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Glen Ellyn

Located approximately 30 miles west of downtown Chicago, Glen Ellyn was first settled in 1833. Stacy's Tavern was a wayside stagecoach inn built in 1846. It has been restored on its original site in the area of the village known as Five Corners. Exhibits and additions to the artifact collection are ongoing.

Downtown Glen Ellyn boasts unique shops and restaurants and the Glen Ellyn Theater. The Illinois Prairie Path runs through town. This hiking and biking trail stretches from west Cook County to Wheaton where it branches off to go west to Elgin or Aurora.

The Glen Ellyn Public Library moved to a new facility in 1995 and now houses a collection of 140,000 items. Programs for both children and adults are offered throughout the year, including a monthly book discussion group for adults.

The Glen Ellyn Park District maintains 25 parks, a pool and tennis courts. The crown jewel in the park system is Lake Ellyn, a 15-acre lake created in 1889. Operated by Du Page County, the Willowbrook Wildlife Haven is a popular place for school groups. Hidden Lake Forest Preserve is also located in the village.

There are more than 30 places of worship in the village and more than 80 civic, service, fraternal and social organizations. Homes in the village range from twentieth-century brick homes to ranches to newer luxury homes and town-homes.

Glen Ellyn students attend elementary districts 89 and 41 and high schools in Glenbard District 87. The College of Du Page is also located in the village, and nearby tech schools, colleges and universities include DeVry Du Page Campus, Elmhurst College, IIT Rice, The National College of Chiropractic and National-Louis University.

The Glen Ellyn area is served by Central Du Page Hospital in Winfield, a 400-bed facility with about 600 doctors on staff, or Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, with more than 420 beds and 500 physicians on staff.

The village is on the Metra Commuter Rail line and on PACE Suburban Bus System lines and is located near Interstate 355 (North-South Tollway). Interstate 88 (the Eisenhower Expressway) is located four miles south of the village.