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




The museum presents both physical and virtual exhibits on Addison History.

The museum's physical exhibits are housed in the Addison Historical Museum, Coach House and Century House buildings.  

Historical Museum Permanent Exhibits: Local history, military history,  Route 20-Lake St., Addison business history, Residential development history, history of technology, and antique toys.

Coach House Permanent Exhibits: William Balzer Township Office, Illinois Central Railroad display, Addison State Bank diorama, agricultural and tool exhibits, china, quilts, and Addison Rural Housewife exhibit.

Century House Permanent Exhibits feature restored period settings of a front porch, foyer and hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, study and three bedrooms of a middle class late 19th century-early 20th century home.

Historical Museum Temporary Exhibits are presented on specific subjects and themes on a rotating basis.

To see current Museum Exhibits, please click here.

The museum also offers a variety of virtual exhibits and experiences.  To see current online offerings, please click here.