Tower Lakes 50th Artwork Full Color


The Village of Tower Lakes, incorporated in 1966, is located in the southwest corner of Lake County, Illinois, USA. We are in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, 39 miles from Chicago’s downtown Loop. The population is just over 1,300. Originally developed in the 1920’s as a recreational summer-home community, the Village is centered around two scenic private lakes totaling over 85 acres.

Although all the homes are now year-round, the lakes and heavily wooded rolling hills continue to attract recreation oriented and nature-loving residents.

The Village occupies approximately 1.1 square miles and presently contains just over 430 single-family homes and no commercial business buildings, schools, churches or post office. The Village is within the award-winning Barrington Community Unit School District 220. Student test scores regularly rank near the top nationally and over 90% of the graduating seniors go on to attend college. Grade school children attend the North Barrington School, less than one mile south of Tower Lakes. Private schools for grades K-8 are also available in Barrington. The Village of Tower Lakes shares the post office and zip code with Barrington (60010). Home prices average a little over $450,000 with a range of approximately $250,000 to over $1,000,000. Residents commute to jobs in nearby suburbs as well as in Chicago. Frequent commuter rail service is available from the Barrington Metra Rail Station, 10 minutes south of the village and Fox River Grove Metra Rail Station, 11 minutes southwest of the village.


Do you feel it is important to keep local tax dollars in your community?  Local services could be at risk of losing a portion of their Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF), which help provide essential protections and services to residents.  Springfield is attempting to divert some of the money owed to local communities to pay for Illinois’ state deficit.  Taking a portion of the LGDF that municipalities rely on could negatively affect services such as police and fire protection, sewer and flooding protection, road repairs and snow removal.

Mayors statewide are urging their legislators to oppose these local cuts in funding and have launched a statewide movement through a new website, www.ProtectMyTown.us.   This new social media platform allows the people of Illinois to reach out to their legislators and Governor Bruce Rauner.  You can help.  Go to the Protect My Town website, where it only takes 3 simple steps to directly contact your legislator and Governor:  1)  Fill out your contact information  2)  Review your letter and 3)  Click “Send” to complete the form.   You will also have the opportunity to forward and share this site through social media, encouraging  friends and family to take part in this movement.