Northbrook, Illinois


Once known as Shermerville in honor of Frederick Schermer, who donated land for the area’s first train station. Northbrook is now an affluent village on Chicago’s North Shore.

Some of Northbrook’s famous alumni includes film director John Hughes, Olympic skaters, Anne Henning and Dianne Holum.

Mike Brown, a right winger for the Montreal Canadiens and the infamous Steve Bartman of the famous Chicago Cubs foul ball fiasco are also from the area.

You may recognize many parts of Northbrook as John Hughes filmed many scenes for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, She’s Having a Baby and Uncle Buck in his hometown.