Rantoul village, IL
  • 12,717 Population
  • 8.26 Square Miles
  • 747 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Rantoul village, IL

Robert William "Jheri" Redding was born in Rantoul in 1907 to an Irish farm family. To escape the Depression's lack of employment, he became a cosmetologist and invented salon haircare products, among them Redding, Jheri Curl and Nexxus. He was ultimately known as The Godfather of Hair.
In an interesting parallel, Rantoul is now the home of ConAir's manufacturing plant that employs nearly 350. ConAir produces haircare products and appliances, among other products.