James Fennell, County Board Vice Chairperson

James Fennell

Republican - District 13

District 13 boundaries: Chillicothe and Medina Townships (PDF)

98 N Second Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Cell Phone: 251-9533
Work Phone: 672-6056
Fax: 672-6054

Email James Fennell 

Current County Board Committees

  • Finance, Audit and Legislative Affairs Committee (Chairperson)
  • Executive Committee (Vice Chairperson)
  • Redistricting Committee (Vice Chairperson)
  • Rules Committee (Vice Chairperson)
  • Ways and Means Committee


Jim Fennell was first elected to the Peoria County Board in November of 2010. He retired as the President and CEO of JT Fennell Co. in Chillicothe, a manufacturer of steel products. Jim served on the Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Chillicothe for 20 years and on the Illinois Valley Unit District 321 school board for 16 years. He also served on the IVC Education Foundation Board.

Jim volunteered for the Chillicothe Community Fire Department for 47 years and was elected as it's Treasurer for 36 years. He retired as Deputy Chief for the Department in 2016.

Jim and his wife Brenda have three children and five grandchildren.