Farm for Sale in LaSalle County, Illinois

Welcome! Here is information on the farm we are selling in LaSalle County, Illinois. There is a brief ad below, followed by a more detailed explanation with links that will lead you to maps, surveys, etc. Please let us know, either by email or phone (919/933-0252), if you have further questions

The Robertsons

Farmland for sale in LaSalle County, Illinois (80 miles southwest of Chicago). Approx. 90 acres in Rutland Township. If interested, please look at the information on this page, then call 919/933-0252 or email if you have further questions.

Legal description: West 50 acres of the north half of the northwest quarter of section 2 and the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 3, T33N-R4E.


Our family owned approximately 190 acres of farmland in LaSalle County, Illinois (about 80 miles southwest of Chicago). The land was in two separate parcels:

  • 100 acres in Mission Township near Sheridan (sold 2008) and
  • 90 acres in Rutland Township near Ottawa (still for sale).

Both parcels were purchased in the 1950s by our grandmother, the late Hazel Joliffe of Ottawa, and both have been farmed for us since then by three successive generations of a local farming family.

About the land

The parcel is about 5 miles northeast of Ottawa. It is comprised of 90 acres located just east of Route 71, at the intersection of N. 30th Rd. (the Morris blacktop) and East 22nd Road, with 40 acres on the west side of East 22nd and 50 acres on the east side. See links to maps below.

The west side of the property has approximately 28 acres in CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) that are currently planted in prairie grasses. The CRP period for those 28 acres runs through September 2015. There are another 12 or so acres in CRP elsewhere on the property (borders, waterways, along the creek, etc.).

Milliken Creek runs through the east side of the property.

An underground oil pipeline was laid north-south through the eastern portion of the property in 2008 (see survey) by the Enbridge company, which replaced the topsoil and restored the land to its previous condition. Enbridge is obligated to repair and/or compensate any damage created by the pipeline. The 60-foot-wide pipeline corridor is still tillable, but no trees can be planted in it.

Although the land has always been farmed conventionally, we would be particularly pleased to sell it to a farmer interested in transitioning it to organic.

The farmer who is currently farming the land is willing to continue farming it under a crop-share or cash rent arrangement if the buyer does not want to farm it him/herself, or is not ready to do so immediately.

Please let us know if you have further questions or would like to see the property. We look forward to hearing from you! (Email; phone: 919/933-0252).

The Robertsons

See survey.
See Google map.
See plat book map.
See topographic map.
See aerial photograph.
See other photographs.
See soil-type descriptions.
See 1999 soil map (all other documents 2007).

Plat Book Map

Topographic Map

Aerial Photograph

Other Photographs

Western section; N. 30th Rd. is to the left

Prairie on CRP land

Eastern section

Milliken Creek

Soil-type Descriptions

1999 Soil Map

Farm is roughly in area between thick red lines.

If you are interested in learning more about this parcel, please email us or call us at 919/933-0252. If you know of others who might be interested, please give them the link to this web page.