Established in 1869, along the western banks of the Des Plaines River, less than 15 miles directly west of downtown Chicago, the Village of Maywood enjoys a Legacy of Diversity that is unique in Illinois. Our history is deeply rooted in national service; and many of our residents have distinguished themselves, both nationally and abroad, over the past 125 years. In fact, Congress designated Maywood a Village of Eternal Light. We are proud of the spirit, resolve and fortitude of the people who call Maywood home. We invite you to use the links below to discover more about the Village of Maywood, Illinois.