Shorewood is a village in Troy Township, Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,686 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 15,615 as of 2010.
Shorewood Presidents who have served the Village, in order following Raymond Clark are: Richard J. Shaw (appointed), Robert F. Schwartz (elected), George Gorniak (elected), Ray Sineko (appointed), Gerald L. Johnson (appointed), Howell D. Franklin (elected), Arthur J. Lindeman (elected), David A. Barry (appointed), Richard F. Talaga (elected), David A. Barry (elected), Ronald W. Sarver (appointed), Ronald W. Sarver (elected), E. Edward Harbeck (appointed), Bertha J. Hofer (elected), Richard E. Chapman (elected).
Shorewood is located at 41°31′6″N 88°12′54″W (41.5181961, -88.2150390). The village is approximately 39 miles (63 km) southwest of Chicago's Loop.
According to the 2010 census, Shorewood has a total area of 7.884 square miles (20.42 km2), of which 7.77 square miles (20.12 km2) (or 98.55%) is land and 0.114 square miles (0.30 km2) (or 1.45%) is water.
Shorewood began as a small fishing and resort community. Albert H. Bruning purchased farmland from Richard and Anna Meyer in 1926. He subdivided the land and sold small lots along the DuPage River for summer cottages. Joliet and Chicago residents used the cottages as weekend retreats. Hammel Woods and the DuPage River were used for fishing, swimming and picnics.
The Village of Shorewood was previously known as Troy up until November 27, 1957 when the town was officially incorporated.