Addison, Illinois

Addison, Illinois is a village located west of the Chicago metropolitan area with a population of nearly 37,385 residents. It is located in DuPage County. U.S. Highways 290 and 355 run through Addison. Bensenville lies to the east of Addison, and Bloomingdale and Glendale Heights lie to the west. It is conveniently located near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Union Pacific’s West Line trains travel from Addison to downtown Chicago’s Union Station. Estimated median household income in Addison was $57,300 in 2013, compared to $55,100 statewide. The median price of a home in Addison in 2012 was $234,700, while in Illinois as a whole it was $170,600. Median rent was $920 in 2012. In Addison, 50% of the population is white, 40% is Hispanic, 7% is Asian, 3% is African American and the rest of the population is two or more races.

Addison Village Hall, the Addison Police Department and the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Field Court are located along the south side of Lake Street (U.S. Route 20), immediately east of J.F. Kennedy Drive and west of Addison Road, and along the north side of Army Trail Road, east of the Army Trail/Kennedy Drive intersection. Many summer events are held on the "Village Green," which is on the east side of the Village Hall property.

The Addison Historical Commission, appointed by the village board, maintains a history of Addison provides for the safekeeping of historical items and accepts memorials. In 1998, the Addison Historical District was formed for the purpose of protecting and preserving historical structures in the Village of Addison. Army Trail Boulevard, from Kennedy Drive to Lake Street, was designated, and includes St. Paul Lutheran Church built in 1906, and the Addison Century House, built in 1893 and restored to its original condition, and the Addison Historical Museum. The Century House and Historical Museum are maintained by the village of Addison and Historical Commission.

Addison was incorporated in 1885. Its elevation is 691 feet. Its land area is 9.43 square miles. The community was originally named Dunkley's Grove after the settler, Hezekiah Dunklee. It was renamed after a town in England or Joseph Addison, the 18th-century writer and co-founder of the magazine The Spectator. The Addison Industrial District was proposed as the location for the reconstruction of then Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field) but it was voted down. Addison was known for the Adventureland amusement park, which was located there during the 1960s and 1970s.

Addison is the home to Addison Trail High School and to the Indian Trail Junior High School. The Elementary schools are: Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing are also located in Addison.

Some of the principal employers of Addison are United Parcel Service, The Pampered Chef and Unisource.

Addison is proud of its park district, which was a recent recipient of the Illinois distinguished accredited agency award. This award is given by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, which recognize park districts for providing programs, services and outlets for its community.

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including Addison. Chicago's Kreisman Law Offices has over 40 years of trial experience and specializes in a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, Illinois product defect/product liability law, commercial litigation, probate litigation, Illinois medical malpractice claims, and Illinois nursing home abuse cases. Please call us 24 hours a day at (312) 346–0045 or toll free (800) 583–8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.

Our Chicago loop office is in a convenient location for Addison residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn Street and Monroe Street. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.

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