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Homer Glen, IL

Will County, 20 miles SW of the Loop. For 150 years after the first Yankee settlers arrived, Will County's Homer Township remained essentially rural.

In 1988, however, residents proposed a new municipality to provide services and control development in the township's suburbanizing eastern half. Township voters finally agreed to incor- porate the 20-square-mile, 22,000-resident village of Homer Glen on April 3, 2001.

Bibliography
Heinzmann, David, and Stanley Ziemba. “Homer Glen Takes Charge; Incorporation Entices Voters Wary of Growth.” Chicago Tribune, April 4, 2001.
History of Will County, Illinois. 1878.
Richardson, Patricia. “It Takes a Village to Limit Growth: Upstart Homer Glen Wrestles with Sprawl.” Crain's Chicago Business, September 10, 2001.