Community Information

La Grange Highlands Civic Association
Lyons Township, Cook County, IL, USA

The La Grange Highlands is an unincorporated residential community located immediately south of the Village of La Grange and west of the City of Countryside. It is in Lyons Township, Cook County, IL. The Highlands covers an area of about 600 acres. It is one of the largest unincorporated areas in Cook County. The community received its name "Highlands" because of it's high elevation. It is 690 ft. above sea level, 90 feet higher than Chicago's loop, and 20 ft. higher than the Village of La Grange. Most of the land in the area is developed. Highlands homes are predominately situated on half acre lots and there are very few parcels of vacant lot remaining.

The association encourages residents to be good neighbors by observing zoning ordinances, street signs, and speed limits in the area, and as always, controlling their pets.

MEETING SCHEDULE

The LGHCA meeting schedule is as follows:
February 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017

These are held at the Pleasantview Fire Department, 1970 Plainfield Rd, La Grange Highlands, IL 60525 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to attend any meeting. If you have any community events or information that you would like to see in the newsletter, e-mail us at lghca_info@lhcivic.com. Thank you.

PUBLIC SAFETY

The Cook County Sheriff is responsible for the La Grange Highlands.

LYONS TOWNSHIP ASSESSMENT

Click here to view important update information received from the Assessor's office in January 2014.

LOCAL SCHOOLS

La Grange Highlands School District 106 www.district106.net
Administration – 1750 W. Plainfield Road 708-246-3085
Elementary School – 5850 Laurel Ave. 708-579-6886
Middle School – 1850 W. Plainfield Road 708-579-6889
   
Lyons Township High School District 204 www.lths.net
South Campus – 4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. WS 708-579-6500
North Campus – 100 S. Brainard Ave. LaGrange 708-579-6300

LOCAL CHURCHES

Click here for a list of all churches in the La Grange Highlands area.

BRANCH PICK UP

Weather permitting, branches will be picked up whenever necessary. Branches should not exceed 4 inches in diameter, and should be put on the parkway, not protruding into the street, in an orderly fashion, with butt ends facing the street. Be sure that no other items are included in the branches, as these can result in injuries to the crew members or damage to equipment. Branch pick up is a service to our community, and should not include trees that have been cut down by professional tree services. For questions, call the Highway Department @ 708-839-0051.

La Grange Highlands Women's Club

The LaGrange Highlands Women’s Club has been doing great things in our community since 1946.  The objective of the club is to further the social, charitable, and civic interests of the community.  Each year we sponsor a local charity, and through enjoyable fundraising events we are able to contribute substantially to the welfare of our community.  Our 2016/17 Charity of the Year is Reclaim 13.

The LaGrange Highlands Women’s Club will host their 22nd annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaGrange Highlands Middle School.  There will be 70+ crafters displaying their beautiful items!  Any questions regarding the craft show can be directed to Laura Raver Westegaard via email at raverwest@sbcglobal.net.

Membership is open to all women living within the School District 106 boundaries.  Meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Presbyterian Church.  Please contact the membership chairs, Lori St. Arnaud (loriandlee@gmail.com) & Mary DeSimone (marylauren@aps1.com) with questions regarding membership.

Radon Testing

Radon has been detected in our area. If you would like to order a low cost home radon test kit, please call the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon Program toll free at 800-325-1245.