Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census; the community itself was named Dunkley's Grove after the settler Hezekiah Dunklee, was renamed after a town in England or Addison, New York. Adventureland amusement park was located in Addison during the 1970s; the Addison Industrial District was the proposed location for the reconstruction of Comiskey Park in the late 1980s before this was voted down. The Village of Addison lies on a tributary of the Des Plaines River. Addison is located at 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W. According to the 2010 census, Addison has a total area of 9.98 square miles, of which 9.77 square miles is land and 0.21 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 35,914 people, 11,649 households, 9,097 families residing in the village; the population density was 3,807.6 people per square mile. There were 11,805 housing units at an average density of 1,251.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 75.39% White, 2.51% African American, 0.35% Native American, 7.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.39% from other races, 2.40% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.40% of the population. There were 11,649 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.46. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $54,090, the median income for a family was $59,007. Males had a median income of $39,718 versus $27,815 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,201.
9.6% of the population and 7.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Addison is home to Indian Trail Junior High School; the Elementary schools are: Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. St. Philip the Apostle, a private Catholic school and parish, is located in Addison and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing call Addison home. Another public place in Addison for education is the Addison Public Library, it offers thousands of books to residents, as well as computer privileges and various educational, creative and technical skill classes. According to Addison's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were: Rich Veenstra is the Mayor of Addison.
Other elected officials include Village Trustees Sam Nasti, Harry Theodore, Tom Hundley, Bill Lynch, Cathy Kluczny and Joe McDermott, Village Clerk Lucille Zucchero. The town of Triggiano, Italy is the sister city of Addison. Addison is located in Illinois's 8th congressional district, represented by Raja Krishnamoorthi. In the Illinois Senate it is Representative by Tom Cullerton. In the Illinois House of Representatives it is represented by Christine Winger, Deb Conroy. and Kathleen Willis. Mark Anelli, former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. Tim Breslin, professional hockey player, he played left wing for the Chicago Wolves. Jim Ellison, founder of the legendary Power Pop band, Material Issue, along with Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko. Jamie Freveletti, author of the Covert-One series novels The Geneva Strategy. Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, he lived in Addison from 1963-1971. George Ireland, men's basketball coach who led the Loyola Ramblers to win the 1963 NCAA championship.
He died in Addison. Kyle Kinane, stand-up comedian and actor, he is a graduate of Addison Trail High School. Hubert J. Loftus and politician Tony Pasquesi, defensive lineman for the Chicago Cardinals from 1955-1957, he was a resident of Addison at the time of his death. Rob Renzetti and creator of My Life as a Teenage Robot, he was raised in Addison. Mike Retondo, bassist for the Plain White T's. Mark Rodenhauser, an American football player who played center for seven NFL teams from 1987 to 1999, he played football at Addison Trail High School. Alexa Scimeca Knierim, pair skater and winner of the 2015 U. S. Figure Skating Championships with her then-fiancé Chris Knierim, she is a graduate of Addison Trail High School. Rocco Sisto, actor best known for playing young Junior Soprano on The Sopranos. Leon Spinks, boxer, he resided in Addison after his retirement from boxing. Lina Trivedi, involved with creation of, she was raised in Addison where she lived for most of her school-age and young-adult life, is a graduate of Addison Trail H
Interstate 355 known as the Veterans Memorial Tollway, is an Interstate Highway and tollway in the western and southwest suburbs of Chicago in the U. S. state of Illinois. Like most other toll roads in the northeastern portion of the state, I-355 is maintained by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. I-355 runs from I-80 in New Lenox north to I-290 in a distance of 32.5 miles. With the exception of a four-mile expansion in 2009, from U. S. Route 34 to 75th Street, the highway is six lanes wide for its entire length; the tollway authority opened I-355 as the North–South Tollway in 1989 to ease congestion on Illinois Route 53, a parallel two-lane state highway in central DuPage County. I-355 ran from I-55 north to I-290; the new highway helped cut travel times for commuters traveling south in the county. According to commercial real estate developers at the time, the new tollway opened the western suburbs of Chicago to commercial and industrial development. On November 11, 2007, the tollway authority opened a southern extension of I-355, which runs 12.5 miles between I-55 and I-80.
Upon the extension's opening, the tollway authority changed the name of the tollway to "Veterans Memorial Tollway". The tollway authority had route of the new extension through Will County and a small portion of Cook County, which together comprised one of Illinois' fastest-growing regions at the time; the tollway authority expected the extension to cut travel times in the region by 20 percent. From the late 1920s through 1963, the two-lane-wide Rohlwing Road serviced the north–south transportation corridor that includes eastern portions of DuPage County. From 1963 to 1970, the Illinois Department of Transportation planned and built a new expressway north from Army Trail Road through Schaumburg to the Northwest Tollway. After its completion, IDOT rerouted IL 53 onto this new expressway from Rohlwing Road; the original alignment of I-355 was defined in the Chicago Area Transportation Study Transportation Plan of April 1962. The plan called for a supplemental system of limited-access expressways to be built in the Chicago metropolitan area by 1980, defined corridors where the expressways were to be located.
Most of these corridors, including the Des Plaines River expressway, the Crosstown Expressway running north–south along the west side of Chicago, most of a proposed northern extension of IL 53 were scrapped because of intense local opposition. State and county officials anticipated building a freeway for the expressway south of Army Trail Road, similar to the existing freeway north of Army Trail Road. In 1979, Chicago mayor Jane Byrne canceled plans for the proposed Crosstown Expressway. Following the move, Congress gave the rights to half of the $200 million, earmarked for the Crosstown Expressway to DuPage County. However, county officials found this amount insufficient for construction of the new freeway; the officials handed authority for the project over to the tollway authority, spent the money on other projects in the county. In June 1984, Republican minority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives James "Pate" Philip helped push through legislation authorizing the construction of the tollway referred to as the DuPage Tollway.
Officials at the Morton Arboretum, one of the nation's premier woodland research centers, promptly filed a federal lawsuit to block construction of the tollway. They promised to prevent the tollway authority from obtaining environmental approval from federal officials. In April 1985, the two agencies came to an agreement regarding construction of the new tollway. To protect the arboretum from salt spray and other pollutants caused by cars on the tollway, the tollway authority agreed to build I-355 below grade around the perimeter of the arboretum; the tollway authority would build a water collection system to divert runoff from the arboretum. In addition, they would build earthen berms along the new road, preventing salt spray from damaging arboretum plants. In exchange, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District agreed to a 99-year lease providing 189 acres of its land to the arboretum for the development of an "urban vegetation laboratory". Under the agreement, Morton Arboretum agreed to charge DuPage County residents lower admissions one day of the week, build a bicycle path connecting the arboretum to nearby forest preserves, begin a joint clean-streams program to improve the water quality of DuPage County's lakes and streams.
In January 1986, the tollway paid out $2.5 million to a trust fund as a part of the settlement to help finance the arboretum's new programs. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers released a preliminary environmental impact statement on March 13, 1986. At a public hearing a month arboretum executives and Woodridge officials criticized the report as "fatally flawed" and a repeat of tollway-provided research, including typographical errors; the opposition cited outdated and inaccurate data regarding wetlands replacement, salt dispersion, the lack of compensation to residents for lowered property values. The tollway authority agreed to run the road below-grade at 75th Street instead of as a 28-foot-high elevated highway. In addition, they agreed to spend an extra $1 million on the redesigned elevation and interchange; the Corps of Engineers issued a permit for the tollway on October 8, 1986, rejecting last-minute concerns from the Sierra Club to reroute the toll road around sections of Churchill Woods Prairie, between Glen
Illinois Route 83
Illinois Route 83 is a major north–south state road in northeast Illinois. It stretches from U. S. Route 30 by Lynwood and Dyer, north to the Wisconsin border by Antioch at Highway 83; this is a distance of about 92 miles. Illinois 83 passes through Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, it begins as part of Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood, follows Torrence Avenue though Lansing, 147th Street/Sibley Blvd though Calumet City, Harvey, Dixmoor north on Cicero, northwest on Cal Sag Road through Cook County. It becomes known as the Kingery Highway through DuPage County, follows Busse Road, Oakton Street and Elmhurst Road in northern Cook County. In Lake County it is named McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove, Ivanhoe Road north of Mundelein, Barron Blvd. in Grayslake and Milwaukee Avenue in Lake Villa. Illinois 83 ranges from a width of two thru lanes at either terminus to six lanes through DuPage County, it is the main north–south arterial route falling between Interstates 355 and 294 for the central portion of its routing.
SBI Route 83 was modern. In 1941 it was changed to the Lynwood-to-Antioch routing, replacing Illinois Route 52 and Illinois Route 54. In 1998, Illinois 83 was routed north onto 127th Street, from Cal Sag Road; the renumbering was part of a major reconstruction project of the Illinois Route 50 intersection with Interstate 294. As part of sign replacement accompanying the renumbering, Illinois 83 was added to the northbound Illinois 50 exit from southbound I-294, as the new northbound Illinois 50 ramp leads directly to Illinois 83 first. However, Illinois 83 overlaps Illinois 50 southbound at the center of the interchange, so southbound Illinois 50 traffic joins Illinois 83 at the end of the ramp; this is not reflected in the current signage on the tollway. A $13.4 million construction project was completed in northern Lake County by improving a 4-mile section of Illinois 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin state line. Improvements included adding a center turn lane and intersection modernizations at Grass Lake Road, Illinois Route 173, North Avenue.
The project was completed in fall 2010. Illinois Highway Ends: Illinois Route 83
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010; the census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired; the population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000; as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25, 2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, a resident of Noorvik, Alaska.
More than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15, 2010; the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was 134 million on April 1, 2010. Although the questionnaire used April 1, 2010 as the reference date as to where a person was living, an insert dated March 15, 2010 included the following printed in bold type: "Please complete and mail back the enclosed census form today." The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%. From April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called "non-response follow-up". In December 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau delivered population information to the U. S. President for apportionment, in March 2011, complete redistricting data was delivered to states. Identifiable information will be available in 2082; the Census Bureau did not use a long form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, which asked for detailed social and economic information.
The 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2010? Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2010 that you did not include in Question 1? Mark all that apply: Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number? What is Person 1's name? What is Person 1's sex? What is Person 1's age and Person 1's date of birth? Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? What is Person 1's race? Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else? The form included space to repeat all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, nor was the form available for download. Detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey; the survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years.
A small percentage of the population on a rotating basis will receive the survey each year, no household will receive it more than once every five years. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced. However, the final form did not contain a separate "same-sex married couple" option; when noting the relationship between household members, same-sex couples who are married could mark their spouses as being "Husband or wife", the same response given by opposite-sex married couples. An "unmarried partner" option was available for couples; the 2010 census cost $13 billion $42 per capita. Operational costs were $5.4 billion under the $7 billion budget. In December 2010 the Government Accountability Office noted that the cost of conducting the census has doubled each decade since 1970. In a detailed 2004 report to Congress, the GAO called on the Census Bureau to address cost and design issues, at that time, had estimated the 2010 Census cost to be $11 billion. In August 2010, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced that the census operational costs came in under budget.
Locke credited the management practices of Census Bureau director Robert Groves, citing in particular the decision to buy additional advertising in locations where responses lagged, which improved the overall response rate. The agency has begun to rely more on questioning neighbors or other reliable third parties when a person could not be reached at home, which reduced the cost of follow-up visits. Census data for about 22% of U. S. househol
Villa Park, Illinois
Villa Park is a village in DuPage County, United States, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The current population is 21,800; the Village of Villa Park is an inner western suburb of Chicago near the hub of eastern DuPage County's busiest transportation corridor, 14 miles from O’Hare International Airport and within 25 miles of Midway International Airport. Villa Park lays 19.7 miles directly west of Chicago's Loop, Villa Park provides direct access to downtown Chicago by car or Metra train and is convenient to both O’Hare and Midway Airports and the rest of the western suburbs due to its proximity to Interstate 290, Interstate 355, Interstate 294, Illinois Route 53, Illinois Route 83, Interstate 88, Illinois Route 38, famous North Avenue When Ovaltine established its factory, it needed a way to make sure that its employees could get to and from work safely regardless of the weather, terrain or other issues. Villa Park was built for that reason, as well as for a convenient train stop. Following the construction of a subdivision called Villa Park in 1908 and another called Ardmore in 1910 by the real estate firm Ballard & Pottinger, Villa Park was incorporated in 1914 by uniting the two subdivisions of 300 people.
The first village president, William H. Calhoun, was elected on September 12, 1914. Although the merged town was named after the Ardmore subdivision, the community changed its name to Villa Park in 1917. Villa Park was one of a number of suburbs directly west of downtown Chicago that flourished as a result of the electric interurban line, the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad; the railroad ran from the Chicago Loop, directly west to Wheaton, where it split into two lines, one traveling southwest to Aurora and the other northwest to Elgin. Two small commercial areas developed, one around the Villa Avenue station and the other around the Ardmore Avenue station. In 1957, the CA&E ceased to carry passengers because of a dramatic drop in ridership from the loss of a one-seat ride by the construction of the Eisenhower Expressway and the general increase in use of personal automobiles; the right-of-way was cleaned up and developed into a hiking and bicycling trail known as the Illinois Prairie Path.
The Ardmore Station is now home to the Chamber of Commerce, the Villa Avenue Station houses the Villa Park Historical Society. Villa Park was home to the Ovaltine chocolate factory until it closed in 1988, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as building #86003781. It has since been converted into loft apartments. Many of the residents are of Eastern European heritage, including Polish and Russian. There is a significant Hispanic heritage. A sizeable Muslim immigrant community began to gather in the area in the 1980s and 1990s and established the Islamic Foundation School in 1986. In September 2017, Villa Park was ranked #28 in Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in America. In October 2017, the Village was named by Money Magazine as the 8th Best Place in America to Raise a Family Now; the Daily Herald and NBC Chicago published stories on these distinctions. Villa Park has a manager-council government; the village manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town.
The manager position is appointed by the Village Board of Trustees. The village is governed by six trustees, comprising the Village Board; the six trustees and the village clerk are elected on a rotating basis every two years so that not all the trustees are up for re-election at the same time. A list of elected officials holding office can be found on the Village's website at invillapark.com. Advising the Village Board on various issues are numerous commissions, composed of local residents appointed to the posts. Norma Berger, pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Tino Insana, voice actor, producer. According to the 2010 census, Villa Park has a total area of 4.759 square miles, of which 4.71 square miles is land and 0.049 square miles is water. As of the census of 2015, there were 21,800 people, 7,737 households, 5,748 families residing in the village; the population density was 4469 people per square mile. There were 8,199 housing units at an average density of 1060 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the village was 66% White, 5% Asian, 6% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22% of the population. 15.9% of the population is foreign born US Census with 16% coming from Europe, 27% from Asia, 1% from Africa, 56% from Latin America. There were 7,810 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.30. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24
Interstate 290 (Illinois)
Interstate 290 is an auxiliary Interstate Highway that runs westwards from the Chicago Loop. The portion of I-290 from I-294 to its east end is called the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway. In short form, it is known as "the Ike" or the Eisenhower. Before being designated the Eisenhower Expressway, the highway was called the Congress Expressway because of the surface street, located in its path and onto which I-290 runs at its eastern terminus in the Chicago Loop. I-290 connects I-90 in Rolling Meadows with I-90/I-94 near the Loop. North of I-355, the freeway is sometimes known locally as Illinois Route 53, or Route 53, since IL 53 existed before I-290. However, it now merges with I-290 at Biesterfield Road. In total, I-290 is 29.84 miles long. This section runs from Rolling Meadows to Addison, it is the portion of I-290 more locally known as "Route 53." Here, I-290 runs above-grade through Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village, at or below grade through Itasca and Addison. The northern five miles of this highway were reconstructed in 2003–04.
A left shoulder and an auxiliary lane between ramps were added, as well as improved lighting. The highway is four lanes wide north of the Elgin–O'Hare Expressway / Thorndale Avenue, five lanes wide with a wide left shoulder south to the exit to I-355. Between mile markers 0 and 4, IL 53 overlaps this section of the Eisenhower Expressway; this section runs from Addison to Hillside. It took its name; the highway runs at-grade or above-grade for this length. U. S. Route 20 overlaps I-290 around Elmhurst from mile markers 12 to 13, runs parallel to the rest of this section between mile markers 7 and 18; this section of I-290 varies in width from two lanes at the ramp east from the I-290/I-355 split, to three lanes between I-355 and US 20, to three lanes plus two exit lanes at US 20/IL 64. After exit 13B, the highway reverts to three through traffic lanes. Exit 15 to southbound I-294 is a frequent point of congestion due to ramp traffic backing up onto the mainline highway as long as two miles; this is because the ramp is not isolated from the mainline, only one lane in width, is a low-speed ramp, is short while carrying a high volume of truck traffic south to Indiana from North Avenue.
Additionally, the sudden appearance of the exit tends to cause accidents when cars in the center lane try to aggressively turn into the right lane at the mouth of the I-294 exit. There is a dangerous high-volume weaving situation at the end of the ramp to I-294 with southbound I-294 traffic exiting to westbound I-88; as of 2006, there are no plans to overcome any of these problems with new construction. The western three miles of this section are blacktop, while east of IL 83 the original concrete is still in place; this section of I-290 is seven miles long, it runs from Hillside to the western border of Chicago. This section is sometimes referred to as "The Avenues"; as of 2002, it is the third-most-congested stretch of highway in the Chicago area, behind the Circle Interchange area and the intersection of the Dan Ryan Expressway and the Chicago Skyway. It is known for having a high volume of traffic on ramps through the Avenues, high volumes of traffic on left-side ramps in Forest Park and Oak Park.
I-290 runs above grade west of Mannheim Road, at or below grade east of Mannheim Road. Eastbound at Mannheim Road, the highway splits into one local lane. After Mannheim Road, the highway narrows to three lanes in width, causing mile-long backups, it remains three lanes to Austin Boulevard. Westbound, I-290 is three lanes wide to Mannheim Road, four lanes wide to the I-88/I-290 split. Exits at Harlem Avenue and Austin Boulevard are Inverted single-point urban interchanges, with left offramps and onramps; these cause backups as trucks switch lanes to exit, a large volume of traffic enters on the left side of the highway. In 2001–02, this section between mile markers 15 and 18 was reconstructed in the first phase of an attempt to untangle the "Hillside Strangler", adding the local lanes and extra on-ramp to I-290; the second phase, reconstruction of the highway between mile markers 18 and 23, is still in the preliminary engineering phase of construction as of April 2009. The easternmost section of I-290 is seven miles long and runs through the city of Chicago to the terminus at I-90/I-94.
It runs below grade for its entire length. This highway is four lanes wide in both directions for its entire length, most on-ramps and off-ramps are located just two blocks apart. Therefore, an exit in one direction may be marked one street, while the same exit in the other direction may be marked another though the streets are only a block apart; this configuration results in most exits on this portion of road being marked as A/B exits. Eastbound congestion is lighter here than through the "Avenues" limited to congestion on the tight onramps to the Kennedy and Dan Ryan Expressways at the eastern terminus or blind onramps at Kostner Avenue and at Homan Avenue. Westbound, congestion
Lombard is a village in DuPage County, United States, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 42,322 at the 2000 census; the United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2004 to be 42,975. The village's challenge to the Census Bureau regarding its official 2010 population was accepted, revising the official population of the village from 43,165 to 43,395. Part of Potawatomi Native American landscape, the Lombard area was first settled by Americans of European descent in the 1830s. Lombard shares its early history with Glen Ellyn. Brothers Ralph and Morgan Babcock settled in a grove of trees along the DuPage River. In what was known as Babcock's Grove, Lombard developed to the east and Glen Ellyn to the west. In 1837, Babcock's Grove was connected to Chicago by a stagecoach line which stopped at Stacy's Tavern at Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Fertile land, the DuPage River, plentiful timber drew farmers to the area. Sheldon and Harriet Peck moved from Onondaga, New York, to this area in 1837 to farm 80 acres of land.
In addition, Peck was an artist and primitive portrait painter who traveled to clients across northeastern Illinois. The Peck house served as the area's first school and has been restored by the Lombard Historical Society. In 2011, the Peck House was inducted into the National Park Service's Network to Freedom—a list of verified Underground Railroad locations; the 1848 arrival of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad provided local farmers and merchants rail access to Chicago, commercial buildings soon sprang up around the train station. Lombard was incorporated in 1869, named after Chicago banker and real estate developer Josia Lewis Lombard. On April 6, 1891, Ellen A. Martin led a group of women to the voting place at the general store, she demanded. The judges were so surprised that one of them had a "spasm," one leaned against the wall for support, the other fell backwards into a barrel of flour! They did not want to let the women vote, so a county judge was asked to decide, he agreed. Ellen Martin became the first woman in Illinois to vote.
In 1916 Illinois women could vote in national elections, but the 19th Amendment was not passed until 1920. In 2008, the city of Lombard, Illinois declared April 6 to be "Ellen Martin Day" in commemoration of Ms. Martin's historic victory for women's suffrage. William LeRoy built a home in the Italianate style on Lombard's Main Street in 1881. LeRoy specialized in making artificial limbs for civil war veterans and lived in this house until 1900; the house would become the home of Harold Gray's parents and the studio of Harold Gray, the originator of Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip. Harold Gray used the home's study to work on the Annie cartoons, some features of the house are drawn into some of his cartoons, such as the grand staircase and the outer deck, he remarried and moved to the east coast. Harold Gray was a charter member of Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098, A. F. & A. M. in 1923. In 1927, the estate of Colonel William Plum, a local resident, was bequeathed to the village; the Plum property included his home, which became the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, a large garden containing 200 varieties of lilac bushes.
This garden became Lilacia Park. Since 1930, Lombard has hosted parade in May. "Lilac Time in Lombard," is a 16-day festival ending in mid-May. It starts with her court. Many lilac themed events take place, including a formal ball, concerts and beer tasting in the park, a Mothers' Day Brunch, an arts and crafts fair, tours of the park; the grand finale is Lombard's Lilac Festival Parade. The first Lilac Princess in 1930 was Adeline Fleege, whose married name was Gerzan. Lombard's high schools belong to Glenbard Township High School District 87, they are shared with the neighboring town of Glen Ellyn, thus the creation of the portmanteau word "Glenbard". Lombard's elementary and middle schools belong to Lombard School District 44 or DuPage School District 45. High Schools Glenbard East High School Glenbard South High School Serves the far southwest part of Lombard. Glenbard West High School Serves the far northwest part of Lombard. Willowbrook High School Serves the southeast and far northeast part of Lombard.
Addison Trail High School Serves parts of unincorporated Lombard. Private Schools Montini Catholic High School CPSA, College Preparatory School of America The Village of Lombard is a non-home rule community, it has a council–manager form of government. Each elective office is held for a four-year term. Village President: Keith Giagnorio Village Clerk: Sharon Kuderna Trustee, District 1: Dan Whittington Trustee, District 2: Michael Fugiel Trustee, District 3: Reid Foltyniewicz Trustee, District 4: Bill Johnston Trustee, District 5: Robyn Pike Trustee, District 6: William Ware Lombard is located at 41°52′34″N 88°0′54″W. According to the 2010 census, Lombard has a total area of 10.449 square miles, of which 10.25 square miles is land and 0.199 square miles is water. Per the 2010 United States Census, Lombard had 43,165 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 32,790 White, 1,925 Black, 4,207 Asian, 24 Native American, 4 Pacific Islander, 58 from some other race, & 670 from two or more races; the Hispanic or Latino population included 3,487 people.
There were 17,405 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples