The Village of Winfield, incorporated in 1921, is located in west central DuPage County, which is ranked as one of the top growth areas in the Chicago metropolitan area, approximately 28 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Village's current population is 9,835 according to the 2020 census.
The governing body of the Village is composed of six Village Trustees and a Village President elected at large for four year terms which are staggered so that three trustees are elected every two years.
Water, Sewer, Gas, and Electricity
The Village owns and operates the water distribution system and is supplied water from Lake Michigan through the DuPage Water Commission. The Village is supplied sewage treatment service from the City of West Chicago, through an intergovernmental agreement. The sewage collection system is owned by the Village of Winfield. Natural gas is supplied by Northern Illinois Gas and electricity is provided by Commonwealth Edison.
The Winfield Police Department consists of 16 sworn officers including the Chief of Police, two Sergeants, four Corporals and eight Patrol Officers. Winfield has one Detective and one Community Service Officer. The Police Department has been successful in keeping the crime rate to one of the lowest in DuPage County for several years.
Fire protection is provided by the Winfield Fire Protection District, which is a separate taxing body. The Fire Department operates out of one fire station. Along with the Fire Chief, the district has a Deputy Fire Chief, three Lieutenants, twelve full-time Firefighter/Paramedics and three part-time Firefighter/Paramedics. The Village has an ISO Class 2 fire insurance rating.