Fisher

Background

The village of Fisher is a friendly community, founded in 1875, were you can feel safe raising a family and enjoy the benefits of small town living. The village has recently developing new subdivisions for its 1,880 residents. Fisher provides the perfect climate for business and industry and is about 16 miles from Champaign-Urbana.

Population

1990 2000 2010
Village of Fisher 1,647 1,881
Champaign County 173,025 179,669 201,081
State of Illinois 11,430,602 12,419,293 12,830,632

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Education

For in-depth information visit Great Schools Great Life.

Fisher has elementary, junior high and high school in town. Total enrollment is around 600 and th elatest ACT composite is 20.4.

Higher Education

Parkland College

Parkland College is primarily a two-year college offering vocational and transfer degrees in over 100 different areas. Parkland also offers advanced degrees through partnerships with Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Springfield, Franklin University, Olivet-Nazarene University and Greenville College. Parkland also offers nine sports teams and numerous student organizations.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. Eleven alumni of UIUC, including nine university faculty, have been named Nobel Prize Laureates and 18 alumni and two faculty members are Pulitzer Prize recipients. UIUC campus is also home to the largest public university library in the world, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the renowned Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and 19 Division I sports teams.

Transportation

Fisher is located sixteen miles east of I-74 and nine miles west of I-57 on State Route 136.

Airport

Willard Airport (CMI) to Chicago and Dallas.
Charter flights are available through Flightstar.

Rail service

Amtrak Champaign (passenger)

Arts & Culture

For more information on Champaign’s arts and culture, please visit 40N/88W, the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council.

Recreation

The Champaign County Forest Preserve boasts more than 3,500 scenic acres throughout the county. Activities include fishing, boating,  hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding, golfing and swimming. For more information on recreational opportunities, please contact the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Health Facilities

  • Carle, Urbana
  • Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana
  • Christie Clinic, Champaign

Contact Information

Milt Kelly, Mayor
Mike Hilber, Economic Development Contact

110 West Front
Fisher, Illinois 61843
217.897.1180
fishervillagehall@mchsi.com
http://www.fisher.il.us/contact.htm