Illinois Central Railroad
The Illinois Central Railroad, sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, with New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. A line connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa. There was a significant branch to Omaha, west of Fort Dodge and another branch reaching Sioux Falls, South Dakota, starting from Cherokee, Iowa; the Sioux Falls branch has been abandoned in its entirety. The Canadian National Railway acquired control of the IC in 1998; the IC is one of the early Class I railroads in the US. The company was incorporated by the Illinois General Assembly on January 16, 1836. S. House of Representatives authorizing a land grant to the company to construct a line from the mouth of the Ohio River to Chicago and on to Galena. Federal support, was not approved until 1850, when U. S. President Millard Fillmore signed a land grant for the construction of the railroad, making the Illinois Central the first land-grant railroad in the United States.
The Illinois Central was chartered by the Illinois General Assembly on February 10, 1851. Senator Stephen A. Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln were both Illinois Central men who lobbied for it. Douglas owned land near the terminal in Chicago. Lincoln was a lawyer for the railroad. Illinois legislators appointed Samuel D. Lockwood retired from the Illinois Supreme Court, as a trustee on the new railroad's board to guard the public's interest. Lockwood, who would serve more than two decades until his death, had overseen federal land monies shortly after Illinois' statehood helped oversee early construction of the completed Illinois and Michigan Canal. Upon its completion in 1856 the IC was the longest railroad in the world, its main line went from Cairo, Illinois, at the southern tip of the state, to Galena, in the northwest corner. A branch line went from Centralia, to the growing city of Chicago. In Chicago its tracks were laid along the shore of Lake Michigan and on an offshore causeway downtown, but land-filling and natural deposition have moved the present-day shore to the east.
In 1867 the Illinois Central extended its track into Iowa, during the 1870s and 1880s the IC acquired and expanded railroads in the southern United States. IC lines crisscrossed the state of Mississippi and went as far as New Orleans, Louisiana, to the south and Louisville, Kentucky, in the east. In the 1880s, northern lines were built to Dodgeville, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Omaha, Nebraska. Further expansion continued into the early twentieth century; the Illinois Central, the other "Harriman lines" owned by E. H. Harriman by the 20th century, became the target of the Illinois Central shopmen's strike of 1911. Although marked by violence and sabotage in the south and western states, the strike was over in a few months; the railroads hired replacements and withstood diminishing union pressure. The strike was called off in 1915; the totals above do not include the Waterloo RR, Batesville Southwestern, Peabody Short Line or CofG and its subsidiaries. On December 31, 1925 IC/Y&MV/G&SI operated 6,562 route-miles on 11,030 miles of track.
At the end of 1970 IC operated 11,159 of track. On August 10, 1972, the Illinois Central Railroad merged with the Gulf and Ohio Railroad to form the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. On October 30 that year the Illinois Central Gulf commuter rail crash, the company's deadliest, occurred. At the end of 1980 ICG operated 8,366 miles of railroad on 13,532 miles of track. In that decade, the railroad spun off most of its east–west lines and many of its redundant north–south lines, including much of the former GM&O. Most of these lines were bought by other railroads, including new railroads such as the Chicago and Western Railway and Louisville Railway, Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad and MidSouth Rail Corporation. In 1988 the railroad's then-parent company IC Industries spun off its remaining rail assets and changed its name to the Whitman Corporation. On February 29, 1988, the newly separated ICG dropped the "Gulf" from its name and again became the Illinois Central Railroad. On February 11, 1998 the IC was purchased for $2.4 billion in cash and shares by Canadian National Railway.
Integration of operations began July 1, 1999. The Illinois Central was a major carrier of passengers on its Chicago to New Orleans mainline and between Chicago and St. Louis. IC ran passengers on its Chicago to Omaha line, though it was never among the top performers on this route. Illinois Central's largest passenger terminal, Central Station, stood at 12th Street east of Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Due to the railroad's north-south route from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, Illinois Central passenger trains were one means of transport during the African American Great Migration of the 1920s. Illinois Central's most famous train was the Panama Limited, a premier all-Pullman car service between Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans. In 1967, due to losses incurred by the operation of the train, the Illinois Central combined the Panama Limited with a coach-only train called the Magnolia Star. On May 1, 1971 Amtrak took over the oper
Bartlett is a village located in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, Illinois. A small parcel on the western border is in Kane County; the population was 41,208 at the 2010 census. In its earliest times, the Village of Bartlett, Illinois was served as a hunting and camping ground for the Cherokee, Miami and Ottawa Indians. Throughout the past, the Northwest Territory, Indiana, Spain and England had staked their claim for Bartlett. However, the territory was owned by a man named Luther Bartlett. Luther and Sophia Bartlett had decided that a station stop would be beneficial for their town and townspeople. In 1873, Bartlett gave a monetary contribution and half of his 40-acre woodlot towards the construction for a train depot, why the town is named after Luther Bartlett. Bartlett became one of the premiere pig towns, becoming their main export for years to come. A petition for incorporation was filed in Springfield on February 11, 1891; the village was incorporated on June 21, 1892. Bartlett experienced the majority of its population growth in the 1980s.
According to the 2010 census, Bartlett has a total area of 15.866 square miles, of which 15.63 square miles is land and 0.236 square miles is water. Bartlett is a Northwest suburb of the city of Chicago; as of the census of 2000, there were 36,706 people, 12,179 households, 9,986 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,477.9 people per square mile. There were 12,356 housing units at an average density of 834.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 87.23% White, 1.98% African American, 0.14% Native American, 7.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.51% of the population. There were 12,179 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.0% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.36. In the village, the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males. According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the village was $86,629, the median income for a family was $93,547. Males had a median income of $60,182 versus $36,494 for females; the per capita income for the village was $29,652. About 1.2% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. In 2011 Bartlett had 5,918 Asian residents, more than twice the number as in 2001. Ashok Selvam of the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois said that the Asian population growth "could be traced to construction of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir".
Apart from the downtown area, Bartlett has a large retail area centered by the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road. Businesses include: The Home Depot, Anytime Fitness, Fifth Third Bank, First Midwest Bank, The Dupage Health Center, Oberweis Dairy, Dunkin' Donuts, Autozone, a Sonic Drive-In. At the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road in The Home Depot parking area a four tenant building was voted for on October 17, 2017 successfully; the new building will include Starbucks, Great Clips, two additional stores. The Great Clips was the first store to open in the four tenant building, leaving the older store across the street vacant. On August 8, 2004, the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism, opened BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, a large 22,442-square-foot temple, or mandir, on Illinois Route 59, just south of U. S. Route 20. Covering 30 acres, it is largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States; the mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, Indian makrana marble.
The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October 2000. The large complex contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of wood, it attracts many visitors of all faiths. Bartlett has retained its original railroad station, built in 1873, it is now the home of the Bartlett Depot Museum. Bartlett had one of the largest Little League programs in the United States, managed under one board with over 1000 participants in the mid 1990s through early 2010. Bartlett has one of the largest individual Little League Challenger Baseball programs in the nation. In 2013 The Bartlett Little League Challenger Division along with their Little League Illinois District 13 partners were the 15th team from Illinois to participate in the Little League World Series, they participated in the Challenger Exhibition game vs California District 57. Bartlett's arts council, Arts in Bartlett, presents the village's only juried fine arts fair each year on the last weekend in June. Bartlett Park District supports two theatre groups: Bartlett Park District Youth Theatre Troupe for ages 8 through 18 and the Bartlett Park District Family Theatre for ages 8 through adult.
The village of Bartlett owns Bartlett Hills. Bartlett Hills is regarded for the quality of the grounds and the quality of play. Bartlett Hills Golf Club has received
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
Oak Brook, Illinois
Oak Brook is a village in DuPage County with a small portion in Cook County in Illinois. The population was 7,883 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Chicago, Oak Brook serves as home to the headquarters of several notable companies and organizations including McDonald's, Ace Hardware, Ferrara Candy, Federal Signal, CenterPoint Properties, Sanford L. P. TreeHouse Foods, Lions Clubs International. Oak Brook was known as Fullersburg, named after Ben Fuller, an early settler. Oak Brook was incorporated as a village in 1958, due in large part to the efforts of Paul Butler, a prominent civic leader and landowner whose father had first moved to the vicinity in 1898 and opened a dairy farm shortly thereafter. Prior to incorporation, the name Oak Brook was used by local residents to distinguish their community from neighboring Hinsdale and Elmhurst, going back to the founding of the Oak Brook Civic Association two decades earlier; the original boundaries were smaller than the present extent of the village, but a considerable amount of land was annexed soon after the founding of the village, including the land, now the site of the Oakbrook Center shopping mall, which opened in 1962.
Paul Butler's interest in sport was reflected in the Oak Brook Sports Core, which features polo fields, a golf course and tennis facilities, other recreational facilities not found in a village of this size. The Oak Brook Historical Society was established in 1975 to serve as a community advocate for the historic preservation of the village and to be a resource for research and preservation of its history, their current goal is to restore the Old Butler School, which will serve the community as the Oak Brook Heritage Center, operated by the Oak Brook Historical Society. The Heritage Center will provide multigenerational programming, exhibits of the heritage and history of Oak Brook, a research library, small group meeting space. According to the 2010 census, Oak Brook has a total area of 8.279 square miles, of which 7.95 square miles is land and 0.329 square miles is water. Oak Brook is located about 19 miles west of the Chicago Loop and is served by a network of major federal and county roads, including the Tri-State Tollway, the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, the Eisenhower Expressway.
Although Oak Brook is not directly served by any CTA or Metra trains, the commercial corridor along 22nd Street is served by several Pace bus routes, train stations in neighboring villages offer commuter train access to downtown Chicago. Most of Oak Brook consists of residential subdivisions, with the exception of the Oakbrook Center shopping mall and other retail and office properties along 22nd Street and the Interstate 88 corridor in the northern part of the village; the village's adjacent neighbors are Elmhurst to the north, Hillside to the northeast, Westchester to the east and Westmont to the south, Downers Grove to the southwest, Lombard and Oakbrook Terrace to the northwest. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,883 people, 2,939 households, 2,363 families residing in the village; the population density was 991.6 people per square mile. There were 3,188 housing units, at an average density of 401.0 per square mile. The racial makeup was 71.8% White, 2.0% African American, 23.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% some other race, 2.2% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population. There were 2,939 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were headed by married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, 12.7% were someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63, the average family size was 2.99. In the village, the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 13.8% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, 29.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males. For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $132,389, the median income for a family was $152,209. Male full-time workers had a median income of $104,981 versus $71,961 for females.
The per capita income for the village was $79,711. About 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over. In 2011, 23.2% of Oak Brook's residents were Asian, making it the Chicago suburb with the second highest percentage of Asians. Equalized Assessed Valuation: 2010 – $1,608,622,320 2009 – $1,749,470,588 2008 – $1,797,238,113 2007 – $1,693,581,172 2006 – $1,578,273,201 2005 – $1,482,432,467 2004 – $1,425,867,144 2003 – $1,327,099,526Median Home Value: $635,400* 2011 Municipal Operating and Capital Expense Budget: $49.4 million Village Employees: 134 full-time employees Village Government: president, village clerk, six trustees, village manager Oak Brook has its own school district, District 53, which includes Brook Forest Elementary School and Butler Junior High School. Students that live within the district attend Hinsdale Central High School, District 86. Ho
Bloomingdale is a village in DuPage County, United States 25 miles west of Chicago. The population was 22,018 at the 2010 census. Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in; the Meacham family settled here in 1833, by the end of the following year, 12 to 15 families had settled in the locality. It was named Meacham's Grove; the community was served by modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for westward travelers. A Cook County settlement, it was annexed by DuPage County in 1839; the northern part of the village wanted to develop commercially while the southern part wished to remain a farming community. In 1923, the village split to accommodate this—the northern portion of the town was incorporated as Roselle. From 1950 to 1980, the population increased from 338 to 12,659. Stratford Square Mall, located at Springfield Road and Schick Road, is the largest of Bloomingdale's shopping centers; the indoor, landscaped mall contains three major department stores and more than 150 specialty shops and restaurants with three vacant anchors, one of which will become a supermarket.
Old Town Bloomingdale, at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, is a collection of small businesses and shops located in restored buildings at the original site of the village's first settlement. Bloomingdale is located at 41°56′58″N 88°4′57″W. According to the 2010 census, Bloomingdale has a total area of 7.04 square miles, of which 6.78 square miles is land and 0.26 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 21,675 people, 8,219 households, 5,662 families residing in the village; the population density was 3,204.1 people per square mile. There were 8,399 housing units at an average density of 1,241.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 85.37% White, 2.57% African American, 0.12% Native American, 8.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population. There were 8,219 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were non-families.
24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. In the village, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $51,365, the median income for a family was $78,889. Males had a median income of $52,729 versus $35,827 for females; the per capita income for the village was $30,941. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Elementary school districts serving Bloomingdale include: Bloomingdale School District 13 Community Consolidated School District 93 It is headquartered in Bloomingdale and operates two schools in Bloomingdale: Stratford Middle School and the Early Childhood Center.
Keeneyville School District 20 Marquardt School District 15 It operates Winnebago Elementary School in Bloomingdale. Medinah District 11High school districts include: Glenbard Township High School District 87 Students in the section of Bloomingdale within District 87 are zoned to either Glenbard East High School in Lombard or Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream. Lake Park High School in RoselleBloomingdale has St. Isidore School. Nearby private schools: St. Francis High School in Wheaton St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights St. Walter Catholic School in Roselle Trinity Lutheran School in RoselleThe community is served by the 35,000-square-foot Bloomingdale Public Library. Nate Fox, professional basketball player Austin Jones, YouTuber and musician Frank C. Rathje, president of the American Bankers Association, founder of the Mutual National Bank of Chicago Village of Bloomingdale official website Bloomingdale Historical Society Bloomingdale Public Library official website Bloomingdale School District 13 Images of historic Bloomingdale from the Bloomingdale Heritage Collection at Bloomingdale Public Library
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
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