Before it was incorporated, the Village of Shorewood was known as Troy, had a population of 358 people, and was a beach community of cottage homes on the DuPage River south of what is know today as Hammel Woods.
Today, the Village is populated by more than 13,800 people with planned geographic boundaries to support 40,000 people in Will County alone. Shorewood is working hard to encourage and accommodate expansion and quality development while effectively satisfying the needs of its citizens.
The Village of Steger, 30 miles from downtown Chicago, is located on the historic Dixie Highway. Named for immigrant John V. Steger, the town first achieved notoriety through the Steger Piano Company, which employed 2,500 people at the turn of the 20th century.
Many historic buildings remain from that era, including 19th century churches and the original 1917 train station. Today, Steger is a friendly community set amid the rolling plains that first attracted early settlers.
While fervently striving for a progressive future, Tinley Park is committed to preserving those assets upon which its strong foundation has been laid: historic structures and solid Midwestern values that maintain its characteristic hometown atmosphere.
The community’s values are reflected in its expansive downtown, which successfully joins modern design with old-time charm and public spaces.
In 1967, after residential developers began building major housing subdivisions on land south of Park Forest, the community was named Park Forest South. But later, when the campus of Governors State University opened in the community, the village changed its name to University Park, in recognition of the prestige the university brought to the community.
Incorporated in 1960, Willowbrook was given its name for the weeping willow trees that dot the foundation of the village. Residents enjoy both the proximity to the bustling city of Chicago while simultaneously living a quieter life in the suburbs.
Willowbrook has been recognized for its first-rate education, charming recreational areas, flourishing local economy and its ideal location near Illinois Highway 83 and the vast Interstate 55.
Three excellent medical facilities, each providing numerous healthcare specialties across a wide spectrum, serve Willowbrook residents: Hinsdale Hospital, La Grange Memorial Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
A variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues are also located in the area, aiding in maintaining the high quality of life Willowbrook residents have come to value greatly.