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About Bensenville

Bensenville, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bensenville is a village located primarily in DuPage County, Illinois, with a portion of the town near O'Hare International Airport in Cook County, officially belonging to the City of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 18,352.

First known as Tioga, it was formally established as Bensenville in 1873 along the Milwaukee Road railway. The community is named after Benzen, Germany.A post office was established in 1873, but because there was an existing "Benson", the suffix "ville" was added.

The Edge Ice Arena is located in Bensenville, home of the Chicago Steel junior ice hockey team.

The Churchville School in Bensenville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location in DuPage County and the state ofIllinois.
Wikimedia Commons: Bensenville, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools

 

 


Bensenville School District 100:

Bensenville School District 2:

  • Blackhawk Middle School
  • Tioga Elementary School
  • W.A. Johnson Elementary School
  • Mohawk Elementary School

Private:

  • Holy Family, Private Roman Catholic
  • Zion Concord Lutheran School, Private K-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

In popular culture

 

 


Bensenville is the site of Victory Auto Wreckers, a 7-acre (2.8 ha) junkyard on Green Street which has repeatedly aired the same commercial, starring Bob Zajdel, on Chicago television stations since 1981.

Part of the movie Flatliners was filmed at the old green house that was next to Black Hawk Junior High School in 1990.

The Spilotro brothers were executed in a basement in Bensenville and buried in a cornfield in Indiana as depicted in the movie Casino which depicts the corruption at the Stardust Hotel in Las VegasJoe Pesci portrayed one of the Spilotro brothers.

In the television series Boss, a multiepisode story arc involves the main character, Mayor of Chicago Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), being damaged by a scandal in which he authorized the dumping of carcinogenic chemicals that soak into the groundwater of Bensenville.

The Christian metalcore band Gwen Stacy recorded the video for their single "The First Words" in an abandoned neighborhood in Bensenville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bensenville,_Illinois

 

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