Suburbs

Palatine Guide

Although the village of Palatine is just 28 miles from downtown Chicago, the community provides its 65,479 residents with a peaceful suburban atmosphere. Palatine is a mix of open space and parks, residential areas, and commercial business districts. Residents find recreational opportunities at more than 40 parks maintained by the Palatine Park District. Village shopkeepers […]

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Oak Park Guide

The village of Oak Park is rich in history and natural beauty, with the bustling Chicago Loop just minutes away. The 52,524 residents take pride in their attractive neighborhoods, thriving businesses and award-winning schools. Many famous residents hail from Oak Park, including authors Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Rice Burroughs, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and McDonald`s […]

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Lake Forest Guide

The City of Lake Forest is home to more than 20,000 residents who enjoy their town’s year-round beauty and relaxed atmosphere. The family-centered community, which is 31 miles north of Chicago, is known for its lush ravines, towering trees, and high bluffs. Lake Forest is also home to winding streets, manicured lawns, charming homes, and […]

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Glen Ellyn Guide

Located in DuPage County, the village of Glen Ellyn is a quiet community with almost no industry. Just 23 miles west of Chicago, the city is home to 26,999 residents. The historic Central Business District is a convenient shopping area offering shops and restaurants. Chicago is easily accessible by bus, train or car; and Midway […]

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Frankfort & New Lenox Guide

The villages of Frankfort and New Lenox are just five miles apart on State Route 30, about 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The location offers easy access to neighboring towns and a short commute to downtown Chicago. New Lenox is the larger of the communities, with nearly 18,000 residents; Frankfort has a population of 10,391. […]

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Elburn Guide

The small town of Elburn is located about 40 miles west of Chicago near the Fox River. When Elburn was settled in the 1830s, it was known as Blackberry. This charming name carries over today, as Elburn has been named a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the community’s […]

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Downers Grove Guide

Home to nearly 50,000 people, the village of Downers Grove is 19 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County. Pioneers first came to Downers Grove nearly two centuries ago, and residents still proudly uphold the pioneer ideals of service and community. Annual festivals strengthen community bonds, and the city’s colorful history is honored at the […]

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Burr Ridge Guide

Burr Ridge is a town of 10,000 that straddles Cook and DuPage counties, about 19 miles southwest of Chicago. This relatively new community was open farmland until the 1950s when the village of Harvester was incorporated on a former pig farm. In 1961, additional land was annexed, and the village changed its name to Burr […]

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Buffalo Grove Guide

The village of Buffalo Grove is located on the border of Cook and Lake counties, about 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and just a short drive from Lake Michigan. Nearly 43,000 Buffalo Grove residents enjoy local restaurants, shopping, and recreation and entertainment venues. The Buffalo Grove park system comprises more than 400 acres of […]

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Batavia Illinois Guide

Batavia is the centerpiece of the Batavia-Geneva-St. Charles tri-cities area. Home to 23,866 residents, the city is less than 40 miles from Chicago in the center of the Fox River Valley. The scenic location is just one reason why families and businesses call Batavia home. Chicago and other neighboring cities offer a world of entertainment, […]

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