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The elk pasture at Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Mark Black | Staff

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  • The Exceptional Community
  • 33,350
  • 1956
  • The village's original elk herd was here brought from Montana in the 1920s by one of the Busse Family.
  • 60007
  • 42.003178, -87.996418

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Notable People

  • David Alan Otto
  • Professional baseball player who pitched in the major leagues 1987-1994; radio broadcaster.
  • Baseball reference website
  • Jerry Bruce Jenkins
  • American novelist and biographer best known as co-author of the "Left Behind" series.
  • Jerry B. Jenkins website
  • John Loprieno
  • Actor and teacher, best known for his soap opera roles, particularly "One Live to Live."
  • Internet Movie Database
  • Johnny Weissmuller
  • Played "Tarzan" in 12 films; lived in Elk Grove as a child. Won 52 national swimming championships and set 67 world records. Died in 1984.
  • Internet Movie Database website