Illinois

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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

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Central IL

North Central IL

Lee County

Dixon

Livingston County (Bloomington/Normal metro)

Emington

Pontiac

McLean County (Bloomington/Normal metro)

Bloomington

Cooksville

Danvers

Heyworth

Lexington

McLean

Shirley

Mason County

Forest City

Peoria County (Peoria metro)

Peoria

Tazewell County (Peoria metro)

Armington

Delavan

Morton

Tremont

Woodford County (Peoria metro)

El Paso

South Central IL

Christian County (Springfield metro)

Millersville

Morrisonville

Owaneco

Pana

Rosamond

Taylorville

Clay County

Clay City

Fayette County

Brownstown

Farina

=Logan County (Springfield metro)

Cornland

  • Cornland Meeting Room, IL (EB) +1878-1880+
    • c/o J.B. Pierce @ 4 mi. S.E. of town +1880+; Mrs. J.D. Gillette @ 2 mi. S.E. of town +1880+;

Lawndale

Macon County (Decatur metro)

Decatur

Niantic

Montgomery County

Nokomis

Witt

Shelby County

Shelbyville

Sangamon County (Springfield metro)

Illiopolis

Springfield

Northern IL

Boone County (Rockford metro)

Belvidere

Winnebago County (Rockford metro)

Rockford



Northeastern IL

Chicago metro

Cook County

Arlington Heights

Chicago

  • Avondale Gospel Hall, IL (OB) 1888-1968
    • Avondale Meeting House +1927+
    • @ 2814 N. Sawyer Ave. +1927+
    • c/o W.V. Slocombe, 3237 Eastwood Ave. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 97 in fellowship (40 men, 57 women) including 11 S.S. teachers presiding over 125 children (for a total of 222). The Hall was valued at $3,000 with no debt (and with $2,555 in annual expenses), and $1,589 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Des Plaines

Elgin

  • Park Manor Bible Chapel, IL (OB) 1882/1966-2021+
    • aka: Elgin Gospel Hall 1882-1927+; Elgin Gospel Chapel +1936-1965;
    • tents 1883 in Udina, Dundee, & Elgin
    • @ 12 Chapel St. +1927+
    • c/o A.H. Hayes, 414 Addison St. +1927+

Evanston

  • Evanston Gospel Chapel, IL (OB) 1916/1941-?
    • aka: Grace Chapel 1916-1941
    • @ K. of P. Hall, 610 Davis St. +1927+
    • c/o Winsor Chase, 1031 Dempster St. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 43 in fellowship (17 men, 26 women) including 6 S.S. teachers presiding over 25? children (for a total of 68). The Hall was a rented facility (with $555 in annual expenses), and $685 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Harvey

La Grange

Lansing

Maywood

  • Woodside Bible Chapel, IL (EI OB) 1894-2022+
    • Austin Station Gospel Hall 1894-1913; Austin Gospel Hall 1913-1959
    • @ 748 Leamington Ave. +1927+
    • c/o Tom Bendelow, 533 N. Long Ave. +1927+
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 216 in fellowship (93 men, 123 women) including 2 under the age of 13 years old, and 22 S.S. teachers presiding over 175 children (for a total of 391). The Hall was valued at $12,500 with no debt (with $3,165 in annual expenses), and $3,186 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Mount Forest

  • Mount Forest Gospel Hall, IL (OB) +1926-1927+
    • c/o Henry J.? Yost, Willow Springs
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 18 in fellowship (8 men, 10 women) including 1 S.S. teacher presiding over 20 children (for a total of 38). The Hall was valued at $2,500 with no debt (with $206 in annual expenses), and $376 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Mount Prospect

Oak Park

South Holland

Thornton

DuPage County

Addison

  • Addison Meeting Room, IL (TW) +1878/1980's-2020+
    • Oak Park Meeting Room +1930's-1973+ (TW)
    • Chicago Meeting Room +1878-1930's? (TW)

Batavia

Elmhurst

Glen Ellyn

Lombard

  • Lombard Gospel Chapel, IL (OB) 1927/1928-present
    • also see: Woodside Bible Chapel 1894-present; Villa Park Evangelical Free Church 1931-?

Villa Park

Warrenville

West Chicago

Wheaton

Grundy County

Morris

Kane County

Carpentersville

Kendall County

Yorkville

Lake County

Gurnee

Highland Park

Lake Zurich

Waukegan

Zion

McHenry County

Woodstock

Will County

Braidwood

Coal City

Joliet

Kankakee County (Kankakee metro)

Kankakee

  • Kankakee Christian Assembly (KLC) +1977+

Eastern IL

Champaign County (Champaign metro)

Champaign

Coles County

Casey

Mattoon

  • OB tent meetings 1883 by Rice T. Hopkins & Donald Ross?

Edgar County

Chrisman

Effingham County

Montrose

Ford County (Champaign metro)

Paxton

Vermilion County (Danville metro)

Danville

Northwestern Illinois

Henry County (Moline & Rock Island, IL & Davenport, IA metro)

Hooppole

Kewanee

Knox County

Abingdon

Galesburg

Knoxville

Rock Island County (Moline & Rock Island, IL & Davenport, IA metro)

Cordova

Milan

  • Oak Ridge Bible Chapel, IL (OB) 1978/1981-?
    • aka: Valley Christian Fellowship 1978-1981
    • also see: Harrison Gospel Chapel, Davenport, IA

Rock Island

Southeastern IL

Lawrence County

Lawrenceville

St. Francisville

Southern IL (Little Egypt)

Franklin County

West Frankfort

Hamilton County

Macedonia

McLeansboro

Jackson County (Carbondale/Marion metro)

Carbondale

Dowell

Randolph County

Sparta

Tilden

Wayne County

Cisne

Round Prairie

Southwestern IL

Macoupin County

Bunker Hill

Woodburn

Gillespie

Mount Olive

St. Louis, MO metro

Bond County

Beaver Creek

Greenville

  • Greenville Meeting Room, IL (EB) 1854-1909; (TW) 1909-1992; (TW-N) 1992-2021+
    • oldest surviving assembly in North America
    • aka Greenville Gospel Hall
    • c/o Charles H. Ramel +1880+

Dudleyville

Mulberry Grove

Smithboro

Madison County

Alton

Collinsville

Highland

  • Highland Meeting Room, IL (French EB) +1878-1909; (TW) 1909-1917+
    • c/o Auguste Mojonnier +1880+
    • There is thought to have been three exclusive assemblies in Highland at varying times (Grant, TW, and Booth). Unknown years for Grant & Booth meetings. The Booth meeting joined with Ames in the 1940's.

New Douglas

Pocahontas

Roxana

Sebastopol

Troy

St. Clair County

Belleville

East St. Louis

Western IL

McDonough County

Good Hope