Perks, Illinois

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Perks, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Perks, Illinois is located in Illinois
Perks, Illinois
Perks, Illinois
Perks, Illinois is located in the US
Perks, Illinois
Perks, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°18′35″N 89°04′51″W / 37.30972°N 89.08083°W / 37.30972; -89.08083Coordinates: 37°18′35″N 89°04′51″W / 37.30972°N 89.08083°W / 37.30972; -89.08083
Country United States
State Illinois
County Pulaski
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62973
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 415554[1]

Perks is an unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Illinois, United States. Perks is 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Ullin. Perks has a post office with ZIP code 62973.[2] Perks was originally known as Stringtown.[citation needed] The community has one grocery store and gas station, Caspers Store. Local attractions include the Cache River State Natural Area. Perks has fewer than 100 people, many of whom are farmers or longtime residents of the community.

On July 3, 2012, the town was badly hit by a twister/tornado from two winds colliding in the Perks, Illinois area. None were injured or killed, but several houses were hit by large, falling trees, and one uninhabited house got completely hit by a falling tree. A barn was destroyed, and pieces went into a cornfield, also ruining a brand new truck.[citation needed]

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