Directions to Stelle

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Please Note:  Because Stelle is such a small town the internet map services do not always provide the best directions.  Our actual Post Office is Cabery (60919) and we are located in Rogers Township.  The poor internet gets very confused with this.  Therefore, we have written these directions ourselves and students have found them very helpful.  You might print them out before heading out…!!!



Traveling South on I-57 from Chicago
Take the Chebanse exit #302 (there’s only one).  Go to the top of the ramp and turn right.  Go one block to stop sign and make another right turn (the RR tracks will then be on your left).  Go two blocks to the next stop sign and make a left turn.  This street will take you over the tracks and straight through town.  Stay of this road (due west) for about 10 miles until you come to your first stop sign since leaving Chebanse.  This is 200E Road.  Turn left (south) and travel 3 miles to 3100N Road. Turn right (west) and go 3 1/4 miles to Stelle.  Turn left into the entry (two landscaped STELLE signs).

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Traveling North on I-57 from Champaign
Take the Ashkum exit (293) and travel west on Rt. 116 for ~6 miles to the Herscher/LaHogue road.  (Look for the sign.)  Turn right toward Herscher and go north 5 miles.  Turn left on county road 3100 N (twin blue silos across intersection from it) and head west 3 1/4 miles to Stelle.  Turn left into the entry (two landscaped STELLE signs).

Traveling South on I-55 from Chicago
Take Braidwood exit #236 (Rt. 113) and turn left (east) at the top of the ramp.  Follow 113 all the way through Braidwood (it twists and turns a bit) and follow it out of town for just 1-mile to the Essex Road (the first right turn out of Braidwood).  Careful, it comes up fast.  The intersection is not marked well and the sign for it is a couple of hundred feet before the turn.  Don’t miss this turn!!!   After turning right on to the Essex Road, travel south for about 10 miles until it dead ends in a T at Rt. 17.  Turn left (east) onto Rt. 17 and go just a short distance (~1/2 mile) and take the first right on to the Buckingham road (16,000W Rd.).  Follow this south for 8 miles when you will be leaving Kankakee County and entering into Ford County.  You will stay on this road which now becomes 1600E Rd.  Go exactly 3 miles to 3800N Rd.  Turn east (left) onto 3800N Rd.  Go 3/4 mile to Stelle.  Turn right to enter by the two landscaped STELLE signs. (Warning: this route can be a challenge in winter when the snow is heavy.)


Traveling North on I-55 from Bloomington
Exit at #197 for Pontiac.  Travel east on Rt. 116 through Pontiac.  Watch the signs as Rt.116  turns a bit through town.  Continue east on Rt. 116 about 15 miles through the town of Saunemin (after crossing Rt.47) and another 5 miles through the town of Cullom.  3 miles out of Cullom you will come to the Rt. 115 intersection. Go straight through this intersection for 2 more miles to 1600 E.  Turn left and go north for 5 miles to 3800 N.  Turn right on 3800 N and go 3/4 miles east to Stelle’s entrance on the right.  Turn right to enter by the two landscaped STELLE signs.


Traveling from the West — From Dwight 
Travel east out of Dwight on Ill. Rte 17.  When ~2 miles past the small town of Reddick (~10 miles east of Dwight), turn right (south) at the sign for Cabery.  Travel about 8 miles to Cabery and continue on for three more miles until you reach 3800 N road.  Turn left (east) on 3800 N road and travel for 2.75 miles where you will find the entrance to Stelle on the right.  Turn right to enter by the two landscaped STELLE signs.

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