Welcome to Durand Charm

Durand Charm is a community-wide, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that strives to restore beauty, economic prosperity, teamwork, and pride to the Village of Durand and its surrounding area.

Durand Charm was organized as a means for local residents to get involved in the community. Our main mission is to revitalize the community through volunteer engagement in six main goal groups:

Durand Charm is a 501c3 organization.  It is run by the Board of Directors, appointed from the goal group. Each committee can have two members that represent the group on the board.  For questions or to become involved with a goal group, please click CONTACT US. 



Attention ‘do-it-your-selfers’…Personal income tax prep may not be the way to go

Have you ever tried or want to do your tax return?  There are some good reasons to consider doing that. And there are also some good reasons to avoid doing that.

Durand Charm would like to invite all area people to come and learn more about it.

Taxes can be taxing, but it helps to understand your options. Anyone with income needs to do it or find out if they need to do it each year. Household situations can change, the tax code does change, and each person or household is responsible for figuring it out for themselves or…how and where to get advice.

An informational session will be presented by Jane Phelps, former tax preparer and CPA.  Recently retired, she will help you understand what it is all about.

Come to the Durand HS computer lab on Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m., or Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. where you can explore what’s available directly on the IRS website, from the Illinois Department of Revenue, and what to expect if you buy your own program or when you should seek help from a paid preparer.