The new book about the town is now also the toast of the town.
Local historian Nancy Hackett teamed with her friends at the Romeoville Area Historical Society to write the definitive book on Romeoville. It's called Images of America: Romeoville. And it was published by Arcadia Publishing.
Sen. Pat McGuire (D-43rd District) presented a certificate to the historic society from the Illinois Senate in recognition of its efforts to preserve local history. And the society gave copies of the book to the Village of Romeoville and the White Oak Library.
"A special presentation of the book was made to the Kinder family for their mother's efforts, which began the society, and her contribution in writing the chapter about the beginnings of Hampton Park," Hackett said.
The event was televised by RPTV and can be seen on local cable access channels.
"Romeoville, one of the fastest-growing villages in Will County, was originally named Romeo and, along with nearby Juliet, was built for the workers constructing the Illinois and Michigan Canal," it says on the website.