Lincoln-Way New Lenox


New Lenox was incorporated as a village on October 4, 1946. Today, the Village has a population of over 26,000, with a projection of 32,000 by 2010; while New Lenox Township boasts a current population of 38,000-plus, a number that is expected to reach 45,000 by 2010.

Spanning over 16 square miles, New Lenox is located 36 miles southwest of Chicago. Positioned along Interstate 80, at exits 137 and 140, the Village can easily access Interstate 55 and Interstate 57. Additional routes include U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 30 and the new I-355 extension, which will provide commuters easy access to additional Chicago suburbs.

Metra rail services provide residents with daily commuter services to Chicago LaSalle Street Station and Chicago Union Station from New Lenox’s two Metra stations.


The area’s superior standard of living is incomparable in the southern suburbs, with safe and friendly neighborhoods, top-notch educational facilities, obtainable medical services, abundance of recreational offerings, a strong economic sector and easy access to a variety of transportation options all readily available.

New Lenox’s local merchants take pride in combining a small-town atmosphere with big city know-how. Shopping areas are expanding with the additions of new subdivisions. Major chains and small individually owned specialty shops treat the residents to a variety of products and services. The Village will soon be breaking ground for two mega malls at the intersections of the new I-355 exchanges.

Looking back at the village’s growth in the last 60-plus years, and forward toward its seemingly bright future, it is no wonder New Lenox has become a premier community in the Chicagoland area.

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