International Dark Sky Communities ~ a town, city, municipality, or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies.

An International Dark Sky Community excels in its efforts to achieve a community-wide lighting code, promote responsible lighting, dark sky stewardship, and exist as an example to surrounding communities on the possibilities available with the proper lighting. Each community shown below has gone above and beyond the requirements as stated in our International Dark Sky Community Guidelines.

Homer Glen, Illinois

Established: 2011


Homer Glen Lighting Ordinance

Statewide Resolution to Control Outdoor Lighting

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An Auto Care center which was built to the Homer Glen
outdoor lighting ordinance and complied perfectly.

Stargazing takes place twice per year at Homer Township's
Trantina Farm attracting large crowds
 IDA Press Release

Visit the Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting website