to the City of Zion, Illinois!
along Lake Michigan about half way between Chicago and Milwaukee,
Zion is easily accessible by highway, air and rail. Because
Zion offers both a small-town feel and many modern amenities,
it is a wonderful place to live, visit and work.
The city boasts more park space per capita than any city
in the region, including two public golf courses: the nine-hole Shiloh
Golf Course and the championship-caliber Shepherds
Crook. On the citys southwest boundary, is the unique Thunderhawk
Golf Course, which is considered
one of the most challenging courses in the Midwest.
Being located on Lake Michigan offers many benefits not
found in most other communities, such as miles of beaches,
biking and hiking trails and North
Point Marina in neighboring
Winthrop Harbor. Illinois
Beach State Park, the most visited
of Illinois state parks, and the Illinois
Beach Resort and Conference Center, are in Zion.
In addition, Zion is home to the corporate headquarters
for Cancer Treatment
Centers of America and Midwest Regional Medical Center,
which provides medical and surgical services through more
than 150 physicians in more than 30 specialties.
Zion has a rich 100-year
history. Founded as a utopian society by world-renowned
evangelist and orator, Dr. John Alexander Dowie, Zion was
one of the first planned cities in the United States and
was platted to imitate the layout of the British Union Jack flag.
Today Zion is aggressively heralding its own
future with eagerness and optimism. The
citys economy is growing as millions of dollars
in non-tax economic development funds are used to bring new
business into the city as well as help existing businesses
remodel. More than 100 new homes are being built here each
year. However, Zion is still a place where residents recognize
each other and enjoy a quality of life not available in other
This site contains plentiful information about our city.
I welcome you to view these pages and learn why Zion is a
great place to be. If you have any questions, please contact
us so we can provide the information you need.
so much for your interest in Zion!
Mayor Lane Harrison