Pembroke Strong:
The Road to 150 Has Begun.

Pembroke, IL. 1877-2027.
A community of pride, promise,
and perseverance for 150 years.

Just like the roots of the Pembroke Savanna, our community’s history is strong and rich. As Pembroke Township approaches 150 years of resilience and unity, we invite you to celebrate with us.

With pride for our people, our land, and our work, we strive to secure new opportunities for businesses and community members to succeed. In the last several decades, our community has made strides in connecting residents to broadband, empowering women entrepreneurs, developing infrastructure, and providing career opportunities for Pembroke residents.

Pembroke builds Pembroke. Together, let’s build a stronger community for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

Pembroke Days: The Road to 150. In anticipation of our 150th anniversary celebration in 2027, join us at these upcoming events, and check back as we add more.

  • Promise of Pembroke

    A community event at the Promise of Pembroke School highlighted accomplishments within our community.
    Watch here

Past Events

  • December 13

    Elementary School United Way Funding

    Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School will receive funding from United Way of Kankakee County to educate students. The presentation will be at Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary on Tuesday, December 13th, at 10 AM.

  • Fall Harvest Festival

    Join the Pembroke community for Trunk or Treat, mums for sale, pumpkin painting and more. To register, contact Tonia Lafi (815-549-6478) or Tomika Talley (815-944-5219).

  • Ladies of Pembroke Book Club Meeting

    The Ladies of Pembroke Book Club read “As the Wicked Watch.”
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  • October 22

    Ladies of Pembroke Book Club

    Pembroke Township residents are invited to read “As the Wicked Watch,” (Harper Collins/William Morrow, 2021) and join them for an energetic book discussion on October 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the NABVETS building.

  • August 26, 27, 28

    Pembroke Days

    This August as we celebrate Pembroke Day, we also celebrate our launch to 150. Celebrate the history of Pembroke with a parade, festival and more.

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    August 20

    R&B/Blues Concert

    Join our community for a night of R&B Blues music featuring Theo “Mr. Excitement” Huff & the Platinum Band and Ms. Sae. For ticket information, see here.

  • Close up of two people playing guitars

    July 31

    Memphis Blues Concert

    Celebrate the Sounds of Memphis Blues with Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis. For more information, visit here.

  • Playful Thoroughbred Racehorses

    July 30

    Boots and Saddles Riding Ranch Youth Center and Academic Farm Celebration

    Spend the day with friends and family enjoying the 45th Anniversary Celebration of the Boots & Saddle Riding Ranch with games, raffles, reunions, and fun.

  • June 25

    2022 Formal Banquet

    Check out the Our Men Do Matter Banquet hosted by the Ladies of Pembroke Bookclub.

  • June 4

    Martin Luther King Park Clean Up

    Join your Pembroke neighbors for a day in the great outdoors as we revitalize our local park and restore this space for all to enjoy.

  • May 28, 29

    Pembroke Rodeo

    Experience a professional rodeo and meet cowboys, horses, and steers – fun for the whole family!

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