About Roselle

Rich History and Tradition

Incorporated in 1922, Roselle was named for Rosell Hough, an early settler and influential businessman who was instrumental in bringing the first rail service through the town that bears his name. Roselle is host to many long-running, family centered traditions, including:

  • the annual Rose Festival, Parade, and Rose Queen Pageant (for over 50 years)
  • an outstanding History Museum and Library Archives
  • the annual Taste of Roselle featuring a food festival, carnival, craft fair, family activities, bingo, and music
  • the annual Main Street Cocoa Crawl featuring sweet treats and seasonal entertainment

An Established Community

With a wide variety of  housing choices, schools and family-friendly activities, many Roselle families have chosen to grow and move within the community.

  • many stable, intergenerational families
  • active and engaged volunteers and supporters
  • open, down-to-earth and approachable folks
  • low crime rates
  • high rate of participation in community events and programs

Charming Town Center

There is something for everyone in Roselle's historic downtown - community events, beautiful public spaces, and plenty of opportunities to shop locally.
  • Lynfred Winery - Illinois' first and oldest award winning winery and B&B retreat
  • Roselare Brewery - craft brewery, tasting room, beer garden and visiting food trucks
  • Excellent Restaurants - 8000 Miles, 1913 Restaurant, Italian Pizza Kitchen, Bulldog's Ale House, Guac Mexican Grill, La Hacienda de Roselle and more
  • Charming Shops - All Things Woof & Meow, Little Red Ribbon. Yas Elegance, Roselle Flowers, Jen Fisher Books and more
  • Veteran's Memorial Park - opened in 2015
  • Roselle History Museum - with historical exhibits and local archives

Oustanding Schools

Whether pre-k or high school, public or private, Roselle is known for its outstanding schools and highly educated work force.

  • Lake Park High School District 108 students consistently score well above state averages on standardized tests, and achieve a 95 percent graduation rate
  • Excellent public schools and parochial schools available for students in preschool through 8th grade.

Signature Businesses

From industrial, commercial, and manufacturing firms to entrepreneurial start-ups and headquarters for international firms, Roselle is in good company.
  • Sternberg Lighting - adding light and style to municipalities worldwide
  • Electri-Flex - a leader in electrical conduit for 55 years
  • Jon Don - the world leader in carper cleaning, restoration and janitorial supplies
  • M&R Companies - the world's largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment
  • Business Office Systems - providing workplace furniture solutions to Chicago and beyond
  • Amperage Electrical Supply, Inc - full line electrical distributor serving the Chicagoland area. 
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