815 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 815 AREA CODE
815-221-2203
CHICAGO, IL
MCSnet (Osceola)
(2000)
815-223-3761
LA SALLE, IL
Hoistway
(1995)
Mark Johnson
815-223-6413
LA SALLE, IL
Egg, The Shell
(1995-1996)
Scott Rupp
815-223-8685
LA SALLE, IL
Hoistway
(1995)
Mark Johnson
815-224-3604
LA SALLE, IL
Vertigo File
(1992)
815-226-5766
ROCKFORD, IL
The White Elephant BBS
(1989)
Mike Crooks
815-227-1324
ROCKFORD, IL
Paradigm
(1996)
815-229-0679
ROCKFORD, IL
Generic BBS
(1993-1995)
Dan Valentine
815-229-2545
ROCKFORD, IL
Parallel Dimension (V.FC)
(1994-1996)
Bill Hull
815-229-3209
ROCKFORD, IL
Jeff's Bored!
(1992-1994)
Jeff Bowman
815-229-3924
ROCKFORD, IL
Paradigm
(1996-2000)
815-229-6575
ROCKFORD, IL
Channel 62
(1991-1991 )
C Renaud/J Bowman, Chuck Renaud
815-229-7069
ROCKFORD, IL
Parallel Dimension, Rockford FidoNet
(1993-1995)
Bill HullFidoNet
815-229-9873
ROCKFORD, IL
Palace, THE PALACE BBS
(1994-1996)
815-232-1506
FREEPORT, IL
RC Net BBS
(1992-1993)
Tom Becker
815-232-5280
FREEPORT, IL
The Bachelor's BBS
(1994)
Tony Gastel
815-232-5853
FREEPORT, IL
Electric Dreams, ElectricDreams
(1989)
Mike Harrison
815-233-5008
Freeport, IL
Freeport Area, Freeport Net, GatewayNet, Net 2270 NEC, The Bachelor's BBS, The Gateway Net BBS, The Gateway Network
(1990-2000)
Tony Gastel, geoffrey booher, Geoffrey Booher, Geoff BooherQuickBBS
815-233-5574
FREEPORT, IL
Net 2270 NEC, The Black Star BBS
(1993-1994)
Rocky Simler
815-234-2346
BYRON, IL
Over Board, OverBd, OverBoard BBS
(1991-1996)
Robin Miller, Robin Miller/Steve FitzgeraldPCBoard
815-234-8445
BYRON, IL
Black Days
(1995-1996)
RENEGADE
815-235-2270
FREEPORT, IL
Jack's Computer Room
(1994-1996)
Jack Barncord
815-235-9478
Freeport, IL
Jack's Computer Room
(1991-1992)
Jack Barncord
815-282-1494
ROCKFORD, IL
NiteLines
(1990-1991 )
815-282-1645
ROCKFORD, IL
NiteLines
(1990-1991 )
815-282-1882
ROCKFORD, IL
Frenche's BBS
(1997)
815-282-1886
ROCKFORD, IL
Frenche's Place
(1996-2000)
815-282-2428
ROCKFORD, IL
Nite Lines, NiteLines
(1990-1994)
815-282-2488
ROCKFORD, IL
Multi Comm, Multi-Comm, Multi-comm bbs, NiteLines
(1990-1994)
815-282-3955
ROCKFORD, IL
Creative Endeavors
(1991-1991 )
Pam See
815-282-6374
ROCKFORD, IL
Total Meltdown
(1997-2000)
Jeff Fink
815-282-9248
ROCKFORD, IL
Rockford Area, The Eagle's Nest, The Eagle's Net
(1989-1994)
Steve See
815-284-9036
Dixon, IL
Pegasoft - Dixon, Pegasoft - Sterling
(1986-1999)
Kent Meyer, Shelby MeyerWildcat, WildCat!
"Pegasoft Dixon and Pegasoft Sterling 815-625-1584 were run by brothers Kent and Shelby Meyer. Shelby started Pegasoft with a Commodore 128 with a 1200 baud modem running 3 hours a night. It slowly grew to the Amiga platform to 2 cities, Dixon and Sterling, and had up to 5 total lines dedicated to it. Even today I still talk with computer friends and colleagues and we reminisce about the fun times playing TradeWars, Empire, and other online games. The message boards were awesome to communicate with others. We even offered free email accounts before the BBS era came to an end. We had lots of fun with this and truly miss the good times!" - Kent Meyer

"PEGASOFT-Sterling was in operation from 1986-1996 and ran 2 lines. 815-284-3681 and 815-284-9036 PEGASOFT was an abbreviation for Pegasus Software. The BBS was a member of several different messaging networks at that time. The BBS also kept 18 CD~Rs of software online for the callers and supported a couple dozen online games. The BBS was originally known as Pegasoft. My brother eventually created one called Pegasoft Dixon which had 3 lines. Somewhere I even have the complete history of the BBS in a 2 page essay. The BBS used Wildcat at the end. However it used about 6 different software packages over the years." - Shelby Meyer

815-334-1111
WOODSTOCK, IL
Signature
(1993-1995)
815-334-1115
WOODSTOCK, IL
Signature
(1993-1995)
815-334-1116
WOODSTOCK, IL
Signature
(1993-1995)
815-337-0191
WOODSTOCK, IL
BMC West
(1994-2000)
815-337-0279
WOODSTOCK, IL
CHART-Board, First, ESP-BBS, First Chart, First CHART-Board
(1989-1996)
Mather/BrentonTBBS
815-337-0296
WOODSTOCK, IL
ESP-BBS
(1996)
815-337-1214
WOODSTOCK, IL
ESP-BBS
(1996)
815-337-1215
WOODSTOCK, IL
ESP-BBS
(1996)
815-337-1216
WOODSTOCK, IL
ESP-BBS
(1996)
815-337-5550
WOODSTOCK, IL
G-Went
(1991-1991 )
815-338-1072
WOODSTOCK, IL
BMC West
(1994)
815-338-1627
WOODSTOCK, IL
Dazed And Confused
(1995-1997)
Dale Austin
815-338-6629
WOODSTOCK, IL
Flannigan's Funky Funhouse
(1996)
815-338-7225
WOODSTOCK, IL
Hang-Out BBS
(1996)
815-338-9601
WOODSTOCK, IL
The Hide-Out
(1995)
George Goehring
815-344-0481
MCHENRY, IL
The Archives
(1986)
815-344-1346
MCHENRY, IL
Audio Adrenalin
(1993-1995)
815-344-2635
MCHENRY, IL
Virgie's
(1995)
Rick Voss
815-356-7061
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Nightline BBS
(1994-1996)
815-356-7062
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Nightline, NIGHTLINE II
(1994-1997)
Ron Pena
815-359-7328
HARMON, IL
JBIC BBS
(1994)
Wildcat
815-363-0183
MCHENRY, IL
Serious Intercourse
(1991-1992)
Kevin Sehl
815-363-1351
MCHENRY, IL
Bob Saget Hate Club, Bob Saget Hate Club {363}, Dark Globe, Dutch Creek BBS, The Dutch Creek BBS
(1992-1996)
Carl JohnsonTelegard, Renegade
815-363-1393
MCHENRY, IL
Chatter Box, the Chatter Box
(1994)
Dave Jeschke
815-363-6180
MCHENRY, IL
Dazed Planet
(1996-1997)
Mike Marotta
815-363-9793
MCHENRY, IL
Virgie's
(1994)
Rick Voss
815-372-3263
LOCKPORT, IL
Dream Zone
(1996)
815-379-9341
WALNUT, IL
Alt. Realities
(1996)
815-385-0198
MCHENRY, IL
The Final Link!
(1990)
John ScarbroughTelegard
815-385-5031
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 1, The McHenry BBS, The McHenry PCB REL
(1988-1996)
Bob WalkerPCBoard
815-385-6776
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS
(1990-1996)
815-385-6777
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS
(1990-1996)
815-385-6778
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS
(1990-1996)
815-385-7113
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 2
(1990-1996)
815-385-7167
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 9
(1990-1996)
815-385-7906
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 8
(1990-1996)
815-385-7956
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 7
(1990-1996)
815-385-8366
MCHENRY, IL
C=YA! BBS
(1995)
815-385-9011
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 3
(1990-1996)
815-385-9013
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 5, The McHenry BBS
(1990-1996)
815-385-9347
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 6
(1990-1996)
815-385-9936
MCHENRY, IL
McHenry , McHenry BBS 4
(1990-1996)
815-389-1008
BELOIT, IL
The Compost Pile
(1992-1993)
Kyle Jordan
815-389-3113
BELOIT, IL
Whiskey Road Entertainmnt, World Reach Ent.
(1995-1996)
815-394-5153
ROCKFORD, IL
Rockford College BBS
(1996)
815-395-1144
ROCKFORD, IL
OverBoard, OverBoard BBS
(1992-1994)
Robin Miller
815-395-1414
ROCKFORD, IL
OverBoard BBS
(1992)
Robin Miller
815-395-8154
Rockford, IL
Channel 62
(1991-1996)
Chuck RenaudQuickBBS
815-397-0177
ROCKFORD, IL
SurfBoard BBS
(1996)
815-397-3210
ROCKFORD, IL
Micro-Net, Micronet BBS, Un-Named Board
(1985-1991 )
Steve CarlsonPCBoard
815-397-3413
ROCKFORD, IL
Pentarou/2! on OS/2
(1994)
Brian McGroarty
815-397-5455
ROCKFORD, IL
Mountains of Madness
(1990)
Mike Perry
815-398-4678
ROCKFORD, IL
Gateway Elite, Magic Gateway
(1990-2000)
815-398-4753
ROCKFORD, IL
Gateway Elite
(1996)
815-398-4763
ROCKFORD, IL
Gateway Elite
(1996)
815-398-7519
ROCKFORD, IL
Gateway Elite, Rockford FidoNet
(1994-1995)
Brad CourterFidoNet
815-399-8978
ROCKFORD, IL
File Cabinet
(1992-1995)
David Nelson
815-426-6531
HERSCHER, IL
Programmer's Palace
(1991-1991 )
815-429-3533
SHELDON, IL
The Alternative Universe
(1987-1989)
Wildcat
815-433-0787
OTTAWA, IL
Pegasus (B), Pegasus (C)
(1991-1996)
815-433-3285
OTTAWA, IL
No-Name
(1990-1991 )
815-433-6959
OTTAWA, IL
CFS Support System
(1994-1996)
Darryl HaysWildcat!
815-434-2927
OTTAWA, IL
B&B Electronics Mfg Co
(1991-1997)
Bill Franklin
815-434-3742
OTTAWA, IL
Comic Scene
(1992-1993)
815-434-4430
OTTAWA, IL
River City BBS, River City {11/621}, RiverCity BBS, Wild Willie's BBS
(1990-1995)
Willie Franklin, Bill FranklinQuickBBS
815-436-1747
PLAINFIELD, IL
Vid's All-Nighter
(1993-1994)
815-436-3779
PLAINFIELD, IL
Rocknet
(1993-1994)
815-436-5610
PLAINFIELD, IL
Sherwood Forest
(1985-1988)
Lazarus Long, Cal SongsingerGBBS
815-436-9913
PLAINFIELD, IL
Prime Access
(1994-1995)
Rick Pedersen
815-443-2489
PEARL CITY, IL
Net 2270 NEC, The Black Star BBS
(1991-1994)
Rocky Simler
815-452-2773
TOLUCA, IL
IC Connection, IC Connx, Iconnex MIDI BBS
(1989-1994)
Jim Thomas
815-455-2406
Rockford, IL
ABBS Nessy Flynn's BBS, Flynn's Game System, MODEM MEDIUM Flynn's Game Sys., MODEM MEDIUM Flynn's Game System
(1983-1985)
MODEM MEDIUM
815-455-2423
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
File Store BBS
(1994)
Ronnie Chatterji
815-455-7226
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Shades of Gray on the Darkside
(1998-2001)
Pierre Berube
815-455-7279
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
File Depot, The File Depot... BBS
(1992-1996)
Wildcat
815-455-9783
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Restaurant at the End of the Univ
(1992)
815-458-0138
BRAIDWOOD, IL
Time Machine
(1995-1996)
PCBoard
815-458-0141
BRAIDWOOD, IL
Time Machine, Time Machine BBS
(1995-1997)
Jim Stearns
815-458-3910
BRAIDWOOD, IL
Monkey Robinson's Corner, Monkeys Corner
(1995-2000)
Searchlight
815-459-0825
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
I.C.I.X., I.C.I.X. BBS, ICIX, Illustrious I.C.I.X, Illustrious I.C.I.X.
(1988-2004)
John KroneSpitfire
815-459-2645
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Altered Reality
(1996)
815-459-3570
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
The Hell Keep
(1989-1996)
Dragon-Bait Starvo M. BetaRenegade/OBv2
"Primarily local message nets, and Online Inter-BBS games. (BRE, LORD, SRE, etc..) For the majority of its life, it was 3 lines, with a slimming down to 2 lines at the end of 1996."
815-459-4846
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Toon Town, Toon Town [Cartoons/Animations]
(1991-1991 )
Allen Petlock
815-459-7404
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Politically Right BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-459-8592
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
I.C.I.X.
(1996)
815-459-9201
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
I.C.I.X., Illustrious I.C.I.X.
(1988-2001)
John KroneSpitfire
815-462-1387
NEW LENOX, IL
Familytown Online [$], Towne Services [$]
(1996-2000)
815-464-0136
FRANKFORT, IL
The Snuffy BBS
(1996-1997)
Marty Buchaus
815-465-2292
GRANT PARK, IL
G & B Adult System
(1992)
815-467-1923
MINOOKA, IL
The Citadel
(1994)
Steve Lyons
815-467-6764
MINOOKA, IL
Imperial Nation
(1996-1997)
Scott Fox
815-468-2633
MANTENO, IL
Powercore Technical Support
(1995)
815-468-6432
MANTENO, IL
pSyChO aSyLuM
(1994)
J.P. McClain
815-468-7944
MANTENO, IL
Dynamic Duo, Dynamic Duo BBS
(1995)
Dean Wittman
815-469-0897
FRANKFORT, IL
Mind Space
(1993)
Rich McCammon
815-476-0407
WILMINGTON, IL
Coal Valley PCUG
(1996)
815-476-0792
WILMINGTON, IL
The UABBS
(1997)
815-477-8263
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Far Side of The Sun
(1993-1996)
Bill and Dan WatlingSpitfire
815-477-8729
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Chicagoland Coordinator, Farthest NorthWest Hub, R11 RHUB, Region 11 Echomail Hub, Star Spawn BBS
(1995-2000)
Tom Huber, INTERIM NC
815-477-9338
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
Byrd's Nest
(1992-1995)
815-478-5026
MANHATTAN, IL
Main Street
(1991-1996)
815-485-9808
New Lenox, IL
Intercept Vector, Intercept Vector BBS
(1996-2009)
Joseph Ferenchik
815-485-9879
NEW LENOX, IL
Galaxy (B) (8 lines)
(1993)
815-498-3077
SOMONAUK, IL
The Oasis BBS
(1991-1994)
815-522-3245
KIRKLAND, IL
Electro-Lite
(1994-1996)
Wildcat
815-539-9020
MENDOTA, IL
Tele Rag
(1993-1994)
815-544-2228
BELVIDERE, IL
Dark Side
(1996)
815-547-3626
BELVIDERE, IL
Multidiversions
(1996-2000)
815-547-4704
BELVIDERE, IL
Flipside Of Reality
(1995)
Gene Young
815-578-0754
MCHENRY, IL
The Digital Lounge
(2001-2002)
Bob MillerRenegade
815-622-0235
STERLING, IL
The Morgue 2
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-622-3166
STERLING, IL
The Dragon's Lair
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-622-9637
STERLING, IL
Shadowgate
(1994-1995)
Tony Harrison
815-623-2331
roscoe, il
blind side, Defunct Society
(1995-1997)
IntensityPipeline
"Formerly known as defunct society running oblivion/2, switched over to pipeline when it became a beta site. Concurrently ran on oblivion/2 and pipeline via obv2 as the front end. Message bases were linked (815's message net was based out of ds/bs after voidnet folded). Blind Side also carried a variety of national underground nets, and was the midwest hub for the infamous CiP net in it's second incarnation under Mitchell Waas (aka Midnight Sorrow). there was a great deal of involvement with the art and textfile scene. the sysop was involved in various art groups during the life of the board, including a stint in ACiD." - Intensity
815-623-3255
ROSCOE, IL
Iron Oxide
(1997)
Kyle Martin
815-623-7525
ROSCOE, IL
Millennia
(1996-1999)
Justin Taylor
815-623-7996
ROSCOE, IL
Diehard Game Club, Infinity
(1993-1995)
Chris Valk
815-625-1584
STERLING, IL
PEGASOFT - STERLING
(1998)
Shelby Meyer
815-625-6505
STERLING, IL
The Morgue BBS (Node 2)
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-625-6550
STERLING, IL
The Morgue BBS (Node 1)
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-626-3176
STERLING, IL
Shadows Beyond the Light
(1993)
815-626-5680
STERLING, IL
Northern Illinois Defence Complex
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
815-626-6695
STERLING, IL
WMCCI
(1996)
815-633-0094
Rockford, IL
Bloomford BBS
(1987-1990)
Kim Kirkpatrick (AKA KIM)Wildcat
815-633-0120
ROCKFORD, IL
The Cutting Edge
(1993-1998)
815-633-0188
ROCKFORD, IL
Apple Core, Apple Core Mach. Park, IL, AppleCore, AppleCore Mach. Park, IL
(1991-2000)
815-633-1558
ROCKFORD, IL
"R" World, Rockford Area, Uncle Spike's Place, UNCLE SPIKES PLACE
(1990-2000)
Mike Dunaway
815-633-2227
ROCKFORD, IL
Digital Civilization
(1993-1995)
Jay ShortTBBS
815-633-2880
ROCKFORD, IL
Rworld Communication
(2001-2004)
Mike DunawayMajorBBS
815-633-3383
ROCKFORD, IL
Sharp Shooters
(1992-1995)
Tom Davis
815-633-4508
ROCKFORD, IL
Micro Net, Micro-Net
(1989-1994)
Steve CarlsonPCBoard
815-633-5648
ROCKFORD, IL
Inter-City, Inter-City BBS
(1995-1996)
Tony Lindskog
815-633-5658
ROCKFORD, IL
Inter-City BBS
(1996)
815-633-6455
ROCKFORD, IL
Rockford Area, SilverDragonInn, SilverDragonInn , The Silver Dragon Inn
(1989-1994)
Roy Feltner
815-633-6473
ROCKFORD, IL
Rockford Area, Silver Star
(1993)
Roy Feltner
815-633-6873
ROCKFORD, IL
Bloomford BBS
(1990-1994)
815-633-8794
ROCKFORD, IL
The Spy Zone EOS
(1992)
Brian Prinner
815-634-2186
COAL CITY, IL
Mike's Mess
(1992-1996)
815-634-2791
COAL CITY, IL
Coal Valley PC U G, Coal Valley PC Users, Coal Valley PC Users Club, Coal Valley PCUG
(1990-1995)
Mike Hendrickson
815-634-3791
COAL CITY, IL
Coal Valley PC Users
(1994)
Mike Hendrickson
815-636-2605
ROCKFORD, IL
The Spy Zone EOS
(1992-1993)
Brian Prinner
815-636-2706
ROCKFORD, IL
Stockfinder, STOCKFINDER BBS
(1994-1999)
Steve LeighTriBBS
815-636-3004
ROCKFORD, IL
Guilford
(1995)
Endeavor
815-637-6823
ROCKFORD, IL
Bear's Lair
(1992-1993)
Gary Herbert
815-653-1009
WONDER LAKE, IL
BlackLight
(1996)
Chris Olson
815-653-3332
WONDER LAKE, IL
Round Table (B), The Round Table BBS!
(1991-1995)
Michael TothRemoteAccess
815-653-7902
WONDER LAKE, IL
Electrical Discharge, McHenry County Online
(1996-2000)
815-654-7956
ROCKFORD, IL
Gerbil Kingdom, Llama Kingdom, Pentarou!, Pentarou/2! on OS/2
(1992-1994)
Brian McGroarty
815-654-9729
ROCKFORD, IL
Outlaw Tech Zone, Outlaw Technology Zone
(1990-1994)
Mike Pollmann
815-654-9806
ROCKFORD, IL
green eggs 'n spam, Pay No Mind
(1994-1995)
John HeiselETERNITY
815-663-1653
SPRING VALLEY, IL
Stuff!
(1992)
815-667-4116
UTICA, IL
3KG BBS Utica Area
(1991-1991 )
815-667-5020
UTICA, IL
3KG Utica Community, Ron Wruck 3KG
(1991-1995)
815-672-4427
STREATOR, IL
Home Star
(1994)
815-672-5401
STREATOR, IL
Chatterbox RBBS MIDI 33m, IC Connx
(1987-1991 )
Jim Thomas
815-672-8214
STREATOR, IL
Sand Crab, The Sand Crab
(1995-1996)
Rick Sroka
815-678-2600
RICHMOND, IL
The WeB BBs!, Web
(1991-1992)
Clint Sulis
815-699-7712
WYANET, IL
Great Escape
(1995-2000)
Todd Peterson
815-722-0349
JOLIET, IL
The WatchTower
(1995-1997)
Ken Carnahan
815-722-1081
JOLIET, IL
Miskatonic, Miskatonic University
(1994-1996)
815-722-3531
JOLIET, IL
Purple Dungeon
(1992)
815-722-4881
JOLIET, IL
Joliet Lighthouse BBS
(1995-1997)
Eric Sandquist
815-723-0510
JOLIET, IL
Oatmeal Express
(1994-1995)
815-723-2522
Joliet, IL
Funeral Home, Monastery, Lords Of The Evil Dominion
(1987-1993)
McCalley, Lord ReebokGBBS
"Funeral Home Sysop Undertaker 1984-1985, Monastery Sysop Brother Wayne 1985-1986 Final BBS Lords of the Evil Dominion 1987-1993 Apple //e 10meg hard drive and Hayes modem 300/1200/2400 baud."
815-723-2801
JOLIET, IL
Hook Line & Sinker, Hook, Line, and Sinker
(1992-1994)
Mike McCormick
815-723-5070
JOLIET, IL
Free Space
(1995)
Max Bastille
815-725-1706
JOLIET, IL
Tom's
(1994)
815-725-4195
Joliet , IL
JAAG, JAAG Multiplayer DOOM BBS, Multiplayer DOOM
(1994-1996)
Kevin MarleyAPCI
815-726-2983
JOLIET, IL
Bit by Bit, Bits by Bits
(1994-1995)
815-726-3911
JOLIET, IL
The Unicorn BBS
(1994-1995)
Pamela Dehnel
815-727-1195
JOLIET, IL
Hook Line & Sinker, Hook Line & Sinker BBS, Hook, Line and Sinker, Hook, Line, and Sinker, Hookline, Joliet FS Hub, Joliet Hub, NE-IL & S. Chicago Suburbs NC, NISSC GATE 1, NISSC NEC
(1992-1998)
Mike McCormickQuickBBS
815-727-1196
JOLIET, IL
Hook Line & Sinker, Hook LIne & Sinker BBS, Joliet FS Hub, Nssc2222 gate
(1994-1998)
Mike McCormick
815-727-1559
JOLIET, IL
Fantasy Island, Fantasy Island (A), Fantasy Island (B)
(1991-1995)
Tony AndrewsRenegade
815-727-3398
JOLIET, IL
Revelations, Revelations BBS
(1990-1996)
815-727-4020
JOLIET, IL
The Hill of Tara
(1988)
The Highlander
815-727-6072
Joliet, IL
Northeast Illinois, Shareware Library, Shareware Library
(1992-2009)
Jerry CassemTelegard
815-727-9111
JOLIET, IL
Midnight BBS
(1991-1991 )
PCBoard
815-728-0455
WONDER LAKE, IL
Pro-Ren
(1989-1995)
815-729-0188
JOLIET, IL
Dark Castle, The Dark Castle
(1984-1998)
The Keeper
815-729-0697
JOLIET, IL
Doc's World
(1993-1994)
815-729-2997
JOLIET, IL
Net 2235 Echomail Coordinator
(1996)
Mike Bohler
815-729-3494
JOLIET, IL
Intercept Vector, Intercept Vector {103}
(1994-1996)
Mark Cullen
815-729-4707
JOLIET, IL
Fido's Hideaway, Fido's Hideaway {2222/707}
(1995-1997)
Matt BarysFidoNet
815-729-8585
JOLIET, IL
Crypt BBS, The
(1996)
815-729-9793
JOLIET, IL
Net 2235 Echomail Coordinator, Radio Free IL, Radio Free Illinois
(1991-2000)
Mike BohlerRBBS
815-729-9896
Shorewood, Illinois
Radio Free Illinois BBS
(1988-1998)
Mike BohlerRBBS, VBBS, PCBOARD
"I ran Radio Free Illinois pretty much constant for ten years starting in the spring of 1988. Before that I did some intermittent testing using a TRS-80 color computer. Eventually broke down and got an IBM XT clone and started Radio Free Illinois. I had started using RBBS since it was a free, open source program and allowed some real modifications. In the mid 90~Rs I got involved with FIDO and The internet and had fairly good setup. I still have much of the software I used." - Mike Bohler AKA Dr. Oldsmobile
815-740-0081
JOLIET, IL
Politics of Freedom (2 lines)
(1993-1995)
815-740-1814
JOLIET, IL
Tom's BBS
(1994-1996)
815-740-5625
JOLIET, IL
Baroness's Bungalow
(1993-1996)
815-740-5627
JOLIET, IL
Baroness's Bungalow
(1993-1994)
815-740-5663
JOLIET, IL
Baroness's Bungalow BBS
(1998)
Laurie Varno
815-741-2135
JOLIET, IL
The Clinic
(1986-1987)
815-741-2409
JOLIET, IL
Galaxy (8 lines)
(1993-1994)
815-741-3544
JOLIET, IL
The Time Vortex, Time Vortex
(1991-1996)
Mel RockRenegade
"This guy ran one of the best systems in the area and I was a cosysop, I wanted to make sure his name was listed. My memory can't supply me with the exact years it was in service, I am certain that it was in operation between 1991-96. Thanks." - Scott Fox

"Mel Rock passed away Sunday October 21st, 2001 at 4:30am. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and forever remembered by the many users who once dialed his system. He provided a great service to the community, donating his time, money and friendship to anyone that cared to call. A great man has been lost and I will never forget him." - Scott Fox

815-744-5579
JOLIET, IL
Agima
(1992-1996)
815-744-7080
JOLIET, IL
Tandy RBBS
(1987-1989)
Bob Gray
815-744-7363
JOLIET, IL
Red Oracle
(1992-1993)
815-748-2539
DEKALB, IL
Castle Anthrax, Castle Anthrax {11/67}
(1991-1995)
Dave Culbertson
815-748-4031
DEKALB, IL
Adventurer's Guild, The Adventurer's Guild
(1992-1994)
Kevin Kuphal
815-748-4325
DEKALB, IL
The Coliseum
(1991-1991 )
Doug Bora
815-752-4829
DEKALB, IL
Tagline Software Inc.
(1995)
Matt Alberts
815-753-1800
DEKALB, IL
NIU Connection II
(1992-1996)
David Gersic
815-753-1836
DEKALB, IL
NIU Connection
(1992-1996)
815-753-2308
DEKALB, IL
NIU CEET, NIU CEET BBS, NIU/CEET BBS
(1991-1996)
815-753-9513
DEKALB, IL
NIU Connection
(1992-1996)
David Gersic
815-756-9100
DEKALB, IL
Micro Solutions Computer Products, Micro Solutions Technical Support
(1994-1995)
815-758-0636
DEKALB, IL
The Shell
(1995)
Scott Rupp
815-758-1293
DEKALB, IL
Medugorje BBS
(1996)
815-765-3136
POPLAR GROVE, IL
Inner Sanctum
(1996)
815-777-3327
Galena, IL
Dark Castle II
(1983-1984)
815-777-4130
GALENA, IL
Tri-State Cnx
(1995-1996)
PCBoard
815-781-4841
CHEBANSE, IL
The Kennedy's Are Still Dead
(1992-1994)
815-785-2699
WATSEKA, IL
Sandwich C.U.G.
(1991-1992)
815-786-6240
SANDWICH, IL
"The Resting Place"BBS, Resting Place, Resting Place BBS, The Resting Place, The Resting Place BBS
(1992-1998)
Lee TaylorWildcat
815-786-9519
SANDWICH, IL
Resting Place, The Resting Place
(1994-1998)
Lee Taylor
815-795-2075
MARSEILLES, IL
Silence of the Sysops
(1992)
815-795-2834
MARSEILLES, IL
Bear's Iron Horse
(1995)
James Bishop
815-795-3533
MARSEILLES, IL
Squirrel's Nest
(1996-2000)
Neal Roberts
815-795-6361
MARSEILLES, IL
Squirrel's Nest, The Squirrel's Nest
(1994)
Neal Roberts
815-795-6371
MARSEILLES, IL
Squirrel's Nest BBS, The Squirrel's Nest
(1993-1996)
Neal RobertsWildcat
815-822-4049
CHICAGO, IL
Infocom 64
(1986)
815-834-0460
LOCKPORT, IL
Depot
(1992-1996)
815-834-1914
Lockport, IL
Rick's Cafe
(1987-1992)
Rich TurnerForum
815-838-1020
Lockport, IL
MCMS J.A.M.S. Lockport, MCMS JAMS
(1982-1985)
MCMS
815-838-2821
LOCKPORT, IL
Starship
(1992)
815-838-3104
LOCKPORT, IL
Colt
(1993-1996)
815-838-5464
LOCKPORT, IL
Mainflow AE
(1986)
Ascii Express
815-838-7450
LOCKPORT, IL
Dungeon
(1990-1991 )
815-838-8734
LOCKPORT, IL
CAMAC Online
(1987-1993)
Jim StephensonWildcat
815-844-5428
PONTIAC, IL
ILLINI CONNECTION
(1992-1994)
Ken Ehresman
815-868-2422
MC CONNELL, IL
Boomtown,tech, Freeport Area Net, Freeport Net, Net 2270 NEC, The Boomtown BBS
(1990-1996)
Kevin Zimmerman, K. ZimmermanQuickBBS
815-874-3998
NEW MILFORD, IL
IdIoT BoX
(1994)
Troy Lynch
815-874-9737
NEW MILFORD, IL
The Death Star
(1992-1996)
Chris WoodTelegard
815-877-0061
ROCKFORD, IL
Indecent Exposure
(1993-1994)
815-877-0414
ROCKFORD, IL
Phantom Express
(1992-1993)
815-877-1293
ROCKFORD, IL
Overboard BBS
(1990)
Robin Miller (Robinhood)Telegard
815-877-2071
Loves Park, IL
AWESOME GRAPHICS!!!, AWESOME GRAPHICSls!
(1996)
Jaysen MartinSearchlight 5.0
"The board was generally geared to providing a BBS with the best RIP graphics around. Remote Imaging Protocol graphics was a way pre-web BBS systems could provide a windows-like interface over modem speeds." - Jaysen Martin
815-877-9630
ROCKFORD, IL
Illusions
(1993-1995)
Blake Heinzeroth
815-885-9021
ROCK CUT, IL
Tagline Software Inc.
(1994)
Matt AlbertsRemoteAccess
815-886-0109
LOCKPORT, IL
Electric Estates, Electric Estates , Electric Estates BBS, ElectricEstates
(1992-2002)
John DamoreRBBS, PCBoard
815-886-0177
LOCKPORT, IL
Keeper of Time , Keeper of Time BBS
(1993-1994)
Mike Brand
815-886-0494
LOCKPORT, IL
Electric Estates, ElectricEstates
(1992-1996)
PCBoard
815-886-1982
LOCKPORT, IL
Ron's World BBS
(1995)
815-886-3233
LOCKPORT, IL
Corporate Headquarters (2 lines), Corporate Headquarters (2 nodes)
(1990-1994)
815-886-4706
LOCKPORT, IL
Galaxy Class
(1993-1994)
815-886-9388
LOCKPORT, IL
Corporate Headquarters, CorpSoft BBS
(1994-1998)
Bob Neal
815-895-5573
SYCAMORE, IL
Sycamore Elite
(1990)
Wildcat
815-895-8902
SYCAMORE, IL
Dusty's Road
(1994-1996)
Dave RuetzPCBoard
815-899-4702
SYCAMORE, IL
College Town
(1992-1996)
815-932-1222
KANKAKEE, IL
Empire
(1991-1991 )
815-932-2351
Bradley, IL
The PMS BBS
(1992-1993)
The Pms-Man
"Wow, just browsing your site and man did it bring back some memories - quite cool to see a list of the old local bbs's online - anyway just thought i'd add mine - thanks for the memories!" - The PMS Man
815-932-8878
KANKAKEE, IL
Page One
(1991-1991 )
815-932-9989
KANKAKEE, IL
PC Vault, PC-Vault
(1991-1994)
815-933-0080
KANKAKEE, IL
Around The Horn
(1994)
Wildcat
815-933-4356
KANKAKEE, IL
Dynamic Duo
(1995)
Dean Wittman
815-933-5390
KANKAKEE, IL
Crossroads (A) {933}, Inn Crossroads BBS, The Crossroads BBS
(1991-1993)
Mark Jones
815-933-7741
KANKAKEE, IL
Bourbon. Opus, Bourbonnais BBS
(1987-1990)
Haydn Doughty
815-935-5020
KANKAKEE, IL
Tele-Rag
(1990-1996)
815-935-5480
KANKAKEE, IL
Kanka Hacks
(1988)
815-937-0099
KANKAKEE, IL
Key BBS
(1996)
815-937-5217
KANKAKEE, IL
Riff Raff BBS
(1992-1993)
Butch Howard
815-937-6997
KANKAKEE, IL
Madhouse
(1995-1996)
815-937-9023
KANKAKEE, IL
Crossroads BBS
(1994)
Butch Howard
815-937-9834
KANKAKEE, IL
Hagio's Hodos, Hagios Hodos
(1993-1996)
815-938-2411
FORRESTON, IL
Jack's Computer Room
(1992-1993)
Jack Barncord
815-939-2511
KANKAKEE, IL
Dynamic Duo
(1995)
Dean Wittman
815-939-2515
KANKAKEE, IL
Dynamic Duo, Dynamic Duo BBs
(1995-1996)
Dean Wittman
815-939-5187
KANKAKEE, IL
Olivet Nazarene College, Olivet Nazarine College, Olivet!
(1991-1996)
Dan Lundmark
815-941-0971
MORRIS, IL
Digital Speakeasy
(1996)
815-941-2120
MORRIS, IL
3KG Eastern Branch BBS, 3KG Morris Area {11/100}
(1991-1992)
Gary Thurwanger
815-942-1414
MORRIS, IL
Net 2235 Echomail Coordinator, SciNexus Central, SciNexus Central BBS, The SciNexus, Tribal Wisdom
(1994-1996)
Dominic Aspel
815-942-2930
MORRIS, IL
Central Inn, Mid-Eastern Illinois Net, Net 2235 Echomail Coordinator, Under The Influence, Under The Influence {11/120}, Under The Influence {2235/10}, UTI Systems
(1990-1999)
Bill WolfQuickBBS
815-942-4403
MORRIS, IL
Under The Influence (V.FC), Under The Influence (VFC/V34), Under The Influence {2235/10}
(1992-1996)
Bill Wolf
815-942-5015
MORRIS, IL
The Looney Bin
(1992-1995)
Greg BudelierRenegade
815-942-8573
MORRIS, IL
Digital Contraband, Thunderstorm
(1992-1994)
815-943-3721
HARVARD, IL
Extensive Damage
(1996)
815-962-2902
ROCKFORD, IL
Sinnissippi Valley
(1996-2000)
815-962-3084
ROCKFORD, IL
Network:Atari
(1991-1991 )
815-962-5365
ROCKFORD, IL
JailHouse
(1993-1994)
Brian Ahlgren
815-962-6379
ROCKFORD, IL
Bear's Lair
(1990-1992)
Gary Herbert
815-962-6873
ROCKFORD, IL
Grimmly's Dog House
(1992-1993)
Michael Neubauer
815-962-7677
ROCKFORD, IL
TimeMachine!
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
815-962-8262
ROCKFORD, IL
The Spy Zone, The Spy Zone BBS
(1991-1991 )
Brian Prinner
815-962-9763
ROCKFORD, IL
Register Star
(1996-2000)
815-963-0226
ROCKFORD, IL
Jurassic
(1994-1995)
Kenneth Martin
815-963-8077
Rockford, IL
Hysteria BBS, HYsteria II, HYsteria ][ BBS
(1990-1994)
Brian TaylorTelegard, VBBS
"1200 Baud, 286/12mhz, 40Mb" - Angel of Rock
815-963-8984
ROCKFORD, IL
Hard Drive BBS
(1994)
815-963-9717
ROCKFORD, IL
Multi Link, Multi-Link PC, Multi-Link PC BBS
(1992-1996)
Eric Bergdahl
815-964-7609
ROCKFORD, IL
Galactic Fortress BBS
(1992)
Anthony Mirabile
815-965-5606
ROCKFORD, IL
PRIMETIME, SKYLink BBS
(1988)
Wildcat, Red Ryder Host
815-965-7034
ROCKFORD, IL
Chrysalis
(1997-1998)
Dylan OliverEternity
815-968-2229
ROCKFORD, IL
ICD
(1991-1991 )
815-968-4729
ROCKFORD, IL
The NET
(1994)
815-968-6103
ROCKFORD, IL
Galactic Fortress
(1992-1993)
Anthony Mirabile
815-993-0015
Lionshare USA
(1994)
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172 Sysops currently listed.
328 BBSes Listed.