Will County Archive

New Lenox

What is now the town of New Lenox was once a small community with little liveliness and development. Now, New Lenox has grown to become…

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Homer Glen

Homer Glen is a suburb belonging to Will County located about 30 miles southwest of Chicago’s downtown area. Homer Glen is one of the largest…

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Frankfort

Frankfort is a village nestled within Will County. It was incorporated as a town in 1879 by German settlers. The land was initially inhabited by…

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Joliet

Located about 40 miles west of Chicago, Joliet is the county seat of Will County. With a population of 147,433, it is the fourth largest…

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Naperville

Naperville, Illinois is located about 30 miles west of Chicago, in both DuPage and Will counties. With a population of nearly 145,000 residents, Naperville is…

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Plainfield

Plainfield is located 35 miles southwest of Chicago in Will County. In the 1990s, Plainfield experienced tremendous population growth. In 1990 the population was only…

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Shorewood

Located just 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Shorewood, IL has a population of over 16,000. In the heart of Will County, the area started out…

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