A Little Village with an Interesting Past
The hotels in Forest View, Illinois, a little village just over a square mile in size, are part of a very unique history. Named for the beautiful views of the forest preserves to the west, it was originally intended to be, of all things, a haven for World War I veterans but fell under the sway of a disreputable gangster with a famous named. Ralph Capone, the older brother of both Al and Frank Capone, moved into the area in the 1920s and became such a prominent influence in the village that it was soon after nicknamed Caponeville.
As the Capone family fell apart in the 30s with first the conviction and sentencing of Al and then Ralph himself, the village of Forest View was handed back to its people, but it remained underdeveloped and under populated due to the Great Depression. It wasn’t until Commonwealth Edison built a plant in the area in 1949 that it began to grow again and as of 2012 more than 700 people now make their home there. Today, it remains a tiny residential island in the midst of an industrial sea and provides a bit of a respite for the weary traveler near the Stevenson Expressway.
Proximity With Serenity
Even though the entire area around the hotels in Forest View, Illinois, is bustling with business, from the Midway Airport to the traffic on the freeway, you can enjoy a bit of a break from it all by getting up close to Chicago without being right in its center. Whether you decide to stay with the Marriott or the Hilton, the Holiday Inn or the Hampton Inn, you will get a comfortable stay from a name you can trust in a location that is both quaint and modern. Why settle for peace or proximity when you can enjoy the benefit of both?