Western Springs

Incorporated in 1886, the Village of Western Springs took its name from the clear,cool spring waters that existed when the area was settled. While the springs have disappeared, the Village today thrives on a growing, affluent population, a healthy local business economy, and Village government attuned to the needs of its residents and businesses.

The absence of industry, excellent accessibility to transportation, safe residential neighborhoods, “community ambiance” and a commitment to family values has made Western Springs a highly desirable location for families to put down roots.

With its quiet neighborhoods, charming downtown shopping district and tree-lined streets, Western Springs seems far removed from bustling downtown Chicago. However, commuters are just a 25-minute (express) or 36-minute (local) ride to the Loop via Burlington Northern’s Metra line, which stops at the downtown Western Springs station. Metra trains run seven days a week both east and as far west as Aurora. The Tri-State Tollway (I-294) cloverleaf at Ogden Ave. provides convenient access to all metropolitan tollroad and expressway stems.


School Address Phone Grade
Field Park Elementary School 4335 Howard Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 246-7675 Elementary Schools
Forest Hills School 5020 Central Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 246-7678 Elementary Schools
John Laidlaw School 4072 Forest Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 246-7673 Elementary Schools
Lyons Township High Schl South 4900 Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 579-6300 High Schools
Mc Clure Junior High School 4225 Wolf Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558 708) 246-7590 Middle Schools