Several Native American tribes originally inhabited the land that is now Sauk Village. The land has a higher elevation than its surroundings, which the Natives used to their advantage to trade items and transport animals. Natives of the area included the Potawatomi and Illinois Confederation tribes, but the village got its name from the Sauk people, who came from Michigan along the Sauk Trail yearly to collect treaty money from the United States and Canada. As Sauk grew and its population increased, the area developed to offer homes, shops, and services, but it was not until 1957 that it was incorporated as an official village.
Little Village, Big C
Sauk Village may be located outside of the hustle and bustle of the big city, but that does not mean that you have to drive 30 miles to find entertainment and excitement. The Village has much to offer locals, from restaurants and shopping to movies, sports, and live shows. Located within village limits are eight different restaurants that provide fast and friendly service, including Round the Clock Restaurant, Villa Di' Pizza, and Sharks Fish and Chicken. If you fancy a day at the races, Balmoral Park offers live horse racing shows, clean facilities, and onsite dining options.