Introduction to Crest Hill, Illinois
Crest Hill, Illinois, in Will county, is 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Crest Hill contains a population of approximately 13,329.
Crest Hill History
Crest Hill was originally known as Stern Park. It was developed by Dominic Romano. Crest Hill was officially incorporated in 1960, because residents feared annexation by the City of Joliet. The city is famous as the place where the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed with lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center.
Crest Hill and nearby Attractions
- Lidice Memorial
- Police Memorial
- Veterans Memorial Garden
- Chaney Pool
- Prairie Bluff Golf Course
- Crest Hill Memorial Park
Things To Do In Crest Hill
The City of Crest Hill has satisfying provisions for entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining. The city has some excellent parks and a pool with a water slide. The Lidice Memorial is an important monument that was erected in the memory of the Czechoslovakian town of Lidice, which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942.
Crest Hill Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Crest Hill Higher Education
University of St Francis, Lewis University and Joliet Junior College are nearby.