About Us

Spring Forest 2 is a family owned and operated deli and catering business located in Willow Springs, Illinois. Michael and Mary Ellen Weeg took over the business in 2000 from Michael's parents who had operated it for over 20 years. Specializing in fresh home-style cooked meals, we are the ideal choice for a quick dinner to go or an elegant wedding reception. Our small size and personalized service means that you will always receive exactly what you're looking for with Spring Forest 2.    
Spring Forest 2 can cater: graduations, weddings, birthdays, communions/confirmations, baptisms, company picnics, corporate luncheons, open houses, showers, and after wedding brunches. We can also provide rental, full service, and bar service. We enjoy designing custom menus for your theme party or specialized event. Spring Forest 2 has providing corporate catering for a full range of national corporations in the area. Please call today for a complete reference list.
Spring Forest 2 Deli is your neighborhood choice for homemade soups, specials, sandwiches, and salads. We can deliver to your door in Willow Springs, and our extensive menu means that we have something for the entire family.

Spring Forest Deli is housed in the oldest original building that still stands in Willow Springs (above). Originally, this building was home to the town's General Store (right).

Many people ask us why our name is Spring Forest so here's the story...

After the canal opened in 1848, many construction workers settled in a community eventually called Willow Springs, according to "The History of Willow Springs," published by the town's historical society in 1992. Businesses such as a meat market, blacksmith shop, hotels, saloons and a laundry opened at Archer and Willow Springs Roads.

In 1873, Mt. Forest was founded as an exclusive community for Chicago's richest residents when Col. Henry Dietrich and some Chicago businessmen bought 300 acres on a hill just north of the canal. By 1877, that town was a stagecoach stop and featured a general store, post office and telegraph office. It also was the first suburban community developed along the Chicago, St. Louis & Alton Railroad.

On May 28, 1892, the Village of Spring Forest was formed by a vote of 30-0. Mayor John H. Winterburn presided over the first village board meeting on July 5, 1892.

In 1937, residents voted to change their town's name from Spring Forest to Willow Springs to create a new sense of identity, according to historical society president Jean Thode.