Carol Stream is located in northwest DuPage County and has a population of approximately 40,000 residents. It is home to over 800 business and industries, allowing it to offer the rarity of having no local property taxes. Despite the lack of local property taxes, Carol Stream offers a full array of municipal services, including a robust park district. Founded in 1959, Carol Stream was named after the daughter of the village’s founder, Jay Stream. Although Carol moved to Arizona in 1957, she frequently returns for municipal celebrations and parades.
|Life in Carol Stream
The main east-west artery in the village is North Avenue, which extends 30 miles east into Chicago as well a considerable distance west. The village is served by the Metra trains out of Wheaton, as well as Pace bus services.
Students of the village attend Glenbard Township High School District 87 and Elgin Area School District U46.
What to See
Carol Stream’s parks and bike paths are popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the area. The village has more than 20 miles of trails and paths, several of which connect to the larger DuPage County trail system.
Be sure to visit the Carol Stream website for more information on local activities and attractions.
Portions of Carol Stream are in Illinois’ 8th congressional district, while other areas of the village are in the 6th district.
In the 8th district, the incumbent Congressman is the Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi, who was first elected in 2016. He is being challenged by the Republican Jitendra Diganvkr.
In the 6th district, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2007.
Sean is committed to serving Carol Stream and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.
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