About Plano

Welcome to Plano, Illinois

Welcome to the official website for the city of Plano, Illinois. If you have any questions, please email me at mrennels@cityofplanoil.org

Sincerely, Mike Rennels Mayor

About Plano

The town of Plano was organized by a special act of the Legislature, approved February 16, 1865.

The city of Plano was first organized as a city under an act of the General Assembly entitled " An act to provide for the incorporation of Cities and Villages", approved April 10, 1872, by an annual election held on the 3rd day of December, 1883.

A Place of Growth

With a population of over 10,900 residents, Plano boasts a unique combination of agriculture, business, and industry. Plano Molding is one of the largest manufacturers of plastic tackle boxes. A Menard’s distribution center opened in late 1997.

A Wal-Mart Superstore opened in the fall of 1996 and there are several more shopping centers, medical facilities, and recreation areas nearby, including Silver Springs State Park and Cedardell Golf Club in Plano. The local YMCA and library offer a variety of activities for all ages year round. Locally sponsored baseball, softball, and tackle football leagues offer enjoyment for many boys and girls.

Education & Culture

Cultural events are offered in the area by the Plano Library, 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.

The schools are supported by many local service organizations and not for profit organizations like the Plano Community Coalition for Wellness and the Plano Education Foundation. Parents in the community have also joined together to form the Plano Parent’s Association, Sports Boosters and Music Boosters.