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A common misconception is that the municipality of Carol Stream was named for a local minor waterway. In fact, Carol Stream is one of the few communities in America that took its name from the first and last names of a living person: Carol Stream, the daughter of its founder Jay Stream.On August 26, 1957, Carol and three friends were returning from Racine, Wisconsin in a 1949 Studebaker. While attempting to cross U.S. Route 45 in central Kenosha County, the car was struck in the right rear corner, killing 15-year-old Richard Christie of Chicago, the passenger seated there. Carol was ejected through the windshield and into a utility pole. Neurosurgeons at Kenosha Memorial Hospital said the comatose girl might never awaken or, if she did, would likely be severely handicapped. On advice of the doctors that her recovery might improve with good news, Jay decided to name the new community in her honor. After four months in a coma, Carol regained consciousness. Learning the new village bore her full name, Carol said she thought it "odd and silly".Jay W. Stream (April 17, 1921 – January 22, 2006), a military veteran who had previously sold insurance and ready-mix concrete, was in the mid-1950s heading Durable Construction Company. He became frustrated with red tape while negotiating a planned 350–400 home subdivision in nearby Naperville, Illinois. A Naperville clerk reportedly advised Stream to "build your own town", and in 1957, Stream began buying unincorporated farmland outside Wheaton. He hoped to allow people to work in the town they lived in, rather than have to commute to Chicago. Source:Wikipedia
It took eight name changes for the name Glen Ellyn to take hold. Babcock's Grove, DuPage Center, Stacy's Corners, Newton's Station, Danby, and Prospect Park were the first names that never took hold.Glen Ellyn was adopted in 1889 when village president and local businessman lead a project to create to Lake Glen Ellyn by having a dam built in a nearby stream.The first homeowner in Glen Ellyn was Deacon Winslow Churchill. He and his family relocated to Glen Ellyn from New York in 1834. Many newcomers would follow the Churchills to build shops, stores, banks, and schools.Moses Stacy, a soldier in the War of 1812, arrived here in 1835. His inn, Stacy's Tavern, built in 1846, Stacy's Tavern at the corner of Geneva Road and Main Street.Glen Ellyn was without a train depot until Lewey Q. Newtown built a stop with a water tank for steamers to re-fuel. The depot would come to be known as Newtown Station.The first church was a Congregational church erected in 1862. Many Protestant churches would follow, but it took 60 years for completion of the first Catholic church.In 1890, residents discovered mineral springs near the village. Glen Ellyn began advertising itself as Chicago's newest suburb and health resort. The grand Lake Glen Ellyn Hotel opened in 1892, the same year most of the business district was destroyed by fire.The village established an all-volunteer fire department in 1907. It was the last all-volunteer fire department in DuPage County.Source: Wikipedia
Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 53,577. Wheaton is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Wheaton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wheaton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wheaton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wheaton are highly rated.
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