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About Romeoville, Illinois

Incorporated on January 21, 1895 was the village of Romeoville, so called after the popular protagonist of William Shakespeare’s drama, Romeo and Juliet. This village is positioned in Will County, a county sitting in the northern section of Illinois. Romeoville’s size is 14.9 square miles and it’s a home of 22, 000 inhabitants. Situated 27 miles southwest of Chicago, this area is served by its airport which is Chicago Midway International. The limestone from this place is also a part of the Illinois State Capital for it was used to construct it. The place is also famous for having the rare Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly species. Nicknamed as the Stone City, this village of Romeoville improved when stone quarries were opened not too far from it. Its main foundation of economy though was the products of agriculture and its dairy farms. Today, the establishment of Lemont Refinery hires the most number of workers in the area. Although the village doesn’t possess a very vast land area, still it paved a way for the locals and tourists to be entertained and refreshed by designing parks. The favorite parks in the area are the Independence Park, Century Park, Conservation Park, Wesglen Park, Weslake Park, Pacific Park, and the Atchley Park. They all offer various source of adventures and fun games. People also flood in the art exhibits in Isle la Cache Museum, Lockport Town Museum, and DuPage Children’s Museum while nature is at its best in the serene atmosphere of Will County Forest Preserve and Channahon State Park.

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  • Area Code: s 815 and 779#United States ; and ; s 630 and 331#United States
  • Postal Codes: 60446, 60491
  • Timezone: North American Central
  • Website: http://www.romeoville.org/