217 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 217 AREA CODE
217-222-0770
QUINCY, IL
Carol's Closet
(1992)
217-222-7627
QUINCY, IL
SSP BBS
(1994-1995)
Mike Steinkamp
217-224-3203
QUINCY, IL
Profit Maker BBS, ProfitMaker BBS
(1993-1995)
David Ayers
217-224-3920
QUINCY, IL
Liberty BBS, The Free Zone
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
217-235-2000
Mattoon, IL
AMIS I.C.C.C., I.C.T.C., ICCC
(1985-1991)
AMIS
217-243-2446
JACKSONVILLE, IL
Goedel's Law
(1995-1997)
Matt Prastein
217-244-1188
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NAPCC
(1986)
Thomas Dirks
217-244-6954
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Check Source (233/13), The Check Source
(1989-1999)
Melissa Woo, Hector MandelMAXIMUS
217-245-1740
JACKSONVILLE, IL
JTsoft Support
(1993-1994)
Dan Jones
217-245-2891
JACKSONVILLE, IL
Goedel's Law
(1995)
Matt Prastein
217-245-7215
JACKSONVILLE, IL
EnterPrize
(1995-1996)
Margaret Nyberg
217-267-3345
WESTVILLE, IL
Dano's, Danos
(1994-1998)
Dan LehnenRemote Access
217-267-4928
WESTVILLE, IL
The Enchanted Realm
(1994)
Earl Henderson
217-328-0049
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Relative Connection
(1992-1993)
Chuck Haine
217-328-4500
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Big City Lights
(1991)
PCBoard
217-328-6015
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
StageDoor, The Stage Door
(1989-1995)
Paul Brady
217-328-6574
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NoX-GeO
(1994)
David White
217-328-7492
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Two2Tango
(1993-1994)
Melissa Woo
217-328-7939
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Easy Com
(1991)
Baba Buehler
217-328-8181
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Theta-Sigma
(1990)
217-328-9694
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Operating Room
(1992)
DocSearchlight
217-332-4019
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Golf City BBS
(1990)
217-333-2842
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
AAFT Fidonet
(1986)
Edward OttoFidoNet
217-333-5554
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Toolbox Annex
(1989)
Wayne Hamilton
217-333-8301
Champaign, IL
Hacker's Anonymous BBS
(1988-1992)
Russ Blakeman, Matt MayerFido, Maximus
"This BBS was run on an IBM PC/AT 5170 with 640k ram, 20 Seagate ST-225 20 mb hard drives and a 2400 baud external modem. The machine was part of UofI C-U and lived on a table in the graduate student's office in the Theoretical Chemistry building on campus. I ran the BBS remotely from 89 to 90 having never seen it physically until then when the HD crashed. I also ran Midwest Softsource BBS from my family housing on Chanute AFB during the Hacker's Anonymous period and afterwards until Chnaute closed in 93 and I went to Wichita, KS and started another there." - Russ Blakeman
217-333-9660
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Sig-Bio
(1989-1990)
James Hejmanowski, Rick Blewitt
217-337-0764
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Avalon
(1991-1994)
Santi Zorzopulos
217-337-0816
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Cloak and Dagger
(1994-1999)
Steve JohnsonWildcat
217-337-1679
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Cloak and Dagger
(1993-1994)
Steve Johnson
217-337-5040
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Cloak and Dagger
(1994)
Steve Johnson
217-337-5217
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
CompuByte!
(1995-1999)
Nabil Draves
217-337-6312
Urbana, IL
SUBURBIA!
(1987-1995)
Mitch DuszynskiDeadlock/WWIII
"This small town feel BBS was set up like a community where all were welcome. Originally started on a Commodore 64 using Deadlock BBS software (home BBS for the software) it had many customized features, online games, and heavily used message boards. It was eventually switched to a PC using WWIII software in the latter years of its existance." - Mitch Duszynski
217-342-6095
Effingham, IL
limits.com, The Outer Limits
(1994-1997)
PythonMontFirstClass
217-342-6201
EFFINGHAM, IL
P.D. Computers Wildcat!
(1990)
Wildcat
217-344-0165
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Mental Ward
(1991)
Baba Buehler
217-344-1029
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Politzania
(1992)
Mark Gibson
217-344-1326
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
S'ncope
(1991)
Mike Linksvayer
217-344-4032
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
FOG RBBS-RCP/M #14
(1985)
Jonathan Block
217-344-7773
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Lucid Dream
(1990-1995)
Jim Danley
217-344-9355
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
After School
(1991-2002)
Keith Wessel
217-344-9544
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NeoMorph
(1995)
Larissa Kohler
217-344-9546
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NeoMorph
(1994)
Larissa Kohler
217-344-9554
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NeoMorph
(1995)
Larissa Kohler
217-345-1128
CHARLESTON, IL
White Room
(1990)
Dixon Berry
217-345-1439
CHARLESTON, IL
Micro Connection
(1992-1993)
Sam Drake
217-345-7621
CHARLESTON, IL
White Space DTB Database
(1990)
Dixon Berry
217-347-7482
EFFINGHAM, IL
Again and Again, The Sierra Hotel! BBS
(1994-1995)
Dave Hirtzel, Melvin Hirtzel
217-348-8088
CHARLESTON, IL
Programmers' Shack
(1988)
Joi Ellis
217-352-0468
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NEC233, Two2Tango
(1995-1999)
Melissa Woo
217-352-1863
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
X-Board
(1995-1999)
Clint Smith
217-352-3682
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Valhalla
(1992-1993)
Matt HuckeWWIV
"VALHALLA began operation on June 12, 1992 on a 286 with 80MB of disk space and a 14,400 bps modem, running DOS 5 and WWIV 4.

At that time, a board could be in only one network (using WWIV's proprietary networking), and there was a schism between two major networks, WWIVNet (managed by the author of the software, Wayne Bell "Random #1@1") and WWIVLink, which had broken away about a year before. I joined WWIVNet and became "Starship Trooper #1@2750". Within the next year, however, the software was modified to support multiple networks, and VALHALLA joined WWIVLink as well, as well as several others.

Most of the networked "sub-boards" (newsgroups) were related to science fiction, role-playing games, C programming, and WWIV sysop discussions. One user of my system was Tim Skirvin, who was made co-sysop because of his frequent contributions to many "subs", and later became a well-known Usenet personality.

Source to WWIV was available to sysops who had paid the $50 registration fee, and we exchanged "mods", or modifications, on networked sub-boards. I created a few trivial mods, but spent much more time developing external utilities, mainly related to WWIV-style networking. Among these were "ELN", a more graphical version of "L-NET", a viewer and editor for spooled messages awaiting transit to the next node, and "STRIPIT", which intercepted incoming messages and applied various filters -- basically implementing system-wide killfile functionality.

In December of 1992 the 286 system was upgraded to a 386/25 with 4MB of memory. I hoped to be able to run the BBS under Windows 3.0 and take advantage of multitasking; I quickly learned that Windows was unable to service the serial interrupts fast enough, and the high error rate made any connection unuseable. A month later, I upgraded to OS/2 2.0, which was much more able to handle a high-speed serial connection, even when other programs were running. Like several other local sysops who had come to the same conclusion, I quickly became an OS/2 advocate (and added several OS/2 advocacy subboards).

Also in early 1993 I joined Fidonet, where WWIV systems were rather rare, due to the complexity of the gateway software.

The board remained extremely popular, with its single phone line in use almost constantly, until August of 1993, when I relocated to the 312 area code (Chicago). In its next incarnation, it was known as "A Clockwork Orange OS/2" - Matt Hucke

"History of this BBS is at http://www.cynico.net/~hucke/valhalla.html"

217-352-6118
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
LawBoard Fido
(1986-2002)
Fred GrosserFidoNet
217-352-6168
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Workshop
(1990-1994)
Paul Stansberry
217-352-6389
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
NetWorks BBS
(1994)
Andrew Vogel
217-352-7323
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Books, The Book Store
(1990-1994)
Bruce Pea
217-352-9318
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
TechnoBoard II
(1989)
Chad Brooks
217-354-4711
OAKWOOD, IL
Almost Paradise
(1994-1998)
Christy Blew
217-355-1214
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Iconoclastic BBS, The Dungeon
(1992-1994)
Eddie Thomson
217-355-2034
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Perfect Pattern
(1992-1994)
217-355-8222
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Freeside Uplink
(1991-1993)
Dave Gerdes
217-355-9233
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Tequila Sunset
(1992-1994)
Kent Noonan
217-356-0267
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
M-Link
(1991)
217-356-0278
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Alliance, FTS Corp., Multilink II
(1990-1999)
Justin Kuntz, Justin Hill
217-356-0298
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Alliance
(1991-1993)
Justin Hill
217-356-0471
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
CybreTransfre
(1994-2002)
Fred Kerr, Greg Smith
217-356-2162
Champaign, IL
Bikers Home
(1989-1994)
slimPCBoard
"The first biker bbs in central Illinois that I knew of. slim was quite a strange guy. There was alot of stories and bike pics..etc he had a program called sherry or something like that for chat. He also had an extensive interactive bar and shop guide. We had some great times.. and all got together at the local bars. Many female users said that they got the number off stall walls :) He went on to start the virtualbiker web site as well as the vbmo around 94 or 95 I havent heard from him in many years. Thanks for keeping things like this alive!" - Anonymous
217-356-6922
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Dark Side Of the Moon Software
(1988-1991)
Harold Barker
217-356-7186
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Two2Tango
(1992-1993)
Melissa Woo
217-356-7763
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Big City Lights
(1991)
PCBoard
217-356-7776
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Big City Lights
(1991)
PCBoard
217-356-9512
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Third World
(1992)
217-356-9736
Savoy, IL
Dark Side Of the Moon Software
(1991-1992)
Harold Barker
217-359-0139
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Avalon
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
217-359-0436
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
DataQuest
(1995-1996)
MajorBBS
217-359-1081
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Politzania
(1994-1999)
Mark Gibson
217-359-1189
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
SKYLINE! SYSTEMS
(1993-1995)
Mike Latinovich
217-359-2071
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Realm of Darkness
(1990)
Emulex/II
217-359-2163
Champaign, IL
Bloom County BBS
(1986-1987)
Sun KwokUBBS
"I ran Bloom County from 1986 to 1987 while attending the University of Illinois until I graduated in December 1987. Many users took an alias from Bloom County comic strip at the time. We had all kinds of folks, from The Pooch (Jeff Schomer, age 12) to mostly college age users. Some of the users would get together at my college apartment at 604 E. White Street to play Risk, eat pizza, or just hang out. I was also friends with Helen Whatley (Unnamed BBS), Dale Creekmur (Tranquillity II) and Russ Price (CatStar BBS). Helen and Russ are classmates and we had several classes together! We were in the Computer Science curriculum. The sysops in the area were a pretty tight group at the time. We would gather monthly (hosted by Dale, usually) and talk about running our BBS's, users, and so on. It was a great time. I still have a printout from my old Apple ][ with all the users names and addresses. If anyone would like to get a hold of me you can email me at sun@integralcorp.com." - Sun Kwok
217-359-3257
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Edge
(1988)
Wildcat
217-359-3431
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Champagne FIDO, Champaigne Fido
(1987-1989)
Jim Lewis
217-359-6165
Champaign, IL
Capp Mail, CappMail, CourseWare, Courseware Applications Inc
(1986-1995)
Tom Scaefges, Tom Schaefges
217-359-6636
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
UN NAMED BBS
(1987)
Helen Whatley
217-359-6804
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Dark Side of the Moon
(1990)
The Grim ReaperTelegard
217-359-7234
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
DataQuest
(1995)
Melvin Stevens
217-359-8457
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Comfortably Numb, The Comfortably Numb BBS
(1995-1999)
Rob RemusTriBBS
217-367-0013
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
TOMB
(1990-1991)
Ann Mitchell
217-367-7770
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Freeside Uplink
(1989-1991)
Dave Gerdes
217-367-8429
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
The Cloud Chamber
(1989-1995)
Hector Mandel
217-378-8737
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Late Night
(1994)
217-384-0322
Urbana, IL
Deep Space
(1993-2002)
Rawley Greene
"I finaly lost the BBS when the computer crashed, but I was put out of business by the Internet and the freenet that popped up here around 1995 (Prairienet). I went by the nick names Captain Picard, and switched over to Skybok, which I've been using ever since. I started working with BBS's in 1992 when I helped Keith with his after school bbs that ran Maximus. Keith is blind, but that didn't stop him from making a kick ass BBS. He learned from Jim Danley who ran Lucid Dream using Maximus, who is also blind....Once I got a 2400 baud modem in 1993, (I was 13) I started up my bbs right away, using the Maximus software and I talked my mom into buying me a phone line for the thing. I got Keith and other sysops to spread my number around and soon got plenty of callers. I built a large collection of MOD and sound files on my BBS, and also had a large collection of door games, including Tradewars, Land of Devastation and others. Later that year I joined Fido net as a point off of Afterschool BBS. I was point 1:233/8.1 a few months later I got my own node at 1:233/18 I carried alot of news groups aimed at music and such." - Rawley Greene
217-384-0408
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Spaceboard
(1989-1990)
Tanya Sienko
217-384-0605
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Murphy's Hobbie
(1989-1993)
Mark Williams
217-384-0652
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Virtual Insanity
(1993-1994)
Clint Sulis
217-384-2127
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Xanadu
(1988-1993)
Scott Coleman
217-384-3128
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Avalon, Narnia
(1990-1994)
Russ Jacobson
217-384-4234
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
CybreTransfre
(1992-1994)
Fred Kerr
217-384-4311
Urbana, IL
Programmer's Toolbox, The Programmer's Toolbox
(1988-2002)
Wayne HamiltonOpus, Maximus
217-384-4435
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
CatStar
(1988)
Russ Price
217-384-5101
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Trans Net, TransNet
(1992-1994)
217-384-5267
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Alcatraz
(1990)
Pcboard
217-384-7448
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Altered Crates
(1989)
Gary Faulkner
217-384-8173
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Tranquility II
(1987-1989)
Dale Creekmur
217-397-2331
RANKIN, IL
The County Line BBS
(1993)
217-398-0470
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Wolfram Research Inc
(1989)
Harold Barker
217-398-2800
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Wolfram Research Inc, Wolfram Research, Incorporated
(1990-1995)
H Barker
217-398-4450
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
Graphic Impulse BBS
(1994)
Wildcat
217-398-8592
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
TechSource
(1994)
217-398-8593
CHAMPAIGN URBAN, IL
TechSource
(1993-1994)
David Lalande
217-422-2585
DECATUR, IL
Computer Corner BBS
(1991-1996)
Dennis KreherPCBoard
217-422-3943
DECATUR, IL
Real World
(1990)
Jason Shaw
217-422-5872
DECATUR, IL
ICM
(1995)
217-422-9856
DECATUR, IL
TekWorld BBS
(1998)
217-422-9857
DECATUR, IL
TekWorld BBS
(1998)
217-423-7430
DECATUR, IL
STARFLEET HQ's
(1994-1996)
Magpie
217-425-5845
DECATUR, IL
The Operating Room
(1995-1999)
David Klitzsch
217-425-7051
DECATUR, IL
Smokin' Joe's, Smokin' Joes
(1992-1995)
Joe ProsserPCBoard
"Smokin' Joe's Computer Corner & 2/3 Board were part of the Central Illinois Tri-Connection." - Anonymous
217-425-7052
DECATUR, IL
ŽSmokin'Joe's¯
(1991-1996)
Joe ProsserPCBoard
217-425-9603
DECATUR, IL
CondCritical
(1990)
Joe Prosser
217-428-1752
DECATUR, IL
God and Country 2
(1995)
Robert King
217-428-5845
DECATUR, IL
The Operating Room
(1995)
David Klitzsch
217-428-9345
Decatur, IL
SLASHER BBS
(1993-2009)
John Riley and Robert KingTriBBS, ProBoard, Synchronet
"SLASHER BBS was started by John Riley with the help of Robert King, SysOp of Planet Caravan BBS, which later became God and Country Node 2. It started off in Feb. of 1993, as a private BBS for the two users, John Riley and Robert King to quickly exchange files and chat if needed. In March of 1993, we both decided to open our BBS to the public. TriBBS had a high price for it's registeration, so the two SysOps started looking for other software to run their BBS. In early or mid summer of 1993 Rob King was introduced to Dave Wright, SysOp of God and Country Node 1. He ran God and Country Node 1, using ProBoard BBS software. ProBoard was hardly crippled at all in it's shareware state, and Robert King suggested to John Riley, he switch over to ProBoard as he was doing. He was also going to become God and Country Node 2. John switched over and several users were happy. Infact one even donated a 28.8 Baud Modem which was the fastest speed at the time. SLASHER BBS ran in Decatur, IL until around April of 1998, when the SysOp moved to Tupelo, MS. He looked for other local SysOps, but had found only ghostly traces of the old BBSes. However with the help of some online SysOps, John Riley turned SLASHER BBS into a telnet ProBoard BBS. After a few years, and ProBoard being murder by Pat Clawson, John Riley, finally switch over to a Synchronet system.... Which he still mods every chance he gets to make it more like his old ProBoard system. You can reach SLASHER BBS via telnet @ telnet://slasherbbs.com Thank you!" - John Riley

""SLASHER BBS was started by John Riley with the help of Robert King, SysOp of Planet Caravan BBS, which later became God and Country Node 2. It started off in Feb. of 1993, as a private BBS for the two users, John Riley and Robert King to quickly exchange files and chat if needed. In March of 1993, we both decided to open our BBS to the public. TriBBS had a high price for it's registeration, so the two SysOps started looking for other software to run their BBS. In early or mid summer of 1993 Rob King was introduced to Dave Wright, SysOp of God and Country Node 1. He ran God and Country Node 1, using ProBoard BBS software. ProBoard was hardly crippled at all in it's shareware state, and Robert King suggested to John Riley, he switch over to ProBoard as he was doing. He was also going to become God and Country Node 2. John switched over and several users were happy. Infact one even donated a 28.8 Baud Modem which was the fastest speed at the time. SLASHER BBS ran in Decatur, IL until around April of 1998, when the SysOp moved to Tupelo, MS. He looked for other local SysOps, but had found only ghostly traces of the old BBSes. However with the help of some online SysOps, John Riley turned SLASHER BBS into a telnet ProBoard BBS. After a few years, and ProBoard being murder by Pat Clawson, John Riley, finally switch over to a Synchronet system.... Which he still mods every chance he gets to make it more like his old ProBoard system. I finally have purchased the rights to the ProBoard software, and went back in 2006 to using it. We are working hard every free chance we get to completing a 32Bit and 64Bit version of ProBoard. I may no long live in Decatur, Illinois, but you can reach SLASHER BBS via telnet @ telnet://slasherbbs.com Thank you!" - John Riley"

217-428-9803
DECATUR, IL
The Operating Room
(1993-1996)
David KlitzschPCBoard
217-429-4738
DECATUR, IL
C.A.M.S.
(1984)
217-429-5541
DECATUR, IL
C A M S II, NET-WORKS C.A.M.S.
(1982-1983)
217-429-8913
DECATUR, IL
CompuByte!
(1994)
Nabil Draves
217-431-0244
DANVILLE, IL
Night Shift Node 2
(1994-1995)
Lonnie Courson
217-431-1003
DANVILLE, IL
The Answer Center BBS
(1996-1998)
Curt Chambers
217-431-1446
DANVILLE, IL
Scotts Mail System
(1994)
Scott Orvis
217-431-1695
DANVILLE, IL
The Relative Connection
(1988-1994)
Chuck HaineRemoteAccess
217-431-2128
DANVILLE, IL
(SOL) NET2460 NEC, Lonnie Courson, Night Shift Node 2
(1994-1998)
Cyber Tech, Lonnie Courson
217-431-3189
DANVILLE, IL
The Mystic's Labyrinth
(1995)
Roberta Payne
217-431-4999
DANVILLE, IL
Danville Net, Net 2460 NEC, The Night Shift
(1992-1998)
Lonnie Courson
217-431-5555
DANVILLE, IL
Scotts Mail System
(1995)
Scott Orvis
217-431-8087
DANVILLE, IL
Helping Hand
(1993-1994)
Jason Wheaton
217-431-8555
DANVILLE, IL
The Grapevine BBS
(1992-1993)
Danny Keele
217-438-3133
AUBURN, IL
Shadow Den, TSD
(1995-1996)
Shane Guile
217-442-0211
DANVILLE, IL
Brian's Brainy System
(1994)
Brian Bridges
217-442-0408
DANVILLE, IL
Helping Hand
(1994)
Jason Wheaton
217-442-0480
DANVILLE, IL
Helping Hand
(1994-1996)
Jason Wheaton
217-442-1503
DANVILLE, IL
Yllar 17.3
(1994)
George Powell
217-442-1819
DANVILLE, IL
Ricks Mail System
(1995)
Rick Sadowski
217-442-5860
DANVILLE, IL
Omar's BBS, Ricks Mail System
(1992-1994)
Rick Sadowski
217-442-6397
DANVILLE, IL
Yllar 17, Yllar 17.3
(1993-1998)
George Powell
217-442-7006
DANVILLE, IL
Danville Net, NET2460 NEC, Yllar 17 Downlink
(1997-1998)
George Powell
217-442-7643
DANVILLE, IL
The Crib
(1992-1993)
Don Cheesman
217-442-9818
DANVILLE, IL
Brian's Brainy System
(1994)
Brian Bridges
217-443-1200
DANVILLE, IL
Sportsman's Lodge
(1994-1998)
Danny Keele
217-443-1860
DANVILLE, IL
Friendship Inn
(1990)
T Clabaugh
217-443-1972
DANVILLE, IL
Palace Msg System /fx
(1994)
Danny Keele
217-446-0105
DANVILLE, IL
Danville Net, Net 2460 NEC, The Hook and Slice BBS, The Hook and Slice Club
(1991-1998)
Bill Spicer
217-446-3009
DANVILLE, IL
Brians Brainy System
(1995)
Brian Bridges
217-446-3740
DANVILLE, IL
EMail Connection
(1995)
Bill Lundgren
217-446-4564
DANVILLE, IL
Brians Brainy System
(1995)
Brian Bridges
217-446-4652
DANVILLE, IL
EMail Connection
(1994)
Bill Lundgren
217-446-6485
DANVILLE, IL
The Answer Center BBS
(1995)
Curt Chambers
217-446-6802
DANVILLE, IL
Kims Den
(1995)
Kim Hill
217-446-9152
DANVILLE, IL
LakeSide
(1993-1995)
Wes Wheeler
217-446-9294
DANVILLE, IL
Danville Net, Jewel Of The Night, NET2460 NEC
(1994-2000)
Sherri Thomas, Amethyst
217-446-9901
DANVILLE, IL
EMail Connection
(1995)
Bill Lundgren
217-469-7653
SAINT JOSEPH, IL
Infinity's Edge II
(1993)
Gary Huls
217-477-0164
DANVILLE, IL
The TimberWolf BBS
(1995)
Earl Henderson
217-477-0168
DANVILLE, IL
The TimberWolf BBS
(1995)
Earl Henderson
217-498-8040
ROCHESTER, IL
Private Chambers, The Apothecary
(1993-1994)
Mark Greenlee, Janet Greenlee
217-498-8093
ROCHESTER, IL
Private Chambers
(1994)
Mark Greenlee
217-498-9651
ROCHESTER, IL
Flamingo,The
(1990)
Cit86v3.32
217-522-1937
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Rift
(1992-1996)
John Hull
217-522-4707
SPRINGFIELD, IL
LincolnLand Net, The Temples of Syrinx
(1995-1997)
David Bloomberg
217-522-7352
SPRINGFIELD, IL
House of Rothschild
(1990-1994)
Jourdan Rothschild, J. RothschildPCBoard
217-522-8680
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The White House, White House
(1992-1996)
Joseph PopePCBoard
217-522-9668
SPRINGFIELD, IL
U S A One, U.S.A. 1, U.S.A. One, USA-1 BBS
(1992-1997)
Al Hansen
217-523-2624
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Synapse
(1990)
Cit68kv3.31
217-523-5071
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Dark Palace
(1996)
Kyle Gatewood
217-523-5247
SPRINGFIELD, IL
HCS
(1994)
Carl Henson
217-523-9583
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Tequila Sunset
(1994)
Kent Noonan
217-525-4185
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Synapse II
(1994)
Ed Sutherland
217-525-6251
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Synapse II
(1992-1993)
Ed Sutherland
217-525-8894
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Dark Cavern
(1993-1994)
Tom Davis
217-525-9945
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Warp Drive
(1995)
Ed Sutherland
217-526-3710
MORRISONVILLE, IL
Ole Tinbrain
(1988)
Jim Colligan
217-528-1427
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Gamer's Edge
(1994-1996)
Gary Allgood
217-528-4161
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Politically Incorrect Node 2
(1995)
John Wilcockson
217-528-7138
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Politically Incorrect BBS
(1995-1997)
John Wilcockson
217-529-0239
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Audio-Video Concepts Online
(1996)
Greg Zoll
217-529-1113
Springfield, IL
BULLET-80 Springfield, IL
(1982-1985)
BULLET-80
217-529-3223
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Athenanet
(1990)
217-529-4336
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Shadow Den
(1993-1994)
Shane Guile
217-529-6452
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Capitol City bbs, Capitol City BBS RBBS HAM
(1989-1994)
Gary Huff, K9UAB
217-535-1017
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Fantasy Land, Fantasy Land Node 2
(1994-1997)
Steve Horrighs
217-544-0081
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Frontrunner BBS
(1994-1997)
Robert Lewis
217-544-1022
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Electric Dreams
(1993-1994)
Dwayne Terry
217-544-2431
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Frontrunner BBS
(1994)
Robert Lewis
217-546-0954
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Quest
(1992)
Wally Hartshorn
217-546-7276
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The House
(1994)
Kerry Burns
217-546-7608
Springfield, IL
Quest,The, The Quest
(1988-1994)
Wally Hartshorn, Dominic DuvallAmiDel, Cit86v3.31
217-546-8231
SPRINGFIELD, IL
RBBS IBM PC Old Jack
(1984-1985)
217-546-8767
SPRINGFIELD, IL
PC Connection, PC Connx, PC-Connection BBS
(1989-1994)
Dave PointerPCBoard
217-546-9204
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The House
(1995)
Kerry Burns
217-562-2280
PANA, IL
Prairie Data BBS
(1989)
217-566-3701
WILLIAMSVILLE, IL
Fantasy Land Node 2
(1994)
Steve Horrighs
217-566-3775
WILLIAMSVILLE, IL
Fantasy Land, FantasyLand
(1992-1996)
Steve HorrighsSpitfire
217-566-3776
WILLIAMSVILLE, IL
Fantasy Land Node 3
(1994)
Steve Horrighs
217-585-0082
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Quest
(1994)
Wally Hartshorn
217-585-0415
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Common Place
(1992-1993)
Greg Zoll
217-586-2007
MAHOMET, IL
NeoMorph, The Arena
(1993-1994)
Larissa Kohler
217-586-4704
MAHOMET, IL
Alpha Centauri
(1994)
Jason Lohmeyer
217-586-4799
MAHOMET, IL
Paradox
(1993-1994)
Billy Schriver
217-586-5173
MAHOMET, IL
Brown Bag
(1993)
Aaron Wilson
217-593-6545
CAMP POINT, IL
LTM Computer, LTMCS Online
(1994-1996)
Dale Shank
217-629-5482
RIVERTON, IL
Electric Dreams
(1994)
Dwayne Terry
217-629-6354
RIVERTON, IL
The Spider's Lair
(1993-1994)
Bill Webb
217-629-7336
RIVERTON, IL
The Mysterious Seas
(1994-1996)
Bill Mapp
217-632-7472
PETERSBURG, IL
Cheers BBS
(1994-1995)
Mike Mcgary
217-634-4614
TALLULA, IL
The Dragon's Keep
(1993-1994)
JR Brown
217-643-2396
THOMASBORO, IL
The Satellite Opus/SDNet/Works, The Satellite/SDNet/Works
(1990-1994)
Jim Fischer
217-684-2081
PHILO, IL
The Cloud Chamber
(1991-1995)
Hector Mandel
217-688-2542
SIDNEY, IL
The Eclipse
(1992-1993)
Jesse McCabe
217-698-0276
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Jailhouse
(1995)
CJ Taylor
217-698-0335
Springfield, IL
Fantasy Land, Fantasy Land BBS
(1991-1996)
Steve Horrighs, Steve Horrighs, JrSpitfire
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Springfield, Illinois since 12/91. Sysop: Steve Horrighs, Jr. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 4 lines on MS-DOS with 10000 MB storage. US Robotics at 28800 bps. $30 Annual fee. Simply the best. 5+ Megs added daily. Lots of doors. Thousands of message echos from more than 9 national mail networks w/ 3 adults only networks. 1/3 of files online are adult related. Fast online instant upgrades with VISA, MC. Download on first call.
217-698-0907
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Hell BBS, The Bone Yard
(1993-1994)
Paul Corpstein
217-698-1081
SPRINGFIELD, IL
InfoQuest
(1994)
Kelly Jones
217-698-1423
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Fantasy Land Node 2
(1994)
Steve Horrighs
217-735-2251
LINCOLN, IL
Lighthouse
(1993-1996)
Glen BuckleyPCBoard
217-753-4309
Springfield, IL
MCMS Word Exchange
(1983-1985)
MCMS
217-753-4655
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Flight Line
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
217-753-8642
SPRINGFIELD, IL
InterLink BBS
(2001-2002)
Jay Link
217-762-2847
MONTICELLO, IL
The Back Door, The BackDoor BBS
(1991-1999)
Ed MaroonPCBoard
217-774-3508
Shelbyville, IL
Hudson Softside, Hudson Softside BBS
(1992-2002)
Jim HudsonWildcat
217-774-5978
Shelbyville, IL
Hudson Softside, Hudson Softside BBS, Hudson Softsides BBS
(1992-2002)
Jim HudsonWildcat
217-774-5992
SHELBYVILLE, IL
Coconut's Grove, Coconut's Grove...Again!!
(1994-1995)
Patrick LinesWildcat
217-784-4712
GIBSON CITY, IL
Boonies
(1993-1994)
Terry Shull
217-787-0922
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Slap Shot
(1995)
Mike Cotrone
217-787-9101
Springfield, IL
LincolnLand Net, The Temple of Syrinx, The Temples of Syrinx
(1991-1995)
David Bloomberg
217-787-9400
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Paul's BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
217-788-6735
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Spugtown
(1996)
Donald Walker
217-789-4181
SPRINGFIELD, IL
ICAANet
(1994-1997)
Steve Simmering
217-789-5080
SPRINGFIELD, IL
BEC BBS 1
(1991-1993)
217-789-5970
SPRINGFIELD, IL
B E C, B.E.C, BEC BBS 2, Bell Employees Club BBS
(1989-1995)
George LollarPCBoard
217-789-5971
SPRINGFIELD, IL
BEC BBS 3
(1991-1995)
217-789-9473
SPRINGFIELD, IL
The Dead Zone
(1994-1996)
Rick Norman
217-789-9577
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Computer Tutor, Data Drum
(1990)
Bill McDannellCit86v3.24
217-792-3663
MOUNT PULASKI, IL
Ultimate BBS, Ultimate Connection
(1994-1996)
MajorBBS
217-793-6644
SPRINGFIELD, IL
Spugtown
(1993-1995)
Donald Walker, Don Walker
217-824-9601
TAYLORVILLE, IL
Truck Stop
(1995)
Phillip Windell
217-854-2823
CARLINVILLE, IL
Sullivan Radio Shack Dealer
(1991-1994)
Aaron Shipley
217-854-6131
CARLINVILLE, IL
Cville Radio Shack
(1987-1988)
Matt Turley
217-864-3367
MOUNT ZION, IL
The Decatur Connection
(1992-1995)
Bob Andrews
217-864-4096
MOUNT ZION, IL
Grass Roots
(1995-1999)
Lester West
217-875-3259
DECATUR, IL
Quest
(1995-1999)
Ben Damery
217-875-5418
DECATUR, IL
CondCrit
(1989-1994)
Joe Prosser
217-875-5579
DECATUR, IL
TSPNET 2.3
(1984)
The PenguinTSPNET
217-875-7114
Decatur, IL
CAMS (Central Il. Automated Message System), NET-WORKS C.A.M.S., NET-WORKS C.A.M.S.][, NET-WORKS CAMS][, The Data Hut
(1983-1996)
Robert WilliamsPCBoard , NET-WORKS, Red Ryder Host
217-876-0907
DECATUR, IL
Midnight Rider
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
217-877-1138
DECATUR, IL
2/3 Board
(1991-1996)
James JonesPCBoard
217-877-8380
DECATUR, IL
The Final Frontier
(1995-2002)
Dave Mink
217-877-8728
DECATUR, IL
God and Country
(1994-1995)
Dave Wright
217-885-3658
BURTON, IL
The Future BBS
(1994)
Wildcat
217-888-3929
Greenwood Connection
(1991)
Bob WestwaterPCBoard
217-892-2367
RANTOUL, IL
After Midnight
(1994)
John Blackburn
217-892-2822
RANTOUL, IL
The Connexion BBS
(1990)
Jim Lavin
217-892-8236
RANTOUL, IL
Library BBS
(1989-1991)
Bill Province
217-892-8716
RANTOUL, IL
TechnoBoard
(1989-1990)
Curtis Campbell
217-893-0844
RANTOUL, IL
Air Force 1
(1992-1993)
Dave Summers
217-893-1801
RANTOUL, IL
Hotel California
(1991)
Mike Butrovich
217-893-3728
RANTOUL, IL
MidWest IBM SoftSource BBS
(1990-1993)
Russ BlakemanFido, Maximus, Proboard
"Ran this BBS in conjunction with running (remotely and physically) of Hacker's Anonymous on the U-I C-U campus. This BBS was my own personal BBS run initially on a Sanyo MBC-555-2 with 4 floppies (no HD) using Fido then upgrading to a 286 era machine with 40 mb RLL HD and 2 floppies and 2400 baud external modem. It evolved to other BBS platforms to eventually having BinkleyTerm for mail/front end, door games, Fidonet, etc. Closed it down in early 1993 when I had to pack to move for a move to Wichita/McConnell AFB as Chanute was closing." - Russ Blakeman
217-893-4261
RANTOUL, IL
The Connexion BBS
(1990)
Jim Lavin
217-893-4646
Rantoul, IL
Hotel California
(1991-1992)
Mike Butrovich
217-893-8618
RANTOUL, IL
TechnoBoard II
(1990)
Richard deTrafford
217-935-6144
CLINTON, IL
"MANIAC BBS"
(1993-1996)
Steve MeadeWildcat
217-935-8237
CLINTON, IL
The Up All Night BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
226 Sysops currently listed.
269 BBSes Listed.