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Sauk Village is a village in Cook County and small parcel south of 231st St. in Will County, Illinois. The population was 10,411 at the 2000 census.

The area that is now known as Sauk Village has been a center of activity for hundreds of years. Originally, several Native American tribes inhabited this land, which is a part of an area of high ground surrounding Lake Michigan known as the Valparaiso Moraine. The Native Americans used this high ground for transporting herd animals and trade items. Though the Illinois and Pottawami tribes were native to the area, the Sauk, from Michigan, became the namesake of the Sauk Trail.

As the westward expansion increased during the 1800s, the Sauk tribes were forced to move westward. Annually, they would travel the Sauk Trail to collect treaty money from Canada and the United States.

This area was originally opened up to American settlers back in 1838. Though the original settlers of Sauk Village moved here from the East Coast, their roots were in France, Germany, and Western Europe. The first immigrants to the area were Hiram Wood, Henry Ayen, and Rowley.

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After these original settlers, a second wave of families moved to the Sauk Village area, including such familiar names such as Kavelage, Reichert, Sauter, Rickenberger, Kloss, Barnes, Jung, Schaller, Schmidt, Kline, and Peters. Postmaster Charles Sauter named the settlement Strassburg, after Strassburg, France, home of many of the original settlers. Back when the area was originally being settled by Americans, land sold for a mere $1.25 an acre. In 1847, St. Jakob's Church was built.

Father Francis Fischer was the first priest of the church, which had twenty parishioners. In 1871, this original church was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The church was promptly rebuilt, only to be struck again in 1873. After this second lightning strike, the church was moved to the corner of Sauk Trail and the Calumet Expressway, this building was razed in 2004. The name of the church was changed from the German St. Jakob to St. James in 1917 as a result of anti-German attitudes due to World War I. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, St James Church experienced a shortage in revenues. Area residents helped by hand-digging the basement of the church in order to create a hall that could be rented out.

On November 11, 1940, a tornado touched down in the area, causing extensive damage to the roof of the St. James Church. Area residents may have known the Old St. James Church as the Old Community Center. The graveyard directly behind where the Old St. James Church stood is the St. James Cemetery at Strassburg. It is the final resting place for many of Sauk Village’s original settlers. While being readied for demolition in 2004, former Trustee Richard Derosier, while cleaning the attic of the once old church stumbled over an old relic cross that once hung in the old St. James Church. The old relic cross now hangs as you enter St. James Church some 150 years later. The original bell, cast in 1800s, stand outside St. James Church today as a testament to the history and sacrifices of so many families of Sauk Village.

Illinois Cities in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of cities in which we have performed wedding photography:
Richton Park
River Forest
River Grove
Rolling Meadows
Round Lake Beach
Sauk Village
Schiller Park
South Elgin
University Park
Vernon Hills
West Chicago
Western Springs
Wonder Lake
Wood Dale
Glen Ellyn
Orland Park
Downers Grove
Arlington Heights
Chicago Heights
West Chicago
North Chicago
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The town of Sauk Village, Illinois is one of our most favorite towns in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful town of Sauk Village gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Sauk Village, other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Chicago, Sauk Village, Joliet, Sauk Village, Sauk Village and Sauk Village.

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Specials for Sauk Village Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Sauk Village Weddings. See our pricing page for our current specials as well as pricing for:

  • Traditional Wedding Albums
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  • Coffee Table Books
  • Flush Mount Albums
  • High Resolution Digital Negatives
  • Prints in Color, Black & White, and Sepia
  • Digital Photo Albums
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