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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.


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



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


Latest News
• No parking on any Village street designated as a snow route for 24 hours after a snowfall of 1” or more • No parking on any Village street for 24 hours after a snowfall of 2” or more • No parking on any Village street for 72 hours after a snowfall of 5” or more Note: Vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed if found in violation!

Home for a Changing Region Project
Please visit this website to learn more about the Homes for a Changing Region project. The project website also contains a variety of surveys and other tools that will allow you to share your thoughts about housing in the community! Visit the Project website by clicking here.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join Mayor Jackson, the Village Board of Trustees and Mr. and Mrs. Claus as we bring in the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 30th beginning at 7:00 pm on the front steps of Village Hall! With just a flick of his magical switch, we will light up Village Campus with holiday decor and lights.

Christmas Sharing
Spread holiday cheer to individuals and families financially unable to purchase gifts or a holiday meal for their family this season. Tree gift tags with wished for items are located at Civic Center Facilities for items to be donated. All donations must be submitted by December 4th. For more information, please contact Debbie at 630.260.6050.

Holiday Cards to Military Personnel
While writing your greeting cards to friends and family, please remember our military personnel who are serving our country during the holidays. The Village is accepting holiday greeting cards to be mailed to military personnel. Drop off holiday cards by Thursday, December 3rd. Please do not include glitter or personal information in cards. Please also do not put cards in the envelopes. For more inforamtion, call Nicole at 630.909.5327.

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Volunteer Initiative Program
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Glendale Heights
Goes Green!
Link to Glendale Heights Goes Green Site
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Character Counts Logo & Link
Glendale Heights is a CHARACTER COUNTS! community.

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CodeRED Emergency
Notification System
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