The Pride of Independence
Making a reservation at the hotels in Evergreen Park, Illinois, will give the opportunity to not only keep close to the streets of Chicago but also be part of a community that refuses to give up its own identity. The first settlers to the area in the 1820s were German immigrants, mostly farmers, but by the late 1880s, the arrival of what would be the Grand Trunk Railroad and the opening of the St. Mary’s Cemetery widened the demographics and increased the population.
The village was named for the evergreens planted in the star-shaped park, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. When other villages were rushing to be annexed into Chicago to survive, it stood fast in its independence. It was formally incorporated in 1893 when 51 of the 500 residents showed up to vote, passing the incorporation by a margin of 40 for and 11 against. Taking up only four square miles minutes from the Loop, Evergreen Park remains, more than 100 years later, a testament to the strength and tenacity of its inhabitants and a beautiful compliment to your visit to the Windy City.
Add Some Local Flavor
When traveling to Chicago, whether for business or for pleasure, you know most of your time is going to be spent among the buildings of the city. That doesn’t mean you can’t add a little local flavor to your stay as well. With a room or suite at any one of the hotels in Evergreen Park, Illinois, from the Hilton to the Courtyard, you can be minutes from Chi-Town while enjoying the serenity and welcome of the village. Make sure to take some time to visit the park that gives the area its name, stop at the local farmers’ market for some fresh produce or take in a small production at the Evergreen Park Candlelight Theatre.