Living in Western Springs

Fifteen miles west of the loop is the nationally recognized award-winning village of Western Springs. Originally named for its local mineral springs, it is the last known Cook County campground of the Potawatomi.

Soon after, a large number of Quaker settlers moved into the area. Many Quakers had deeds that prohibited the sale of alcohol and so the city has been a DRY city since the 1800s, until most recently when a few restaurants began serving alcohol.

“Living in Western Springs is as if living in a Hallmark movie,” said one Western Springs resident.

The village of about 13,000 residents offers the quintessential small-town feel while being only minutes away from the third-largest city in the…

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