Local Government: Mayor, Board of Trustees, Village Administrator
The Village of Matteson is located just 30 minutes southwest of Chicago's Loop. Matteson was founded in 1855, named in honor of Illinois' tenth Governor, Joel Aldrich Matteson. The community began as an agricultural trade center and gradually transformed into a major retail center as well as a market for commercial, office, and hotel development. Matteson has been well-known for being the retail hub of the southern suburbs. The Village became a regional retail center in 1973 when the Lincoln Mall opened at the intersection of Cicero Avenue (IL Rt. 50) and Lincoln Highway (US Rt. 30). Lincoln Mall has served as the nucleus for several other retail centers within the Village.
Today, Matteson is home to nearly 19,009 residents, hundreds of businesses, and two major hospitals. Matteson is one of the most thriving residential, business, and retail hubs of Chicago's southern suburbs. Matteson recognizes the need to be competitive in attracting new services and businesses to its commercial corridor. With a daytime population over 25,000, a daily traffic count of more than 35,000 at the major intersections of U.S. Rt. 30 and IL Rt. 50, available office and retail space, and more than 300 businesses, Matteson offers businesses a location on the very doorstep of Chicago with transportation alternatives that can put businesses at their next destination. Matteson is an excellent community for families or businesses to locate. We are proud of our diversity and ever mindful of the high quality of life our residents have grown to expect, which has made Matteson an exemplary community.
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