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Posted on: August 6, 2019

La Grange Celebrates 140 Years

This year marks the 140th year since La Grange, Illinois was founded 13 miles west of downtown Chicago in 1879 by Franklin D. Cossitt.  From a small planned community to the dynamic destination it is today, La Grange has always been welcoming.

The Village of La Grange invites everyone to attend a free 140th birthday celebration on Thursday, August 8 at noon outside Village Hall at 53 S. La Grange Road. The event will include local elected officials and civic leaders, who will cut a custom designed exclusive 140th La Grange Village Hall replica birthday cake.  Because a birthday party isn’t complete without presents, the event will also feature giveaways for children and a drawing to win a $100 La Grange Business Association gift card. 140 tokens, each redeemable for a scoop at Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, will be hidden around downtown.  

The birthday party kicks off a month of events and promotions celebrating the Village’s 140th anniversary from August 8 -- September 8.  



LG Press Release 140th Birthday
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