The Village of Oak Brook is located about 15 miles west of the Chicago Loop. If you are not familiar already with Oak Brook, our community has much to offer. Here are a few quick facts about the Village:
• Oak Brook has more than 8,000 residents across approximately 3,024 households.
• The Village is composed of residential subdivisions, the Oakbrook Center Mall, office and retail locations, restaurants, and numerous corporate headquarters, including Tree House Foods and Hub Group.
• The Village of Oak Brook features 269 acres of open space, polo fields, golf courses, swimming and tennis facilities, and other recreational opportunities not commonly found in a village of this size.
• Only 15 miles west of downtown Chicago, Oak Brook is conveniently located along Interstates 88 and 294.
• Oak Brook feeds into five outstanding elementary school districts: Butler District 53; Downers Grove District 58; Elmhurst District 205; Hinsdale District 181; and Salt Creek District 48.
One aspect of life in Oak Brook that we are proud of is the wide range of entertainment and recreational opportunities available in our community. Whether you are participating in an Oak Brook Park District activity, watching a play at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, or jogging down the Oak Brook Pathway System, there is something for everyone to enjoy. To contact the village with any questions call (630) 368-5000. Oak Brook is proud to be one of the best places to live and work in Chicagoland.
To learn more about Oak Brook, visit the Village website at www.oak-brook. org. Again, welcome to the Village of Oak Brook. Thanks for making our community your home.
Welcome to the Village of Lombard, also known as the Lilac Village, we are glad you have chosen to make Lombard your home! Please refer to the new resident checklist below as you get settled into our community. Additional information about Village services, departments, and more can also be found throughout the website. If you need assistance with any of the information provided, please do not hesitate to call the Village Hall at (630) 620-5700.
The Village of Lombard is dedicated to providing its residents and visitors with current and timely communication. We encourage you to sign-up to receive our weekly e-newsletter for village updates, seasonal reminders, and more. For more ways to stay connected, visit www.villageoflombard.org/274/Connect-with-the-Village.
The Village of Westmont is quietly nestled in the western suburbs of Chicago. Convenient transportation puts Westmont, Illinois in the middle of it all. The community retains a small town charm while having all of the amenities of the big city. Westmont boasts award-winning festivals and celebrations, more than 100 restaurants, the best of the best school districts, and a host of luxury car dealerships along the Westmont AutoMile.
We’ve created this helpful resource page for residents who are new to Westmont. We invite you to take time and look at the information on this page as well as the resources published on our Village of Westmont website.
Communication is important to the success of any community. The Village of Westmont is committed to getting important information out to the public.
One of the best ways to stay connected to the community is to sign up for our NOTIFY ME program. This program will allow you to sign up for community notifications and then receive Village press releases, updated information on programs and services, calendar updates, meeting notices, special event promotions, and more. Sign up today!
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Another way to stay informed is to sign up to receive the Village's E-Newsletter. The E-Newsletter consists of the latest news and upcoming events. Sign up here:
Village of Westmont E-Newsletter
Also, the Neighbors of Westmont Magazine is published and distributed every other month to every home and business in Westmont. A link to the online version of their publication is listed below.
The Village of Downers Grove, IL, population nearly 50,000, is located 22 miles west of Chicago. Convenient access to Chicago via rail and several major expressways make Downers Grove a prime location to live, work and do business. Downers Grove is home to many corporate and regional headquarters including Advocate Aurora Health Care, Dover Corporation, and Pepperidge Farm. Highly ranked schools were a top factor in Downers Grove being named one of the Top 10 Livable Cities for kids by Livability.com. Downers Grove has also been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Friendliest Towns.
The Village has recently developed an online information tool to benefit prospective, new, and current residents. Primarily focusing on welcoming new residents to the neighborhood, the New Resident Story Map provides valuable information to all neighbors regarding Woodridge services. View a visual representation of garbage pick-up days, sign up for vacation watch, find information on the Village Board and Board Meetings, enroll in the Village’s weekly e-News, and more! For our more established residents, this is a great tool to reorient yourself with Woodridge, or share it with prospective community members!
Incorporated December 13, 1969, the City operates under a Council/Aldermanic form of government. The Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer are elected at large from the entire City. Aldermen are elected from seven Aldermanic wards to serve four year terms. A professional Administrator sees to the day-to-day City operations and is appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. Workshop sessions and City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall, commencing at 7:00pm and 7:30pm respectively. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meetings and to take an active part in the process.
The City is designed and will continue to grow as a planned community with a balance of private and multiple residential buildings, while also striving to provide convenient shopping areas. The City has commercial and light research type industry needed in the proper areas to keep our tax base as broad as possible. We are proud to be in some of the best school districts to be found within the State of Illinois. We also have a vibrant Darien Park District and the Indian Prairie Library District.
Naperville is a city in Illinois with a population of 147,734. Naperville is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Naperville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Naperville, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Naperville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Naperville are highly rated.
The population of the Village of Plainfield has increased from 4,557 in 1990 to over 44,000 people in 2021. The Village is currently adding over 250 new single-family homes per year with an additional 1,000 apartment units coming online in 2022. Below please find a summary of the Village's demographics along with key trade area demographics.
The following will provide data and a summary of the key commercial and trade areas in the Village starting from the north (119th Street area) and moving to the south (Dupage River & IL 59/Walker Road). Plainfield continues to add new developments with Costco Wholesale opening in November 2021 at the Boulevard Place, a new Rod Baker Ford Dealership coming in 2022, a new Aldi in 2022, Belle Tire in late 2021, and more to come.
Major development opportunities include: The Boulevard Place at U.S. 30/I-55 interchange (anchor Costco), 119th & IL 59, Prairie Creek Development (adjacent to Meijer), Village Center area at Wallin, and Lockport, and the IL Route 59 south corridor.
With more than 200,000 residents, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois. And throughout its long history, Aurora has recorded several firsts in both the state
and the nation. Aurora earned the title of “the City of Lights” in 1881 when it became one of the first cities in the United States to have electric street lights. Five years later, the City built and operated its own electric plant, making it the first municipality in the world to do so. Aurora has other firsts: the first free school in the state, the first YMCA building to be constructed in Illinois, and in 1995, the first large city in the United States to connect all of its schools to the Internet.
Aurora has the oldest continuous Farmers Market in Illinois, and the oldest high school football rivalry in the state, with the East Aurora West Aurora game dating back to 1893.
Today, some of the finest shopping in Northern Illinois can be found in Aurora. The 1.5 million-square-foot Westfield Fox Valley shopping center along Route 59 draws shoppers from miles around, and the 140-store upscale Chicago Premium Outlets at Interstate 88 and Farnsworth Avenue attracts visitors from around the world.
For recreation, the City’s 325-acre Phillips Park features an 18-hole golf course, aquatic center, skate park, lakeside walking path, and the recently restored Sunken
Gardens. The unique Phillips Park Zoo marked its 100th anniversary in 2015. And the Park’s Visitor’s Center houses 10,000-year-old mastodon bones unearthed in the 1930s when WPA workers dug out Mastodon Lake at the park.
Historic downtown Aurora is home to the Paramount Theatre, a 1930s Art Deco theater restored to its original opulence, where top national entertainers appear
in shows ranging from stand-up comic performances to Broadway-style theatrical productions. The downtown Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery, Aurora Historical
Society Museum, Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Hands On Museum, and other themed museums excite and educate residents and visitors year-round.
For those who want a hometown that is safe, diverse and inclusive,Hanover Park, Illinois is an excellent place to start your life, raise a family and age in place. It is a community rich with culture, and has a reputation as a friendly, quiet place with effective and engaged government, and housing that is affordable and good schools. With 80 different nationalities and 30 languages spoken in Hanover Park, we are, as our new tagline says, "America’s Global Village”.
The new brand brings together that diversity around a new graphic identity – Hanover Park USA – which features a logo that represents diversity, inclusion, and unity. The logo is a multi-colored globe that represents the cultures of the people living and working in Hanover Park while emphasizing that in the U.S., we all come together as Americans.
Hanover Park is conveniently located 17 miles from O’Hare International Airport and is 45 minutes from downtown Chicago via the Metra West Line. Hundreds of commuters board Metra commuter trains each weekday at the bustling Hanover Park commuter station, which has seen the fastest growth of any West Line station.
The Village of Hanover Park is committed to serving residents and creating a safe, attractive, well-developed, and financially-stable community.
Hanover Park's roots as a settlement reach back into the 19th century, but our growth into a community of nearly 12,000 families really started in the 1950's. As scores of new homes rose on former farm sites and prairie 30 miles northwest of Chicago, our community was incorporated into a village to provide centralized services needed by a burgeoning population.
Carol Stream offers modern schools, extensive green space, a large park district with state of the art facilities, a modern library, a strong industrial sector, and churches of several denominations. The Village of Carol Stream is governed by a seven-member legislative body made up of a Mayor and Board of Trustees. The Mayor and Trustees are elected to four-year staggered terms, enacting ordinances and setting the policy for the Village.
The Mayor and Village Board of Trustees encourage residents to attend its regular meetings held on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Bielawski Municipal Center located at 500 N. Gary Ave. Should a 1st or 3rd Monday fall on a national holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled to the next day. Other official Boards and Commissions include the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals, the Fire and Police Commission, and the Police Pension Fund Board.
The Village Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village and is responsible for the day-to-day management of all Village operations under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Read about us in the Fox Valley Magazine Article - Carol Stream Profile
We are thrilled you have chosen to live in the "Best Place to Live in Illinois" as ranked by MONEY Magazine. In addition to our distinction as the economic center of the northwest suburbs, Schaumburg is a community of neighbors, offering those that live, work, or visit it, a variety of first-rate services and a high quality of life. This page contains information on the most commonly asked topics for new residents. If you have additional questions not found on this webpage, please contact the village by dialing 311.
Welcome you to Bolingbrook.
The modern Village of Bolingbrook got its start in the first half of the 1960s when the first builder laid out the first housing tract in the farm fields just north of old U.S. 66 and beside Illinois Route 53.
Those first families, as they moved in, had never heard or seen the name "Bolingbrook". Where they were moving was known as "Westbury" they thought, which, as it turned out, was just the first west side unit of what was "Bolingbrook Subdivision", as recorded by Dover Construction Company at the county.
The young families, for the most part, were lured out to model homes by advertisements that featured a handsome and distinguished British butler named Mr. Dover. They come via the Stevenson Expressway, as the new and improved Route 66 had been renamed. It was the long umbilical cord that stretched out from the city of Chicago to the far west farmlands. The first model homes went up on Rocklyn Court, off Route 53, just north of the current Pheasant Hill shopping center.
Homes were priced at $10,000 with as little as $200 down. The first homes ready for families to move into were on Avondale Court, just west of Route 53 and north of Briarcliff Road. Lesson #1 learned the hard way through teary eyes: everything you see in the model home isn't in your finished house, necessarily. In the case of Dover homes that meant no carpeting or even floor tile in some area unless you paid extra. And there certainly were no trees or lawns. And not always paved streets.
Dover Construction Company also designed two other areas to follow Westbury, the two subsequent areas both east of Route 53, but still centered around the Dover-built Briarcliff Road. While Westbury had the first homes, the east side's Colonial Village became the site of the first churches, parks, fire station and, eventually, Village Hall and jail.
The three original home tracts - sold from 1961 to 1965 under the names of Westbury, Colonial Village and King's Park were all part of the original "Bolingbrook Subdivision."
It was these homes, and the families in them that officially formed the Village of Bolingbrook in 1965 with incorporation.