Will County, Illinois
Will County is a county in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 677,560, an increase of 34.9% from 502,266 in 2000, making it the fourth-most populous county in Illinois. The county seat is Joliet. Will County is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area; the portion of Will County around Joliet uses the 815 and 779 area codes, 630 and 331 area code for far northern Will County, 708 area code for eastern Will County. Will County was formed in 1836 out of Iroquois, it was named after Dr. Conrad Will, a businessman involved in salt production in southern Illinois, a politician. Will was a member of the first Illinois Constitutional Convention and a member of the Illinois Legislature until his death in 1835. On January 12, 1836, Will County was formed from Iroquois County, it included besides its present area, the part of Kankakee County, Illinois lying north of the Kankakee River.
Will County lost that area when Kankakee County was organized in 1852, but since its boundaries have been unchanged. Thirty-six locations in Will County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Will County is home to Argonne National Laboratory. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 849 square miles, of which 837 square miles is land and 12 square miles is water; the Kankakee River, Du Page River and the Des Plaines River run through the county and join on its western border. The Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal run through Will County. A number of areas are preserved as parks under the Forest Preserve District of Will County; the 17,000 acres Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a U. S. Forest Service park in the county on the grounds of the former Joliet Arsenal. Other parks include the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Joliet have ranged from a low of 13 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 104 °F was recorded in June 1988.
Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.58 inches in January to 4.34 inches in July. DuPage County Cook County Lake County, Indiana Kankakee County Grundy County Kendall County Kane County As of the 2010 Census, there were 677,560 people, 225,256 households, 174,062 families residing in the county; the population density was 809.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 237,501 housing units at an average density of 283.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 76.0% white, 11.2% black or African American, 4.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 5.8% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 15.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.6% were German, 18.6% were Irish, 13.3% were Polish, 11.1% were Italian, 5.9% were English, 2.1% were American. Of the 225,256 households, 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.7% were non-families, 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.41. The median age was 35.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $75,906 and the median income for a family was $85,488. Males had a median income of $60,867 versus $40,643 for females; the per capita income for the county was $29,811. About 5.0% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. Will County is governed via a 26-member county board; each district elects 2 members. The County Executive, County Clerk, Auditor, Recorder of Deeds, State's Attorney and Sheriff are all elected in a countywide vote. Will County, once a Republican stronghold, has become a swing county in recent years, it voted for the national winner in every presidential election election from 1980 to 2012, but Donald Trump's unpopularity in suburban counties of the largest metropolitan areas nationwide helped Chicago-born Hillary Clinton win it along with the rest of the "collar counties" aside from McHenry in 2016.
Governors State University is a 6,000-student public university located in University Park, Illinois. Lewis University is a 5,200-student four-year private university located in Illinois. University of St. Francis is a 3,300-student four-year private university located in Joliet, Illinois; the county is served by Joliet Junior College in Joliet. Joliet Junior College was the first two-year higher education institution in the United States. Will County is served by 4 US Interstate Highways, 4 US Highways, 12 Illinois Highways. Four different Metra commuter rail lines connect the parts of the county with the Chicago Loop; the county is a major hub in the United States natural gas pipeline grid where pipelines from Canada and the Gulf of Mexico meet and fan out to serve the Midwest. The following major energy companies own pipeline that run through Will County: Alliance Pipeline Enbridge Integrys Energy Group Peoples Gas Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission TransCanada ANR Pipeline - Fully owned & operated Northern Border Pipeline - Partially owned & operated Vector Pipeline ExxonMobil owns and
Kendall County, Illinois
Kendall County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois, within the Chicago metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 114,736, its county seat is Yorkville, its most populous municipality is Oswego. Kendall County is part of the IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, it was the fastest-growing county in the United States between the years 2000 and 2010. Kendall County was formed in 1841 out of Kane counties; the county is named after Amos Kendall. Kendall was the editor of the Frankfort, Kentucky newspaper, went on to be an important advisor to President Andrew Jackson. Kendall became the U. S. Postmaster General in 1835. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 322 square miles, of which 320 square miles is land and 2.0 square miles is water. Kendall County is a small but growing county that has the majority of its population in the northeast, along the Fox River which runs through the county's northwestern section. Many new subdivisions have been constructed in this county, which has produced considerable population growth.
Southern Kendall still remains agricultural. Kendall County has two primary ranges of low-lying hills formed by. Ransom, the more predominant of the two moraines, runs through the west and north-central part of the county; this moraine has created elevations of over 800 feet, in contrast to elevations in southern Kendall County that drop to the lower 500 feet range. Minooka, the other major end moraine ridge in Kendall County, runs along its entire eastern border with Will County; the two moraines intersect at a right angle in the township of Oswego. The county's only designated state park is Wildlife Area. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Yorkville have ranged from a low of 10 °F in January to a high of 84 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 111 °F was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.52 inches in February to 4.39 inches in July. Interstate 80 U. S. Highway 30 U. S. Highway 34 U.
S. Highway 52 Illinois Route 25 Illinois Route 31 Illinois Route 47 Illinois Route 71 Illinois Route 126 Kane County - north DuPage County - northeast Will County - east Grundy County - south LaSalle County - west DeKalb County - northwest As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 114,736 people, 38,022 households, 30,067 families residing in the county; the population density was 358.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 40,321 housing units at an average density of 125.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 83.6% white, 5.7% black or African American, 3.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 5.0% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 15.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 28.0% were German, 16.0% were Irish, 9.5% were Polish, 9.4% were Italian, 7.5% were English, 3.2% were American. Of the 38,022 households, 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.9% were non-families, 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.41. The median age was 32.9 years. The county's median household income was $79,897 and the median family income was $87,309. Males had a median income of $64,048 versus $42,679 for females; the county's per capita income was $30,565. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over. It is one of seven out of the 364 largest counties in the United States that has a higher median income for African Americans than White Americans. Kendall County was listed as the fastest-growing county in the US from 2000 to 2009, experiencing a population growth rate of 110.4% in this period. The reason for this growth is heavy suburbanization from the metropolitan Chicago area. Aurora Joliet Plano Sandwich Yorkville Boulder Hill Bristol Helmar Little Rock The county is an 18-mile square, divided up into 9 townships; each township is divided into 36 1 mile square sections, except that the Fox River is used as a Township border, resulting in Bristol being the smallest township with the extra area being assigned to Oswego and Kendall Townships.
There are two exceptions to the section grid to reflect Indian land grants under the Treaty of Prairie du Chien in 1829: the Mo-Ah-Way Reservation in Oswego Township and the Waish-Kee-shaw Reservation in Na-Au-Say Township. These areas were sold to European settlers. County Board members run in two districts. All other officers run county-wide: County Board Members: John P. Purcell, Judy Gilmour, Matthew G. Prochaska, Robert "H. D." Davidson, Audra Hendrix, Elizabeth Flowers, Lynn Cullick, Scott R. Gryder, Matt Kellogg, Tony Giles County Board Chairman – Scott R. Gryder Forest Preserve President – Judy Gilmour Clerk of the Circuit Court – Robyn Ingemunson Coroner – Jackie Purcell County Clerk and Recorder – Debbie Gillette Sheriff – Dwight Baird State’s Attorney – Eric Weis Treasurer – Jill Ferko Kendall County’s political history is typical of the “collar counties” and more of Yankee-settled Northern Illinois. In its early elections Kendall was a stronghold of the Free Soil Party and was one of nine Illinois counties that gave a plurality to Free Soil nominee and former Democratic President Martin van Buren in the 1848 pre
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
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The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Lisle is a village in DuPage County, United States. The population was 21,182 at the 2000 census, in 2016 the population was recorded to be 22,930, it is part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III. In July 2007, Lisle was ranked #20 in Money magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live" and #17 on their 2009 list of the "Best Places for the Rich and Single". In 1830, Bailey Hobson a Quaker, was the first settler in what would become DuPage County, Illinois, as well as Lisle Township; the town of Lisle was settled in 1832, by brothers James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch after the close of the Black Hawk War; the two brothers acquired land near what is now Ogden Avenue and began a small farming community named "DuPage" or "East DuPage" because, of its proximity to the east branch of the DuPage River. In 1831, DuPage County was founded. To the west of the Lisle settlement, on the west branch of the DuPage river, brothers Joseph and John Naper founded the Naper Settlement, present-day Naperville, Illinois.
Lisle experienced many firsts in the decade of 1830s during the earliest years of settlement in DuPage County. In 1832, James C. Hatch set aside some of his land for the first and only community burial ground in the East DuPage Settlement. Today, Lisle Cemetery is one of the oldest registered cemeteries in the state of Illinois. Hatch operated the first wagon and blacksmith shop and began Lisle's infant dairy industry with a creamery. Formed in 1833, the East DuPage Religious Society had a circuit rider preacher with house churches and was the first Christian organization in DuPage County, which became the First Congregational Church of DuPage in 1842; the first post office was managed by John Thompson in 1834, the first log schoolhouse was constructed in that same year and replaced, in 1837, with a frame structure. In 1849, DuPage County formed its first townships, the name Lisle was first proposed by early settler Alonzo B. Chatfield of Lisle, New York; the village was incorporated on June 26, 1956, was named after Lisle, New York.
Another reason for the DuPage township name change was that there was another town in Will County with the name DuPage. Another story of the origin of the Lisle name was that the town was named after the late S. Lisle Smith of Chicago. In 1864 the Chicago and Quincy Railroad arrived along with a newly constructed depot. In 1874, a fire destroyed the Lisle Station depot, but it was rebuilt by the CB&Q Railroad. Today, commuter rail service is provided by Metra. On July 4, 2006, Lisle celebrated its 50th birthday by hosting the state's biggest fireworks display. Lisle is located at 41°47′33″N 88°05′18″W. According to the 2010 census, Lisle has a total area of 7.021 square miles, of which 6.84 square miles is land and 0.181 square miles is water. Most of Lisle lies within the watershed of the east branch of the DuPage river; as of the census of 2010, there were 22,390 people, 9,304 households, 5,444 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,515 people per square mile; the racial makeup of the village was 77.7% White, 5.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 11.9% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 2.1% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population. There were 9,304 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.5% were non-families. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.05. In the village, the population was spread out with 7.1% from ages 15 to 19, 46.6% from 20 to 39, 35.4% from 40 to 64, 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97 males. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's 2010 estimate, the median household income in the village was $72,440, the median income for a family was $109,576; the mean household income was $101,560 and the mean family income was $132,948. The per capita income for the village was $42,096. About 3.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
CA Technologies, Armour-Eckrich, Navistar are among the largest companies based in Lisle. Navistar relocated its headquarters to Lisle, occupying the large corporate buildings owned by Lucent Technologies; the corporate footprint of Lisle continues to expand as large companies seek an accessible visible alternative to Chicago. The North American corporate headquarters of the market research firm Millward Brown, a subsidiary of WPP plc, is located in Lisle. According to the Village's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top ten employers in the city are: Lisle Library District contains a collection of materials, resources and digital content; the library hosts local art exhibits. It is home to the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. Location of the Lisle Park District's outdoor museum village, Lisle Station Park. Four Lakes Ski Hill is a facility for snowboarders in the area. Created by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, the Bulls/Sox Training Academy runs year-round training programs in baseball, fastpitch softball, basketball for youths.
Lisle's school district is Lisle Community Unit School District 202. The majority of high school students liv
Big Rock, Illinois
Big Rock is a village in Kane County, United States. It is located 50 miles due west of Chicago, it is between the villages of Sugar Grove. The village was incorporated in July 26, 2001; as of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,126. Big Rock is located in southwestern Kane County at 41.759308 N, 88.537617 W. U. S. Route 30 passes through the north side of the village, leading east 5 miles to Sugar Grove and west the same distance to Hinckley. According to the 2010 census, Big Rock has a total area of all land. Big Rock Township is a part of the Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD 429. Big Rock Township, Kane County, Illinois Village of Big Rock official website Big Rock Forest Preserve Big Rock Park District Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD 429
Bensenville is a village located near O'Hare International Airport in DuPage County, with a portion of the town in Cook County. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 18,352. First known as Tioga, it was formally established as Bensenville in 1873 along the Milwaukee Road railway; the community is named after Germany. A post office was established in 1873, but because there was an existing "Benson", the suffix "ville" was added; the Edge Ice Arena is located in Bensenville, former home of the Chicago Steel junior ice hockey team. The Churchville School in Bensenville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the 2010 census, Bensenville has a total area of 5.618 square miles, of which 5.57 square miles is land and 0.048 square miles is water. Bensenville School District 100: Fenton High School which serves both Bensenville and Wood DaleBensenville School District 2: Blackhawk Middle School Tioga School W. A. Johnson SchoolPrivate: Holy Family, Private Roman Catholic Zion Concord Lutheran School, Private K-8 As of the census of 2010, there were 18,352 people residing in the village.
The population density was 3,296.6 people per square mile. There were 6,743 housing units; the racial makeup of the village was 67.3% White, 3.5% African American, 1.0% Native American, 4.8% Asian, 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.8% of the population. There were 6,312 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 11% had a female householder with no husband present, 33% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.50. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 20 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, 10.9% who were over 65 years of age. The median age was 33.4 years. The median income for a household in the village was $52,500 and the median income for a family was $55,500.
About 15.4% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those over age 65. Bensenville has a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin and Chicago. From there, passengers can connect to an Amtrak train. According to Bensenville's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the village are: Bensenville is the site of Victory Auto Wreckers, a 7-acre junkyard on Green Street which has aired the same commercial, starring Bob Zajdel, on Chicago television stations since 1981. Part of the movie Flatliners was filmed at the old green house, next to Black Hawk Junior High School in 1990; the Spilotro brothers were executed in a basement in Bensenville and buried in a cornfield in Indiana as depicted in the movie Casino which depicts the corruption at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Joe Pesci portrayed one of the Spilotro brothers. In the television series Boss, a multiepisode story arc involves the main character, Mayor of Chicago Tom Kane, being damaged by a scandal in which he authorized the dumping of carcinogenic chemicals that soak into the groundwater of Bensenville.
The Christian metalcore band Gwen Stacy recorded the video for their single "The First Words" in an abandoned neighborhood in Bensenville. Zihuatanejo, Mexico Daren Dochterman is an art designer and illustrator for over 35 feature films including The Abyss, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Richard Oruche, basketball player for the Nigerian National Basketball Team, he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games. He played basketball for Bensenville's high school. William A. Redmond was a longtime Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives who served as Speaker from 1975-1981. Genevieve "Audrey" Wagner was a professional baseball player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, winning the league's batting title in 1948, she earned an M. D. and pilots license. Marcin Kleczynski, Polish-born Malwarebytes CEO who grew up in Bensenville. Official website
Kane County, Illinois
Kane County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 515,269, making it the fifth-most populous county in Illinois, its county seat is Geneva, its largest city is Aurora. Kane County has been one of the collar counties of the metropolitan statistical area designated "Chicago–Naperville–Elgin, IL–IN–WI" by the US Census. Kane County was formed out of LaSalle County in 1836; the county was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, the first Secretary of State of Illinois. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county's area was 524 square miles, of which 520 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. Its largest cities are along the Fox River. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Geneva have ranged from a low of 10 °F in January to a high of 84 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 111 °F was recorded in July 1936; the average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.52 inches in February to 4.39 inches in July.
McHenry County Cook County DuPage County Will County Kendall County DeKalb County Fox River Trail Great Western Trail Illinois Prairie Path James "Pate" Philip State Park Kane County has an extensive forest preserve program, with numerous nature preserves, historic sites, trails. As of the 2010 census, there were 515,269 people, 170,479 households, 128,323 families residing in the county; the population density was 990.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 182,047 housing units at an average density of 350.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 74.6% white, 5.7% black or African American, 3.5% Asian, 0.6% American Indian, 13.0% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 30.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 24.3% were German, 13.0% were Irish, 7.9% were Polish, 7.4% were Italian, 7.1% were English, 2.4% were American. Of the 170,479 households, 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.7% were non-families, 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.45. The median age was 34.5 years. The median income for a household in the county was $67,767 and the median income for a family was $77,998. Males had a median income of $53,833 versus $39,206 for females; the per capita income for the county was $29,480. About 7.0% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. Aurora University Elgin Community College Judson University Waubonsee Community College There are several hospitals serving the county: Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin Delnor Hospital, Geneva Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora Metra Pace Aurora Municipal Airport Interstate 88 Interstate 90 U. S. Highway 20 U. S. Highway 30 U. S. Highway 34 Illinois Route 19 Illinois Route 25 Illinois Route 31 Illinois Route 38 Illinois Route 47 Illinois Route 56 Illinois Route 58 Illinois Route 62 Illinois Route 64 Illinois Route 68 Illinois Route 72 Illinois Route 110 Aurora Batavia Elgin Geneva St. Charles Yorkville Prestbury As one of the Yankee-settled and prosperous suburban “collar counties”, Kane County was a stronghold of the Free Soil Party in its first few elections, being one of nine Illinois counties to give a plurality to Martin van Buren in 1848.
Kane County unsurprisingly became solidly Republican for the century and a half following that party’s formation. It voted for the GOP Presidential nominee in every election between 1856 and 2004 except that of 1912 when the Republican Party was mortally divided and Progressive Theodore Roosevelt carried the county with a majority of the vote over conservative incumbent William Howard Taft; the gradual shift of the GOP towards white Southern Evangelicals, has led the moderate electorate of Kane and the other “collar counties” to trend towards the Democratic Party. In 2008, Illinois-bred Barack Obama became the first Democrat to carry Kane County since Franklin Pierce in 1852, the first to win an absolute majority of the county’s vote. Obama won a plurality in 2012, Hillary Clinton improved upon Obama’s showing to become the second Democrat to win a majority in 2016. Dundee Township Park District Fermilab Fox River Golden Corridor Illinois Technology and Research Corridor Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association National Register of Historic Places listings in Kane County, Illinois Tri-Cities, Illinois Patricia Golden Frank D.
Weir GeneralForstall, Richard L.. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990: From the Twenty-One Decennial Censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list Kane County official government website