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A GUIDE TO THE WESTERN SUBURBS


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ADDISON Located west of Chicago in DuPage County, the village of Addison was reportedly named after Joseph Addison, a writer of the 18th century. History is a top-of-mind topic is this charming community, where the Balzer House, a historical museum housing numerous local artifacts, is open to the public and welcomes visitors year round. Century House, originally a teacher’s home built in 1893, was purchased by the village to help preserve this important piece of local history. The restoration and furnishings for Century House were funded through community donations. Both buildings are maintained by the village and its historical commission.

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Addison students are served by six elementary schools and St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School. Transportation is convenient for residents with the Eisenhower Expressway and Veterans Memorial Tollway running through the community. The village of Addison has been home to a number of notable residents, including professional sports Hall of Famer and legendary Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bobby Hull.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION ADDISON

GOVERNMENT: Addisonadvantage.org 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101 630.543.4100

POST OFFICE: 175 S. Lincoln Ave., Addison, IL 60101 630.543.4071

LIBRARY:

Addison Public Library Addisonlibrary.org 4 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101 630.543.3617

NEWSPAPER:

Topix: Addison Topix.com/city/Addison-il

PARK DISTRICT: Addisonparks.org 120 E. Oak St., Addison, IL 60101 630.233.7275

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Milwaukee District West (MD-W)

HOSPITAL:

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital 701 Winthrop Ave., Glendale Heights, IL 60139 630.545.8000

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BERWYN Just west of the city of Chicago, Berwyn, known as “The City of Homes,” is located in suburban Cook County. Situated in Berwyn Township, the city offers the convenience of urban living, with the calm provided by the suburbs.

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The first settler in the area was Theodore Doty, in 1846, who built what is today Ogden Avenue. In 1864, a railroad was built through the city, and with the construction of LaVergne Railroad Station in 1874, the population grew steadily. Around the turn of the century, the city was officially named Berywn by two Chicago attorneys, after a suburb of the same name outside of Philadelphia. In the early 1900s, the city developed stringent building codes which led to the majority of new construction being two-story, Chicago-style bungalows. Today, the city remains known for its collection of these homes, and it is widely recognized as the most significant collection in the nation. Berwyn North School District 98 and Berwyn South School District 100, comprised of 12 schools, serve the community, and feed into two high schools: J. Sterling Morton High School East or J. Sterling Morton High School West. The Archdiocese of Chicago operates two Catholic, K-8 schools in Berwyn, St. Odilo and St. Leonard. These schools feed into Fenwick High School in nearby Oak Park. Metra service to Aurora and downtown Chicago is available River Forest

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at the Berwyn Station on the Burlington Northern Line. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport. Berwyn is home to an extensive parks department, which operates a number of parks throughout the community, across dozens of acres. At parks across the community, amenities include: tennis and basketball courts, baseball and softball diamonds, walking and jogging paths, bike paths, as well as playground equipment and picnic areas.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION BERWYN

GOVERNMENT: Berwyn-il.gov 6700 26th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402 708.788.2660

POST OFFICE: 6625 Cermak Road, Berwyn, IL 60402 708.484.5392

LIBRARY:

Berwyn Public Library Berwynlibrary.org 2701 Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402 708.795.8000

NEWSPAPER:

Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/berwyn

PARK DISTRICT: Berwynparks.org 3001 Wisconsin Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402 708.795.2892

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

MacNeal Hospital Macneal.com 3249 South Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402 708.783.9100

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Situated just 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop, Brookfield, formerly known as Grossdale, is a historic community located in suburban Cook County.

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Originally covered by prairie grasses, forest and swamplands, today’s Brookfield was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans. In 1889, Samuel Eberly Gross, a Chicago lawyer, began selling plots of land in the area. It is from Mr. Gross that the area got its original name of “Grossdale.” As Gross built more and more train stations in the area, the population skyrocketed, and by the 1920s was a fully-connected suburb of Chicago. After residents grew disillusioned with Mr. Gross, they motioned to change the name of the town, and it was officially named Brookfield in 1905. In 1919, Edith Rockefeller McCormick donated land at the Chicago Zoological Park to the Forest Preserve District, and it is on that land where Brookfield Zoo presently sits. Elmhurst

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Metra service to Aurora and downtown Chicago is available at the Brookfield Station on the Burlington Northern Line. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport.

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Elementary education is provided by the Brookfield-LaGrange Forest Elementary School District 95, which is comprised of one elementary and one middle school. District Bellwood Oak Park 208 operates the Riverside Brookfield High School, which serves grades 9-12.

One of the most popular attractions in the town is undoubtedly Brookfield Zoo, which is notable for being open 365 days a year. One of only two zoos in the Chicagoland area, it is operated by the Chicago Zoological Society, and is widely regarded as one of the premier zoos in the nation. Brookfield is home to the Galloping Ghost Arcade, the largest video arcade in the United States. Brookfield is also known for Downers Grove its beautiful oak savannas, which occupy a large part of land on the Lisle north end of the town. These savannas, along with Salt Creek, highlight the beauty of the community and are a popular year-round destination for residents and naturalists alike.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION BROOKFIELD

GOVERNMENT: villageofbrookfield.com 8820 Brookfield Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.485.8131

POST OFFICE: 3731 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.485.0572

LIBRARY:

Brookfield Public Library Brookfieldlibrary.info 3609 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.485.6917

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/brookfield

PARK DISTRICT:

Ehlert Park Brookfieldil.gov Congress Park Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.442.7025

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL: Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital 5101 South Willow Springs Rd., La Grange, IL 708.245.9000 Westlake Hopsital Westlakehosp.com 3101 Maple Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.387.0121

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CAROL STREAM Located in suburban DuPage County, west of Chicago, Carol Stream was recently ranked by CNN’s Money magazine as the 69th best place to live in the United States. A relatively new development, Carol Stream has the distinction of being just one of three towns in the United States with a person’s first and last name as its name. Although it is a commonly held belief that the town is named after a local stream, it is named after the daughter of its founder: Jay Stream. Legend has it that Jay was negotiating the development of a new subdivision in Naperville, when a clerk allegedly told Stream to “build his own town.” Stream quickly began buying land outside of Wheaton, and on January 5, 1959, Carol Stream was officially incorporated. Consolidated School District 93 serves the majority of the village, providing education for grades K-8. Although the district is comprised of six elementary and two middle schools, there is no high school in the district. Carol Stream residents attend Glenbard North, a part of Glenbard Township High School District 87, and located in Carol Stream.

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The Illinois Central Railroad operates a feeder line through Carol Stream, which runs through the main industrial complex of the town. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport. River

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION CAROL STREAM

GOVERNMENT: Carolstream.org 500 North Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188 630.668.2167

POST OFFICE: 550 East Fullerton Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188 630.260.5610

LIBRARY:

Carol Stream Public Library Cslibrary.org 616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188 630.653.0755

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/carolstream

PARK DISTRICT:

Armstrong Park Csparks.org 391 Illini Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188 630.784.6100

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Central DuPage Hospital 25 Winfield Rd., Winfield, IL 60190 630.933.1600

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CICERO Located in suburban Cook County, west of the city of Chicago, Cicero is the 10th largest municipality in Illinois. Although Cicero is presently one of the larger municipalities in Illinois, it was originally over six times larger than it presently is. Over the years, the town’s size has dwindled as towns (such as Oak Park and Berwyn) decided to form independent cities and towns, and other areas (such as Austin) were annexed and absorbed by Chicago. As the size of Cicero has changed, so has the town’s industry and structure. In recent years, an influx in commercial developments, as well as new condominium developments, have made their way into the city.

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The Cicero Elementary School District 99 serves the community, in 17 schools across Cicero. All schools feed into Unity Junior High, and then to Morton East for high school. Our Lady of Charity and St. Frances of Rome are two Roman Catholic, parochial, K-8 schools located in Cicero. Metra provides service to Chicago and Aurora at the nearby Cicero Station, along the Burlington Northern Line. Public bus transportation is provided by the CTA, as well as Pink Line ‘El’ service. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport.

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Located partially in Cicero and Glen partially in nearby Stickney, Hawthorne Ellyn Race Course isWheaton the oldest continually-run, family-owned thoroughbred racetrack in North America. With racing in the fall, winter, and spring, it is a popular year-round destination for residents of Cicero and the surrounding areas. The Hawthorne Park District is responsible for the maintenance of parks and recreational areas in Cicero. Maintaining over 50 acres of land, some features of the parks department include: baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, walking and biking trails, as well as playground equipment and areas for picnicking. Downers Grove Lisle

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION CICERO

GOVERNMENT: Thetownofcicero.com 1620 South Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804 708.222.8940

POST OFFICE: 2440 South Laramie Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804 708.652.6880

LIBRARY:

Cicero Public Library Cicerolibrary.org 5225 West Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804 708.652.8084

NEWSPAPER:

The Cicero Thetownofcicero.com/townnews My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/cicero

PARK DISTRICT: 1909 S Laramie Ave., Cicero, IL 60804 708.652.3545

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Line: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

MacNeal Hospital Macneal.com 3249 South Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402 708.783.9100

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CLARENDON HILLS

Located in suburban DuPage County, west of the city of Chicago, Clarendon Hills is a rapidly-growing village in northeastern Illinois. The first settler in Clarendon Hills was Henry Middaugh, who arrived in 1854. Like many who arrived in the present-day suburbs, he grew tired of city life, and desired a lifestyle without the “hustle and bustle” of Chicago. Although it was initially known as West Hinsdale, the area was officially known as the Village of Clarendon Hills in 1873. Middaugh is widely regarded to be the Addison founding father of Clarendon Hills, and his influence on the town can still be seen today. The town is often called by the nickname “Daisy Fields” and this is due to the amount of daisies that Mr. Middaugh had planted on his property. Elmhurst

Community Consolidated School District 181 serves the area. Comprised Bellwood Hills of four schools, it provides education for grades PK-8. Clarendon Middle Lombard School, the lone middle school in the community, is one of five middle Villa Park Maywood schools that feeds into nearby Hinsdale Central High School.

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Metra provides service to Chicago and Aurora at the Clarendon Hills Station, along the Burlington Northern Line. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport. Because Clarendon Hills is known for its plentiful daisies, the town hosts an annual “Daisy Dash” on Father’s Day, which consists of a 5k run to benefit local charities. The Clarendon Hills Park district operates eight parks, spanning nearly 50 acres, and offers year-round recreational activities for residents of all ages and interests. Amenities include: baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, walking and biking trails, as well as playground equipment and areas for picnicking.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION CLARENDON HILLS

GOVERNMENT: Clarendonhills.us 1 N Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 630.286.5400

POST OFFICE: 312 Park Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 630.323.0309

LIBRARY:

Clarendon Hills Public Library Clarendonhillslibrary.org 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 630.323.8188

NEWSPAPER:

The Doings Clarendonhills.chicagotribune.com

PARK DISTRICT: Clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org 315 Chicago Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 630.323.2626

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Clarendon Hills Family Medicine 99 Park Avenue, Suite 102 Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 630.455.7000 Westlake Hopsital Westlakehosp.com 3101 Maple Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513 708.387.0121

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DOWNERS GROVE Located in DuPage County, Downers Grove is approximately 22 miles west of downtown Chicago. The community has been ranked by CNN as one of the best places in the U.S. for a healthy retirement due to the community’s numerous parks as well as doctors and hospitals. Forbes also ranked Downers Grove #8 on its list of America’s friendliest towns, and according to the 2010 American Community Survey, Downers Grove was noted as having some of the nation’s most educated citizens, with over 50% of its residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. The community was established in the 1830s by Pierce Downer of New York. Carol Stream Addison Incorporated in 1873, the village gained notoriety for its unusual spelling — “Apostrophe Free since 1873” — and is said to have provided housing to help slaves escape through the Underground Railroad during the Civil War.

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Downers Grove is served by Downers Grove Grade School District 58, Center Cass School District 66, and Community High School District 99, which Lombard Park consists of two public high schools — Downers Grove North andVilla South.

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The community is also home to the highly prestigious Avery Conley School, Lisle founded in 1906 and located in the village since 1929. A varied housing stock exists in this robust community, ranging from historic homes from Naperville the mid-1800s, and even an assortment of Sears Roebuck Catalog Homes, which were built between 1908 and 1940 from purchased kits. Metra’s BNSF railway has three stations in Downers Grove, providing direct transportation to Chicago. Veterans Memorial Tollway and Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway pass through the community as well. Along with ample boutique shopping and upscale dining, Downers Grove hosts over 140 community events and festivals, attracting visitors and earning the village a place on the Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 List of Downtowns.” Plainfield

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION DOWNERS GROVE

GOVERNMENT: Downers.us 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.434.5500

POST OFFICE: 920 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.969.2001

LIBRARY:

Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.960.1200

NEWSPAPER:

Downers Grove Patch Downersgrove.patch.com Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton

PARK DISTRICT: 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.963.1300

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.275.5900

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ELMHURST Located 16 miles west of downtown Chicago, Elmhurst is vibrant community known for its many shopping and dining opportunities as well as arts and culture. Elmhurst was first settled by Potawatomi Native Americans, followed by European-American immigrants in the 1830s. Initially named Cottage Hill, the town was renamed Elmhurst and officially incorporated as a village in 1882. The community grew rapidly during the 1920s and presently, Elmhurst is a bustling town with more than 40,000 residents. Housing options in Elmhurst real estate range from stately Victorians and Tudors to Colonials and Cape Cod-style homes.

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Students in the community are served by Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. The town is also home to Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts college. With its proximity to O’Hare International Airport, the TriState Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, Elmhurst offers residents

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Residents and visitors enjoy a number of attractions in Elmhurst, including the Theatre Historical Society of America, the Elmhurst ForestHistorical Park Museum, and the Elmhurst Art Museum, which Chicago Magazine has named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago.” Elmhurst Park District also offers more than 20 parks and numerous Cicero facilities including tennis courts, a golf course, swimming pools, Berwyn recreation centers and more. Each year, the community holds a Memorial Day parade and one of Chicago’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades. Riverside Lyons


COMMUNITY INFORMATION ELMHURST

GOVERNMENT: Elmhurst.org 209 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126 630.530.3000

POST OFFICE: 154 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 630.833.5375

LIBRARY:

Elmhurst Public Library 125 S Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126 630.279.8696 elmhurstpubliclibrary.org

NEWSPAPER:

Elmhurst Patch Elmhurst.patch.com The Elmhurst Press 1101 W. 31st. St Downers Grove, IL 60515-5582 630.368.1100 The Elmhurst Independent theindependentnewspapers.com

PARK DISTRICT: Epd.org 375 W. First St., Elmhurst, IL 60126 630.993.8900

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare 155 E. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126 331.221.1000

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FOREST PARK Located approximately 10 miles west of Chicago’s Loop, Forest Park combines easy city access with a small-town sense of community. Forest Park is well-known for its many beautiful parks and its award-winning dining scene.

Chicago’s Western Suburbs Incorporated as the Town of Harlem in 1884, the village was renamed Forest Park in 1907. Forest Park features a strong mix of industrial and commercial businesses, including a major shopping mall and a bustling commercial center on historic Madison Street.

Forest Park offers a wide variety of residential real estate, including single-family homes, town homes and condominiums. Chicago housing architecture has influenced many Forest Park homes, with bungalows and split-level styles prevalent throughout the town.

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Students attend Forest Park School District 91’s four grammar schools and one middle school. The village is also home to the prestigious Proviso Central Math and Science Academy, the town’s high school, in addition to two private parochial schools.

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The Park District of Forest Park, located near the center of the village, has a 15-acre park with an aquatic center, which houses Glenand Ellyn two large water slides a volleyball court. Forest Park has been Wheaton home to the Midwest’s annual “No Gloves Nationals” for many years and is consistently chosen because of its wonderfully-maintained fields. Madison Street is located in the heart of the shopping and dining district, featuring antique merchants, boutiques, and dining establishments. Recently Forest Park was voted by the readers of the Chicago Tribune as offering the “Best Neighborhood Dining” in the Chicago area.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION FOREST PARK

GOVERNMENT: Forestpark.net/dfp/local-government 517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130

POST OFFICE: 417 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.366.5790

LIBRARY:

Forest Park Public Library Fppl.org 7555 Jackson Boulevard, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.366.7171

NEWSPAPER:

Forest Park Review Forestparkreview.com 141 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 708.366.0600 Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park-river-forest-forest-park

PARK DISTRICT: Pdofp.org 7501 Harrison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.366.7500

TRANSPORTATION:

CTA: transitchicago.com Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Rush Oak Park Hospital Roph.org 520 South Maple Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 708.383.9300

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GENEVA Located on the western edge of the Chicago suburbs, Geneva is a blossoming city in the “tri-city” area. Composed of St. Charles, Batavia, and Geneva, it is quickly becoming a popular area for new residents, due to the extreme growth in the Chicago metropolitan area. Geneva was first settled by Daniel Shaw Haight in the early 1830s, and it was chosen for its convenient location along the Fox River. In 1837, the town was platted and officially named Geneva. Just over 20 years later, in 1858, Geneva was incorporated as a village. Initially, Geneva was known for its butter, cheese, grains and meatpacking, although the town’s identity has morphed over the years, bringing it to the primarily suburban city it is today. In 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek named Geneva “The Best Place to Raise a Child in Illinois,” and a large part of this is due to its outstanding public school system. Geneva School District 304 is comprised of nine schools, including: six atproperties.com elementary schools, two middle schools, and Geneva High School. Geneva is located within driving distance of two international airports: O’Hare and Midway, as well as the DuPage Airport. The city also has a stop on Metra’s Union Pacific/ West line, offering daily service into Chicago, and ending west in Elburn.

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Geneva is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike, thanks to its location along the pristine Fox River. One of the most historic sites in Geneva is the Fabyan Windmill, an authentic and operational Addison Dutch windmill, originally built in the 1850s. Standing nearly 70 feet tall, the windmill is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is Elmhurst in near perfect condition.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION GENEVA

GOVERNMENT: Geneva.il.us 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134 630.232.7494

POST OFFICE: 26 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL 60134 630.232.6262

LIBRARY:

Geneva Public Library District Gpld.org 127 James Street, Geneva, IL 60134 630.232.0780

NEWSPAPER:

Kane County Chronicle kcchronicle.com

PARK DISTRICT: Genevaparks.org 710 Western Avenue, Geneva, IL 60134 630.232.4542

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Delnor Community Hospital Delnor.com 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134 630.208.3000

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Located 22 miles west of downtown Chicago, Glen Ellyn was incorporated in 1892. The village is known for its motto, “Village of Volunteers,” and is considered one of the most affluent communities in DuPage County. Originally called Babcock’s Grove, the community was officially named Glen Ellyn in 1891 when it was founded as a health resort. Today, abundant area recreation includes 29 parks, the Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve, an 18-hole golf course and access to the Illinois Prairie Path. The quaint charm of the historic business district and varied architectural styles set amidst mature trees make Glen Ellyn a highly sought-after western suburb. Glen Ellyn students are served by the Glen Ellyn School District 41, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Glenbard Township High School District 87. The community is also home to the main campus of College of DuPage, boasting famed alumni and comedy legends, the late John Belushi and his brother, Jim Belushi. Carol Stream

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Along with easy access to major highways and Interstate tollways, the Metra Union Pacific West Line runs through Glen Ellyn, providing daily train service to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION GLEN ELLYN

GOVERNMENT: Glenellyn.org 810 Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630.469.0907

POST OFFICE: 528 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630.469.0253

LIBRARY:

Glen Ellyn Public Library Gepl.org 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630.469.0879

NEWSPAPER:

Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/glen-ellyn My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/glenellyn/

PARK DISTRICT: Gepark.org 185 Spring Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630.858.2462

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Elmhurst Memorial Lombard Health Center 130 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148 331.231.5700 Adventist GlenOaks Hospital Adventistglenoaks.com 701 Winthrop Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139 630.545.8000

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HINSDALE Situated 20 miles west of Chicago’s Loop, Hinsdale is an affluent suburb characterized by its beautiful homes and tree-lined streets. Originally known as Brush Hill, Hinsdale was founded in the 1860s when William Robbins purchased 6,400 acres of land in the area. The community was eventually renamed Hinsdale in 1873, when it was incorporated as a village. Today, Hinsdale is a thriving town home to more than 18,000 residents. Hinsdale offers a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging Addison from historic homes to Bungalows, Ranches and Split-levels. The town is served by Community Consolidated School District 181 and the Hinsdale Township High School District 86, which consists of Hinsdale Elmhurst River Forest Central High School and Hinsdale South High School. Hinsdale Central has been ranked by Newsweek Magazine as Bellwood one of the best high schools in the country. Residents can commute easily to surrounding suburbs and Lombard Villa Park Maywood downtown Chicago thanks to the Tri-State Tollway, Stevenson Expressway, and three train stations along Metra’s BNSF railway. Forest Park

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Offering a variety of shops and restaurants, downtown Hinsdale is recognized as a National Historic District. The community has an abundance of public amenities, including the Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge, the Hinsdale Community Swimming Pool, and numerous parks with athletic facilities such as tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields. Several notable people have lived in Hinsdale over the years, including Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and television personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION HINSDALE

GOVERNMENT: Villageofhinsdale.org 19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.789.7000

POST OFFICE: 109 Symonds Dr., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.323.1490

LIBRARY:

Hinsdale Public Library Hinsdalelibrary.info 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.986.1976

NEWSPAPER:

The Doings Hinsdale Hinsdale.suntimes.com Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton

PARK DISTRICT: 19 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.789.7090

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.856.9000

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LA GRANGE The village of La Grange is located 13 miles west of Chicago on over 2.5 square miles in Cook County. Founded by wholesale grocery pioneer Franklin Dwight Cossitt in 1862, the town was named La Grange in honor of the town in Tennessee where he was raised. La Grange’s historic district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains many restored Victorian, Queen Anne and Prairie School style homes. Carol Stream

Addison Students are served by La Grange School Districts 102, 105, and 106, and Lyons Township High School. Private education is available from five schools and the community hosts 49 places of worship. Situated between the Tri-State Tollway and the Stevenson Expressway, La Elmhurst Grange offers residents convenient transportation options.

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Home of the Annual Pet Parade since 1947, La Grange attracts Warrenville thousands of visitors on an annual basis. The village also offers various recreation facilities, including one community center, 10 parks, 10 athletic playing fields, 15 tennis courts, eight playgrounds, three “tot lots”, a golf course, an outdoor pool and ice rink. Notable La Grange Lisle residents have included a number of professional athletes as well as actors, including TV star David Hasselhoff.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LA GRANGE

GOVERNMENT: Villageoflagrange.com 53 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 708.579.2320

POST OFFICE: 121 W. Hillgrove Ave., La Grange, IL 60525 708.352.3611

LIBRARY:

La Grange Public Library Lagrangelibrary.org 10 W. Cossit Ave., La Grange, IL 60525 708.215.3200

NEWSPAPER:

The Doings La Grange La Grange.suntimes.com La Grange Patch Lagrange.patch.com

PARK DISTRICT: pdlg.com 536 East Ave., La Grange, IL 60525 708.352.1762

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 708.245.9000

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LISLE Located in the heart of DuPage County and within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, the village of Lisle was first settled in 1832 by James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch, who established a farming community near the DuPage River and called it DuPage. The village was eventually named Lisle after Lisle, New York, the hometown of one of the village’s early settlers. Lisle was officially incorporated in 1956.

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The village of Lisle has been named one of the best places to live in the country by Money magazine. Lisle is home to the famed Morton Arboretum, the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, and the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Students are served by two public school districts as well as St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, Lisle Public High School, and Benet Academy Catholic High School. Three universities Carol Stream Addison also are located in Lisle, including Benedictine University, National-Louis University, and Northwood University. Located just off the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, transportation is convenient for residents and visitors. Lisle Elmhurst also has a Metra station, which provides direct access to downtown Chicago.

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Seasonal festivals abound in this active community, including Lisle Lyons Cruise Nights, held monthly during the summer months when Lisle’s Main Street becomes an all-town block party; Eyes to the Skies annual hot air balloon festival attended by thousands; and Depot Days, inviting visitors to tour Lisle’s historic museums and a working blacksmith shop. Winter features Lights of Lisle, held on the first Saturday in December each year.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LISLE

GOVERNMENT: Villageoflisle.org 925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 630.271.4150

POST OFFICE: 817 Ogden Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 630.969.0548

LIBRARY:

Lisle Library Lislelibrary.org 777 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532 630.971.1675

NEWSPAPER:

Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-lisle My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/lisle

PARK DISTRICT: Lisleparkdistrict.org 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL 60532 630.964.3410

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Central DuPage Hospital Cdh.org 25 North Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190 630.933.1600

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LOMBARD

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Situated on over 10 square miles in DuPage County, the original land encompassing modern-day Lombard was inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans in the early 1800s. Subsequently settled by European immigrants in the 1830s, the village of Lombard was incorporated in 1869 and named after Josiah Lombard, a Chicago banker. Built in 1870, the Maple Street Chapel was home to Lombard’s first village hall and library. Lombard was nicknamed The Lilac Village after the estate of local resident Colonel William Plum was given to the city in 1927. Plum’s home ultimately became the new village library, and his garden became a public park. Today, Lombard hosts an annual Lilac Festival and parade each May, complete with lilac-themed events including an arts and crafts fair and Mother’s Day brunch.

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Providing commuter transportation to downtown Chicago, the Metra Union Pacific/West Line railway stops in Lombard, and Interstates I-88 and I-355 also provide easy access to and from Chicago.

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Lombard students are served by two elementary and middle school districts, and high school students attend “Glenbard” schools, named Lisle for the sharing of their district with the Village of Glen Ellyn. Montini Catholic High School also serves Lombard students.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION LOMBARD

GOVERNMENT: Villageoflombard.org 255 E. Wilson Ave., Lombard, IL 60148 630.620.5700

POST OFFICE: 380 E St. Charles Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 630.627.1864

LIBRARY:

Helen Plum Memorial Library Helenplum.org 110 W. Maple St., Lombard, IL 60148 630.627.0316

NEWSPAPER:

The Lombardian Lombardian.info

PARK DISTRICT: Lombardparks.org 227 W. Parkside Ave., Lombard, IL 60148 630.627.1281

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.275.5900 Adventist GlenOaks Hospital 701 Winthrop Ave., Glendale Heights, IL 60139 630.545.8000

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LYONS Located just west of the city of Chicago, Lyons is a rapidly-growing village in the Chicagoland area. Situated less than 20 miles from the Chicago Loop, Lyons offers the amenities of the city, with the serenity of suburban life.

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The first western settlers to arrive in the area came in 1673, as Frenchmen Louis Joliet and Fr. Pierre Marquette arrived in “Le Portage” after an ill-fated trip to Louisiana. It was this discovery that provided the building blocks for Chicago’s eventual boom, as Louis Joliet was the first to envision the eventual Illinois and Michigan Canal. Lyons has traditionally been known as a large Polish-American community, and street names such as Pulaski, Warsaw and Cracow, reflect the town’s historical connection with the Polish community.

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Public education in the community is provided by Lyons Elementary School District 103, which operates two schools in Lyons, and three in the surrounding areas. All five elementary schools feed into George Washington Middle School, and Lyons residents are served by two high schools: J. Sterling Morton West High School and Lyons Township High School. Metra service to Aurora and River downtown Chicago is availableForest at stations in nearby Riverside and Berwyn, Bellwood

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on the Burlington Northern Line. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport. The Park District of La Grange operates the parks in Lyons and the surrounding community, consisting of over 50 acres spread across a dozen parks. With basketball and tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, jogging paths, playgrounds and picnic areas, the community parks system provides year-round activities for residents of all ages and interests. Home to a number of critically-acclaimed restaurants, Lyons is a popular dining destination for residents throughout the Chicagoland area.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION LYONS

GOVERNMENT: Villageoflyons-il.net 4200 Lawndale Avenue #1, Lyons, IL 60534 708.442.4500

POST OFFICE: 7836 Ogden Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534 708.442.5400

LIBRARY:

Lyons Public Library 4209 Joliet Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534 708.447.3577

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/lyons

PARK DISTRICT: Pdlg.org 536 East Ave., La Grange, IL 60525 708.352.1762

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 708.245.9000

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NAPERVILLE Located 28 miles west of downtown Chicago, Naperville is the fifth largest city in the state of Illinois. The thriving suburban community has been ranked by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States. Incorporated as a village in 1857, the community grew rapidly in the 1980’s and 1990’s after the construction of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and the Veterans Memorial Tollway. Naperville is architecturally diverse, offering everything from historic St. Charles Victorians and Queen Annes to townhouses and condominiums. Served by the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and the Indian Prairie School District 204, Naperville offers its residents a number of top-notch public and private schools. Geneva Transportation options are abundant, with convenient access to Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and Veterans Memorial Tollway. Metra and Amtrak stations are also available to residents and visitors.

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Naperville features an assortment of boutique shops, big box retailers and fine restaurants, including local favorites Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. With its annual farmers markets, sidewalk sales, summer concert series and culinary events like Ribfest, the town offers something for everyone. Downtown Naperville also boasts the Riverwalk, which has nearly two miles of brick paths, bridges, artwork, fountains and recreational facilities along the DuPage River. Plainfield

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION NAPERVILLE

GOVERNMENT: Naperville.il.us 400 S. Eagle St, Naperville, IL 60540

POST OFFICE: 1750 West Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540 630.717.2662

LIBRARY:

Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library Naperville-lib.org 200 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 630.961.4100

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/naperville Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun

PARK DISTRICT: Napervilleparks.org 421 W Martin Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 630.527.6497

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

Edward Hospital & Health Services 801 S Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540 630.527.3000

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OAK BROOK Located approximately 17 miles west of downtown Chicago, Oak Brook is an affluent village home to a number of prominent corporations, including McDonald’s, which is headquartered in the community. Oak Brook’s beginnings date back to the 1890s, when Frank Osgood Butler bought a summer home in the area. In 1922, his son, businessman Paul Butler, established the Oak Brook Polo Club and is credited for the development of Oak Brook. The town was officially incorporated as a village in 1958, and more land was acquired afterwards, including the area of what is now the Oakbrook Center shopping mall. The community consists of Butler School District 53, which offers Brook Forest Elementary School and Butler Junior High School. High school students in the community primarily attend Hinsdale Central High School. With its proximity to Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and the Tri-State Tollway, Oak Brook is easily accessible by car, while the nearby CTA Green, Blue and Pink Addison Lines serve as convenient public transportation options. Oak Brook real estate ranges from smaller single-family homes to million-dollar estates. Elmhurst

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various recreational opportunities thanks to the Oak Brook Park District, which offers a tennis center, bike bath, disc golf course, fitness center, the Dean Nature Sanctuary, and 150 acres of park. One of Oak Brook’s biggest attractions for visitors is The Oakbrook Center shopping mall, which features upscale shopping and dining opportunities including Seasons 52, Mon Ami Gabi, Wildfire and the nearby Gibson’s Steakhouse. Each year the community hosts several popular events, including the Taste of Oak Brook.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION OAK BROOK

GOVERNMENT: Oak-brook.org 1200 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.368.5000

POST OFFICE: 1314 Kensington Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.990.4224

LIBRARY:

Oak Brook Public Library Oak-brook.org/library 600 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.368.7702

NEWSPAPER:

The Doings Oak Brook Oakbrook.suntimes.com

PARK DISTRICT: 1450 Forest Gate Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 630.990.4233

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.856.9000 Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.275.5900 Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare 155 E. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126 331.221.1000

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OAK PARK Located 10 miles directly west of downtown Chicago, Oak Park is the 29th largest city in Illinois. A charming village with a rich history, Oak Park comprises three nationally recognized historic districts including the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Oak Park is characterized by its many Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings. Wright spent the first 20 years of his career in Oak Park, building more homes in the community than anywhere else in the world. Home styles in Oak Park are architecturally diverse, ranging from Victorian Painted Ladies to Prairie. In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright, the neighborhood has been home to many notable Americans over the years, including Ernest Hemingway.

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The Village of Oak Park is served by Oak Park Elementary School District, which consists of eight elementary schools and two middle schools. High school students attend one of the community’s two high schools, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and Fenwick High School, which is a Catholic college prep school.

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Home to an active arts community, Oak Park offers a number of professional dance and theater companies, includingGlen Circle Ellyn Wheaton Theatre. Oak Park Park District also plays an important role in the village, offering residents and visitors 13 public parks, the Oak Park Conservatory and an outdoor pool. A stroll through downtown Oak Park takes you past a number of galleries, chain retailers, boutique shops and restaurants. Transportation is convenient thanks to the CTA Blue and Green Lines, CTA buses, the Oak Park Metra station Warrenville and the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION OAK PARK

GOVERNMENT: Oak-park.us 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 708.383.6400

POST OFFICE: 901 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 708.848.7901

LIBRARY:

Oak Park Public Library Oppl.org 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 708.383.8200

NEWSPAPER:

Oak Park Patch Patch.com/illinois/oakpark

PARK DISTRICT: Pdop.org 218 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 708.725.2000

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

Rush Oak Park Hospital Roph.org 520 South Maple Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 708.383.9300

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PLAINFIELD

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Located southwest of Chicago in Will County, Plainfield is a rapidly growing village with over 40,000 residents. Plainfield is a reflection of the quickly-expanding Chicago suburban area, and appears finely positioned for future growth. The first settlers in the area were the Potawatomi Native Americans, who settled the area until 1816. Plainfield is the oldest community in Will County, due to the settlers who arrived in the town that preceded Plainfield, Walkers Grove. It wasn’t until 1841 that Walkers Grove disappeared, and Plainfield was officially platted. The next addition St. Charles to the community came in 1845, when East Plainfield was annexed, and brought the village to the boundaries it has today.

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The Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 serves the majority West Chicago of the village, while Oswego Community Unit School District 308 serves a small Geneva part of Plainfield. There are four high schools in the community: Plainfield North, Plainfield South, Plainfield East, and Plainfield Central. Plainfield is located just off Interstate 55, providing easy access throughout Illinois and surrounding states. For domestic and international travel, O’Hare International Airport is located less than an hour away.

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The Plainfield Park District operates the parks and recreational facilities in the community, including a local favorite known as the “Splash Pad.” With softball andWestmont baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, walking and running trails, playground equipment, and areas for picnicking, the parks are home to amenities for residents of all ages and interests. The village also boasts a number of acclaimed restaurants, including Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store. Although relatively new, this bakery has quickly developed a reputation for having some of the best cheesecake in the Chicagoland area.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION PLAINFIELD

GOVERNMENT: Plainfield-il.org 24401 W. Lockport St, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.436.7093

POST OFFICE: 14855 Van Dyke Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.436.3095

LIBRARY:

Plainfield Public Library Plainfieldpubliclibrary.org 15025 S Illinois St, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.436.6639

NEWSPAPER:

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PARK DISTRICT: Plainfieldparkdistrict.com 23729 W Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544 815.436.8812

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

Edward Plainfield ER & Outpatient Center Edward.org 24600 W 127th St, Plainfield, IL 60585 815.731.3000

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RIVER FOREST River Forest is a sought-after suburban village in Cook County, just a 20-minute train ride from downtown Chicago. With close ties to neighboring community Oak Park, River Forest is best known for its rich Prairie Style architectural heritage. atproperties.com

Offering an abundance of turn-of-the-century homes, as well as newlyconstructed subdivisions and estates, River Forest housing is diverse and includes condominiums and apartments. Winslow House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1893, is one of the town’s most notable properties, and showcases the architect’s trademark features visible in other Wright-designed properties in the village and around the country.

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River Forest is home to Lincoln Elementary School, Willard Elementary School, and Roosevelt Middle School. All three schools are part of River Forest Public Schools District 90. High school students attend Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is located in Oak Park. Its students consistently rank among the top 10 Illinois high schools based on numbers of National Merit and National Achievement honorees. Other schooling options include a number of parochial schools, as well as Keystone Montessori School.

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The community is one that prides itself on culture, diversity and sophisticated dining and shopping. The Oak Park-River Forest Glen Ellyn Performing Arts Center hosts stage productions by Circle Theatre, Wheaton and other theater troupes including Festival Theatre and Village Players, whose community theater connection dates back a half century. The River Forest Park District offers an abundance programs, activities and classes for all age groups. Residents also enjoy almost a dozen parks within the community, including everything from walking paths to baseball fields.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION RIVER FOREST

GOVERNMENT: Vrf.us 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.8500

POST OFFICE: 401 William Street, River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.0977 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305 708.209.3035

LIBRARY:

River Forest Public Library Riverforestlibrary.org 735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.5205

NEWSPAPER:

River Forest Patch patch.com/illinois/oakpark Chicago Tribune chicagotribune.com/suburbs/river-forest

PARK DISTRICT: Rfparks.com 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 708.366.6660

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com CTA: transitchicago.com

HOSPITAL:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 520 South Maple Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 708.383.9300

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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RIVERSIDE

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Located nine miles west of Chicago’s downtown, Riverside is considered by many experts to be the first planned community in the United States. The historically-recognized village is marked by its expansive green parkways, charming town center and early 20th century architecture. Designed in 1869 by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture, the village was incorporated in 1875. The Riverside Landscape Architecture District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. To retain its original aesthetic charm, this village of some 9,000 residents even maintains approximately 379 antique-style gas street lanterns. Housing stock throughout the village varies from 1920s bungalows to Victorian and 20th-century mansions. Many homes and estates were designed by such notable architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frederick Clarke Withers. Riverside is served by District 96, which has four elementary schools and one River junior high school. High school students attend Riverside Brookfield Forest Bellwood

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High School, which is part of Riverside-Brookfield Township School District 208. The village also has a number of private schools, including Tallgrass Sudbury School, which offers an alternative education model for students, grades K-12. Residents take great pride in Riverside’s history and architecture, which is on display through walking tours, at The Riverside Historical Museum and the Riverside Water Tower. The charming village center features several restaurants, including The Chew Chew, which has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as one of the best restaurants in Chicagoland. The town’s stores sell, among other unique items, antiques and Victorian house fixtures – a nod to the town’s burnished architectural history.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION RIVERSIDE

GOVERNMENT: Riverside.il.us 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL 60546 708.447.2700

POST OFFICE: 45 East Burlington Street, Riverside, IL 60546 708.442.8207 7836 Ogden Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534 708.442.5400

LIBRARY:

Riverside Public Library Riversidelibrary.org 1 Burling Road, Riverside, IL 60546 708.442.6366

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/riverside RB Landmark http://www.rblandmark.com

PARK DISTRICT: 10 Pine Avenue, Riverside, IL 60546 708.442.7025

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Riveredge Hospital 8311 Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.771.7000

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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ST. CHARLES Located nearly a one-hour drive from downtown Chicago, St. Charles is a vibrant western suburb straddling Kane and DuPage counties. With the picturesque Fox River winding through the center of its bustling downtown, St. Charles is regarded as an idyllic community and tourist destination. With more than 30,000 residents, St. Charles offers a varied housing stock, including older estates, in-town homes along the Fox River, and condominiums. Incorporated in 1834, the town’s early settlers, many European immigrants, moved to the area when the building of the town’s first dam spurred the rise of industry. Students attend schools within Community Unit School District 303, which consists of 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Three District 303 schools have been named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. St. Charles East and St. Charles North were also ranked among the top atproperties.com 4% of all public high schools nationwide in the 2012 U.S. News rankings of America’s Best High Schools. The town has also been ranked by Family Circle magazine as one of the “Best Towns and Cities for Families,” in part because of its high-quality schools and recreational offerings.

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Starting in the 1920s, many famous hotels and theaters opened in St. Charles, and the town quickly established itself as the tourist destination that it is today. St. Charles is also home to numerous festivals including the Kane County Fair in July, the Kane County Flea Market, the Pride of the Fox, and RiverFest. The Arcada Theatre is a notable attraction within the Fox River valley, where many famous performers appeared, including Martin Short, and the late Joan Rivers.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION ST. CHARLES

GOVERNMENT: Stcharlesil.gov 2 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 630.377.4405

POST OFFICE: 616 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 630.584.2318

LIBRARY:

St. Charles Public Library Stcharleslibrary.org 1 South 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 630.584.0076

NEWSPAPER:

St. Charles Patch Patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/batavia-geneva-st-charles

PARK DISTRICT: Addisonparks.org 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 630.584.1885

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Delnor Community Hospital 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134 630.208.3000

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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VILLA PARK Villa Park is located within the Chicago metropolitan area in DuPage County. The area was originally built as a subdivision to accommodate transportation for employees of the Ovaltine chocolate company in 1908. Villa Park was incorporated in 1914 by uniting this original subdivision to another called Ardmore, which was built in 1910. The two subdivisions provided an original population of 300 residents and flourished in part due to its location directly west of downtown Chicago and the railroad that ran from the Loop directly west to Wheaton, Illinois. Architectural styles in Villa Park are rich in diversity and include historic farmhouses, Prairie style, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts and English Tudor styles. Students in Villa Park are served by Villa Park School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48 and DuPage High School District 88. Residents enjoy direct access to downtown Chicago thanks to the village’s train station along Metra’s Union Pacific/West line.

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Villa Park residents enjoy year-round activities, including the Autumn Fest Arts and Crafts Show held at the Odeum each November, as well as a large sports and expo center in town. Early December brings the holiday spirit to the community with a Saturday evening Tree Lighting Oak Park celebration, horse drawn carriages, trolley car rides and build-yourown s’mores. The Illinois Prairie Path, a regional bike and hiking path that runs within Villa Park, is popular for walking and cycling during warm weather months and enjoyed by cross country skiers during the winter season. Cicero

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION VILLA PARK

GOVERNMENT: Invillapark.com 20 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 630.834.8500

POST OFFICE: 1415 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 630.834.1392

LIBRARY:

Villa Park Public Library Vppl.info 305 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 630.834.1164

NEWSPAPER:

Daily Herald Villa Park Dailyherald.com/community/villa-park

PARK DISTRICT: 1S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 630.627.6103

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare 155 E. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst, IL 60126 331.221.1000

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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WARRENVILLE Situated 30 miles west of Chicago, just north of Naperville, Warrenville is a small community known for its scenic natural landscape and ample recreational opportunities. It is located within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, which is home to several Fortune 1000 companies’ headquarters. Warrenville was established in 1833 when Julius Warren of New York claimed land in the area. A few years later, Warren built an inn-tavern, which still atproperties.com exists today. The town was incorporated in 1967, and experienced significant growth in the 1970s and 1980s as a result of Chicago’s westward expansion. Served by Community Unit School District 200, Warrenville offers several public elementary schools, middle schools and Wheaton Warrenville South High School, which is located in neighboring Wheaton. The community is accessible via the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and Metra’s BNSF, which has a station just south of town in Naperville. Carol Stream

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More than 30 acres of open space offer residents a variety of recreational opportunities, including the Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration at Summerlakes Park. For those who enjoy jogging, bike riding or horseback riding, The Illinois Prairie Path also runs through the town. Additional attractions in Warrenville include the Regal Cantera Stadium and the Acorn Community Theater, which features large-scale summer musicals each year. Popular restaurants in Warrenville include Two Brothers Tap House, Montri Thai and Eddie Merlot’s.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION WARRENVILLE

GOVERNMENT: Warrenville.il.us/ 3s258 Manning Ave , Warrenville, IL 60555 630.393.9427

POST OFFICE: 3S101 Rockwell Street, Warrenville, IL 60555 630.393.1109

LIBRARY:

Warrenville Public Library Warrenville.com 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville, IL 60555 630.393.1171

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/warrenville/ Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/west-chicago-winfield-warrenville

PARK DISTRICT: Warrenvilleparks.org 3S260 Warren Avenue, Warrenville, IL 60555 630.393.7279

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Central DuPage Hospital 25 North Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190 630.933.1600

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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WESTCHESTER Westchester is a village in Cook County encompassing over three-and-a-half square miles west of downtown Chicago. First settled by German farmers in the mid-1800s, Westchester founder Samuel Insull purchased the land in 1924 with the intention of developing an English-styled town and thus, many of the street names are of English origin. Students in Westchester are served by School District 92.5, which includes Westchester Primary School (K-2), Westchester Intermediate School (3-5), Westchester Middle School (6-8) and Brittain School for special needs. High School students attend Proviso West High School in Hillside, and may apply to Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park. Residents in the community enjoy easy access to downtown Chicago thanks to the Eisenhower Expressway and the nearby Fox Park Transit Center, which offers Pace bus service and a CTA Blue Line station.

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Westchester offers many year-round events and activities for the community, including a Cinco de Mayo celebration, 4th of July parade and fireworks, BBQ Block Party in July, Fall Festival at the Fountain, and a Tree Lighting and Holiday Kickoff in early December.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION WESTCHESTER

GOVERNMENT: Westchester-il.org 10300 W. Roosevelt Rd., Westchester, IL 60154 708.345.0020

POST OFFICE: 10240 W. Roosevelt Rd., Westchester, IL 60154 708.450.0170

LIBRARY:

Westchester Public Library Westchesterpl.org 10700 Canterbury Street, Westchester, IL 60154 708.562.3573

NEWSPAPER:

Topix Westchester Topix.com/city/Westchester-il

PARK DISTRICT: 10201 Bond St., Westchester, IL 60154 708.865.8200

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Loyola University Medical Center 2160 S. 1st Ave, Maywood, IL 60153 888.584.7888 Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 708.245.9000

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WESTERN SPRINGS Encompassing almost three square miles, Western Springs is an affluent village located west of downtown Chicago in Cook County. With a nod to its historic local water tower, Western Spring’s motto is “A Village of Towering Character.” First inhabited by Potawatomi Native Americans in temporary campsites in the early 1800s, Western Springs’ was settled by Elijah Wentworth. In 1834, New York farmer Joseph Vial built a cabin along present day Plainfield Road, which served as the hotel, general store, stagecoach station, and post office for the entire area. Western Springs was officially incorporatedAddison as a village in 1886.

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Western Springs is bordered by US Route 34 Ogden Avenue, the Tri-State Tollway, and Wolf Road, providing easy access to Elmhurst major Illinois thoroughfares. Daily commuter trains run from Aurora to Chicago through Western Springs, and along with Amtrak service, trains constantly pass through the village. Bellwood Two public elementary school districts and one public high school district Lombard Villa Park serve area students. Lyons Township High School offers two campuses: Maywood

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one for freshmen and sophomores at the south campus in Western Springs, and another for juniors and seniors at the north campus in LaGrange. “Chicago Tribune” columnist John Kass, Chicago radio personality Steve Dahl, and Christian evangelist Billy Graham have all called Western Springs home.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION WESTERN SPRINGS

GOVERNMENT: Wsprings.com 740 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558 708.246.1800

POST OFFICE: 4479 Lawn Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558 708.246.0807

LIBRARY:

Thomas Ford Memorial Library Fordlibrary.org 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs, IL 60558 708.246.0520

NEWSPAPER:

The Doings Western Springs westernsprings.chicagotribune.com

PARK DISTRICT: 4400 Central Ave., Western Springs, IL 60558 708.246.4225

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: BNSF Railway (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange, IL 60525 708.245.9000 Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.856.9000

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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WESTMONT

Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Located less than 20 miles from the Chicago Loop, Westmont is an expanding village in suburban DuPage County. Situated west of downtown Chicago, Westmont is an ideal location for commuters, as well as those residents who simply want to enjoy all Chicago has to offer.

The original settlers in the area were the Potawatomi Indians, who inhabited the land in and around Westmont until 1833. After 1833, settlement rapidly grew, with most of it due to the expansion of the Illinois-Michigan Canal. After the canal project stalled, the Westmont area became a major produce grower, which led to further infrastructure to support the burgeoning Addison industry. Despite this rapid growth, Westmont was not officially incorporated until November 10, 1921. As the Chicagoland area began to grow in the mid-20th century, the population of Westmont increased by over 300%. Elmhurst Today, the town continues to grow, and is an increasingly popular destination for homeowners and their families.

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The area is served by Westmont Community Unit School District 201, which Villa Park Maywood is comprised of five schools. J.T. Manning, C.E. Miller, and South Elementary Forest Park Glen Ellyn schools serve grades K-5, and Westmont Junior High School serves grades 6-8.

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Westmont Senior High School serves grades 9-12. Metra service to Aurora and downtown Chicago is available at the Westmont station on the Burlington Northern Line. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport. Westmont has historically been known for its contributions to the Chicago Blues scene, as the father of Chicago Blues, Muddy Waters, lived and died in the community. Home to nearly 18 parks, the Westmont Park District operates facilities for residents of all ages and interests. Park features include: bocce ball, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, jogging paths, playgrounds and picnic areas. Westmont is home to a number of highly-regarded restaurants, including Uncle Bub’s BBQ, a local favorite for nearly 20 years.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION WESTMONT

GOVERNMENT: Westmont.illinois.gov 31 W. Quincy St., Westmont, IL 60559 630.981.6200

POST OFFICE: 5707 South Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630.968.0855

LIBRARY:

Westmont Public Library Westmontlibrary.org 428 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559 630.969.5625

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/westmont

PARK DISTRICT: Westmontparks.org 55 East Richmond Street, Westmont, IL 60559 630.963.5252

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 120 North Oak Street Hinsdale, IL 60521 630.856.9000

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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WHEATON Located approximately 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, Wheaton is an affluent community that has been ranked by Money magazine as one of the top 25 earning towns in the nation and one of the best places to live. Wheaton was first settled in the 1830s when Erastus Gary, Jesse Wheaton and Warren Wheaton traveled to the area from Connecticut and claimed hundreds atproperties.com of acres of land. The Galena and Chicago Railroad expanded its operations to Wheaton in 1848, establishing the Wheaton Depot and ultimately giving the community its name. Housing stock in Wheaton real estate includes a variety of architectural styles, such as Victorians and ranch homes. Condominiums and townhomes can also be found in the community. Wheaton boasts two prestigious school districts: Community Unit School District 200, which includes the prestigious Wheaton North High School, and Community Consolidated School District 89. A number of private schools are also located Carol Stream

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nearby, including St. Francis High School and Wheaton Academy. Two Metra stops along the Union Pacific/West Line provide convenient transportation to and from downtown Chicago, as well as Interstates 88 and 355. With 52 parks spread across more than 800 acres of land, Wheaton Warrenville offers endless recreational opportunities. The community is also home to the private Chicago Golf Club, the oldest 18-hole golf course in the country. The Town Square Shopping Center is the town’s outdoor mall, featuring a number of boutiques, big box retailers and restaurants. Naperville Wheaton has been home to several famous residents, including late comedian John Belushi and his brother, Jim Belushi.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION WHEATON

GOVERNMENT: Wheaton.il.us 108 East Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 630.668.6464

POST OFFICE: 122 North Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187 630.668.3530

LIBRARY:

Wheaton Public Library Wheatonlibrary.org 225 North Cross Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 630.668.1374

NEWSPAPER:

My Suburban Life Mysuburbanlife.com/wheaton Chicago Tribune Chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton

PARK DISTRICT: Wheatonparkdistrict.com 102 East Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 630.682.7343

TRANSPORTATION:

Metra: Union Pacific West (UP-W) Pace: pacebus.com

HOSPITAL:

Glen Ellyn Convenient Care Center 885 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630.384.6200

CABLE/SATELLITE/TV/INTERNET:

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