During 1952 Lisle voters went to the polls to vote on the issue of incorporation for the first time. The result of this vote was 301 for and 425 against incorporation. Both the Lisle Improvement Club and the Lisle Civic Association had worked tirelessly on their educational efforts, but many individuals in the town were still skeptical or simply against incorporation. The biggest fears were that Lisle would lose its small town feel and residents would be subject to higher taxes. Although taxes would have risen slightly, residents of Lisle would have received many benefits as a large portion of the taxes they paid would stay in Lisle and contribute to improvements in the village. Doris Gurtler, then a writer for The Lisle Advertiser, stated that “people just haven’t arrived at the conclusion that incorporation is for Lisle.” Remnants of the good old days were alive and well in Lisle and many of the original residents of the area did not want to lose those memories. With that said, Lisle would remain a part of Lisle Township. Members of the community would soon realize that suburbanization of Lisle was inevitable and they needed formal authority to control the area.