Village of Lisle | Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Budget
The Village of Lisle is located 26 miles west of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. Lisle’s location, access to an excellent work force, and superb amenities are closely tied to a high quality of life that residents and businesses enjoy. The Village has a total area of 7 square miles and neighbors the prestigious Morton Arboretum, a 1,700 acre world‐class arboretum that draws visitors from around the globe. Blending outstanding business corridors and a welcoming downtown, offering a wide variety of urban amenities and small town charm, serving as the home to large world headquarters, small independent retailers, and presenting a large spectrum of residential housing options, Lisle has much to offer both residents and visitors alike.
While the Village of Lisle was incorporated in 1956, the history of the Lisle area dates back to the early 19th Century. The area was settled as a community shortly after the Blackhawk War in 1882 when the Hatch Brothers established their two homesteads on land near what is now Main Street and Ogden Avenue. The area was soon flourishing with a mill, school and creamery.
Homestead families continued to migrate to what was then called Lisle Township (established in 1850) to facilitate travel by building some roadways with planks. Southwest Plank Road, now known as Ogden Avenue, was one such plank road where a toll gate was established adjacent to a tavern and inn which was a comfortable day’s ride from Chicago. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy (CB&Q) train came to Lisle in 1850 as a stop on its line to Aurora.
Lisle today is considered a recreation and family‐friendly community with a host of housing options, excellent transportation access, and strong community values. The Village is located in the center of a major transportation network that includes three airports, interstate highways, and rail and bus service. O’Hare and Midway airports are just a short 30‐minute drive away and corporate air service is offered at the DuPage County airport. Lisle is located at the crossroads of I‐355 and I‐88 and has daily commuter and express train service provided by the BNSF railway.
Lisle continues to further its reputation as a well‐run, financially sound (Aa1 bond rating) organization. This non‐home rule community is a model of fiscal stability with diverse revenues and targeted expenditures resulting in operational stability for the long term. The Mayor and six elected at large trustees establish policies to guide the Village’s values, vision, mission and key strategic performance areas. An appointed Village Manager collaborates with a talented and efficient staff team to provide progressive municipal service solutions to residents and businesses.