Villa Park, Illinois
Villa Park is a village in DuPage County, United States, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The current population is 21,800; the Village of Villa Park is an inner western suburb of Chicago near the hub of eastern DuPage County's busiest transportation corridor, 14 miles from O’Hare International Airport and within 25 miles of Midway International Airport. Villa Park lays 19.7 miles directly west of Chicago's Loop, Villa Park provides direct access to downtown Chicago by car or Metra train and is convenient to both O’Hare and Midway Airports and the rest of the western suburbs due to its proximity to Interstate 290, Interstate 355, Interstate 294, Illinois Route 53, Illinois Route 83, Interstate 88, Illinois Route 38, famous North Avenue When Ovaltine established its factory, it needed a way to make sure that its employees could get to and from work safely regardless of the weather, terrain or other issues. Villa Park was built for that reason, as well as for a convenient train stop. Following the construction of a subdivision called Villa Park in 1908 and another called Ardmore in 1910 by the real estate firm Ballard & Pottinger, Villa Park was incorporated in 1914 by uniting the two subdivisions of 300 people.
The first village president, William H. Calhoun, was elected on September 12, 1914. Although the merged town was named after the Ardmore subdivision, the community changed its name to Villa Park in 1917. Villa Park was one of a number of suburbs directly west of downtown Chicago that flourished as a result of the electric interurban line, the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad; the railroad ran from the Chicago Loop, directly west to Wheaton, where it split into two lines, one traveling southwest to Aurora and the other northwest to Elgin. Two small commercial areas developed, one around the Villa Avenue station and the other around the Ardmore Avenue station. In 1957, the CA&E ceased to carry passengers because of a dramatic drop in ridership from the loss of a one-seat ride by the construction of the Eisenhower Expressway and the general increase in use of personal automobiles; the right-of-way was cleaned up and developed into a hiking and bicycling trail known as the Illinois Prairie Path.
The Ardmore Station is now home to the Chamber of Commerce, the Villa Avenue Station houses the Villa Park Historical Society. Villa Park was home to the Ovaltine chocolate factory until it closed in 1988, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as building #86003781. It has since been converted into loft apartments. Many of the residents are of Eastern European heritage, including Polish and Russian. There is a significant Hispanic heritage. A sizeable Muslim immigrant community began to gather in the area in the 1980s and 1990s and established the Islamic Foundation School in 1986. In September 2017, Villa Park was ranked #28 in Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in America. In October 2017, the Village was named by Money Magazine as the 8th Best Place in America to Raise a Family Now; the Daily Herald and NBC Chicago published stories on these distinctions. Villa Park has a manager-council government; the village manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town.
The manager position is appointed by the Village Board of Trustees. The village is governed by six trustees, comprising the Village Board; the six trustees and the village clerk are elected on a rotating basis every two years so that not all the trustees are up for re-election at the same time. A list of elected officials holding office can be found on the Village's website at invillapark.com. Advising the Village Board on various issues are numerous commissions, composed of local residents appointed to the posts. Norma Berger, pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Tino Insana, voice actor, producer. According to the 2010 census, Villa Park has a total area of 4.759 square miles, of which 4.71 square miles is land and 0.049 square miles is water. As of the census of 2015, there were 21,800 people, 7,737 households, 5,748 families residing in the village; the population density was 4469 people per square mile. There were 8,199 housing units at an average density of 1060 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the village was 66% White, 5% Asian, 6% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22% of the population. 15.9% of the population is foreign born US Census with 16% coming from Europe, 27% from Asia, 1% from Africa, 56% from Latin America. There were 7,810 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.30. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24
Lombard is a village in DuPage County, United States, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 42,322 at the 2000 census; the United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2004 to be 42,975. The village's challenge to the Census Bureau regarding its official 2010 population was accepted, revising the official population of the village from 43,165 to 43,395. Part of Potawatomi Native American landscape, the Lombard area was first settled by Americans of European descent in the 1830s. Lombard shares its early history with Glen Ellyn. Brothers Ralph and Morgan Babcock settled in a grove of trees along the DuPage River. In what was known as Babcock's Grove, Lombard developed to the east and Glen Ellyn to the west. In 1837, Babcock's Grove was connected to Chicago by a stagecoach line which stopped at Stacy's Tavern at Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Fertile land, the DuPage River, plentiful timber drew farmers to the area. Sheldon and Harriet Peck moved from Onondaga, New York, to this area in 1837 to farm 80 acres of land.
In addition, Peck was an artist and primitive portrait painter who traveled to clients across northeastern Illinois. The Peck house served as the area's first school and has been restored by the Lombard Historical Society. In 2011, the Peck House was inducted into the National Park Service's Network to Freedom—a list of verified Underground Railroad locations; the 1848 arrival of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad provided local farmers and merchants rail access to Chicago, commercial buildings soon sprang up around the train station. Lombard was incorporated in 1869, named after Chicago banker and real estate developer Josia Lewis Lombard. On April 6, 1891, Ellen A. Martin led a group of women to the voting place at the general store, she demanded. The judges were so surprised that one of them had a "spasm," one leaned against the wall for support, the other fell backwards into a barrel of flour! They did not want to let the women vote, so a county judge was asked to decide, he agreed. Ellen Martin became the first woman in Illinois to vote.
In 1916 Illinois women could vote in national elections, but the 19th Amendment was not passed until 1920. In 2008, the city of Lombard, Illinois declared April 6 to be "Ellen Martin Day" in commemoration of Ms. Martin's historic victory for women's suffrage. William LeRoy built a home in the Italianate style on Lombard's Main Street in 1881. LeRoy specialized in making artificial limbs for civil war veterans and lived in this house until 1900; the house would become the home of Harold Gray's parents and the studio of Harold Gray, the originator of Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip. Harold Gray used the home's study to work on the Annie cartoons, some features of the house are drawn into some of his cartoons, such as the grand staircase and the outer deck, he remarried and moved to the east coast. Harold Gray was a charter member of Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098, A. F. & A. M. in 1923. In 1927, the estate of Colonel William Plum, a local resident, was bequeathed to the village; the Plum property included his home, which became the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, a large garden containing 200 varieties of lilac bushes.
This garden became Lilacia Park. Since 1930, Lombard has hosted parade in May. "Lilac Time in Lombard," is a 16-day festival ending in mid-May. It starts with her court. Many lilac themed events take place, including a formal ball, concerts and beer tasting in the park, a Mothers' Day Brunch, an arts and crafts fair, tours of the park; the grand finale is Lombard's Lilac Festival Parade. The first Lilac Princess in 1930 was Adeline Fleege, whose married name was Gerzan. Lombard's high schools belong to Glenbard Township High School District 87, they are shared with the neighboring town of Glen Ellyn, thus the creation of the portmanteau word "Glenbard". Lombard's elementary and middle schools belong to Lombard School District 44 or DuPage School District 45. High Schools Glenbard East High School Glenbard South High School Serves the far southwest part of Lombard. Glenbard West High School Serves the far northwest part of Lombard. Willowbrook High School Serves the southeast and far northeast part of Lombard.
Addison Trail High School Serves parts of unincorporated Lombard. Private Schools Montini Catholic High School CPSA, College Preparatory School of America The Village of Lombard is a non-home rule community, it has a council–manager form of government. Each elective office is held for a four-year term. Village President: Keith Giagnorio Village Clerk: Sharon Kuderna Trustee, District 1: Dan Whittington Trustee, District 2: Michael Fugiel Trustee, District 3: Reid Foltyniewicz Trustee, District 4: Bill Johnston Trustee, District 5: Robyn Pike Trustee, District 6: William Ware Lombard is located at 41°52′34″N 88°0′54″W. According to the 2010 census, Lombard has a total area of 10.449 square miles, of which 10.25 square miles is land and 0.199 square miles is water. Per the 2010 United States Census, Lombard had 43,165 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 32,790 White, 1,925 Black, 4,207 Asian, 24 Native American, 4 Pacific Islander, 58 from some other race, & 670 from two or more races; the Hispanic or Latino population included 3,487 people.
There were 17,405 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples
St. Charles, Illinois
St. Charles is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in the U. S. state of Illinois. It lies 40 miles west of Chicago on Illinois Route 64; as of the 2010 census the population was 32,974, as of 2017 the population had dropped to an estimated 32,714. The official city slogan is "Pride of the Fox", after the Fox River that runs through the center of town. St. Charles is part of a tri-city area along with Geneva and Batavia, all western suburbs of similar size and relative socioeconomic condition. St. Charles was the location of the Native American community for the chief of the Pottawatomie that inhabited the area. A city park overlooking the river was dedicated to this Native American past. After the Black Hawk War in 1832, the entire area of the Fox Valley was opened to American settlement. Evan Shelby and William Franklin staked the first claim in what is now St. Charles in 1833, they came back in 1834 with their families from Indiana, were joined by over a dozen other families that year. The township was known as Charleston, but this name was taken by the downstate city of Charleston, Illinois so the name of St. Charles was adopted in 1839.
St. Charles became incorporated as a city February 9, 1839 and reincorporated October 17, 1874. Several "stations" of the slavery-era Underground Railroad were in St. Charles homes, complete with tunnels and false doorways. Most accounts lead back to a local blacksmith who set up shop in a building now known as 305 W Main St; this was most "the hub," This address is the easiest to visit from the dozen "stations" known. As of 2015 a fine dining establishment holds residence at that address bearing a name in honor of that Blacksmith. St. Charles was a isolated place early on in its existence; the village was located three days away from Chicago, the Fox River was not navigable for large boats. By the 1850s, St. Charles had begun construction of a plank road to Sycamore but turned down an offer by the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad to construct a line through the town, built in nearby Elgin. Lack of regional connections in the early years kept the town small. St. Charles was without a railroad until 1871 when a branch line from Geneva was constructed, was without a direct connection to Chicago until the 1880s with the coming of the Chicago Great Western Railway.
Streetcar lines along the Fox River between Elgin and Aurora were built through the city in 1896, operated by the Aurora and Fox River Electric company. A direct automobile route to Chicago, which became Route 64, was constructed in 1920. Four Illinois state routes, including Routes 38, 25 and 31 now run through the city. Two major Kane County roads cut through the city. St. Charles was the place of settlement for diverse groups of European immigrants, including those from Ireland and Sweden during the 1840s and 1950s, groups from Belgium and Lithuania. According to the 2010 census, St. Charles has a total area of 14.934 square miles, of which 14.61 square miles is land and 0.324 square miles is water. The Fox River runs though downtown. Potawatomie Park, which sits on the river is the largest park in St. Charles and a popular destination for both tourists and citizens tri-city area. According to the 2000 census, population density is 1,993.9 inhabitants per square mile. There are 11,072 housing units at an average density of 791.4 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city is 93.81% White, 1.66% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.66% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races. 5.50 % of the population are Latino of any race. There are 10,351 households out of which 36.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% are non-families. 23.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.0% have someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.13. In the city the population is spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females, there are 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $75,181, the median income for a family is $94,704.
Males have a median income of $55,864 versus $35,134 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,969. 3.4% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The Illinois Youth Center St. Charles, a juvenile correctional facility of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, is in St. Charles, it opened in December 1904. The public education system in St. Charles is operated by the Community Unit School District 303, which has thirteen elementary schools: Anderson, Bell-Graham, Davis, Ferson Creek, Fox Ridge, Munhall, Norton Creek and Wild Rose. Including Davis Primary, Richmond Intermediate split elementary schools. There are two middle schools: Wredling.
Winfield is an incorporated village located in Milton and Winfield Townships, DuPage County, United States. The population was 8,718 at the 2000 census and as of 2016 the population was 9,492. Winfield is home to one of the largest hospitals in the Chicago suburbs. Winfield has a Metra station on the Union Pacific/West Line, which provides regular commuter rail service to Chicago. Attractions adjacent to Winfield include the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Kline Creek Farm, a living history farm located on the west side of County Farm Road between Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Cantigny is located on the east side of Winfield Road, just south of Illinois Route 38 known as Roosevelt Road. Winfield enjoys parks and recreational services provided by the Winfield Park District; the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns and operates several other open space areas surrounding Winfield. Winfield is considered to be one of the top ten safest towns in Illinois. Winfield tried to become an incorporated village in 1884 under the town name'Frederick Park.'
However, the motion was denied as the town did not have 300 residents as was required for incorporation. When the village was incorporated in 1921, the town had a population of 310 people; the earliest settlers and Jude P. Gary came to Winfield in 1832. Winfield was known as Gary's Mill after these early settlers, Fredricksburg, owing to a significant German-speaking population. In the late 1800s, the settlement’s name was changed again to Winfield after the war hero Winfield Scott. Winfield was home to one of the oldest taverns in the Chicago suburbs, John's Restaurant and Tavern, founded in 1921 by immigrant John T Karwoski, it closed its doors in December 2017. John Karwoski was instrumental in the political and economic development of Winfield, it was his guidance and leadership that took a fledgling prairie town clinging to existence after the railroad boom went bust, turned it into a viable and livable village. Mr Karwoski became the first Chief of the all-volunteer Winfield Volunteer Fire Company in 1935.
45 years his son John Karwoski II was made Chief of the expanded Winfield Fire Protection District in 1980. Winfield was served by The Winfield Glimpses newspaper from October 1947 to October 1976; the Glimpses changed its name to the Winfield Examiner in November 1976 and ran until February 1992. A full collection of these newspapers is available on microfilm at the Winfield Public Library. Winfield is home to another remnant of the past, called Schmidt's Pond. In the late 1800s, Peter Schmidt dug a pond to provide a place to harvest ice in the winter. Schmidt used the ice for his meat market, but provided ice to the village in general; the property, located between Park Street and Summit Avenue, just south of Town Center Winfield featured an ice house to store the harvested ice. While the ice house has since been turned into a private residence, the pond survives; the pond all but disappeared in the 1970s and 1980s due to lowering water tables, but has since returned, thanks in part to the village hooking up to Lake Michigan for its primary water use and a rising water table.
The pond is home to many ducks, muskrat, frogs and fish, while the pond is on private property, it can be seen from Park Street and Summit Avenues. Hedges station is the oldest train depot in Illinois, it was built in 1849 on the west side of Church Street, where the police station is standing. In 1977 Winfield Township bought the station, their plan to demolish the building to construct a parking lot and more village offices was opposed by citizens who wanted the oldest building standing in Winfield to be turned into a historical site instead. After many arguments, the Township decided to move into another location. In 1981 Hedges station was moved to Winfield road, where it is located, is now a museum. In 1897 a rest home was constructed in Winfield; this rest home was owned by Jessie P. Forsythe until she retired in 1908 and sold it to Emanuel Mandel. In 1909 the home was reconstructed into the Chicago-Winfield Tuberculosis Sanitarium; as tuberculosis became a curable disease, the Sanitarium saw a decrease in patients and all were transferred to Michael Reese in Chicago.
In 1962 the Sanitarium was purchased by the Central DuPage Hospital Association. The Samuel and Eleanor Himmelfarb Home and Studio was constructed in the wooded outskirts of western Winfield, IL in 1942 by the modernist artists; the design was influenced by the Usonian architectural styles of Frank Lloyd Wright. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was approved to be built on February 21, 1867; the residents of Winfield gathered their efforts and the church was erected that year. The church had its first baptism in 1867. On August 17, 1906 the church burned down in a thunder storm. According to Louise Spank, "only the alters, pews. Stations of the cross, communion rail could be saved." The church was rebuilt within a year. Winfield is located at 41°51′57″N 88°09′25″W. Winfield is, by and large, surrounded by forests, including several DuPage County Forest Preserves on the north and south, it borders Wheaton to the West Chicago to the west. According to the 2010 census, Winfield has a total area of 3.03 square miles, of which 2.99 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.
There are a total of 15 parks within the Village of Winfield offe
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
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
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land, not governed by a local municipal corporation. Municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are rare. Unlike many other countries, Australia has only one level of local government beneath state and territorial governments. A local government area contains several towns and entire cities. Thus, aside from sparsely populated areas and a few other special cases all of Australia is part of an LGA. Unincorporated areas are in remote locations, cover vast areas or have small populations. Postal addresses in unincorporated areas, as in other parts of Australia use the suburb or locality names gazetted by the relevant state or territorial government.
Thus, there is any ambiguity regarding addresses in unincorporated areas. The Australian Capital Territory is in some sense an unincorporated area; the territorial government is directly responsible for matters carried out by local government. The far west and north of New South Wales constitutes the Unincorporated Far West Region, sparsely populated and warrants an elected council. A civil servant in the state capital manages such matters; the second unincorporated area of this state is Lord Howe Island. In the Northern Territory, 1.45% of the total area and 4.0% of the population are in unincorporated areas, including Unincorporated Top End Region, areas covered by the Darwin Rates Act—Nhulunbuy, Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the northern region, Yulara in the southern region. In South Australia, 60% of the area is unincorporated and communities located within can receive municipal services provided by a state agency, the Outback Communities Authority. Victoria has 10 small unincorporated areas, which are either small islands directly administered by the state or ski resorts administered by state-appointed management boards.
Western Australia is exceptional in two respects. Firstly, the only remote area, unincorporated is the Abrolhos Islands, uninhabited and controlled by the WA Department of Fisheries. Secondly, the other unincorporated areas are A-class reserves either in, or close to, the Perth metropolitan area, namely Rottnest Island and Kings Park. In Canada, depending on the province, an unincorporated settlement is one that does not have a municipal council that governs over the settlement, it is but not always, part of a larger municipal government. This can range from small hamlets to large urbanized areas that are similar in size to towns and cities. For example, the urban service areas of Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Strathcona County would be the fifth and sixth largest cities in Alberta if they were incorporated. In British Columbia, unincorporated settlements lie outside municipal boundaries and are administered directly by regional/county-level governments similar to the American system.
Unincorporated settlements with a population of between 100 and 1,000 residents may have the status of designated place in Canadian census data. In some provinces, large tracts of undeveloped wilderness or rural country are unorganized areas that fall directly under the provincial jurisdiction; some unincorporated settlements in such unorganized areas may have some types of municipal services provided to them by a quasi-governmental agency such as a local services board in Ontario. In New Brunswick where a significant population live in a Local Service District and services may come directly from the province; the entire area of the Czech Republic is divided into municipalities, with the only exception being 4 military areas. These are parts of the regions and do not form self-governing municipalities, but are rather governed by military offices, which are subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. † Brdy Military Area was abandoned by the Army in 2015 and converted into Landscape park, with its area being incorporated either into existing municipalities or municipalities newly established from the existing settlements.
The other four Military Areas were reduced in size in 2015 too. The decisions on whether the settlements join existing municipalities or form new ones are decided in plebiscites. Since Germany has no administrative level comparable to the townships of other countries, the vast majority of the country, close to 99%, is organized in municipalities consisting of multiple settlements which are not considered to be unincorporated; because these settlements lack a council of their own, there is an Ortsvorsteher / Ortsvorsteherin appointed by the municipal council, except in the smallest villages. In 2000, the number of unincorporated areas in Germany, called gemeindefreie Gebiete or singular gemeindefreies Gebiet, was 295 with a total area of 4,890.33 km² and around 1.4% of its territory. However