Berkeley, Illinois is located just east of Elmhurst in highly desirable western suburbs of Chicago. Located just one-half block from both the Tri-State and Eisenhower expressways makes Berkeley easily accessible to neighboring towns and connecting interstate highways. Berkeley is home to approximately 5,209 residents.

The Village of Berkeley provides a variety of services to its citizens including:

Learn more about the community by reviewing the history and facts about Berkeley by clicking here.

Good Neighbor Guide

The Good Neighbor Guide offers information about the community as well as tips on how to be a good neighbor.  Download it here.

The foundation of a good neighborhood is the type of relationships established among its neighbors and the efforts taken to maintain and enhance the beauty of Berkeley. The first step in building a relationship is respecting those next door, down the street and around the corner.

While people have their own ideas of a good neighbor and a good neighborhood, there are some basic standards established either through the Village's code and zoning laws or through common courtesies that make life better in the community.

Quality Schools

Berkeley is part of several school districts that serve elementary and high school aged students, including: Berkeley School District #87, Hillside School District #93, and Proviso High School District #209. After graduating high school, students and adult learners have the opportunity to attend community college at Triton Community College District #504, which offers degrees and certifications in several areas of study.

Get Involved

The Village values resident input and participation in Berkeley. Get involved on one of the Village's many boards and commissions. If the resident can regularly commit to one of the boards or commissions, the Village can use their help. Please click here, e-mail, or call 708-449-8840 for details.


Electric: Commonwealth Edison
Water: Berkeley-Hillside Water Commission
Gas: Nicor
Cable: SBC/AT&T and/or Comcast
Refuse & Recycling: Roy Strom