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The Town Of Westmont, Illinois is your source for information on Westmont. If your moving to Westmont or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Westmont is a warm and friendly village found in the heart of the western suburbs of Chicago. With a unique blend of hometown charm and a thriving business community, Westmont truly merits its nickname "The Progressive Village". The pride of the village is most clearly evidenced by the people who call Westmont home. Their commitment to the community is demonstrated by their willingness to get involved and volunteer with the schools, churches, social clubs, and local government of Westmont.

On the date of Westmont's Diamond Jubilee 75th Anniversary, November 10, 1996, more than 300 residents attended the dedication of the village's new Police-Fire Facility. Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka was present for the celebration and had this to say - "I see all the towns, villages, and municipalities in the State of Illinois. All 12 million people, all 102 counties; and I can truly tell you, Westmont is a standout."

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 contributed to the beginnings of Westmont as surely as the wind and flames reduced much of the city to ashes. Determined to avoid such catastrophes in the future, Chicago's civic leaders voted to require that new buildings be built of stone and brick. Shortly thereafter, one William L. Gregg traveled west on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad seeking a place to begin a brick manufacturing business. He chose a site that was both rich in clay, needed in the making of his bricks; and high in elevation, so that the trains carrying the heavy bricks would travel downhill on their way to Chicago. He named his business the Excelsior Brick Company.

By 1890, Chicago's building boom was over and the brick company went out of business. Though there were no more brick deliveries, the CB&Q continued to make stops at the point known as "Greggs" to pick up milk from the local farmers. "Greggs" did not experience any significant development until the end of World War I when land speculator Arthur T. McIntosh came to the area and began buying up property with visions of creating a town. By the spring of 1920, McIntosh had his town laid out and began selling lots for as little as $5.00 down and the balance in monthly payments. In 1921, the proud new residents of this community incorporated as the Village of Westmont - named for being the highest elevated location west of Chicago along the CB&Q. The house built by William L. Gregg in 1871 has been renovated and transformed into the home of the Westmont Historical Society. The Gregg House Museum houses artifacts from Westmont's proud and colorful past so that future generations will be able to learn about and appreciate its local heritage.

Westmont is fortunate to be centrally located within greater Chicagoland providing convenient access to the downtown area as well as the suburbs. This feature allows Westmont to be highly accessible to both residents, visitors and business travelers. Westmont is located within five minutes of five major expressways: I-294, I-290, I-88, I-55, and I-355. North, south, east, west, and anywhere in between - no matter which way your travels take you, you'll be well on your way.

Commuters to Chicago board speedy and comfortable Metra trains at the station in downtown Westmont. Metra makes connections with Amtrak facilities in downtown Chicago as well as suburban Pace buses providing transportation to neighboring communities. The village's location is convenient for air travelers. Westmont is the virtual half-way point between O'Hare International and Midway Airports - each being less than 30 minutes away. Local limousine services provide transportation to both.
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Law Offices of Roy Kessel
3255 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 51
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Chicago Health Insurance
3000 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200 South
Bannockburn, IL 60015

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951 Dunham Lane
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Jim Pinto - House Portraits
515 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 06014
Jim Pinto is a watercolor painter specializing in doing house and building portraits as well as golf course clubhouse paintings for private clients in the Chicago area and other parts of the country. He is particularly known for his work in Chicago's West Suburbs, including Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, La Grange, and Downers Grove.
Utilities Serving Westmont
Local Phone CompaniesAmeritech
30 South Wacker, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Electric CompaniesComEd
P.O. Box 805379
Chicago, IL 60680-5379
Gas CompaniesNicor Gas
P.O. Box 190
Aurora, IL 60507-0190
Water CompaniesWestmont Public Works
31 W Quincy St
Westmont, IL 60559
Government Offices Serving Westmonts
Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration/ License PlatesLombard Driver Services Facility
837 South Westmore B27
Lombard, IL 60148
City HallsWestmont Village Hall
1 S Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
Schools Serving Westmont
Elementary Schools
C E Miller Elementary School125 W Traube Ave(630) 969-2177
J T Manning School200 N Linden St(630) 969-3793
Maercker School5827 S Cass Ave(630) 968-6165
South School133 S Grant St(630) 968-8032
Westmont Public Schools200 N Linden St(630) 968-9421
Middle Schools
Westmont Junior High School944 Oakwood Dr(630) 654-2188
High Schools
Westmont High School909 Oakwood Dr(630) 654-3043

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