Introduction to Berkeley, Illinois
Berkeley was incorporated as a village in 1924. Cook County was established on January 15, 1831 by an act of the State Legislature of Illinois. Cook County was the 54th county to be founded in Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the youngest statesmen in the history of Illinois. He was also the first Attorney General of Illinois and the second U.S. representative from Illinois.
Berkeley and nearby Attractions
- American Police Center & Museum
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Illinois Prairie Path
- Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology
- Lincoln Park Zoo
Things To Do In Berkeley
Local museums include the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny, the Swedish-American Museum Center, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Monkey Island, Jus-Fun Amusements and Kiddieland are popular local spots among children. The Adler Planetarium, the Friendship Park Conservatory, the Leaning Tower of Niles, the Morton Arboretum and the Shedd Aquarium are all accessible from Berkeley as well.
Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Berkeley Higher Education
Elmhurst College, the Devry Institute of Technology and Morton College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.