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A Brief History of Glendale Heights

Until 1958 the area that is now Glendale Heights was largely rural with the exception of small pockets of subdivisions, on the east side of Bloomingdale Road, north of North Avenue, Glen Ellyn Countryside had been subdivided in 1951. During 1958, Midland Enterprises, operated by Charles and Harold Reskin, bought two farms on Glen Ellyn Road, north of North Avenue. The first houses were built that year on Glen Ellyn Road and Larry Lane near Fullerton Avenue.

By early summer of 1959 with a population of 104, a petition to incorporate was circulated and filed on June 16, 1959. On July 13, 1959 the court declared the Village organized and the first election was held on August 2, 1959. The first meeting of the Village board was September 1, 1959 at the home of the newly elected Village President Anthony Larry. Though incorporated as Glendale, the name was changed to Glendale Heights in March 1960 because of a conflict with another Glendale in southern Illinois. The name chosen is appropriate for "Glendale" reflects a close geographic identity with two neighbors, Glen Ellyn to the south and Bloomingdale to the north. "Heights" describes the unique topography of the Village as it rests on two distinct elevations with a 100-foot variation.

Today Glendale Heights is a modern residential, suburban community. Over the years, the Village has experienced a welcome and significant growth, both in population, and within our business community. Its landscape is dotted with ranch homes, split levels, apartments, condominiums, shopping centers, churches, industrial business parks, beautiful community and neighborhood parks, modern service facilities, and three excellent elementary school systems.

The positive influence of many improvements in the Village, including the opening of Menards and Valli Produce, the accelerated Road Repair Program, the Revitalization of Concord Green Shopping Center, the Reconstruction of Reskin Park, and the Construction of the new Senior/Community Center, all unmistakably echo the vibrant character and the vitality of the community. Glendale Heights has become an attractive, growing community, which boasts within its boundaries: modern business parks, Glen Oaks Hospital, and the beautiful Glendale Lakes Golf Club, which is owned and managed by the Village of Glendale Heights.

The current, official population of the Village is 34,208 as of the 2010 census. The Village of Glendale Heights is dedicated to maintaining its progressive atmosphere, while offering its residents superior community amenities and services that respect the concerns of residents, while striving to provide a safe, viable community in which to live.

Village Hall Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Additional hours are available during vehicle sticker sales. Click here for more information.

 

Warming/Cooling Center

The Village of Glendale Heights has a designated warming/cooling center. If you are in need of a warming or cooling center during extreme weather conditions, call the non-emergency Police Department number at (630) 260-6070. Click here to view the State of Illinois' website on cooling centers.

 

Notices of Foreclosure and Confirmation Orders

Notices of Foreclosure and Confirmation Orders should be sent to the following address:

Attention: Office of the Village Clerk
300 Civic Center Plaza
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

 

CrimeReports

Have you ever seen flashing blue lights in your neighborhood and wanted to know what was going on? Do you want to find out how safe your neighborhood really is? Now you can, through a new partnership between the Glendale Heights Police Department and CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.

 


 
 
Latest News
Trick-or-Treat Hours
Trick-or-Treat hours in Glendale Heights is from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hallow-Tween
Register today for the all new Hallow-Tween held at the Sports Hub. Hallow-Tween is for children ages 10-14 and will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Please contact the Sports Hub at 630.260.6060 for more information.

Safety Town Halloween
Come on out to Safety Town for a Family Friendly trick-or-treating opportunity on October 31 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Ages are 15 and under. Please contact Tanya Macko at 630.909.5459 for more information.

Veterans Day Ceremony
Please join Mayor Linda Jackson, our Village Board of Trustees, Glendale Heights Police Department and Glendale Heights VFW Post 2377 for a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park as we honor all military personnel, past and present. The Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am on Veterans Day, November 11th. The event includes a flag and color guard presentation, rifle salute and a tribute to our fallen warriors. Please note that all Village of Glendale Heights Offices will be closed on observance of Veterans Day. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 630.909.5303.

Electronic Equipment Recycling Program Ends
Effective immediately, electronic equipment for recycling is no longer being accepted at the Public Works garage. For more information, visit the Goes Green page of the website.

Com-Ed Smart Meter Upgrades
From July though November, ComEd plans to install smart meters in all homes and businesses across the Village. This is a key part of their plans to upgrade the electrical grid across Northern Illinois.

For more information, call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 or click here.

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new & improved
Parks, Recreation & Facilities website where you will find
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Volunteer Initiative Program
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Glendale Heights is a CHARACTER COUNTS! community.



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CodeRED Emergency
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