Delavan, Illinois

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Delavan is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,825 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The city of Delavan is governed by a mayor/aldermanic form of city government consisting of six (6) elected members representing the three geographic wards of the city and the mayor who is elected by voters of the entire city. The mayor is chief executive officer of the city and leads semi-monthly city council meetings, voting on matters before the council only in the event of a tie.

Current members of the council serving in rotating terms of four years are: David Holland (Ward 1), Lou A. McCoy (Ward 1), Jere Braden (Ward 2), Sally Shoultz (Ward 2), George Mitchell (Ward 3), and Dan Kentner (Ward 3).

Delavan's City Clerk is Penny Bright.

Delavan's City Treasurer is Gail Mitchell.

Delavan's City Administrator is Joe Woith.

Chief of Police is Colin Suprunowski.

Public Services Superintendent is currently vacant.

Effective May 1, 2009, Mayor Elizabeth Skinner was elected to a four-year term expiring April 2013.

School System

Delavan has a consolidated public schools district (#703) which educates pre-school through high school students in different areas of a common campus environment.


Delavan is located at 40°22′15″N 89°32′44″W / 40.37083°N 89.54556°W / 40.37083; -89.54556 (40.370835, -89.545651).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,825 people, 705 households, and 516 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,567.4 people per square mile (992.4/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 1,046.6/sq mi (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.44% African American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population. There are no Pacific Islanders or Native Americans.

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