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Homer Glen Village


Homer Glen Village Hall is located at 12115 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60441; phone: 708-301-0632.

The Village of Homer Glen is located within Homer Township, in northeastern Will County, approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago. It was incorporated in April 2001, and is one of the most recently incorporated municipalities in Illinois.

Homer Glen encompasses approximately 22 square miles of land. It is generally bordered by the Village of Lemont and unincorporated Cook County on the north, the Village of Orland Park and unincorporated Cook County on the east, the Village of New Lenox and unincorporated Will County on the south, and the Village of Lockport and unincorporated Will County on the west.

Homer Glen is the fourth-largest municipality by population in Will County. Its current population is approximately 22,300, according to the split-block counts of the 2000 U.S. Census. Homer Glen is characterized by open spaces, low-density development, and an attractive environmental setting. Will County Forest Preserve land, including Spring Creek Greenway and Messenger Woods, traverses the southern part of the Village. Over fifty percent of the community is undeveloped.

In terms of developed areas, Homer Glen is primarily a residential community. It is characterized by single-family subdivisions with lot sizes ranging from approximately 1/2 acre to several acres in size. Commercial development exists in a few locations along Bell Road, 143rd Street, and 159th Street, the primary roadways that pass through the community. It is essential that all improvements and developments be compatible with and complement the Village's existing image and character.

  1. Village of Homer Glen Comprehensive Plan, www.homerglen.org, accessed January 2009.
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