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  • Bolingbrook

    Welcome to Bolingbrook!  Bolingbrook was named in Money Magazines Edition of “America’s Top 100 Places to Live” in 2008 and 2010.   Bolingbrook History Bolingbrook got its start in the…

  • Burr Ridge

    Welcome to Burr Ridge!  Burr Ridge is listed among the top wealthiest towns in Illinois.   Burr Ridge History Glaciers from the last ice age carved Burr Ridge’s hills.  In…

  • Channahon

    Welcome to Channahon!  Channahon is conveniently located by I-55 and I-80, which allows residents easy access to other areas.   Channahon History Channahon means “Meeting of the Waters” in Potwatomi. …

  • Downers Grove

    Welcome to Downers Grove!  Downers Grove is about 20 miles west of Chicago.  The Chicago Tribune named Downers Grove on the “Top 10 List of Downtowns.”   Downers Grove History…

  • Flossmoor

    Welcome to Flossmoor! Flossmoor is known for the quality and architectural variety and its proximity to numerous country clubs. It prides itself on being a multicultural and multiracial community. Flossmoor…

  • Frankfort

    Welcome to Frankfort! Frankfort is a village in Will and Cook counties. According to Forbes.com, in 2007 it was ranked as the fastest growing suburb in the United States. In…

  • Glen Ellyn

    Welcome to Glen Ellyn!  Glen Ellyn is about 30 miles west of Chicago.   Glen Ellyn History The first landowner in Glen Ellyn was Deacon Winslow Churchill in 1834.  In…

  • Hickory Hills

    Welcome to Hickory Hills!  Hickory Hills is 15 miles southwest of Chicago.  It is predominately residential. Hickory Hills History Hickory Hills was incorporated in 1951.  It is names for its…

  • Hinsdale

    Welcome to Hinsdale! Hinsdale is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois. It is known locally for its beautiful residences and flipping (when a real estate company/…

  • Homer Glen

    Welcome to Homer Glen! Homer Glen is located about 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Homer Glen is an upscale suburban village offering open space, beautiful residential developments and commercial…

  • Homewood

    Welcome to Homewood! Homewood was named one of the 3 most “livable” suburbs in the Chicago Metropolitan Area by Forbes magazine in 2007. It is known as the “community of…

  • Joliet

    Welcome to Joliet!  Joliet is just 40 miles southwest of Chicago.  Once an industrial city, Joliet has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a diversified economy.   Joliet History…

  • LaGrange

    Welcome to LaGrange!  LaGrange is about 13 miles from Chicago.   LaGrange History The area around LaGrange was first settled in the 1830s.  Chicago residents started to move west because…

  • Lemont

    Welcome to Lemont! Lemont is a close-knit community with a rich history. It is home to the Argonne National Laboratory. It is located 25 miles southwest of Chicago. Lemont History…

  • Lockport

    Welcome to Lockport!  Lockport is located 30 miles southwest of Chicago.  Lockport was named one of the fastest-growing suburbs in America—by Forbes Magazine. Lockport History Lockport was incorporated in 1853. …

  • Manhattan

    Welcome to Manhattan!  Manhattan is approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago.  Manhattan was ranked number 10 of “50 Safest Cities in Illinois” by safewise.com. Manhattan History Manhattan was incorporated in…

  • Mokena

    Welcome to Mokena! Mokena is only about 35 miles southwest of Chicago! Mokena History The McGovney and Van Horne families first settled in the area in the1830s. Gradually, settlement began…

  • Morris

    Welcome to Morris!  Morris is 60 miles southwest of Chicago.   Morris History The first log cabin was built in Morris is 1834.  The Village of Morris was established in…

  • Naperville

    Welcome to Naperville!  Naperville was voted the 2nd best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006.  In 2013 Kiplinger rated Naperville the 1st best city…

  • New Lenox

    Welcome to New Lenox! New Lenox is only about 35 miles southwest of Chicago. In 2010 New Lenox was designated as the 9th “Safe Community” in the United States by…

  • Oak Lawn

    Welcome to Oak Lawn! Oak Lawn is a southwest suburb of Chicago. It borders with the city in two different areas. Oak Lawn History In 1859 the government of Worth…

  • Orland Park

    Welcome to Orland Park! Orland Park is just 25 miles southwest of Chicago. It is the retail and restaurant hub of the south suburbs. Orland Park History The Village of…

  • Palos Heights

    Welcome to Palos Heights!  Palos Heights is about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.  Palos Heights is designated as an official Tree City because of the tree-lined forest preserves that surround…

  • Palos Hills

    Welcome to Palos Hills!  Palos Hills was listed in Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Illinois” by OnlyInYourState.com. Palos Hills History Palos Hills was established in 1959. Population:…

  • Palos Park

    Welcome to Palos Park! The arrival of the Wabash Railroad in the 1890s opened the community of Palos to new people. With trains arriving daily from Chicago to Palos, residents…

  • Plainfield

    Welcome to Plainfield! Plainfield is located 35 miles southwest of Chicago.   Plainfield History Plainfield is considered the oldest community of Will County because the earliest settlement of “Walker’s Grove”…

  • Riverside

    Welcome to Riverside!  Riverside is about 9 miles west of Chicago.   Riverside History Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead designed Riverside in 1869.  It was incorporated in 1875.  The…

  • Romeoville

    Welcome to Romeoville!  Romeoville is about 35 miles southwest of Chicago.   Romeoville History Commissioners named the town after Romeo (Shakespeare’s romantic hero) because the neighboring village was names Juliet. …

  • Shorewood

    Welcome to Shorewood!   Shorewood is located at the intersection of I-80 and I-55—which allows for a 40-minute commute into Chicago.   Shorewood History Shorewood began as a fishing and resort…

  • St. Charles

    Welcome to St. Charles!  St. Charles is about 40 miles west of Chicago.   St. Charles History The first to claim the area of St. Charles were Evan Shelby and…

  • Tinley Park

    Welcome to Tinley Park! It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Tinley Park was selected by Business Week as the best place to raise a family…

  • Western Springs

    Welcome to Western Springs!  Western Springs was listed second in a list of the 50 best places to raise children by BusinessWeek.com.   Western Springs History The first known settler…

  • Wheaton

    Welcome to Wheaton!  Wheaton is about 30 miles west of Chicago.   Wheaton History Wheaton’s founders were Erastus Gary, Jesse Wheaton and Warren Wheaton.  They offered the railroad several miles…

  • Willow Springs

    Welcome to Willow Springs!  Willow Springs is known as the “gateway to nature’s trails.”  It is about 18 miles southwest of Chicago.   Willow Springs History The Joliet and Chicago…