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Village Hall


316 South Prospect St.

Roselle, IL 60172

Phone: 630-980-2000






4.6 sq. miles



Median Age

35 years

Median Family Income


Dwelling Units


Single Family




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Roselle is located approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, 25 minutes from O'Hare International Airport, and 10 minutes from two major shopping centers, Roselle provides the quality of life and sense of community usually found only in a small town, with the convenience of a larger metropolitan area.

On March 11, 1833 the first settlers, Silas L. Meacham and his brothers Harvey and Lyman, arrived in Bloomingdale Township. The Meacham's only neighbors for the first year were the friendly Pottawatomie. In 1837, Deacon Elijah Hough and his wife Electa came to the Bloomingdale area with their ten year old daughter Cornelia, and their two sons Oramel and sixteen year old Rosell (Rosell's name was spelled without an "e" on the end).

After spending three years in the Bloomingdale area, Rosell and Oramel went to Chicago for work. Oramel was a butcher and Rosell a foreman at a meat packing company. In 1850, Rosell built his own packing house on Halsted and Orange Streets. From 1855 to 1856, Rosell was elected to serve as a Chicago alderman. He joined the Union Army in 1861 and achieved the rank of colonel. After the Civil War, Colonel Rosell Hough became the first president of the Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. When President Lincoln was shot, his body arrived by train to Chicago on the way to Springfield. Rosell Hough was asked to lead the funeral procession through the city. It was estimated that 37,000 marched and 150,000 lined Chicago's streets.

In 1868, at the age of 48, Rosell retired from business in Chicago and returned home to Bloomingdale Township, now the thriving center of a rich farming district, where he purchased land to grow flax. He opened the Illinois Linen Company on the northwest corner of Roselle and Irving Park Roads. Rosell Hough was the first president of the fledgling Chicago and Pacific Railroad Company and he was in a position to influence the route of the railroad. He saw future growth for his linen mill if the train route would come through Wood Dale, Itasca, Medinah, and Roselle instead of Addison and Bloomingdale. It is rumored that he paid $10,000 to have the survey changed so the train line would go through Roselle. Old newspaper clippings state that the Chicago and Pacific named the station stop Roselle after its first president. It may be that the railroad, when printing the initial train schedule, misspelled Hough's first name, thus giving our town the Roselle spelling we know today.


Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 630-894-3010

Fax: 630-894-3042

81 E. Devon Avenue

Roselle, IL 60172

The Roselle Chamber of Commerce & Industry - provides many civic and business functions, and serves as a source of information about local businesses and community activities.




BloomingdaleSchool District #13

Dr. Jerome Gordon, Superintendent
(630) 893-9590


HighSchool District #108

Phone: 630 529-4500


KeeneyvilleSchool District #20

Phone: 630 894-2250


High School. Dist. #211

847 755-6600


MedinahSchool District #11

Phone: 630 893-3737



630 980-9423


RoselleSchool District #12

Phone: 630 529-2091


St. Walter’s CatholicSchool

630 529-1721


SchaumburgSchool District #54

Phone: 847-885-8700



630 894-3263



Park Districts Serving Roselle

Roselle Park District:

555 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172

(630) 894-4200


Bloomingdale Park District:

172 S. Circle Avenue, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(630) 529-3650


Medinah Park District:

22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah, IL 60157

(630) 893-2560

Schaumburg Park District:

235 E. Beech Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193

(847) 985-2115


Forest Preserve Districts

Cook County Forest Preserve District

708 771-1000  or  800 870-3666


DuPage County Forest Preserve District

630 933-7200



Roselle Public Library

40 S. Park Street, Roselle, IL 60172

(630) 529-1641; Fax: (630) 529-7579


Schaumburg Township Public Library

130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193

General - (847) 985-4000



Coldwell Banker Schaumburg Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
20 South Roselle Road , Schaumburg, IL 60193


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