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Homer Glen, Illinois

Stargazing Homer Glen IL
Stargazing at a star party in Homer Glen, Illinois. Photo by Jean Lachat.

About

Homer Glen is a city of 25,000 people located thirty miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2001 as a city committed to sustainable growth and conservationist principles with a motto of  “Community and Nature in Harmony,” Homer Glen’s dark skies policy is a vital part of its identity. Outdoor lighting improvements in Homer Glen have influenced lighting plans in neighboring communities such as Arlington Heights and the Village of Compton Hills.

Designated

2011

Category

Dark Sky Community

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Address

Illinois, USA
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Contact

Melissa King 
Website

Land Area

58 km2

Documents

Application
Lighting Ordinance
Annual Reports
Announcement

Weather

Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky in Homer Glen, IL (41.62145, -87.94139). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!

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