Techny, Illinois
Techny Towers (50419098966).jpg
Techny, Illinois is located in Illinois
Techny, Illinois
Techny, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°06′58″N 87°49′20″W / 42.11611°N 87.82222°W / 42.11611; -87.82222Coordinates: 42°06′58″N 87°49′20″W / 42.11611°N 87.82222°W / 42.11611; -87.82222
CountryUnited States
643 ft (196 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)847 & 224
GNIS feature ID1781997[1]

Techny is a neighborhood of Northbrook, Illinois, United States. Once a separate community, it was annexed by Northbrook in 1989.[2] The North American headquarters of the Divine Word Missionaries has been located in Techny since 1896. The area's name derived from St. Joseph's Technical School, which the religious congregation established in 1901 and operated for twelve years.[3][4] St. Mary's Mission Seminary, the first of its kind which prepared priests and Brothers for foreign missions, was opened by the Divine Word Missionaries in 1909.[5] Techny has its own post office with ZIP code 60082.[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Danna, Jeff. "From tree planting to commercial development, missionary group shapes Techny area," TribLocal, Wednesday, July 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Society of the Divine Word – Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center.
  4. ^ Northbrook, IL – Encyclopedia of Chicago.
  5. ^ Techny, Home to Divine Word Missionaries
  6. ^ ZIP Code Lookup