Introduction to Streator, Illinois
The Kaskaskia tribe of the Illiniwek Confederation were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Streator. These Indians were primarily hunters, farmers, gatherers, warriors and traders. French explorers Louis Jolliet Father and Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to arrive in this region in 1673. Marquette established a church in the village in 1675. The development of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1821 led to the rapid growth of Streator. The first settlement, which went on to become the city of Streator, was established by John O'Neil in 1861. Streator was officially incorporated as a city in 1868.
Streator and nearby Attractions
- Streator Public Library
- Streator City Hall
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
- Lentman Lake
- Anderson Fields Golf Course
- Oakland Park
Things To Do In Streator
The parks in Streator provide a host of recreational facilities for the enjoyment of both adults and children. The Westgate Plaza Shopping Center and the Northport Shopping Center are other popular tourist haunts.
Central IL Regional Airport is nearby.
Streator Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by the Illinois Valley Community College, the Heartland Community College and the Illinois Wesleyan University.