Carpentersville is located in the northern part of the 6th district, in Kane County near Elgin. It is a far northwestern suburb of Chicago, with a population of approximately 38,000. Carpentersville was founded in 1837 and grew slowly at first, but experienced a period of rapid expansion when I-90 created a more convenient link between the area and downtown Chicago. Carpentersville is now the largest municipality in Kane County’s Dundee Township.
|Living in Carpentersville
Carpentersville is easily accessible by car from Chicago and other western suburbs, as it is located neer I-90 and Illinois Route 31. The village is also served by the PACE public transportation system.
Carpentersville is served by Barrington Community Unit School District 220, which is a consolidated elementary, middle and high school district, and Community School District 300, which is also a consolidated elementary, middle and high school district.
What to See
Among the village’s most popular attractions are Raceway Woods Forest Preserve, a wooded area that was the site of an auto raceway in the 1950’s and 60’s, and the newly renovated Spring Hill Mall. Nearby is the popular Santa’s Village Azoosment Park, a Christmas-themed park with carnival rides and zoo animals.
The largest employer in the village is Otto Engineering. A variety of civic events and celebrations are held in beautiful Carpenter Park throughout the year. Among the programs the village is most proud of is its monarch butterfly preservation project and its community gardening project.
Portions of Carpentersville are in Illinois’ 14th congressional district, while other areas of the village are in the 6th district.
In the 14th district, the Democratic candidate, Lauren Underwood, is running against the incumbent Republican, Randy Hultgren. Ms. Underwood is a first-time candidate and is a registered nurse, with policy expertise in health care. Affordable health care for residents of the district is one of the main priorities of her campaign.
In the 6th district, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2006.
Sean is committed to serving Carpentersville and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.