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We would like to provide the residents of  Carol Stream  a basic history overview.


Welcome to the Carol Stream Home page. The Carol Stream Home page provides as much information as possible on Carol Stream. Knowing Carol Stream’s history is essential to guiding its future. Within Carol Stream’s Home page, you will also find Carol Stream’s Founders, Holiday, and Birthday sections.

Carol Stream has a population of 39447. 49.2% of Carol Stream’s inhabitants are Male, and 50.8 are female. 54.2% of Carol Stream is married and 69.3% own their own home. The Average Home price is $257,880, and the average rent is $1,291. Household median income in Carol Stream is $89,820, and the individual median income is $39,394. Carol Stream’s Ethnic is the following: White(63.6%), Asian(20.6%), Hispanic(15.2%), Black(7.2%), Other(4.8%), Multiple(3.6%), Native(0.1%).


1959: The village of Carol Stream is founded by Jay Stream, who envisions strong corporate growth in the area. First village board meeting on February 12. 1962: The Carol Stream Public Library opens at 397 Blackhawk Drive. 1965: The first Citizen of the Year Awards were given to Carl Bornholt and Elsie Johnson. 1966: The Carol Stream News (a paper) is founded. 1966: Nina Jo Schmale of Carol Stream is one of the eight student nurses killed by Richard Speck. 1972: The Carol Stream Fire Protection District is formed 1975: Janice Gerzevske is first woman elected Village President. 1976: As part of the United States Bicentennial celebrations, Carol Stream opens Gretna Station Museum with a July 4 dedication. 1984: The Carol Stream Association of Business and Industry is formed. 1987: Ross Ferraro is elected Mayor of Carol Stream. 1991: Village is re-certified as an Illinois certified city.


Mark Bodane Appointed Fire Chief of the Carol Stream Fire District. 1992: The Carol Stream Post Office opens a regional processing center at Schmale and Fullerton. Most of the unincorporated areas around Carol Stream assume the ZIP Code of the new post office, causing some consternation among those who are used to having an address associated with Wheaton. 1992: The Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce is incorporated. 1998: The Town Center is dedicated, later to be known as the Ross Ferraro Town Center. 2003: Richard Willing becomes new police chief. 2006: Founder of Carol Stream, Jay Stream, dies January 22 2007: Frank Saverino replaces Ross Ferraro as Mayor, ending Ferraro's 20-year tenure.


Mark Bodane retires as Fire Chief of Carol Stream Fire District. 2009: Carol Stream celebrates its 50th anniversary. 2020: Ms. Carol Stream dies January 18


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