In general, Kidlist covers the western suburbs of Chicago. Not sure what suburbs are included? We created a list of towns that are regularly included on our calendar and where we look for places to go, family-friendly events, classes, and resources.

It’s difficult to draw boundaries on what towns to include because even the county lines aren’t neat little boxes. (Have you seen the boundaries for Cook County?!) So we have done our best to define the area so the Kidlist team can be comprehensive in our articles, reviews, and event announcements. Depending on the topic, we might look further and include areas of interest that are worth the drive, but you will find the core towns in the list below.

If you feel your town should be on this list and isn’t, please let us know! We promise that we are not leaving anyone out on purpose. If we feel we can add your town to our coverage area without sacrificing the high quality content we currently deliver, we are happy to do so. However, please keep in mind that we cannot cover the entire Chicagoland area. Kidlist strives to be a hyperlocal (and free) resource for families. We are a local, mom-owned business that loves supporting local and cannot do a deep dive into the entire northern Illinois region. We hope you understand and find the information on Kidlist to be comprehensive and helpful!

If you are from the northern suburbs, we highly recommend following and subscribing to Little Lake County and Little McHenry County. If you are from the Rockford area, Stateline Kids is a wonderful resource!

Towns Kidlist Covers in Cook County

  • Bellwood
  • Berwyn
  • Brookfield
  • Forest Park
  • Hillside
  • Hodgkins
  • Indian Head Park
  • La Grange
  • La Grange Park
  • Lyons
  • Maywood
  • Melrose Park
  • North Riverside
  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • Riverside
  • Summit
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs
  • Westmont
  • Willow Springs

Towns Kidlist Covers in DuPage County

  • Addison
  • Bensenville
  • Bloomingdale
  • Bolingbrook
  • Burr Ridge
  • Carol Stream
  • Clarendon Hills
  • Darien
  • Downers Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Eola
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Glendale Heights
  • Hinsdale
  • Lisle
  • Lombard
  • Naperville
  • Oak Brook
  • Oakbrook Terrace
  • Villa Park
  • Warrenville
  • West Chicago
  • Westmont
  • Wheaton
  • Willowbrook
  • Winfield
  • Wood Dale
  • Woodridge

Towns Kidlist Covers in Kane County

  • Aurora
  • Batavia
  • Geneva
  • Montgomery
  • North Aurora
  • St. Charles