Wayne is a village in DuPage and Kane counties, United States. The eastern portion, in DuPage County, is in Wayne Township, while the western portion, in Kane County, is in St. Charles Township; the population was 2,431 at the 2010 census. And 2,490 as a 2012-2016 five year population estimate with over 70% of families reporting income over $100,000 in census figures. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Wayne was a prominent center of horse breeding and farming research; the community was known for breeding French Percheron horses, a draught horse similar to a Clydesdale. Wayne was named Wayne Station and was named after Anthony Wayne. Wayne was incorporated in 1958; the community was administered as a private association called the "Wayne Community Association" with voluntary contributions funding village services including police. Since World War II, Wayne has grown adding subdivisions near Illinois Route 59, off Munger Road, near Smith Road, near Dunham Castle at Army Trail Road, along Powis Road, filling in throughout the Village.
For work, residents are commuters to Chicago via railroad stations in Geneva, Bartlett, or West Chicago or drive to Chicago or other suburbs in Kane, DuPage, Cook, or McHenry County. A number of residents have home-based home offices. In October, 2007, the historic Chicago and Northwestern railway station was relocated from Dunham Castle to the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad tracks at Army Trail Road; the station was at that location, but moved to Dunham Castle during the 1940s or 1950s. Through grants and contributions from Dunham Castle's owners, the station was moved back to its original location and is being restored; this building is locally called "The Depot". Additional railroad buildings were relocated to private property in the Village including one station building about ½ mile west of Munger Road on Army Trail Road. Wayne's primary landmark is the Dunham Castle built between 1878 and 1882; the stone structure, complete with turret, was inspired by a Norman castle and was built by one of Wayne's first pioneers, Mark Dunham, a Percheron horse breeder.
Assisting Mark in the design was architect Smith Hoag of Illinois. Mark Dunham's horse farm, Oaklawn Farm, founded in Wayne in 1866, was one of the earliest Percheron breeding farms in the U. S.. During the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, a train from Chicago to Wayne brought guests to see the Percheron horses at the 2,000 acres farm; those that made the trip included Cyrus McCormick, George Pullman, the Duke of Veragua. At the height of the Percheron business, Dunham built a house, now called Dunham Castle, near the farm, on the northwest corner of Army Trail Road and Dunham Road; the Dunhams-based the idea for the design of their new home on that of French chateaux. The building, of brick, stone, with different colored slate roofing, stands surrounded by woods, a sloping lawn; the interior has parquet floors, statues and copies of fine, French artwork. In 1899, Wirth Dunham inherited Dunham Castle, he died in 1931. In 1953, Dunham Castle was converted into four spacious apartments. No interior alterations were made.
Between 1953 and 1976 there were several owners. In 1976, the Castle was sold to the Griffins family, who looked into making the house a museum, professional office, or private dining club. In 1976, the house was put up for sale; the castle has been open to public tours, for charity fund raisers. The house is again owned, having been sold in October, 2013 and in early 2016 started extensive renovation by its private owner with completion expected in 2018; when Marc Dunham finished the construction of Dunham Castle, made it his primary residence, the original Dunham home evolved into an inn and sales pavilion for the Dunham family’s Oaklawn Farm. However, Percheron horse demand declined as gas-powered cars and farm implements grew in popularity making Percherons a novelty or parade horse, Oaklawn Farm ceased operation as a commercial enterprise; the offices of Dunham's farm popularly known as the “Inn”, are well-preserved, now home to Wayne's only dining establishment and social club, the Dunham Woods Riding Club.
The Dunham Woods Riding Club was founded in 1934 by a group of Wayne and Geneva residents who leased the original Dunham family home. A fire destroyed the original old coach house in 1950 and the proceeds of the insurance were utilized by the club to purchase the Inn, the Lower Barn, swimming pool, tennis courts, surrounding land; the Gray Room ballroom, Formal Dining Room and a new kitchen were added in 1957. In 1961, the Wayne-DuPage Hunt was instrumental in purchasing more land from Dunham’s Inc. including the Kennels and Upper Barn. This purchase was made in the name of the Dunham Woods Riding Club. Additional land was purchased in 1975, which included the outdoor riding rings, indoor riding ring, outside cross-country course, tenant house, new pole barn all of which are leased to the Hunt by the Club. In 1979, the four corners comprising the intersection of Army Trail and Dunham Roads, The Dunham Woods Riding Club and Dunham Castle, together with the additional surrounding land and outbuildings were accepted into the National Register of Historic Places.
The Dunham Woods Riding Club is an active social and tennis club, with three dining rooms, two private rooms, a terrace, a patio. The club is open February through December. Club members are Wayne residents, as well as residents from
Montgomery is a village in Kane and Kendall counties, Illinois, as well as a Chicago suburb. The population was 18,438 at the 2010 census, up from 5,471 at the 2000 census; as of 2017 the estimated population was 19,701. Between 2000 and 2010 the village population grew 237 percent, making Montgomery the ninth fastest growing municipality in Illinois during the decade. Montgomery is located in southern Kane County and northern Kendall County at 41°43′08″N 88°23′32″W, it is bordered to the north and east by Aurora, to the south by Oswego and Boulder Hill, to the southwest by Yorkville. The village sits on both sides of the Fox River. U. S. Route 30 passes through the village, leading southeast 11 miles to Plainfield and northwest 7 miles to Sugar Grove. Illinois Route 31 runs through the village on the west side of the Fox River, leading northeast 2.5 miles to the center of Aurora and southwest 3.5 miles to the center of Oswego. Illinois Route 25 runs along the east side of the Fox River leading to Aurora and Oswego.
According to the 2010 census, Montgomery has a total area of 9.512 square miles, of which 9.34 square miles is land and 0.172 square miles is water. Montgomery is served by five different school districts: West Aurora, East Aurora, Oswego and Kaneland; the first European settler arriving in the area was Jacob Carpenter, who came to the Chicago area from Logan County, Ohio, in November 1832. In the fall of 1835, Daniel S. Gray, from Montgomery County, New York, visited the area where his brother Nicholas Gray had located in the previous spring, on a farm now within the limits of Kendall County, he made immediate preparations to settle there, in the fall of 1836, after his family moved from New York state, he built the first wooden house in the area. It was located in the southern part of. Daniel Gray is considered the founder of Montgomery, bought land grants from the federal government, had ownership of large tracts of land; the settlement was called "Graystown" for several years, but Gray convinced other settlers to call the small village "Montgomery" after the New York county where he and several other settlers had origins.
Daniel Gray founded many companies in Montgomery, including a tavern, warehouse, foundry and fabrication shop, one of the best stone grain mills in the county. Gray was making preparations for more business operations, including the establishment of a stationary engine factory, when he died in October 1855. Upon his death, he still owned the majority of the lots in the village, his heirs continued to sell these lots and the village continued to grow. On February 17, 1858, the village of Montgomery was incorporated. Ralph Gray, son of Daniel Gray, was elected as the first village president; the population of Montgomery remained consistent at about 300 people during the rest of the 1800s. For much of the twentieth century, the village grew and steadily. Lyon Metal was founded in Montgomery in 1904, participated in the war effort of World War II; the Aurora Caterpillar manufacturing plant located along the southern border of Montgomery has been producing wheel-loaders since 1959. Western Electric had its Montgomery Works plant along River Street, which became Lucent Technologies and was closed in 1995.
In 1962, this factory made telephone parts. In the beginning of the twenty-first century, Montgomery experienced rapid growth, along with many other communities in Kendall and Kane counties; the 2010 Census documented a population of 18,438 for Montgomery, representing a 237% increase over the previous ten years and making Montgomery one of the fastest growing communities in Illinois. In 2003, the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation was founded as a not-for-profit to bring more businesses and jobs to Montgomery. Caterpillar Machines and Rush-Copley Medical Center are two organizations who have received incentives in exchange for bringing jobs to Montgomery; as of the 2010 Census, there were 18,438 people residing in the village. The population density was 1,938.8 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 75.32% White, 8.35% African American, 0.37% Native American, 3.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.37% from other races, 3.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.7% of the population.
There were 5,998 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 22.5% were non-families. 50.8% of all households contained individuals under the age of 18, while 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52. In the village, the population was spread out with 33.25% under the age of 18, 60.16% from 18 to 64, 6.58% who were 65 years of age or older. Of the 6,326 dwelling units in the village, 5,998 or 94.8% were occupied. 85.1% of the occupied housing units were owner occupied, with 14.9% occupied by renters. The annual Montgomery Fest is held the second weekend in August each year; the fest includes a parade, activities for families, a large fireworks display. Philip Keck, New York lawyer and politician.
McHenry is a city in McHenry County, United States. The 2010 U. S. census rests at an elevation of 797 feet. McHenry was at one time the county seat of McHenry County, which once included adjoining Lake County to the east. McHenry took its name from McHenry County, named for Major William McHenry, a prominent officer in the Black Hawk War. McHenry is surrounded by natural lakes and streams, grassy moraine hills, gravel banks and shallow nutrient-rich peat bogs, remnants of receding glaciers from the last ice age. Moraine Hills State Park and Volo Bog State Natural Area preserve some of these natural features. In the 1830s various settlers created the foundation for McHenry; some of the family names can still be seen today: McCullom, McLean and Wheeler. George Gage purchased a plot of land west of the Fox River; this area came to be known as Gagetown. In 1854, George Gage played an instrumental role in bringing the railroad to the city. Gagetown was renamed to West McHenry. In 1851, a dam was built on Boone Creek.
The pond encompassed an area between today's rail road tracks and Route 31 and north of Waukegan Road. In 1860, the historical Count's House was completed. On August 4, 1875, the first issue of the city newspaper, the McHenry Plaindealer, was published by Jay Van Slyke. In 1880, the first bridge in McHenry was built at Pearl Street. On March 30, 1908 a train bound for Ringwood crashed near the McHenry train depot. One person was killed. In 1929, Mill Pond was drained by removing the dam on Boone Creek; the original Pearl Street bridge was rebuilt using concrete. The bridge was relocated. One part sits on the grounds of TC Industries in Crystal Lake. Another sits in a county storage unit. In 1985, the McHenry Plaindealer became part of the Northwest Herald. McHenry is located 50 miles northwest of Chicago in northeastern Illinois on the Fox River. According to the 2010 census, McHenry has a total area of 15.175 square miles, of which 14.74 square miles is land and 0.435 square miles is water. McHenry lies within the Fox River Valley, its downtown area is situated on that river, how it earned the nickname "The Heart of the Fox".
Climate and weather in McHenry year-round is similar to Chicago's, though sometimes it is better in summer, worse in winter. The all-time record high temperature is 103 °F, set on July 4, 1974, while the all-time record low is −30 °F, set on January 31, 2019; the city of McHenry lies within two townships: Nunda Township. The majority of the city falls within the former. See the full article, List of mayors of McHenry, Illinois. Wayne Jett The city council consists of representatives from the 7 city wards: Ward 1 - Victor A. Santi Ward 2 - Andrew Glab Ward 3 - Jeffrey A. Schaefer Ward 4 - Scott Curry Ward 5 - Richard Wimmer Ward 6 - Patrick Devine Ward 7 - Geri A. Condon Lynzi Nevitt is the City Clerk and is supported by the Deputy City Clerk, Marci Geraghty; the population density was 1,850.2 per square mile. There were 8,127 housing units at an average density of 699.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.18% White, 0.35% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, 1.02% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 7.10% of the population. There were 7,872 households of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.25. Age distribution was 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males. The median household income was $55,759, the median family income was $66,040. Males had a median income of $46,552 versus $29,808 for females; the per capita income for the city was $23,272. About 3.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
McHenry is home to Fiesta Days, a ten-day festival in the middle of the summer that includes music, food, car shows, more. McHenry is home to Moraine Hills State Park which has many miles of hiking trails and connects to the Stratton Lock and Dam. Fishing from the dam is allowed only with a valid fishing license. In addition to several dozen city parks, the Prairie Trail — a sub-section of the larger Grand Illinois Trail — runs through the middle of the city. There once was a movie theater downtown but it was closed in 2014. In 2017 it was announced that it would be renovated in late 2017; the new McHenry Downtown Theater reopened on January 18, 2018. A drive-in theater east of town is open during the summer months. Major industrial users including Medela, Follett School Solutions, Fabrik Industries, Plaspros have located in the city's business parks. Centegra Hospital - McHenry provides emergency and in and out-patient health care services to the city and surrounding areas. Steady residential growth has resulted in significant commercial development.
The north Richmond Road corridor has become a destination for shoppers in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas with numerous "big box" retailers and smalle
Yorkville is a city in Kendall County, United States. The population was 16,921 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 19,388 as of 1 July 2017, it is the county seat of Kendall County. In 1836, the city of Yorkville was settled by early pioneers; the city's main thoroughfare of Bridge Street was designed for horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians. As time passed, Hydraulic Street, which runs parallel to the Fox River, boasted a trolley that ran from Ottawa to Aurora; this part is now operated by the Illinois Railway. At the time, Yorkville's central business district was on the south side of the Fox River and the public square was north of the river, a layout unique to the region; the public gathering place was near the river's edge. The Kendall County Courthouse was next to the downtown commercial district. Many of the city's remaining historic single-family homes are within walking distance of Bridge Street, the courthouse and Union Hall. Earl Adams was the first to settle what would become Yorkville when he built his cabin on Courthouse Hill on the south side of town in 1833.
One year Lyman and Burr Bristol set up residency in neighboring Bristol, north of the river. When the county of Kendall was formed in 1841, Yorkville was chosen as the county seat. After a 13-year period in which Oswego claimed that honor, voters chose to relocate the county government in 1859 to Yorkville, a more central location; the new courthouse was completed in 1864. Replaced in 1997 with a courthouse on the city's north side, the 1864 building is used by the Kendall County Forest Preserve and other organizations. Yorkville was no exception to the railroad boom. Development began and businesses sprang up in 1870 along the tracks and included Squire Dingee's pickle factory, the Yorkville Ice Cream Company and the Rehbehn Brothers button factory. A few of those buildings still remain; the present city of Yorkville was two towns, Bristol to the north and the Yorkville south of the Fox River, with separate governments for more than 100 years. In 1957, Bristol and Yorkville merged. Ellsworth Windett became the combined city's first mayor.
As a part of the consolidation, the residents of both towns agreed to a uniform school district. It was in that same year high school classes began in the downtown area at the northeast corner of Van Emmon and Bridge Streets. In 1888, a two-story brick school building on West Center Street was constructed. After the construction of Circle Center School in 1968, the two-story building was closed and the space was rented by the Yorkville School District to neighboring Waubonsee Community College. Due to rising enrollment in the early 1970s, the school was reopened and renamed as Parkview Christian Academy. Yorkville is in northern Kendall County at 41°39′57″N 88°26′31″W, it is bordered to the northeast by Montgomery, to the east by Oswego, to the west by Plano. It is 47 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Yorkville has an area of 20.058 square miles, of which 19.97 square miles is land and 0.088 square miles is water. The Fox River flows through downtown Yorkville; the city is in Bristol and Fox townships.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,189 people, 2,220 households, 1,665 families residing in the city. The population density was 878.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,291 housing units at an average density of 325.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.99% White, 0.42% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population. There were 2,220 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.0% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.22. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $60,391, the median income for a family was $67,521. Males had a median income of $49,120 versus $30,977 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,514. About 0.4% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over. The William Wrigley Company has a large manufacturing facility in Yorkville. Wrigley plans to start making Skittles in Yorkville, it plans to invest about $50 million to expand its Yorkville factory by 145,000 square feet by 2016. Raging Waves waterpark, the self-proclaimed largest waterpark in Illinois, is in Yorkville, it owns about 45 acres of property. The area is served by Yorkville Community Unit School District 115. Schools include Yorkville High School. Additionally, a small portion of Yorkville attends Oswego Community Unit School District 308.
Autumn Creek Bristol Bay Elementary Bristol Grade School Circle Center Grade School Grande Reserve Yorkville Grade School Yorkville Intermediate School Yorkville Middle School Yorkville High School Parkview Christian Academy Jon Blackman, college and NFL football player Corinn
Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, is a city in DuPage, Kane and Will counties in the U. S. state of Illinois. Located in DuPage and Kane counties, it is an outer suburb of Chicago and the second most populous city in the state, the 114th most populous city in the country; the population was 197,899 at the 2010 census, was estimated to have increased to 200,965 by 2017. Once a mid-sized manufacturing city, Aurora has grown since the 1960s. Founded within Kane County, Aurora's city limits and population have expanded into DuPage and Kendall counties. Between 2000 and 2003, the U. S. Census Bureau ranked Aurora as the 34th fastest-growing city in the United States. From 2000 to 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau ranked the city as the 46th fastest growing city with a population of over 100,000. In 1908, Aurora adopted the nickname "City of Lights", because in 1881 it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement an all-electric street lighting system. Aurora's historic downtown is located on the Fox River, centered on Stolp Island.
The city is divided into three regions, the West Side, on the west side of the Fox River, the East Side, between the eastern bank of the Fox River and the Kane/DuPage County line, the Far East Side/Fox Valley, from the County Line to the city's eastern border with Naperville. The Aurora area has some significant architecture, including structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bruce Goff and George Grant Elmslie. Aurora is home to a large collection of Sears Catalog Homes and Lustron all-steel homes; the Hollywood Casino Aurora, a dockside gaming facility with 53,000 square feet and 1,200 gaming positions, is located along the river in downtown Aurora. Before European settlers arrived, there was a Native American village in what is today downtown Aurora, on the banks of the Fox River. In 1834, following the Black Hawk War, the McCarty brothers arrived, they owned land on both sides of the river, but sold their lands to the Lake brothers on the west side. The Lake brothers opened a mill on the opposite side of the river.
The McCartys operated their mill on the east side. A post office was established in 1837 creating Aurora. Aurora was two villages: East Aurora, incorporated in 1845, on the east side of the river, West Aurora, formally organized on the west side of the river in 1854. In 1857, the two towns joined incorporated as the city of Aurora; as representatives could not agree which side of the river should house the public buildings, most public buildings were built on or around Stolp Island in the middle of the river. As the city grew, it attracted numerous jobs. In 1856, the Chicago and Quincy Railroad located its roundhouse and locomotive shop in Aurora, becoming the town's largest employer, a rank it held until the 1960s. Railroad restructuring in the railroad industry resulted in a loss of jobs as the number of railroads reduced and they dropped lines for passenger traffic. Aurora at one time had scheduled passenger trains to Chicago; the heavy industries on the East side provided employment for generations of European immigrants, who came from Ireland, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy.
Aurora became the economic center of the Fox Valley region. The combination of these three factors—a industrialized town, a sizable river that divided it, the Burlington railroad's shops—accounted for much of the dynamics of Aurora's political and social history; the city supported abolitionism before the American Civil War. Mexican migrants began arriving after the Mexican Revolution of 1910; the town was progressive in its attitude toward education, religion and women. The first free public school district in Illinois was established in 1851 here and the city established a high school for girls in 1855; the city developed as a manufacturing powerhouse and continued until the early 1970s, when the railroad shops closed. Soon many other factories and industrial areas went out of business. By 1980, there were few industrial areas operating in the city, unemployment soared to 16%. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, development began of the Far East side along the Eola Road and Route 59 areas.
While this was financially beneficial to the city, it drew off retail businesses and manufacturing from downtown and the industrial sectors of the near East and West Sides weakening them. In the mid-1980s crime rates soared and street gangs started to form. During this time Aurora became a much more culturally diverse city; the Latino population began to grow in the city in the 1980s. In the late 1980s, several business and industrial parks were established on the city's outskirts. In 1993, the Hollywood Casino was built downtown, which helped bring the first redevelopment to the downtown area in nearly twenty years. In the late 1990s, more development began in the rural towns outside Aurora. Subdivisions sprouted up around the city, Aurora's population soared. Today, Aurora is a culturally diverse city of around 200,000 residents. Historic areas downtown are being redeveloped, new developments are being built all over the city. Aurora is at 41°45′50″N 88°17′24″W. According to the 2010 census, Aurora has an area of 45.799 square miles, of which 44.94 square miles is land and 0.859 square miles is water.
While the city has traditionally been regarded as being in Kane County, Aurora includes parts of DuPage and Will counties. Aurora is one of only three cities in Illinois. (The others are Barrington Hills and Centr
Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, United States. The population was 37,691 at the 2010 census. Carpentersville is located at 42°7′16″N 88°16′29″W. According to the 2010 census, Carpentersville has a total area of 8.097 square miles, of which 7.9 square miles is land and 0.197 square miles is water. Julius Angelo Carpenter was the founder of Carpentersville and its first prominent citizen. Carpenter came with his family from Uxbridge and settled near the Fox River, along with his father Charles Valentine Carpenter and his uncle Daniel. Angelo was the first person to settle Carpentersville. Carpenter built the settlement's first store and factory, he served two consecutive terms in the Illinois House of Representatives. In 1837, the brothers, en route to the Rock River, made camp along the east bank of the Fox River to wait out the spring floods that made continuing their oxcart journey impossible, they ended up staying in the area to settle what was called Carpenters' Grove. For the next hundred years, Carpentersville did not grow as as other Fox River communities which had more direct rail connections to Chicago.
The electric interurban railroad came to Carpentersville in 1896. The line was built by the Carpentersville and Aurora Railway from a connection with the streetcar system in Elgin and ran for four miles, terminating at the Illinois Iron and Bolt foundry on Main Street; this company changed ownership several times, including the Aurora and Chicago Railway. It ended up being owned by the Aurora and Fox River Electric Company in 1924; this line was always operated separately from the rest of the system, which included all traction lines between Carpentersville and Yorkville. This was a great convenience to factory workers who traveled to Elgin and for Elgin workers to come to Carpentersville; the line was used by everyone to enjoy Elgin's Trout Park and to enjoy the "summer cars" for a cool ride. The line started to fail with the onset of the Great Depression and the establishment and paving of Illinois Route 31, which encouraged automobile use and the creation of a bus route; the final blow came in 1933, when a tornado destroyed the bridge over the Fox River just south of West Dundee.
Until the 1950s, Carpentersville consisted of a street grid along the Fox River centered on Main Street, the only highway bridge across the Fox River between Algonquin and Dundee. The Meadowdale Shopping Center, anchored by Wieboldt's, Carson Pirie Scott, Cook's and W. T. Grant. A large section of the shopping mall on the north side was torn down in the 1990s and a new post office building was built. In 1956, to reflect this population shift, Dundee Community High School relocated from its former site on Illinois Route 31 to Cleveland Avenue. In 1964, a second high school, named for Irving Crown, opened on Kings Road on the northern edge of Meadowdale; the two schools have now merged. DeLacey was closed and demolished, was remade on Cleveland Ave. From 1958 to 1969, Carpentersville was home to the Meadowdale International Raceway, a 3.27 miles long automobile race track located west of Illinois Route 31, started by Besinger. The site is now County Forest Preserve. Carpentersville operates under the council-manager form of government in which an elected Board, consisting of the President and six Trustees, appoints a professional manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of government services and programs.
The council-manager form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the experience of a professional manager. The current office holders are: John Skillman, Village PresidentVillage Trustees Jeff Frost Paul Humpfer Diane Lawrence John O'Sullivan Maria Vela Kevin Rehberg Barrington Community Unit School District 220 Community Unit School District 300 including Dundee-Crown High School and Carpentersville Middle School; as of the census of 2010, there were 11,583 households in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 62.9% White, 6.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 20.9% other races, 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.1% of the population. For the census of 2000, there were 30,586 people, 8,872 households, 7,239 families residing in the village; the population density was 4,105.4 people per square mile. There were 9,113 housing units at an average density of 1,223.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 68.76% White, 4.18% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 20.83% from other races, 3.50% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.57% of the population. There were 8,872 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.4% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.77. In the village, the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 ma
The Tri-City area is a vernacular region, situated between the large cities of Aurora and Elgin and encompasses the cities of Batavia, St. Charles. A "vernacular region" is a distinctive area where the inhabitants collectively consider themselves interconnected by a shared history, mutual interests, a common identity; such regions are "intellectual inventions" and a form of shorthand to identify things and places. Vernacular regions reflect a "sense of place," but coincide with established jurisdictional borders; the Tri-City area—the name sometimes appears as "Tri-Cities"—is located in Kane County, though Batavia and St. Charles include parcels in DuPage County, they are grouped together due to their shared history, close proximity on the Fox River, relative socioeconomic condition, similar population sizes. These three communities are among the oldest in Kane County as well as the state, all having been incorporated long before Chicago; the name, "Tri-City" originated in 1910 with the publication of the first Tri-City Directory: Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, by the Evans Directory Service of Elgin, Illinois.
There were ten editions of the Tri-City Directory published from 1910 to 1943. During this same period, the local telephone directories served all three cities, as well. There are other origin stories. In 2011, Batavia Mayor Jeffery D. Schielke has theorized that the Tri-City moniker originated in the early 20th century from the deviation of the railroad track between Aurora and Elgin to the three cities, which conductors nicknamed the Tri-Cities. Former St. Charles mayor Norris has theorized that the nickname grew in popularity during the 1940s and 1950s, when the area experienced a relative population boom and the boundaries of the cities began to move closer and closer together. Nowadays, the Tri-City area is bonded by retail and industrial corridors on Kirk and Randall Roads, joint policy decisions, area organizations, the Fox River; the Fabyan Windmill located in Geneva The Fabyan Villa in Geneva The Arcada Theater in St. Charles The historic Hotel Baker in downtown St. Charles; the Batavia Depot Museum in downtown Batavia.
The Batavia Institute in Batavia, a former sanitarium where Mary Todd Lincoln stayed. The historic Campana Factory in Batavia. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia The Illinois Prairie Path and the Fox River Trail The historic downtowns of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles The following demographics represent an average of the three cities. There were 31,477 housing units in the Tri-City Area; the racial makeup of the area, on average, was 91.83% White, 1.80% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from two or more races. On average, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.30% of the population. There were 30,666 households in the area; the average household size was 2.66. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.47% under the age of 18, 11.63% who were 65 years of age or older. The Tri-Cities are split evenly between males and females, with a female population of 50.7%. The average per capita income for the area was $42,575.
About 5.1% of the population was below the poverty line. According to the 2008 U. S. Census Bureau estimate, the average median income for a household in the area was $87,861, the average median income for a family was $107,108 and the median home value was $290,567. Illinois Route 64 Illinois Route 38 Illinois Route 25 Illinois Route 31 Randall Road Kirk Road/Dunham Road There are no four-year institutions located in any of the Tri-Cities. Batavia had bid on being the host of Illinois State University but lost to Normal; the University of Illinois has a satellite office in St. Charles. Nearby colleges include: Aurora University in Aurora Judson University in Elgin Wheaton College in Wheaton Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Batavia and Geneva are both served by Waubonsee Community College. St. Charles is served by Elgin Community College. Batavia High School Geneva Community High School St. Charles North High School St. Charles East High School West Aurora High School - serves the extreme southwestern side of Batavia Aurora, Illinois Elgin, Illinois West Chicago, Illinois Wayne, Illinois Warrenville, Illinois Bartlett, Illinois North Aurora, Illinois South Elgin, Illinois Campton Hills, Illinois Kaneland Bus transportation serviced by Pace Nearest Metra train stations are located in Geneva and Elgin.
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