West Chicago

West Chicago is governed by mayor-aldermanic form with a city administrator who manages city business and is responsible for day-to-day operations. City officials work out of the the modern building at 475 Main St. – right in the center of the downtown business district so as to be easily accessible to residents, business owners and visitors.

The city manages its curbside recycling program; residential brush pick-up May through October; street snow plowing and sweeping; and maintenance of city streets to ensure safe driving conditions.

The West Chicago Police Department employs 40 sworn officers and eight part-time personnel. The Police Department sponsors the Neighborhood Watch program, and promotes crime awareness and prevention through talks to school classes, and civic groups and service organizations. Other school programs include D.A.R.E., Stranger Danger, and McGruff; bicycle registration; and child fingerprinting. In cooperation with the West Chicago Park District, the department supervises and participates in Safety Town for children. The West Chicago Fire protection District is an independent organization that provides fire protection and responds to emergency calls in the city and surrounding unincorporated areas with 27 full-time firefighters (20 of whom are trained to operate the district’s three advanced life-support emergency vehicles) plus 15 paid-on-call volunteers. The district operates out of three fire stations strategically located throughout the city.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Currier School 800 Garys Mill Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6600 Elementary Schools
Gary Elementary School 130 E Forest Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6010 Elementary Schools
Indian Knoll Elementary School 0n645 Indian Knoll Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6020 Elementary Schools
Pioneer Elementary School 615 Kenwood Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6040 Elementary Schools
Turner Elementary School 750 Ingalton Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6050 Elementary Schools
Wegner School 1180 Marcella Ln, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6400 Elementary Schools
Community High School 326 Joliet St, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 231-0880 High Schools
Benjamin School 28w300 Saint Charles Rd, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-5080 Middle Schools
Hubble Middle School 603 Main St, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 682-2160 Middle Schools
West Chicago Middle School 238 E Hazel St, West Chicago, IL 60185 (630) 293-6060 Middle Schools