Three sisters, Sadie, Lillian, and Goldie Cohen, expressed a wish that the 400-acres of farmland located adjacent to the city of Chillicothe, IL be dedicated as park land and a model farm for educational, recreational, and conservational purposes. While the Cohen sisters lived just off Moss Avenue in Peoria, they loved their family farm. Their vision was for the property to remain agriculturally related.
Lillian Cohen, the last surviving sister, died June 24, 1988, leaving the majority of the estate’s assets to the SLG Cohen Foundation, Inc. – an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. The foundation is governed by a board of directors. The Three Sisters Park Advisory Board offers advisement regarding site development, possible uses and programming.