Radom is a village in Washington County, Illinois, United States. The population was 395 at the 2000 census. Radom was named for Radom, Poland. The people here are predominantly of Polish origin. Polish was the predominant language here until the introduction of English through television in the 1950s. Some of the early settlers came from Radom, Poland. Radom was named by Civil War Gen. John Basil Turchin, born Ivan Vasilyevich Turchaninov, who was, after the War, involved in the settlement of immigrants in Illinois.