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Welcome to Glen Ellyn

Scenic Glen Ellyn is a charming, picturesque, welcoming community centrally located in west suburban DuPage County.  The Village of Glen Ellyn offers big city amenities with a small town feel. A historic downtown filled with locally-owned shops, unique restaurants, a restored 1920’s movie theater and seasonal events are just some of the many attributes that draw visitors to this award-winning community.

 

The Village is just 23 miles west of Chicago, which is easily accessible from Glen Ellyn’s downtown Metra station, along the Union Pacific West Line, and convenient to major highways and airports.  Its close proximity to Chicago has kept Glen Ellyn a bustling entity for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

 

The Village of Glen Ellyn has a quality of life that is unique for a Village including its cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities unique to the area.  Visitors abound at year round community events where people come for the family fun and stay for the trendy shopping and dining.  Locals and tourists enjoy a gorgeous getaway, steps from Downtown Glen Ellyn at beautiful 10 acre Lake Ellyn surrounded by a 25 acre picturesque park. 

 

History, a strong sense of community and beautiful places – all are found in Glen Ellyn.


About the Village

The Village was incorporated on July 5, 1892 and as of June 9, 1994, operates as a home-rule unit of government.  The Village is primarily residential and commercial in nature, with housing stock consisting of about 6,800 detached single-family homes and about 4,300 multi-family dwelling units. 

 

The Village operates under a trustee form of government as defined by Illinois Compiled Statues.  The Village President, Village Clerk and six trustees are elected at large to serve four year terms, with three trustees elected every second year.  The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Village and is responsible for day-to-day operations.  The Village Manager oversees a team of six department directors including Finance, Police, Village Links golf course and Reserve 22 restaurant, Public Works, Legal and Planning and Development. 


Glen Ellyn Statement of Vision and Values

The Village of Glen Ellyn is a desirable Community in which to live, work and play, with unique character and charm, a small-town feel, urban amenities and a high quality of life.

  • Glen Ellyn has a mix of businesses in its thriving downtown and commercial corridors. It is a destination with a vibrant mix of shopping, dining and special events.
  • Glen Ellyn is a safe community, easily reached by road, train and trail, with easy access to Chicago.
  • Glen Ellyn’s success is built on a 21st Century infrastructure, a growing footprint, resident involvement and a Village government committed to continued financial sustainability.

Glen Ellyn is a community that values volunteerism and, as a Village, we value diverse opinions and the need to work together. As a community, Glen Ellyn represents approachability, inclusiveness, and respect for diverse cultural backgrounds.


New Resident Packet
This packet provides information to help get you settled into your new home and community.  The Village is happy to answer any and all questions you may have. Please contact us at 630-469-5000 or email us.


 Glen Ellyn Alerting
The Village offers "Glen Ellyn Alerting," an emergency rapid notification system which enables Village officials to quickly notify the public with important information during an emergency, examples of which include:

 

*Severe Weather Alerts (tornadoes, blizzards, floods, heat advisories, etc.)
*Major utility outages affecting all or a significant portion of the community/region
*Evacuations and shelter locations
*Warming/Cooling Shelters
*Public Safety/Crime Alerts
*Post-Emergency Community Bulletins
*Public Health Hazards/Incidents (e.g. boil orders, Hazmat spills, etc)
*Major Road Closures/Traffic Alerts

The system directly contacts Glen Ellyn residents and businesses via land line in times of emergencies, but residents and businesses also has the opportunity to sign up additional contact information for mobile phones, work phones, text messages, emails and faxes.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up with multiple forms of communication, such as mobile phones and emails, in cases of power outages.   

Remember: We can't alert you, if we can't reach you, so sign up today at https://glenellyn.smartmsg.com/.
Village eNewsletter Sign-Up
The Village sends out weekly email newsletters that contain information and links on Village happenings. The newsletter is free to sign up for and all residents are strongly encouraged to register! Click HERE to sign up!
Utilities
Electric:
ComEd, 1-800-334-7661
Dynegy
1-844-351-7691

Gas: Nicor Gas, 1-888-642-6748
Phone: AT&T, 1-800-244-4444
Village Services
Water: Village of Glen Ellyn, 1-630-547-5235
Cable Services
The Village of Glen Ellyn is serviced by both Comcast and Wide Open West (WOW) for cable services. AT&T U-Verse also serves portions of Glen Ellyn. Please find below the contact information for all companies.
Comcast: 1-866-594-1234
WOW:1-866-496-9669
AT&T U-Verse: 1-877-416-6956
Refuse and Recycling Collection
The Village contracts with Groot Industries to provide refuse and recycling collection to all single family homes within Glen Ellyn. Residents are provided one refuse cart and one recycling cart to use as their primary containers. The carts come in 35, 65 and 95 gallon sizes. For more information, please visit the Village's Refuse and Recycling webpage or contact the Billing and Customer Service Division of the Village at 630-547-5235. To sign up for these services, residents must complete the Village Services Application.

 

Glen Ellyn Refuse and Recycling Guide
Vehicle Stickers
Glen Ellyn residents must purchase a vehicle sticker for each car registered to a Glen Ellyn address. Stickers cost $25 per car (cost may vary depending on vehicle type) and expire each year on April 30. Residents also have the option to purchase a three-year vehicle sticker at a discounted price of $70. Purchase your vehicle stickers by mail using the Village Services Applicationor at the Billing and Customer Service Division, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn. Effective May 1 of each year, a late fee of $5 per month, per vehicle, will be assessed for vehicles that do not display the new sticker. In addition, the Police Department will issue $50 tickets for noncompliance.

Voter Registration

Residents can register to vote in local, state and federal elections at the Village of Glen Ellyn Civic Center (535 Duane Street). You may register at the Billing and Customer Service Division on the 1st Floor of the Civic Center or the 2nd floor Administration Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. At other times, you may be able to register at the Police Department on the first floor of the Civic Center. Please call first to ensure a Registrar is on duty: 630-469-5000. To register, you will need two forms of I.D.; one I.D. should show your current address. You must register at least 30 days before election day.
Shopping and Businesses
With thriving business districts, both local and visiting shoppers can find an appealing mix of national retail outlets and specialty boutiques.  Glen Ellyn is particularly proud of its charming downtown and auto-oriented shopping along Roosevelt Road, which offer a variety of shopping opportunities.  The Village’s downtown shopping environment is full of local flavor and is pedestrian friendly, while its shopping along Roosevelt Road features many national franchises.
Service Groups and Organizations
 
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Office Hours
   
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
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