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The Village of Tinley Park, formerly named Bremen, was settled in the 1830s, but finally incorporated as a village in 1892. Bremen was located on the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad lines as the railroad industry was rapidly expanding in the second half of the nineteenth century influencing the growth of the area. In 1890, the name Bremen was changed to Tinley Park, in honor of the Village’s first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley Sr.

Tinley Park is best known throughout the Chicago area for its world-renowned Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre entertainment venue that seats 28,000. After its centennial (1992), Tinley Park has been working on preserving the appearance of the downtown historical district. Store owners are encouraged to maintain the historic storefronts or to mimic that architectural style in newer buildings from the past 30 years.


"History of Tinley Park". The Village of Tinley Park. Retrieved July 22, 2020 from

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