Wood Dale


Wood Dale, IL 60191


Wood Dale was originally known as Lester’s Station, after John Lester, an early settler and here are some notable people!

  • Colin Brady, American animator and film director, raised in Wood Dale.
  • Henry Hyde, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975-2007, resided in Wood Dale.
  • Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s Minister of Finance (2014-Present); raised in Wood Dale.
  • James “Pate” Philip, President of the Illinois Senate (1993-2003); resides in Wood Dale.
  • Jim Spivey, retired American middle-distance runner and three time Olympian, raised in Wood Dale.
  • Christine Winger, Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives (2015-present), served as a member of the Wood Dale City Council prior to serving as State Representative.