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The Wilder mansion at Wilder Park in Elmhurst. Scott Sanders | Staff

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  • Ideal for Your Business, Your Family, Your Life!
  • 45,171
  • 1882
  • Elmhurst had a two-runway airport 1923-1956; 160 acres surrounded by Lake Street, Grand Avenue, Church Road and Route 83.
  • 60126
  • 41.89228, -87.943762

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Notable People

  • Eugene Debs
  • Socialist and former presidential candidate. Founder of the Industrial Workers of the World. Admitted to a sanitarium in Elmhurst in 1926 and died there.
  • Eugene Debs Foundation
  • Fred Lorenzen
  • Won the 1965 Daytona 500. Drove Nascar from 1958 to 1972; member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Jim Ryan
  • Former DuPage State's Attorney, Illinois Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate.
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  • John Witt
  • Famous for catching more than 5,000 baseballs at Major League games over 34 summers.
  • Witt's blog