• Welcome to our online community where you can discover the many great things we love about Shelbyville.

  • Home to Lake Shelbyville and Kaskaskia River, our city is a thriving lake community, that values its people, businesses and visitors.

  • Natural scenic beauty, a full-range of year round events and family-friendly atmospheres are what make Shelbyville so very special.

  • As the seat of Shelby County, we feature a beautiful historic downtown, with countless area memories and famous landmarks from years gone by.

  • Full of small-town charm, with a strong local economy and top-ranked schools makes Shelbyville a place people are proud to work and call home.

Make your way to Shelbyville.

Located in Central Illinois, we're just a few hours south of Chicago, west of Indianapolis and northeast of St. Louis.

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By Road.

Gas up and take a quick road trip. We're quietly situated near interstates I-57, I-72, I-55 and many local highways.

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By Rail.

Ditch the car and take the scenic route. Sneak away or visit family and friends using alternative transportation options.

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By Air.

Perfect for pilots and passengers, we're surrounded by uncrowded, easy to access airports, big and small.

News and goings-on.

Information about events and other exciting things happening in the Shelbyville and lake area.

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Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest on Lake Shelbyville October 10-12 2014

Lake Shelbyville Illinois will once again this year be the home to Shelby Electric Cooperative and several other Illinois Touchstone …

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Shelbyville Illinois Scarecrow Daze – The Place To Be Columbus Day Weekend Oct 10-12, 2014

The Shelbyville Scarecrow Daze and Balloon Fest will once again come alive with festive flair and the skies around Lake …

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