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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Main Office (Champaign County)
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

INEP Office
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 3
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Extension Creative Community Commons (EC3)
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 02
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-300-3101
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm After hours programs call (217) 531-1211

Branch Office (Iroquois County)
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Vermilion County)
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

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Thank you for visiting our website! University of Illinois Extension Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit is the link between University of Illinois and all of our friends and neighbors in east central Illinois. Our offices offer practical, research-based information to improve lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. Please contact us at 217-333-7672, 815-268-4051 or 217-442-8615 with questions or to learn more. Check back often, add our site to your favorites and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook.

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Money Tip


The clock is ticking: your federal and state 2015 tax returns are due April 18, 2016. Don't forget that you can file your taxes electronically easily and securely at In fact, if your gross income is $62,000 or less, you can file for free.

Three IRS-approved sites in our communities offer free help with tax filing. For more information on whether you qualify for help call:

Salt and Light's VITA site, 217-355-5654; taxes are done by appointment only.

Stevick Senior Center, AARP Tax-Aide, 217-359-6500; free assistance for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Danville Area Community College also has a VITA site and provides free service to any individual earning less than $25,000 or head of household who earned less than $48,363. Call 443-8559 or 443-3222 to make an appointment.

Questions? Contact Kathy Sweedler, Extension Educator, Consumer Economics at

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