University is fortunate to be located in the rapidly growing and
dynamic community of Romeoville, Illinois. Romeoville is a
friendly village, where people still care about their neighbors.
It is a progressive community with excellent municipal services,
rich in cultural heritage, with a spirit of cooperation and volunteerism.
Village of Romeoville is located on the Des Plaines River in the
southeastern corner of Lockport Township in the northeastern part
of Will County and in the northeastern part of Illinois.
Romeoville was incorporated in 1895 and is a historic part of
the I & M Canal System, which supplied Chicago with produce
from our abundant farmlands and the settlers to the area with
manufactured goods from the city. Farms and quarries were
the mainstay of Romeoville's economy from its founding in the
1830's to the early 1900s. During the early part of the
1900s, Romeoville became a resort time for wealthy Chicago area
residents who flocked to Ile a la Cache and Romeo Beach.
Today Romeoville boasts a large and diverse economy.
of the reasons people flock to Romeoville is because residents
have convenient access to shops that range from specialty boutiques
to hardware stores, from large shopping centers with multitudes
of stores, to small specialty shops. There is an abundance
of great restaurants in Romeoville featuring menus specializing
in old fashioned fare, steaks and fresh seafood, and authentic
German, Greek, Oriental, Mexican, Italian and other ethnic dishes.
also has a wonderful selection of artistic events, entertainment,
and year-round events, which include carnivals, dances, fireworks,
parades, and a variety of art and craft shows. Students
enjoy visiting the Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville along
he Illinois and Michigan Canal Historic Corridor. Each June,
Isle a la Cache is home to an Island Rendezvous celebration of
area history that draws thousands of visitors.
the year, residents enjoy events including concerts at an outdoor
amphitheatre, picnics, canoeing, hiking and biking on this 87
acre island. Along with local entertainment, Romeoville
residents are only minutes away from neighboring communities offering
theatre productions, nightclubs, comedy clubs, and a variety of
artistic events. Similarly, the vast cultural and artistic
events in the City of Chicago are also only a short distance by
car or commuter train.
has all the benefits of a large city including accessibility via
highway, rail, water and air transportation, with the amenities
of a small community. For those students who plan to make
frequent visits to their home country, Romeoville is located only
30 miles from the O'Hare International Airport and just 20 miles
from Midway Airport. Along with its use in the College's
aviation program, the Lewis University Airport functions as a
thriving corporate airport.
can take advantage of daily METRA commuter trains for fast and
convenient access to and from Chicago. Train stations are
available just minutes away in neighboring communities such as
Joliet, Lockport, Lemont, Lisle, and Naperville. Express
train service is available during morning and evening and Amtrak
train services throughout the US are also available just minutes
away at the Joliet and Naperville train stations.
Lewis University offers a beautiful park-like campus in a delightful
community we are sure you will enjoy!
For more information about Romeoville you can
also visit the Village of Romeoville