Village Information

History
The Village of Broadview was incorporated on December 6,
1914, under the laws of the State of Illinois. “Old enough to
know and young enough to grow,” the Village combines the
experience of the past with the challenges of the present to
maintain and deliver the best of public services to all its
citizens.
Traditionally, the priority of Broadview’s elected officials has
been dedication to the improvement, prosperity, and progress
of the Village. This effort has resulted in a good balance of
urban and suburban living, including a thriving Village Square
for shopping, the industrial sector, revitalization of Roosevelt
Road, access to tri-state expressways, a 20-minute drive to
O’Hare, a 30-minute ride to Midway, and a 15-minute (13
mile) drive to the Chicago Loop.
The commercial sector along Roosevelt Road, complimented
by the $65 million, sixty-three acre site of the Broadview
Village Square, attest to the financial support business lends to
Broadview’s fiscal stability, which in turn eases the property
tax burden to residents.
Broadview has entered the 21st century with a Park District
and a Library District. There are 3,000 families and about 80
industrial plants in the Village. The 1980′s and 90′s brought
considerable expansion of existing industrial properties and
retail markets, as well as the introduction of many new ones.
From 1937 up to 2012, Broadview has had only five Village
Presidents (Mayors): Merritt E. Braga, Emil J. Parkes, John R.
Rodgers, Henry M. Vicenik, and current Sherman C. Jones.
Cable TV came to Broadview in 1982, and in 1990 residents
passed a referendum for a 9-1-1 Enhanced Emergency
Telephone System, which became operational in April 1993.

Broadview Facts
Population ……………………………………………………………… 8,466
Size ………………………………………………………….. 2 square miles
Date of Incorporation …………………………….. December 6, 1914
Boundaries: (approx.)
North ……………………………………. Eisenhower Expressway
South …………………………………………………… Cermak Road
East ………………………………………………………… 9th Avenue
West ……………………………………………………. Gardner Road
Government Type……………………………………….. Mayor/Trustee
County …………………………………………………………………… Cook
Township ……………………………………………………………. Proviso
Distance to Loop ………………………………………………… 13 miles
(30 minutes peak travel time)
Distance to O’Hare ………………………………………………. 13 miles
Distance to Midway …………………………………………….. 13 miles

Helpful Telephone Numbers
Emergency …………………………………………………………….. 9-1-1
Police (Emergency) …………………………………………… 343-2134
(Non-Emergency) ……………………………………….. 345-6550
Fire (Emergency) ………………………………………………. 343-2137
(Non-Emergency) ……………………………………….. 343-6124
Public Works …………………………………………………….. 681-3602
Building Department …………………………………………. 345-8174
Code Hearing Dept …………………………………………….. 345-8174
Village/Clerk’s Office ………………………………………… 681-3600
Broadview/Westchester Water Agency ………………… 343-5599
Village Office Fax ……………………………………………… 681-2018
Village Website ……………………………… www.broadview-il.gov

Village Office Hours:
Mon. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sat., Sun., and Holidays

 

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