About Hillside

The  Village  of  Hillside  is  a  suburb  of  Chicago,  located  15  miles  west  of  Chicago’s  Loop.    The Village  encompasses  an  area  of  3.15  square  miles,  the  majority  of  which  are  level  to  slightly  rolling  in topography.    Due  to  its  mid-western  location,  Hillside  is  subjected  to  four  distinct  seasonal  changes annually, with a wide temperature range between winter and summer.

There are no commuter trains through Hillside, although downtown Chicago workers may drive south to the BNSF rail station in downtown La Grange or Western Springs, or north to access the Union Pacific  West  rail  line  in  Berkeley  or  Bellwood.    Another  option  is  the  CTA  Blue  Line  (L)  in  Forest  Park approximately  three  miles  east,  where  a  new  commuter  station  and  parking  facility  accommodates accessibility  to  Chicago’s  Loop.    The  easily  accessible  highways  place  the  Loop,  Wisconsin,  and  Indiana within 35 minutes of Hillside.

The  population  stands  at  8,157  according  to  the  2010  census.    The  Village  government  is comprised of a Mayor (President) and six at large trustees.  All serve four-year terms.

The Village has a full time Administrative Officer in charge of the day-to-day operations.   The Village is a full service community, providing the usual local governmental services, such as Police, Fire, Public Works, Street and Inspection Services.