (Hancock) FOWN-tuhn GREEN 

Fowler (Adams) FOWL-uhr 

Fox Lake (Lake) FOX LAYK  

Fox River Grove (McHenry) FOX-riv-er-GROHV 

Frankfort (Will) FRANK-fuhrt 

Frankfort Heights (Franklin)   FRANK-fuhrt HEYETS 

Franklin (Morgan) FRANK-lin 

Franklin Grove (Lee) FRANK-lin GROHV    

Franklin Park (Cook) FRANK-lin PAHRK  

Frederick (Schuyler) FRED-rik  

Freeburg (Saint Clair) FREE-berg  

Freeman Spur (Williamson) FREE-muhn SPUHR  

Freeport (Stephenson) FREE-pohrt  

Fulton (Whiteside) FOOL-tuhn  

Fults (Monroe) FUHLTS 


G

Galatia (Saline) guh-LAY-shuh  

Gale (Alexander) GAYL  

Galena (Jo Daviess) guh-LEE-nuh  

Galesburg (Knox) GAYLZ-berg  

Gait (Whiteside) GAWLT  

Galton (Douglas) GAWL-tuhn  

Galva (Henry) GAL-vuh  

Garden Prairie (Boone) GAHR-den PRAIR-ee  

Gardner (Grundy) GAHRD-ner  

Garrett (Douglas) GAIR-uht  

Gays (Moultrie) GAYZ  

Geff (Wayne) JEF  

Geneseo (Henry) jen-uh-SEE-oh  

Geneva (Kane) juh-NEE-vuh  

Genoa (DeKalb) juh-NOH-uh  

Georgetown (Vermilion) JAWRJ-town  

Gerlaw (Warren) GER-law  

Germantown (Clinton) JER-muhn-town  

German Valley (Stephenson) JER-muhn VAL-lee  

Gibson City (Ford) GIB-suhn SIT-ee  

Gifford (Champaign) GIF-ferd  

Gila (Jasper) GEYE-lah  

Gilberts (Kane) GIL-berts  

Gillespie (Macoupin) guh-LIS-pee  

Gilman (Iroquois) GIL-muhn  

Gilson (Knox) GIL-suhn  

Girard (Macoupin) juh-RAHRD  

Gladstone (Henderson) GLAD-stohn  

Glasford (Peoria) GLAS-ferd  

Glasgow (Scott) GLAS-koh  

Glenarm (Sangamon) GLEN-ahrm  

Glen Carbon (Madison) GLEN KAHR-buhn  

Glencoe (Cook) GLEN-koh  

Glendale (Pope) GLEN-dayl  

Glen Ellyn (Du Page) GLEN-EL-uhn  

Glenview (Cook) GLEN-vu  

Glenwood (Cook) GLEN-wood  

Godfrey (Madison) GOD-free      

Golconda (Pope) gahl-KON-duh  

Golden (Adams) GOHLD-uhn  

Golden Eagle (Calhoun) GOHLD-uhn EE-guhl  

Goldengate (Wayne) GOHL-den-GAYT  

Golf (Cook) GOLF  

Goodenow (Will) GOOD-now  

Goodfield (Woodford) GOOD-feeld  

Good Hope (McDonough) GOOD-hohp  

Goodwine (Iroquois) GOOD-weyen  

Goreville (Johnson) GOHR-vil  

Gorham (Jackson) GOHR-uhm  

Grafton (Jersey) GRAF-tuhn  

Grand Chain (Pulaski) grand-CHAYN  

Grand Detour (Ogle) GRAN-dee-tour  

Grand Ridge (La Salle) grand-RIDJ  

Grand Tower (Jackson) grand-TOW-er  

Granite City (Madison) GRAN-it SIT-ee  

Grant Park (Kankakee) GRANT PAHRK  

Grantsburg (Johnson) GRANTS-berg  

Granville (Putnam) GRAN-vil  

Grape Creek (Vermilion) GRAYP KREEK  

Graymont (Livingston) GRAY-mont  

Grayslake (Lake) GRAYZ-LAYK  

Grayville (White) GRAY-vil  

Great Lakes (Lake) GRAYT LAYKS  

Greenbush (Warren) GREEN-boosh  

Greenfield (Greene) GREEN-feeld  

Greenup (Cumberland) GREEN-uhp  

Green Valley (Tazewell) GREEN VAL-lee  

Greenview (Menard) GREEN-vu  

Greenville (Bond) GREEN-vil  

Gridley (McLean) GRID-lee  

Griggsville (Pike) GRIGZ-vil  

Groveland (Tazewell) GROHV-luhnd  

Gurnee (Lake) guhr-NEE  

Guthrie (Ford) GUHTH-ree


H

Hagarstown (Fayette) HAY-gerz-town 

Hagener (Cass) HAY-guh-ner 

Haldane (Ogle) HAWL-dayn 

Hallsville (DeWitt) HAWLZ-vil 

Hamburg (Calhoun) HAM-berg 

Hamilton (Hancock) HAM-il-tuhn 

Hamletsburg (Pope) HAM-luhtz-berg 

Hammond (Piatt) HAM-muhnd 

Hampshire (Kane) HAMP-shuhr 

Hampton (Rock Island) HAMP-tuhn  

Hanna City (Peoria) HAN-nuh SIT-ee  

Hanover (Jo Daviess) HAN-oh-ver  

Harco (Saline) HAHR-koh  

Hardin (Calhoun) HAHR-din  

Harmon (Lee) HAHR-muhn  

Harrisburg (Saline) HAIR-uhs-berg  

Harristown (Macon) HAIR-uhs-town  

Hartford (Madison) HAHRT-fuhrd  

Hartland (McHenry) HAHRT-luhnd  

Hartsburg (Logan) HAHRTZ-berg  

Harvard (McHenry) HAHR-verd  

Harvel (Montgomery) HAHR-vuhl  

Harvey (Cook) HAHR-vee  

Havana (Mason) huh-VAN-uh  

Hazel Crest (Cook) HAY-zuhl-KREST  

Hazel Dell (Cumberland) HAY-zuhl-DEL  

Hazelhurst (Ogle) HAY-zuhl-huhrst  

Hebron (McHenry) HEE-bruhn  

Hecker (Monroe) HEK-uhr  

Henderson (Knox) HEN-der-suhn  

Hennepin (Putnam) HEN-nuh-pin  

Henning (Vermilion) HEN-ning  

Henry (Marshall) HEN-ree  

Herald (White) HAIR-uhld  

Hermon (Knox) HER-muhn  

Herod (Pope) HAIR-uhd  

Herrick (Shelby) HAIR-rik  

Herrin (Williamson) HAIR-ruhn  

Herscher (Kankakee) HER-shuhr  

Hersman (Brown) HERZ-muhn  

Hettick (Macoupin) HET-tik  

Heyworth (McLean) HAY-wuhrth  

Hidalgo (Jasper) heye-DAL-goh  

Highland (Madison) HEYE-luhnd  

Highland Park (Lake) HEYE-luhnd PAHRK  

Highwood (Lake) HEYE-wood  

Hillsboro (Montgomery) HILZ-buhr-oh  

Hillsdale (Rock Island) HILZ-dayl  

Hillside (Cook) HIL-seyed  

Hillview (Greene) HIL-vu  

Hinckley (DeKalb) HINK-lee  

Hindsboro (Douglas) HEYENDS-buhr-oh  

Hines (Cook) HEYENZ  

Hinsdale (Du Page) HINZ-dayl  

Hoffman (Clinton) HAWF-muhn  

Holcomb (Ogle) HOHL-kuhm  

Holder (McLean) HOHL-duhr   

Hollywood (Cook) HOL-ee-wood  

Homer (Champaign) HOH-muhr  

Homewood (Cook) HOHM-wood  

Honey Bend (Montgomery) HUH-nee BEND  

Hookdale (Bond) HOOK-dayl   

Hoopeston (Vermilion) HOOPS-tuhn  

Hooppole (Henry) HOOP-pohl  

Hopedale (Tazewell) HOHP-dayl  

Hopkins Park (Kankakee) HOP-kinz PAHRK  

Houston (Randolph) HUS-tuhn  

Hoyleton (Washington) HOYL-tuhn  

Hudson (McLean) HUHD-suhn  

Huey (Clinton) HU-ee  

Hull (Pike) HUHL  

Humboldt (Coles) HUHM-bohlt  

Hume (Edgar) HUM  

Humrick (Vermilion) HUHM-rik  

Hunt (Jasper) HUHNT  

Huntley (McHenry) HUHNT-lee  

Huntsville (Schuyler) HUHNTZ-vil  

Hurst (Williamson) HERST  

Hutsonville (Crawford) HUHT-suhn-vil


I

Illinois City (Rock Island) il-uh-NOY SIT-ee  

Illiopolis (Sangamon) il-lee-OP-oh-luhs  

Ina (Jefferson) EYE-nuh 

Indianola (Vermilion) in-dee-uh-NOH-luh  

Industry (McDonough) IN-duhs-tree  

Ingleside (Lake) ING-guhl-seyed  

Ingraham (Clay) ING-ruh-HAM 

lola (Clay) eye-OH-luh  

Ipava (Fulton) eye-PAY-vuh  

Irene (Boone) eye-REEN  

Iroquois (Iroquois) IR-oh-kwoy  

Irving (Montgomery) ER-ving  

Irvington (Washington) ER-ving-tuhn  

Irwin (Kankakee) ER-wuhn  

Isabel (Edgar) IZ-uh-bel  

Island Lake (McHenry) EYE-luhnd LAYK  

Itasca (DuPage) eye-TAS-kuh  

luka (Marion) eye-U-kuh  

Ivesdale (Champaign) EYEVZ-dayl 


J

Jacksonville (Morgan) JAK-suhn-vil 

Jacob (Jackson) JAY-kuhb   

Jamaica (Vermilion) juh-MAY-kuh  

Janesville (Cumberland) JAYNZ-vil  

Jerseyville (Jersey) JER-zee-vil  

Jewett (Cumberland) JU-it  

Johnsonville (Wayne) JON-suhn-vil 

Johnston City (Williamson) JON-stuhn SIT-ee  

Joliet (Will) JOH-lee-et 

Jonesboro (Union) JOHNZ-buhr-oh  

Joppa (Massac) JOP-uh  

Joy (Mercer) JOY 

Junction (Gallatin) JUHNGK-shuhn 


K

Kampsville (Calhoun) KAMPS-vil  

Kane (Greene) KAYN  

Kaneville (Kane) KAYN-vil  

Kankakee (Kankakee) kang-kuh-KEE  

Kansas (Edgar) KAN-zuhs  

Kappa (Woodford) KAP-uh  

Karbers Ridge (Hardin) KAHR-buhrz-RIDJ  

Kamak (Pulaski) KAHR-nak  

Kasbeer (Bureau) KAYZ-beer  

Kaskaskia (Randolph) kas-KAS-kee-uh  

Keenes (Wayne) KEENZ  

Keensburg (Wabash) KEENZ-berg  

Keithsburg (Mercer) KEETHS-berg  

Kell (Marion) KEL  

Kellerville (Adams) KEL-er-vil  

Kemp (Douglas) KEMP  

Kemper (Jersey) KEMP-er  

Kempton (Ford) KEMP-tuhn  

Kenilworth (Cook) KEN-il-wurth  

Kenney (DeWitt) KEN-ni  

Kent (Stephenson) KENT  

Kernan (La Salle) KER-nuhn  

Kewanee (Henry) kee-WAH-nee  

Keyesport (Clinton) KEEZ-port  

Kilbourne (Mason) KIL-bom  

Kincaid (Christian) kin-KAYD  

Kinderhook (Pike) KIN-der-hook  

Kings (Ogle) KINGZ  

Kingston (DeKalb) KING-stuhn  

Kingston Mines (Peoria) KING-stuhn MEYENZ  

Kinmundy (Marion) KIN-muhn-dee  

Kinsman (Grundy) KINZ-muhn  

Kirkland (DeKalb) KERK-luhnd  

Kirksville (Moultrie) KERKS-vil    

Kirkwood (Warren) KERK-wood 

Knoxville (Knox) NOX-vil 


L

La Clede (Fayette) luh-KLEED

Lacon (Marshall) LAY-kuhn  

Ladd (Bureau) LAD  

La Fayette (Stark) LAH-fay-et  

Lafox (Kane) luh-FOX  

La Grange (Cook) luh-GRAYNJ  

La Harpe (Hancock) luh-HAHRP  

La Hogue (Iroquois) luh-HOHG  

Lake Bluff (Lake) layk-BLUHFF 

Lake City (Moultrie) layk-SIT-ee  

Lake Forest (Lake) layk-FOR-est  

Lake Fork (Logan) layk-FORK  

Lake Villa (Lake) layk-VIL-uh  

Lakewood (Shelby) LAYK-wood  

Lake Zurich (Lake) layk-ZOO-rik  

La Moille (Bureau) luh-MOYL  

Lanark (Carroll) LAN-ahrk  

Lancaster (Wabash) LAN-kas-ter  

Lane (DeWitt) LAYN  

Lanesville (Sangamon) LAYNZ-vil  

Langleyville (Christian) LANG-lee-vil  

Lansing (Cook) LAN-sing  

La Place (Piatt) lah-PLAYCE  

La Prairie (Adams) luh-PRAIR-ee  

La Rose (Marshall) luh-ROHZ  

La Salle (La Salle) luh-SAL  

Latham (Logan) LAY-thuhm  

Laura (Peoria) LAW-ruh  

Lawndale (Logan) LAWN-dayl  

Lawrenceville (Lawrence) LAW-rens-vil  

Leaf River (Ogle) leef-RIV-er  

Lebanon (Saint Clair) LEB-uh-nuhn  

Lee (Lee) LEE  

Lee Center (Lee) lee-CEN-ter  

Leland (La Salle) LEE-luhnd  

Lemont (Cook) luh-MONT  

Lena (Stephenson) LEE-nuh  

Lenzburg (Saint Clair) LENZ-berg  

Leonore (La Salle) LEE-uh-nohr  

Lerna (Coles) LER-nuh  

Le Roy (McLean) luh-ROY  

Lewistown (Fulton) LOO-is-tuhn  

Lexington (McLean) LEKS-ing-tuhn    

Liberty (Adams) LIB-er-ti 

Libertyville (Lake) LIB-er-ti-vil 

Lilly (Tazewell) LIL-ee 

Lima (Adams) LEYE-muh 

Lincoln (Logan) LING-kuhn 

Lincoln's New Salem (Menard)  LING-kuhnz noo-SAY-luhm 

Lindenwood (Ogle) LIN-duhn-wood 

Lisbon (Kendall) LIZ-buhn 

Lisle (Du Page) LEYE-uhl 

Litchfield (Montgomery) LICH-feeld 

Literberry (Morgan) LEYE-ter-bair-ree 

Littleton (Schuyler) LIT-uhl-tuhn 

Little York (Warren) LIT-uhl-york 

Liverpool (Fulton) LIV-er-pool 

Livingston (Madison) LIV-ing-stuhn 

Loami (Sangamon) loh-AM-uh 

Lockport (Will) LOK-port 

Loda (Iroquois) LOH-duh 

Logan (Franklin) LOH-guhn 

Lomax (Henderson) LOH-max 

Lombard (Du Page) LAHM-bahrd 

London Mills (Fulton) LUHN-duhn MILS 

Long Point (Livingston) LAWNG-poynt 

Longview (Champaign) LAWNG-vu 

Loogootee (Fayette) LOH-guh-TEE 

Loraine (Adams) lor-AYN 

Loran (Stephenson) LOH-rahn 

Lostant (La Salle) LAWS-tuhnt 

Louisville (Clay) LOO-is-vil 

Lovejoy (Saint Clair) LUHV-joy 

Lovington (Moultrie) LUHV-ing-tuhn 

Lowder (Sangamon) LOW-der  

Lowpoint (Woodford) LOH-poynt 

Ludlow (Champaign) LUHD-loh 

Lyndon (Whiteside) LIN-duhn 

Lynn Center (Henry) LIN CEN-ter 

Lyons (Cook) LEYE-uhns


M

McClure (Alexander) mik-KLOOR 

McClusky (Jersey) mik-KLUHS-ki 

McConnell (Stephenson) mik-KON-uhl 

McHenry (McHenry) mik-HEN-ri 

McLean (McLean) mik-LAYN 

McLeansboro (Hamilton) mik-LAYNS-buhr-oh 

McNabb (Putnam) mik-NAB   

McNoel (Massac) mik-NOHL 

Macedonia (Hamilton) mass-uh-DOH-nyuh 

Mackinaw (Tazewell) MAK-i-naw 

Macomb (McDonough) muh-KOHM  

Macon (Macon) MAY-kuhn 

Macoupin (Macoupin) muh-KOO-pin 

Madison (Madison) MAD-i-suhn 

Maeystown (Monroe) MAYZ-town 

Magnolia (Putnam) mag-NOHL-yuh 

Mahomet (Champaign) muh-HAH-met 

Makanda (Jackson) muh-KAN-duh 

Maiden (Bureau) MAHL-duhn 

Malta (DeKalb) MAHL-tuh 

Manchester (Scott) MAN-ches-ter 

Manhattan (Will) man-HAT-tuhn 

Manito (Mason) MAN-i-TOH 

Manlius (Bureau) MAN-li-uhs 

Mansfield (Piatt) MANS-feeld 

Manteno (Kankakee) man-TEEN-oh 

Manville (Livingston) MAN-vil 

Maple Park (Kane) MAY-puhl PAHRK 

Mapleton (Peoria) MAY-puhl-tuhn 

Maquon (Knox) muh-KWAHN 

Marblehead (Adams) MAHR-buhl-HED 

Marcelline (Adams) MAHR-suh-LEEN 

Marengo (McHenry) muh-REN-goh 

Marietta (Fulton) mair-ee-ET-uh 

Marine (Madison) muh-REEN 

Marion (Williamson) MAIR-i-uhn 

Marissa (Saint Clair) muh-RIS-suh 

Mark (Putnam) MAHRK 

Maroa (Macon) muh-ROH-uh 

Marseilles (La Salle) mahr-SAYLS 

Marshall (Clark) MAHR-shal 

Martinsville (Clark) MAHR-tins-vil 

Martinton (Iroquois) MAHR-tin-tuhn 

Maryville (Madison) MAIR-ee-vil 

Mascoutah (Saint Clair) mas-KOO-tuh 

Mason (Effingham) MAY-suhn 

Mason City (Mason) MAY-suhn SIT-ee 

Massbach (Jo Daviess) MOSS-bak 

Matherville (Mercer) MA-ther-vil 

Matteson (Cook) MAT-tuh-suhn 

Mattoon (Coles) MAT-toon 

Maunie (White) MAW-NEE 

Mayview (Champaign) MAY-vu 

Maywood (Cook) MAY-wood 

Mazon (Grundy) muh-ZAHN  

Meadows (McLean) MED-ohs  

Mechanicsburg (Sangamon) muh-KAN-iks-berg  

Media (Henderson) MEE-di-uh  

Medinah (Du Page) muh-DEYE-nuh  

Medora (Macoupin) muh-DOH-ruh  

Melrose Park (Cook) MEL-rohs PAHRK  

Melvin (Ford) MEL-vin  

Menard (Randolph) muh-NAHRD  

Mendon (Adams) MEN-duhn  

Mendota (La Salle) men-DOH-tuh  

Meppen (Calhoun) MEP-pen  

Meredosia (Morgan) mair-uh-DOH-shuh  

Meriden (La Salle) MAIR-i-den  

Merna (McLean) MUHR-nuh  

Metamora (Woodford) MET-uh-MOHR-uh  

Metcalf (Edgar) MET-kaf  

Metropolis (Massac) muh-TRAHP-uh-lis  

Michael (Calhoun) MEYEK-uhl  

Middlegrove (Fulton) MID-duhl-grohv  

Middletown (Logan) MID-duhl-tuhn  

Midland City (DeWitt) MID-luhnd SIT-ee  

Midlothian (Cook) mid-LOHTH-ee-uhn  

Milan (Rock Island) MEYE-lan  

Milford (Iroquois) MIL-ferd  

Millbrook (Kendall) MIL-brook  

Mill Creek (Union) MIL-KREEK  

Milledgeville (Carroll) MIL-idj-vil  

Miller City (Alexander) MIL-ler SIT-ee  

Millington (Kendall) MIL-ing-tuhn  

Mill Shoals (White) MIL-SHOHLS  

Millstadt (Saint Clair) MIL-staht  

Milmine (Piatt) MIL-meyen  

Milton (Pike) MIL-tuhn  

Mineral (Bureau) MIN-uhr-uhl  

Minier (Tazewell) muh-NEER  

Minonk (Woodford) mi-NUHNK  

Minooka (Grundy) mi-NOOK-uh  

Mitchell (Madison) MIT-chuhl  

Moccasin (Effingham) MOK-kuh-sin  

Mode (Shelby) MOHD  

Modena (Stark) moh-DEE-nuh  

Modesto (Macoupin) moh-DES-toh  

Modoc (Randolph) MOH-DOK  

Mokena (Will) moh-KEEN-uh  

Moline (Rock Island) moh-LEEN  

Momence (Kankakee) moh-MENTS  

Monee (Will) moh-NEE  

Monica (Peoria) MON-i-kuh    

Monmouth (Warren) MON-muhth  

Monroe Center (Ogle) muhn-ROH SEN-ter  

Monsanto (Saint Clair) mon-SAN-toh  

Montgomery (Kane) mont-GUHM-er-i  

Monticello (Piatt) MON-ti-SEL-oh  

Montrose (Effingham) MONT-rohz  

Mooseheart (Kane) MOOS-hahrt  

Moro (Madison) MOH-roh  

Morris (Grundy) MOR-ris  

Morrison (Whiteside) MOR-ris-suhn  

Morrisonville (Christian) MOR-ris-suhn-vil  

Morton (Tazewell) MOR-tuhn  

Morton Grove (Cook) MOR-tuhn GROHV  

Mossville (Peoria) MOSS-vil  

Mound City (Pulaski) MOWND SIT-ee  

Mounds (Pulaski) MOWNDS  

Mount Auburn (Christian) MOWNT AW-buhrn  

Mount Carmel (Wabash) MOWNT KAHR-mel  

Mount Carroll (Carroll) MOWNT KAIR-uhl  

Mount Clare (Macoupin) MOWNT KLAIR  

Mount Erie (Wayne) MOWNT EER-i  

Mount Morris (Ogle) MOWNT MOR-ris  

Mount Olive (Macoupin) MOWNT AH-liv  

Mount Prospect (Cook) MOWNT PRAWS-pekt  

Mount Pulaski (Logan) MOWNT puh-LAS-kee  

Mount Sterling (Brown) MOWNT STER-ling  

Mount Vernon (Jefferson) MOWNT VER-nuhn  

Mount Zion (Macon) MOWNT ZEYE-uhn  

Moweaqua (Shelby) moh-WEEK-wuh  

Mozier (Calhoun) MOH-zhoor  

Muddy (Saline) MUHD-dee  

Mulberry Grove (Bond) MUHL-buhr-ee GROHV  

Mulkeytown (Franklin) MUHL-kee-town  

Muncie (Vermilion) MUHN-see  

Mundelein (Lake) MUHN-duh-leyen  

Murdock (Douglas) MUHR-dok  

Murphysboro (Jackson) MUHR-fees-buhr-oh  

Murrayville (Morgan) MUHR-ray-vil


N

Nachusa (Lee) nah-CHOO-suh 

Nameoki (Madison) NAM-ee-oh-kee 

Naperville (Du Page) NAY-per-vil 

Naples (Scott) NAY-puhls 

Nashville (Washington) NASH-vil 

Nason (Jefferson) NAY-suhn    

Natrona (Mason) nay-TROHN-uh 

Nauvoo (Hancock) nah-VOO 

Nebo (Pike) NEE-boh 

Nelson (Lee) NEL-suhn 

Neoga (Cumberland) nee-OH-guh 

Neponset (Bureau) nee-PAHN-set 

Newark (Kendall) NU-ahrk 

New Athens (Saint Clair) NU AY-thuhns 

New Baden (Clinton) NU BAY-duhn 

New Bedford (Bureau) NU BED-ferd 

New Berlin (Sangamon) NU BER-lin 

New Boston (Mercer) NU BAWS-tuhn 

New Burnside (Johnson) NU BERN-seyed 

New Canton (Pike) NU KAN-tuhn 

New Douglas (Madison) NU DUHG-luhs 

New Haven (Gallatin) NU HAY-vuhn 

New Holland (Logan) NU HOL-luhnd 

New Lenox (Will) NU LEN-uhks 

New Liberty (Pope) NU LIB-uhr-tee 

Newman (Douglas) NU-muhn 

New Memphis (Clinton) NU MEM-fis 

New Minden (Washington) NU MIN-duhn 

New Philadelphia (McDonough)   NU FIL-uh-DEL-fi-uh 

New Salem (Pike) NU SAY-luhm 

Newton (Jasper) NU-tuhn 

New Windsor (Mercer) NU WIN-zuhr 

Niantic (Macon) neye-AN-tik 

Nilwood (Macoupin) NIL-wood 

Niota (Hancock) neye-OH-tuh 

Noble (Richland) NOH-buhl 

Nokomis (Montgomery) nuh-KOH-mis 

Nora (Jo Daviess) NOH-ruh 

Normal (McLean) NOR-muhl 

Normandy (Bureau) NOR-muhn-dee 

Norris (Fulton) NOR-ris 

Norris City (White) NOR-is SIT-ee 

North Aurora (Kane) NORTH uh-ROHR-uh 

Northbrook (Cook) NORTH-brook 

North Chicago (Lake) NORTH shi-CAW-goh 

Northfield (Cook) NORTH-feeld 

North Henderson (Mercer) NORTH HEN-der-suhn


O

Oak (Pope) OHK  

Oakdale (Washington) OHK-dayl      

Oakford (Menard) OHK-ferd  

Oak Forest (Cook) OHK FOR-uhst  

Oakglen (Cook) OHK GLEN  

Oak Hill (Peoria) OHK HIL  

Oakland (Coles) OHK-luhnd  

Oaklawn (Cook) OHK-LAWN  

Oakley (Macon) OHK-lee  

Oak Park (Cook) OHK PAHRK  

Oakwood (Vermilion) OHK-wood  

Oblong (Crawford) AHB-lohng  

Oconee (Shelby) OHK-uh-NEE  

Odell (Livingston) oh-DEL  

Odin (Marion) OH-din  

O'Fallon (Saint Clair) oh-FAL-uhn  

Ogden (Champaign) OG-duhn  

Oglesby (La Salle) OH-guhlz-bee  

Ohio (Bureau) oh-HEYE-oh  

Ohlman (Montgomery) OHL-muhn  

Okawville (Washington) OHK-uh-vil  

Olive Branch (Alexander) AHL-iv BRANCH  

Oliver (Edgar) AHL-i-ver  

Olivet (Vermilion) ah-li-VET  

Olmsted (Pulaski) AHM-sted  

Olney (Richland) AHL-nee  

Olympia Fields (Cook) oh-LIM-pee-uh FEELDS  

Omaha (Gallatin) OH-muh-haw  

Omega (Marion) oh-MEE-guh  

Onarga (Iroquois) oh-NAHR-guh  

Oneida (Knox) oh-NEYE-duh  

Ontarioville (Du Page) on-TAIR-i-oh-vil  

Opdyke (Jefferson) OP-deyek  

Ophiem (Henry) OH-feem  

Oquawka (Henderson) oh-KWAW-kuh  

Orangeville (Stephenson) AWR-uhnj-vil  

Oraville (Jackson) AWR-uh-vil  

Orchardville (Wayne) AWR-chuhrd-vil  

Oreana (Macon) OR-ee-AN-uh  

Oregon (Ogle) AWR-ee-guhn  

Orient (Franklin) AWR-ee-uhnt  

Orion (Henry) OR-i-yuhn  

Orland Park (Cook) OR-luhnd PAHRK  

Osco (Henry) AHS-koh (rimes with Bosco)  

Osman (McLean) AHZ-muhn  

Oswego (Kendall) os-WEE-goh  

Ottawa (La Salle) AHT-uh-wuh  

Owaneco (Christian) oh-WAHN-ee-koh  

Ozark (Johnson) OH-zahrk


P

Padua (McLean) PAD-yu-uh  

Palatine (Cook) PAL-uh-teyen  

Palestine (Crawford) PAL-uhs-teyen  

Palmer (Christian) PAHL-muhr  

Palmyra (Macoupin) pal-MEYE-ruh  

Paloma (Adams) puh-LOHM-uh  

Pales Heights (Cook) PAY-luhs HE YETS  

Palos Park (Cook) PAY-luhs PAHRK  

Pana (Christian) PAY-nuh  

Panama (Montgomery) PAN-uh-mah  

Papineau (Iroquois) PAP-i-NAW  

Paris (Edgar) PAIR-is  

Parkersburg (Richland) PAHR-kerz-berg  

Park Ridge (Cook) PAHRK RIDJ  

Parnell (DeWitt) pahr-NEL  

Patoka (Marion) pa-TOH-kuh  

Patterson (Greene) PAT-er-suhn  

Pawnee (Sangamon) paw-NEE  

Pawpaw (Lee) PAW-paw  

Paxton (Ford) PAKS-tuhn  

Payson (Adams) PAY-suhn  

Pearl (Pike) PERL  

Pearl City (Stephenson) PERL SIT-ee  

Pecatonica (Winnebago) PEK-uh-TAHN-i-kuh  

Pekin (Tazewell) PEE-kin  

Penfield (Champaign) PEN-feeld  

Peoria (Peoria) pee-OH-ri-uh  

Peoria Heights (Peoria) pee-OH-ri-uh HEYETS  

Peotone (Will) PEE-uh-tohn  

Percy (Randolph) PER-see  

Perks (Pulaski) PERKS  

Perry (Pike) PAIR-ree  

Peru (La Salle) puh-ROO  

Pesotum (Champaign) puh-SOH-tuhm  

Petersburg (Menard) PEE-terz-berg  

Philadelphia (Cass) FIL-uh-DEL-fee-uh  

Philo (Champaign) FEYE-loh  

Piasa (Macoupin) PEYE-sah  

Pierron (Bond) peer-RON  

Pierson Station (Piatt) PEER-suhn STAY-shun  

Pinckneyville (Perry) PINK-nee-vil  

Pinkstaff (Lawrence) PINK-staf  

Piopolis (Hamilton) PEYE-ah-pluhs  

Piper City (Ford) PEYE-per SIT-ee  

Pisgah (Morgan) PIZ-guh  

Pittsburg (Williamson) PITS-berg     

Pittsfield (Pike) PITS-feeld  

Pittwood (Iroquois) PIT-wood  

Plainfield (Will) PLAYN-feeld  

Plainview (Macoupin) PLAYN-vu  

Plainville (Adams) PLAYN-vil  

Piano (Kendall) PLAY-noh  

Plato Center (Kane) PLAY-toh SEN-ter  

Pleasant Hill (Pike) PLEZ-ent HIL  

Pleasant Mound (Bond) PLEZ-ent MOWND  

Pleasant Plains (Sangamon) PLEZ-ent PLAYNZ  

Plymouth (Hancock) PLIM-uhth  

Pocahontas (Bond) poh-kuh-HAHN-tuhs  

Polo (Ogle) POH-loh  

Pomona (Jackson) pah-MOH-nah  

Pontiac (Livingston) PAHN-tee-ak  

Poplar Grove (Boone) PAHP-ler GROHV  

Port Byron (Rock Island) POHRT BEYE-ruhn  

Posen (Cook) POH-sen  

Posey (Clinton) POH-zee  

Potomac (Vermilion) puh-TOH-mik  

Prairie City (McDonough) PRAIR-ee SIT-ee  

Prairie du Rocher (Randolph)  PRAIR-ee du-ROH-sher 

Prairie View (Lake) PRAIR-ee VU 

Preemption (Mercer) pree-EMP-shuhn 

Prentice (Morgan) PREN-tis 

Preston (Randolph) PRES-tuhn 

Princeton (Bureau) PRINS-tuhn 

Princeville (Peoria) PRINS-vil 

Prophetstown (Whiteside) PRAH-fets-town 

Prospect Heights (Cook) PRAHS-pekt HEYETS 

Pruett (Fayette) PROO-eht 

Pulaski (Pulaski) puh-LAS-kee 

Putnam (Putnam) PUHT-nuhm


Q

Quincy (Adams) KWIN-see 


R

Radford (Christian) RAD-ferd 

Radom (Washington) RAY-duhm 

Raleigh (Saline) RAH-lee 

Ramsey (Fayette) RAM-zee 

Randall (Knox) RAN-duhl 

Randolph (McLean) RAN-dolf 

Rankin (Vermilion) RAN-kin    

Ransom (La Salle) RAN-suhm  

Rantoul (Champaign) ran-TOOL  

Rapatee (Knox) RAP-uh-TEE  

Rapids City (Rock Island) RAP-ids SIT-ee  

Rardin (Coles) RAIR-duhn  

Raritan (Henderson) RAIR-i-tuhn  

Ravinia (Lake) ruh-VIN-ee-yuh  

Ray (Schuyler) RAY  

Raymond (Montgomery) RAY-muhnd  

Red Bud (Randolph) RED-buhd  

Reddick (Kankakee) RED-dik  

Redmon (Edgar) RED-muhn  

Red Oak (Stephenson) RED OHK  

Reevesville (Johnson) REEVZ-vil 

Renault (Monroe) REE-nawlt  

Reno (Bond) REE-noh  

Renshaw (Pope) REN-shaw  

Reynolds (Rock Island) REN-uhldz  

Richmond (McHenry) RICH-muhnd  

Richton Park (Cook) RICH-ton PAHRK  

Richview (Washington) RICH-vu  

Ridge Farm (Vermilion) RIDJ FAHRM  

Ridgeville (Iroquois) RIDJ-vil  

Ridgway (Gallatin) RIDJ-way  

Ridott (Stephenson) REYE-dot  

Riggston (Scott) RIGS-ton  

Rinard (Wayne) REYE-nuhrd  

Ringwood (McHenry) RING-wood  

Rio (Knox) REYE  

Ripley (Brown) RIP-lee  

River Forest (Cook) RIV-er FOR-est  

River Grove (Cook) RIV-er GROHV  

Riverside (Cook) RIV-er-seyed  

Riverton (Sangamon) RIV-er-tuhn  

Roanoke (Woodford) ROH-uh-NOHK  

Robbins (Cook) RAHB-binz  

Robbs (Pope) RAHBZ  

Roberts (Ford) RAHB-erts  

Robinson (Crawford) RAHB-in-suhn  

Roby (Christian) ROH-bee  

Rochelle (Ogle) roh-SHEL  

Rochester (Sangamon) RAH-ches-tuhr  

Rockbridge (Greene) RAHK-brij  

Rock City (Stephenson) RAHK SIT-ee  

Rock Falls (Whiteside) RAHK FAWLZ  

Rockford (Winnebago) RAHK-ferd  

Rock Grove (Stephenson) RAHK GROHV  

Rock Island (Rock Island) RAHK EYE-luhnd  

Rockport (Pike) RAHK-pohrt  

Rockton (Winnebago) RAHK-tuhn  

Rockwood (Randolph) RAHK-wood  

Rome (Peoria) ROHM  

Rondout (Lake) ROWN-dowt  

Roodhouse (Greene) ROOD-hows  

Rosamond (Christian) ROHZ-uh-muhnd  

Roscoe (Winnebago) RAHS-koh  

Rosebud (Pope) ROHZ-buhd  

Rose Hill (Jasper) ROHZ HIL  

Roselle (Du Page) roh-ZEL  

Roseville (Warren) ROHZ-vil  

Rosiclare (Hardin) ROHZ-i-KLAIR  

Rossville (Vermilion) ROSS-vil  

Round Grove (Whiteside) ROWND GROHV  

Round Lake (Lake) ROWND LAYK  

Roxana (Madison) roks-AN-uh  

Royal (Champaign) ROY-uhl  

Royalton (Franklin) ROY-uhl-tuhn  

Ruma (Randolph) ROO-muh  

Rushville (Schuyler) RUHSH-vil  

Russell (Lake) RUHS-uhl  

Rutland (La Salle) RUHT-luhnd


S

Sadorus (Champaign) suh-DOH-ruhs  

Sailor Springs (Clay) SAY-lor SPRINGZ  

Saint Anne (Kankakee) SAYNT AN  

Saint Augustine (Knox) SAYNT AW-guhs-TEEN  

Saint Charles (Kane) SAYNT CHAHR-uhlz 

Saint David (Fulton) SAYNT DAY-vid  

Saint Elmo (Fayette) SAYNT EL-moh  

Saint Francisville (Lawrence) SAYNT FRAN-sis-vil  

Saint Jacob (Madison) SAYNT JAY-kuhb  

Saint James (Fayette) SAYNT JAYMZ  

Saint Joseph (Champaign) SAYNT JOH-zef  

Saint Libory (Saint Clair) SAYNT li-BOHR-ee  

Saint Marie (Jasper) SAYNT muh-REE  

Saint Peter (Fayette) SAYNT PEE-ter  

Salem (Marion) SAY-lem  

Sandoval (Marion) san-DOH-vuhl  

Sandusky (Alexander) san-DUHS-kee  

Sandwich (DeKalb) SAND-wich  

San Jose (Mason) SAN JOHZ  

Saunemin (Livingston) SAH-nuh-min  

Savanna (Carroll) suh-VAN-uh  

Savoy (Champaign) suh-VOY    

Sawyerville (Macoupin) SAW-yer-vi]  

Saybrook (McLean) SAY-brook  

Scales Mound (Jo Daviess) SKAYLZ MOWND  

Scheller (Jefferson) SHEL-er  

Schiller Park (Cook) SHIL-er PAHRK  

Schuline (Randolph) SHOO-leyen  

Sciota (McDonough) SEYE-oh-tuh  

Scioto Mills (Stephenson) SEYE-oh-tuh MILZ  

Scott Field (Saint Clair) SKOT FEELD  

Scottland (Edgar) SKOT-luhnd  

Scottville (Macoupin) SKOT-vil  

Seaton (Mercer) SEET-uhn  

Seatonville (Bureau) SEET-uhn-VIL  

Secor (Woodford) SEE-kohr  

Seneca (La Salle) SEN-i-kuh  

Serena (La Salle) ser-EE-nah  

Sesser (Franklin) SES-er  

Seward (Winnebago) SOO-uhrd  

Seymour (Champaign) SEE-mohr  

Shabbona (DeKalb) SHAB-buh-nuh  

Shannon (Carroll) SHAN-nuhn  

Sharpsburg (Christian) SHAHRPS-berg  

Shattuc (Clinton) SHAT-tuhk  

Shawneetown (Gallatin) SHAW-nee-town  

Sheffield (Bureau) SHEF-feeld  

Shelbyville (Shelby) SHEL-bee-vil  

Sheldon (Iroquois) SHEL-duhn  

Sheridan (La Salle) SHAIR-i-duhn  

Sherman (Sangamon) SHER-muhn  

Sherrard (Mercer) sher-RAHRD  

Shipman (Macoupin) SHIP-muhn  

Shirland (Winnebago) SHIR-luhnd  

Shirley (McLean) SHIR-lee  

Shobonier (Fayette) SHOH-boh-NEER  

Shumway (Effingham) SHUHM-way  

Sibley (Ford) SIB-lee  

Sidell (Vermilion) SEYE-del  

Sidney (Champaign) SID-nee  

Sigel (Shelby) SIG-uhl  

Siloam (Adams) SEYE-LOHM  

Silvis (Rock Island) SIL-vis  

Simpson (Johnson) SIMP-suhn  

Sims (Wayne) SIMZ  

Skokie (Cook) SKOH-kee  

Smithboro (Bond) SMITH-buhr-oh  

Smithfield (Fulton) SMITH-feeld  

Smithshire (Warren) SMITH-sheyer 

Smithton (Saint Clair) SMITH-tuhn    

Solon Mills (McHenry) SOH-luhn MILZ  

Somonauk (DeKalb) SAHM-uh-nok  

Soperville (Knox) SOH-per-vil  

Sorento (Bond) soh-RENT-oh  

South Beloit (Winnebago) SOWTH buh-LOYT  

South Elgin (Kane) SOWTH EL-jin  

South Holland (Cook) SOWTH HAH-luhnd  

South Pekin (Tazewell) SOWTH PEE-kin  

South Roxana (Madison) SOWTH roks-AN-uh  

South Standard (Macoupin) SOWTH STAN-derd  

South Wilmington (Grundy) SOWTH WIL-ming-tuhn 

Sparks Hill (Hardin) SPAHRKS HIL 

Sparland (Marshall) SPAHR-luhnd 

Sparta (Randolph) SPAHR-tuh 

Speer (Stark) SPEER 

Springerton (White) SPRING-er-tuhn 

Springfield (Sangamon) SPRING-feeld 

Spring Grove (McHenry) spring GROHV 

Spring Valley (Bureau) spring VAL-lee 

Standard (Putnam) STAN-derd 

Stanford (McLean) STAN-ferd 

Staunton (Macoupin) STAHN-tuhn 

Steeleville (Randolph) STEEL-vil 

Steger (Cook) STAY-ger 

Sterling (Whiteside) STER-ling 

Steward (Lee) STOO-werd 

Stewardson (Shelby) STOO-werd-suhn  

Stillman Valley (Ogle) STIL-muhn VAL-lee  

Stillwell (Hancock) STIL-wel  

Stockland (Iroquois) STAHK-luhnd  

Stockton (Jo Daviess) STAHK-tuhn 

Stonefort (Saline) STOHN-fert  

Stonington (Christian) STOHN-ing-tuhn  

Stoy (Crawford) STOY  

Strasburg (Shelby) STRAWZ-berg  

Strawn (Livingston) STRAWN  

Streator (La Salle) STREE-ter  

Stronghurst (Henderson) STRONG-herst  

Sublette (Lee) suhb-LET  

Sugar Grove (Kane) SHOO-ger GROHV  

Sullivan (Moultrie) SUHL-i-vuhn  

Summerfield (Saint Clair) SUHM-mer-feeld  

Summer Hill (Pike) SUHM-mer-HIL  

Summum (Fulton) SUHM-muhm  

Sumner (Lawrence) SUHM-ner  

Sutter (Hancock) SUHT-ter  

Swan Creek (Warren) SWAHN KREEK   

Swansea (St. Clair) SWAHN-see-uh 

Swanwick (Perry) SWAHN-wik 

Swedona (Mercer) swee-DOH-nuh 

Sweet Water (Menard) SWEET wah-ter 

Sycamore (DeKalb) SIK-uh-mohr 

Symerton (Will) SIM-er-tuhn 


T

Table Grove (Fulton)

TAY-buhl GROHV  

Tallula (Menard) tuh-LOO-luh  

Tamalco (Bond) tuh-MAL-koh  

Tamaroa (Perry) tam-uh-ROH-uh  or tam-uh-ROH

Tamms (Alexander) TAMZ  

Tampico (Whiteside) TAM-puh-koh  

Taylor Ridge (Rock Island) TAY-ler RIDJ  

Taylor Springs (Montgomery) TAY-ler SPRINGZ  

Taylorville (Christian) TAY-ler-vil  

Tazewell (Tazewell) TAZ-wel  

Techny (Cook) TEK-nee  

Teheran (Mason) tuh-HAIR-uhn  

Temple Hill (Pope) TEM-puhl-HIL  

Tennessee (McDonough) ten-uh-SEE  

Teutopolis (Effingham) too-TAHP-uh-lis  

Texico (Jefferson) TEKS-i-koh  

Thackeray (Hamilton) THAK-er-ee  

Thawville (Iroquois) THAW-vil  

Thayer (Sangamon) THAY-er  

Thebes (Alexander) THEEBZ  

Thomasboro (Champaign) TOM-uhs-buhr-oh  

Thomasville (Montgomery) TOM-uhs-vil  

Thompsonville (Franklin) TOMP-suhn-vil  

Thomson (Carroll) TOM-suhn  

Thornton (Cook) THORN-tuhn  

Tilden (Randolph) TIL-duhn  

Tilton (Vermilion) TIL-tuhn  

Timewell (Brown) TEYEM-wel  

Tinley Park (Cook) TIN-lee PAHRK  

Tioga (Hancock) teye-OH-guh  

Tiskilwa (Bureau) TIS-kil-wah  

Toledo (Cumberland) toh-LEE-doh  

Tolono (Champaign) toh-LOH-noh  

Toluca (Marshall) toh-LOO-kuh  

Tonica (La Salle) TAHN-i-kuh  

Topeka (Mason) toh-PEE-kuh  

Toulon (Stark) TOO-lahn  

Tovey (Christian) TOH-vee  

Towanda (McLean) toh-WAHN-duh    

Tower Hill (Shelby) TOW-er HIL 

Tremont (Tazewell) TREE-mahnt 

Trenton (Clinton) TREN-tuhn 

Trilla (Cumberland) TRIL-luh 

Trimble (Crawford) TRIM-buhl

Triumph (La Salle) TREYE-uhmf 

Trivoli (Peoria) tri-VOH-lee 

Trowbridge (Shelby) TROH-brij 

Troy (Madison) TROY 

Troy Grove (La Salle) TROY GROHV 

Tunnel Hill (Johnson) TUHN-nuhl HIL 

Tuscola (Douglas) tuhs-KOH-lah


U

Ulah (Henry) U-lah  

Ullin (Pulaski) UHL-lin  

Union (McHenry) UN-yuhn  

Union Hill (Kankakee) UN-yuhn HIL  

Unity (Alexander) U-ni-tee  

Urbana (Champaign) er-BA-nuh  

Ursa (Adams) UHR-SUH  

Utica (La Salle) U-ti-kuh


V

Valier (Franklin) vuh-LEER  

Valley City (Pike) VAL-lee SIT-ee  

Valmeyer (Monroe) VAL-meyer  

Vandalia (Fayette) van-DAYL-yuh  

Van Orin (Bureau) VAN OR-in  

Varna (Marshall) VAHR-nuh  

Venedy (Washington) VEN-uh-dee  

Venice (Madison) VEN-is  

Vera (Fayette) VEER-uh  

Vergennes (Jackson) ver-JENZ  

Vermilion (Edgar) ver-MIL-yuhn  

Vermilion Grove (Vermilion) ver-MIL-yuhn GROHV  

Vermont (Fulton) ver-MAHNT  

Vernon (Marion) VER-nuhn  

Verona (Grundy) vuh-ROH-nuh  

Versailles (Brown) ver-SAYLZ  

Victoria (Knox) vik-TOH-ree-uh  

Vienna (Johnson) VEYE-EN-uh  

Villa Grove (Douglas) VIL-luh GROHV  

Villa Park (Du Page) VIL-luh PAHRK  

Villa Ridge (Pulaski) VIL-luh RIJ  

Viola (Mercer) veye-OH-lah   

Virden (Macoupin) VIR-duhn 

Virgi] (Kane) VIR-jil 

Virginia (Cass) ver-JIN-yah 

Volo (Lake) VOH-loh 


W

Waddams Grove (Stephenson) WAHD-duhmz GROHV 

Wadsworth (Lake) WAHDZ-werth 

Waggoner (Montgomery) WAG-ner 

Wakefield (Richland) WAYK-feeld 

Walnut (Bureau) WAWL-nuht  

Walnut Grove (McDonough) WAWL-nuht GROHV 

Walnut Hill (Marion) WAWL-nuht HIL 

Walpole (Hamilton) WAWL-pol 

Walsh (Randolph) WAWLSH 

Walshville (Montgomery) WAWLSH-vil 

Waltonville (Jefferson) WAWL-tuhn-vil 

Wamac (Marion) WAH-MAK 

Wapella (DeWitt) wah-PEL-uh 

Warren (Jo Daviess) WAHR-uhn 

Warrensburg (Macon) WAHR-uhnz-berg 

Warrenville (Du Page) WAHR-uhn-vil 

Warsaw (Hancock) WOHR-saw 

Wasco (Kane) WAHS-koh 

Washburn (Woodford) WAHSH-bern 

Washington (Tazewrell) WAHSH-ing-tuhn 

Washington Park (Saint Clair) WAHSH-ing-tuhn PAHRK 

Wataga (Knox) wuh-TAH-guh 

Waterloo (Monroe) WAH-ter-LOO 

Waterman (DeKalb) WAH-ter-muhn 

Watseka (Iroquois) viraht-SEE-kuh 

Watson (Effingham) WAHT-suhn 

Wauconda (Lake) wah-KAHN-duh 

Waukegan (Lake) waw-KEE-guhn 

Wauponsee (Grundy) wah-PAHN-see 

Waverly (Morgan) WAYV-uhr-lee 

Wayne (Du Page) WAYN 

Wayne City (Wayne) WAYN SIT-ee 

Waynesville (DeWitt) WAYNZ-vil 

Webster (Hancock) WEB-stuhr 

Wedron (La Salle) WED-ruhn 

Weldon (DeWitt) WEL-duhn 

Welge (Randolph) WELJ 

Wellington (Iroquois) WEL-ing-tuhn 

Wenona (Marshall) wmh-NOH-nah   

West Brooklyn (Lee) WEST BROOK-lin  

West Chicago (Du Page) WEST shi-KAW-goh  

West End (Saline) WEST END  

Western Springs (Cook) WEST-ern SPRINGZ  

Westervelt (Shelby) WEST-er-velt  

Westfield (Clark) WEST-feeld  

West Frankfort (Franklin) WEST FRANK-fuhrt  

West Liberty (Jasper) WEST LIB-er-tee  

West McHenry (McHenry) WEST mik-HEN-ree  

Westmont (Du Page) WEST-mahnt  

Weston (McLean) WEST-tuhn  

West Point (Hancock) WEST poynt  

West Salem (Edwards) WEST SAY-luhm  

West Union (Clark) WEST UN-yuhn  

Westville (Vermilion) WEST-vil  

West York (Crawford) WEST YORK  

Wetaug (Pulaski) WEE-tog  

Wheaton (Du Page) WHEET-uhn  

Wheeler (Jasper) WHEE-ler  

Wheelmg (Cook) WHEE-ling  

White Hall (Greene) WHEYET HAWL  

White Heath (Piatt) WHEYET heeth  

Whittington (Franklin) WHIT-ing-tuhn  

Wichert (Kankakee) WITCH-ert  

Wilbern (Marshall) WIL-buhrn  

Williamsfield (Knox) WIL-yuhmz-feeld  

Williamsville (Sangamon) WIL-yuhmz-vil  

Willisville (Perry) WIL-is-vil  

Willow Hill (Jasper) WIL-loh HIL  

Willow Springs (Cook) WIL-loh SPRINGS  

Wilmette (Cook) wil-MET  

Wilmington (Will) WIL-ming-tuhn  

Wilson (Lake) WIL-suhn  

Wilsonville (Macoupin) WIL-suhn-vil  

Winchester (Scott) win-CHES-ter  

Windsor (Shelby) WIN-zer  

Winfield (Du Page) WIN-feeld  

Wing (Livingston) WING  

Winnebago (Winnebago) win-nuh-BAY-goh  

Winnetka (Cook) win-NET-kah  

Winslow (Stephenson) WIN-zloh  

Winthrop Harbor (Lake) WIN-thruhp HAHR-buhr 

Witt (Montgomery) WIT  

Woburn (Bond) WOH-buhrn  

Wolf Lake (Union) WOOLF LAYK  

Wonder Lake (McHenry) WON-der LAYK  

Woodbine (Jo Daviess) WOOD-beyen 

Wood Dale (Du Page) WOOD DAYL   

Woodhull (Henry) WOOD-huhl 

Woodland (Iroquois) WOOD-luhnd 

Woodlawn (Jefferson) WOOD-lavvn 

Wood River (Madison) WOOD RIV-er 

Woodson (Morgan) WOOD-suhn  

Woodstock (McHenry) WOOD-stahk 

Woosung (Ogle) WOO-suhng 

Worden (Madison) WAHR-den 

Worth (Cook) WERTH 

Wrights (Greene) WREYETZ 

Wyanet (Bureau) weye-uh-NET 

Wyoming (Stark) weye-OH-ming


X

Xenia (Clay) ZEE-nyuh    


Y

Yale (Jasper) YAYL   

Yates City (Knox) YAYTS SIT-ee  

Yorkville (Kendall) YORK-vil    


Z

Zearing (Bureau) ZEER-ing 

Zeigler (Franklin) ZIG-ler 

Zion (Lake) ZEYE-uhn


Illinois Counties Pronunciation Guide

Adams AD-uhmz  

Alexander AL-eg-ZAN-der  

Bond BOND  

Boone BOON  

Brown BROWN  

Bureau BU-roh  

Calhoun kal-HOON  

Carroll KAIR-uhl  

Cass KAS  

Champaign sham-PAYN  

Christian KRIS-chun  

Clark KLAHRK  

Clay KLAY  

Clinton KLIN-tuhn  

Coles KOHLZ  

Cook KOOK  

Crawford KRAW-ferd  

Cumberland KUHM-ber-luhnd  

DeKalb duh-KALB  

DeWitt duh-WIT  

Douglas DUHG-luhs  

Du Page doo PAYJ  

Edgar ED-ger  

Edwards ED-werds  

Effingham EF-ing-ham  

Fayette fay-ET  

Ford FOHRD  

Franklin FRANK-lin  

Fulton FOOL-tuhn  

Gallatin GAL-luh-tin   

Greene GREEN  

Grundy GRUHN-dee  

Hamilton HAM-il-tuhn  

Hancock HAN-kok  

Hardin HAHR-din  

Henderson HEN-der-suhn  

Henry HEN-ri  

Iroquois IR-oh-kwoy  

Jackson JAK-suhn  

Jasper JAS-per  

Jefferson JEF-fer-suhn 

Jersey JER-zi  

Jo Daviess JOH DAY-vis  

Johnson JON-suhn  

Kane KAYN  

Kankakee kang-kuh-KEE  

Kendall KEN-duhl  

Knox NOX  

Lake LAYK  

La Salle luh SAL  

Lawrence LAW-rence  

Lee LEE  

Livingston LIV-ing-stuhn  

Logan LOH-guhn  

McDonough muhk-DUHN-uh  

McHenry muhk-HEN-ri  

McLean muhk-LAYN  

Macon MAY-kuhn  

Macoupin muh-KOO-pin  

Madison MAD-i-suhn  

Marion MAIR-i-uhn  

Marshall MAHR-shal  

Mason MAY-suhn  

Massac MAS-SAK  

Menard muh-NAHRD  

Mercer MER-ser  

Monroe muhn-ROH  

Montgomery mont-GUHM-er-i  

Morgan MOR-guhn  

Moultrie MOKL-tree  

Ogle OH-guhl  

Peoria pee-OH-ri-uh  

Perry PAIR-ree  

Piatt PEYE-AT  

Pike PEYEK  

Pope POHP  

Pulaski puh-LAS-ki  

Putnam PUHT-nuhm  

Randolph RAN-dolf  

Richland RICH-luhnd  

Rock Island RAHK EYE-luhnd  

Saint Clair saynt KLAIR  

Saline suh-LEEN  

Sangamon SANG-guh-muhn  

Schuyler SKEYE-ler  

Scott SKOT  

Shelby SHEL-bee  

Stark STAHRK  

Stephenson STEE-ven-suhn  

Tazewell TAZ-wel  

Union UN-yuhn  

Vermilion ver-MIL-yuhn  

Wabash WAH-bash   

Warren WOR-en 

Washington WOSH-ing-tuhn 

Wayne WAYN 

White WHEYET 

Whiteside WHEYET-seyed 

Will WIL  

Williamson WIL-yuhm-suhn 

Winnebago WIN-uh-BAY-goh 

Woodford WOOD-ferd

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