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The Fifth District Circuit Court of Cook County is located in Bridgeview near 103rd Street and 76th Avenue.

Halloween in Bridgeview, Illinois
Children trick or treating in Bridgeview, IL

Harlem Avenue

Numerous self-owned businesses create an atmosphere similar to that of some Arab diaspora communities across the world. Businesses include ethnic grocery stores (containing imported groceries and appliances used to cook regional dishes, cultural souvenirs, and calling cards used specifically for customers to use when speaking to relatives overseas), hookah lounges, and Middle Eastern sweet shops.

Education

Bridgeview Public Library
Bridgeview Public Library

Public elementary school districts serving Bridgeview include:

  • Indian Springs School District 109
    • Two Indian Springs schools are in the city limits: Bridgeview Elementary School and Lyle Elementary School.
  • Cook County School District 104
  • North Palos School District 117
    • Residential areas of the North Palos School District section are zoned to Dorn Elementary School, Glen Oaks Elementary School, and Conrady Middle School; all three schools are in Hickory Hills.
  • Ridgeland School District 122
    • Residents are zoned to Lieb Elementary in Bridgeview and Simmons Middle School in Oak Lawn.

High school districts:

  • Argo Community High School (District 217)
  • Oak Lawn Community High School (District 229)
  • Consolidated High School District 230
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg High School serves the section of Bridgeview in District 230

Private schools in Bridgeview:

  • Aqsa School (Islamic K-12)
  • Universal School (Islamic K-12)

K-8 private schools in the surrounding area:

Moraine Valley Community College serves area residents.

The Bridgeview Public Library serves residents of the village.

Sports

Bridgeview was the home of the Chicago Fire professional Major League Soccer team, whose stadium was funded by the village of Bridgeview and was operated by the village. SeatGeek Stadium is also home of the NISA's team, Chicago House AC, the Fire Reserves, Bridgeview Fire Premier and the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League. Toyota Park hosted the 2006 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, and continues to be a premier venue for important concerts. The village has developed a plan to have a mixed commercial and residential zone near the stadium to give the town a commercial and residential hub near the stadium. Development has not yet been approved.

Mosque Foundation 1
Mosque Foundation, the center of Islamic life in Bridgeview

Notable people

  • Mark Barnett, a former professional motocross racer.
  • Brent Bowers, a former MLB outfielder.
  • Todd Rogers, video game player; former resident
  • Chuck Sanow, bodybuilding champion
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