A sleepy farm town until the late 1950’s, Oswego attracted the attention of major industry and began to mushroom. The population has grown from a few hundred residents in 1955 to more than 10,000 today and projections indicate the community will have 20,000 residents by 2010.

A pleasant, relaxed, small town environment attracts newcomers to the cozy neighborhoods and the splendid new subdivisions of Oswego. There’s a home here to match every budget, every lifestyle, every desire. The schools, too, are exceptional, winning awards for excellence and turning out graduates with a need to succeed. Three hundred and sixty-five acres of community parklands invite activity from a youthful and active population. An attractive downtown business district appeals to sophisticated shoppers and antique collectors alike, as do the several shopping plazas scattered across the community. Annual festivals and special events combine to create a homegrown cultural environment that focuses on family entertainment.

Business and industry are encouraged by a government that operates under a Comprehensive Plan updated in 1997. Two spacious industrial parks and several industrial areas have the amenities desired by business and industry. Two high quality hospitals are conveniently nearby and a facility of a large medical clinic is located in downtown Oswego. The village’s churches represent most major denominations and others are found in nearby communities.

Oswegoland, this place on the prairie, is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Oswego stands in relative seclusion a few minutes south of Aurora. Interstates 88, 55, and 80 are each only minutes away. I-88 and I-55 are just 10 miles from Oswego. I-80 is only 18 miles away. Linking the three interstates to Oswego are two U.S. highways – routes 30 and 34 – and three state highways – routes 25, 31, and 71. These same highways tie the village with neighboring communities and nearby state recreation areas. Oswego’s air travelers have a quick trip to O’Hare International Airport, just 33 miles from the village. It’s only 36 miles to Chicago’s Midway Airport. Private and corporate aircraft are based at two area airports – Aurora Airport and DuPage County Airport. Both are about 15 minutes from the heart of the village. Limousine services in Aurora provide transportation to O’Hare and Midway Airports. Commuters to Chicago can catch Metra’s fast and comfortable commuter trains at Aurora’s Transportation Center or at a station on Route 59, northeast of Oswego. Nearby Pace buses provide transportation in neighboring communities.


School Address Phone Grade
East View Elementary School 4209 State Route 71, Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-3441 Elementary Schools
Jefferson Elementary School 1709 Columbus St Ottawa IL 61350 (815) 434-0726 Elementary Schools
Oswego High School 4250 State Route 71, Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-8871 High Schools
T Loyd Traughber Junior High 61 Franklin St, Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-3444 Middle Schools
Thompson Junior High School 440 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego, IL 60543 (630) 554-9000 Middle Schools