City of Spring Valley
Spring Valley is located at Exit #70 on Interstate 80. It is home to the largest employers in the region, Walmart DC#6092 and St. Margaret's Hospital, ranked by a leading consumer magazine as a Top Hospital for Surgery in Illinois. Seven businesses have reached centennial status, including Spring Valley City Bank, Western Sand & Gravel, Cosgrove's Candy & Foods, Barto Funeral Home, St. Margaret's Health, Mautino Distributing and Verucchi's Italian Ristorante.
Spring Valley is bordered to the south by the Illinois River. It has become known as the ''Sauger Capital of the World'' and has annually hosted the Cabela's Masters Walleye Fishing Tournament for over 30 years. Barto Landing, draws boaters from miles around to provide access to approximately 50 miles of river without traversing locks. Cargill and ADM facilities are situated here.
Many school improvements have taken place within the past few years. Hall High School, recognized as a Bronze Medal School by US News & World Reports, built a new $32 Million facility with a STEM lab. Spring Valley Elementary constructed a $16 Million addition to bring all students under one roof. St. Bede Academy has begun construction of a 16,000-square-foot science center and student commons along with a new track. The Academy has also reinstated its boarding capabilities and established an international sister school program in Kinglee, China.
Echo Bluff Park, Spring Creek Golf Course, 2 Indoor Shooting Ranges, Coal Miners Park, and the IL Valley Fallen Bikers Memorial are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.