Introduction to Hillside, Illinois
Hillside was incorporated in 1905. The earliest settlers in this area were Thomas Reed Covell and his family, who came to live here in of October 1833. In the 1840s, German Lutheran immigrants developed farms and established Hillside’s first school and church. Railroad construction contributed immensely to the development of this region.
Hillside and nearby Attractions
- Adler Planetarium
- Chicago children's Museum
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Grant Park
- Brookfield Zoological Park
- Whealan Pool Aquatic Center
Things To Do In Hillside
Local museums include the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago children's Museum and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. The Turtle Island Children's Water Park, Adventure Bay Water Park and the Hillside Commons are some popular local recreational spots.
Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Hillside Higher Education
Dominican University, Elmhurst College, the College of DuPage and Triton College are all accessible from Hillside.