The Village staff and employees strive to provide the best service possible to our residents, while keeping your property taxes as low as possible.

Your local government – made up of dedicated elected officials and highly qualified staff – works hard to ensure that Addison continues to grow and thrive.  Village services are consistently praised, while being provided with a reasonable tax rate.

More than 36,000 people call the Village of Addison home.  Whether you are new to our community, or have lived here for years, here is some of the information you need to know.  

Addison has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining industry and business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. To encourage business and industrial development and facilitate the expansion of existing sites, the village offers a wide variety of economic incentives that are molded to the needs of each individual business seeking a home in Addison.

Whether you are considering calling Addison home, or just visiting for day for pleasure or business, here are some links you might find useful.


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Historical Museum

Historical Museum

Historic Resources

Addison – Village of Friendship
HistoryCoverIn 1984, in commemoration of the Village's 100th Anniversary of Incorporation, a book was published, called Addison – Village of Friendship. It was researched, compiled and written by members of the Addison Centennial Commission. Copies were sold within the community, and the Addison Public Library still has a copy in the reference department.

To read Addison – Village of Friendship, click here. (Please note: this is an extremely large file and may take some time to download.)

In 2019, the Village commissioned a reprint of Addison - Village of Friendship.  An epilogue chapter which discusses centennial events and activities was added.  

To access an electronic version of the epilogue chapter, please click here.

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Addison the Vision Continues  covers Village history under the leadership of three Mayors:  Tony Russotto, Larry Hartwig , and Rich Veenstra and was published in 2019 and won two State awards of recognition.  

Both books are currently available for sale at the Museum , Village Hall Finance Counter, and by  mail order by clicking here.

Profiles: Then and Now – by Elmer Krage
An introduction to the history of Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst area residents of many years ago, written by Elmer C. Krage. To read his memoirs, please click here. (Please note: this is an extremely large file and may take some time to download.)

"A Bit of Addison History" on YouTube
You can learn more about Addison's history by visiting the Village of Addison's YouTube channel and streaming our "A Bit of Addison History" segments.  To access these 5 minute segments,  please click here

Museum Archives
The museum archives consist of historic photographs, documents, maps, blueprints, ephemera, city telephone directories,  local history books, family history files and a subject clipping file .  To access the archives an appointment is required.  Please call the museum at 630-628-1433 or email to request an appointment.