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Encyclopedia > Arlington Heights, Illinois
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1836.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township Wheeling
Government Council-manager
Village President Mayor Arlene Mulder
Population (2000) 76,900 (up 0.76% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,810.5/km² (4,633.3/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60004, 60005, 60006
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 42.5 km² (16.4 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $79,931
Household: $81,759
Home value Mean:    ${{{mhv}}}
Median: $353,600
Website www.vah.com
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
87.6% 1.0% 4.5% 4.1% {{{islander}}}% 1.2% 1.6%
Coat of Arms of Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is an affluent village in Cook County, Illinois and a northwestern suburb of Chicago. It is located about 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. A 2003 Census recount gave the village a population of 76,422, the largest for a village in the United States (although neighboring Schaumburg, Illinois was not far behind in second place). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 10 KB)fixed filename File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... 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The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Image File history File links Vah. ... Image File history File links Vah. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... 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Arlington Heights is known for Arlington Park Race Track, home of the Arlington Million, a Breeders' Cup qualifying event; also hosted the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2002. It is also home to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, which has one of the largest collections in the state, as well as the Metropolis Performing Arts Theatre and John Hersey High School. Arlington Park is a horse racetrack in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. ... The Arlington Million is a race for thoroughbred horses age 3 years and upward. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. ... The Breeders Cup Classic is a Thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and up. ... John Hersey High School, or Hersey, is a public four-year high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...

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Geography

Arlington Heights is located at 42°5′42″N, 87°58′51″W (42.094976, -87.980873)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 42.6 km² (16.4 mi²). 42.5 km² (16.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.18%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Business

Arlington Heights has experienced a recent boom in development of condominiums, restaurants and other businesses in the Central Business District or downtown area of Arlington Heights, with restaurants experiencing the greatest overall success. Although land and space is now limited in Arlington Heights; business development, community development and community design are key concerns of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce with over 800 individual members and about 500 business members. The Village of Arlington Heights is also instrumental in business development, residential development and community development. The community is served by many fine hotels, including the Doubletree Hotel Chicago Arlington Heights, located near Interstate 90.


Notable people from Arlington Heights

Sports

This biography does not cite any references or sources. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada  (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Biggest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands  (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador  (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... Fulham Football Club are an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Buffalo Grove High School, or BG is a public high school located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. ... Thomas Michael Zbikowski is an All-American defensive back, punt returner, and strong safety for the University of Notre Dame football team. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Buffalo Grove High School, or BG is a public high school located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Jarrett Walter Payton (born December 26, 1980 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Miami. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Michael Stanley Myers (born June 26, 1969 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a left-handed relief pitcher who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Brett Basanez (born on May 11, 1983 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a professional American football quarterback with the Carolina Panthers. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Tom Preissing (born December 3, 1978 in Arlington Heights, Illinois although he grew up in Rosemount, Minnesota) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who last played for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL and signed with the Los Angeles Kings on July 2, 2007 as a free agent. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... Jonathan Spector (born March 1, 1986 [1][2][3][4] in Arlington Heights, Illinois), is an American soccer (football) defender. ... First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada  (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Biggest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands  (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador  (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... St. ... Christopher Nowinski Christopher Nowinski is a professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... A Chicago area native, David John Corzine was the eighteenth pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. ... Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) (last name is pronounced with a long U, i. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...

Media and the arts

The Nathaniel Moore House is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Nathaniel Moore House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Publicis Groupe (Euronext: PUB, NYSE: PUB) is a multinational advertising and communications company based in France. ... Davis Daniel (born Robert Andrykowski, March 1, 1961 in Arlington Heights, Illinois[1]) is an American country music artist. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... St. ... Tim McIlrath (born November 3, 1979) is the guitarist and lead singer for the American melodic hardcore band Rise Against. ... Rise Against is an American punk/melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, which was formed in 1999. ... Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, model and film producer. ... House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... Prospect High School, or Prospect, is a public four-year high school located in Mt. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 76,031 people, 30,763 households, and 20,518 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,788.9/km² (4,633.3/mi²). There were 31,725 housing units at an average density of 746.4/km² (1,933.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.56% White, 0.96% African American, 0.08% Native American, 5.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 30,763 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the village was $71,366, and the median income for a family was $88,371.[2] Males had a median income of $59,162 versus $39,555 for females. The per capita income for the village was $33,544. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Local media

Arlington Heights media with websites

Backfence.com Arlington Heights, local citizen media website with neighborhood news.


arlingtonheights.net Arlington Heights community website


Journal & Topics, covering Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. Arlington Heights Post, the local website of the weekly Sun-Times Newspaper Group publication. The Daily Herald, the major locally owned and operated newspaper for Arlington Heights and many other Chicago suburbs.

  • backfence.com Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights Post SunTimes News Group
  • The Daily Herald
  • Journal-Topics Arlington Heights
  • arlingtonheights.org -- Arlington Heights business listing directory Arlington-News.com

Education

Public elementary schools and middle schools in Arlington Heights are operated by Arlington Heights School District 25. Public high schools are operated by Township High School District 214. During peak enrollment from the 1960's to the 1980's, there were three public high schools in Arlington Heights: Arlington High School, Forest View High School and John Hersey High School. Arlington High School was the original high school founded in 1922, but was closed in 1984. Forest View High School was closed in 1986 but serves administrative purposes for the district. Today high school students attend Buffalo Grove High School, John Hersey High School, Prospect High School, Wheeling High School, and Rolling Meadows High School. There are also several private schools in Arlington Heights, such as St. Viator High School, St. James School, Our Lady of Wayside, St. Peter Lutheran School and Christian Liberty Academy. Arlington High School was a public high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, which operated from 1922 to 1984. ... John Hersey High School, or Hersey, is a public four-year high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Buffalo Grove High School, or BG is a public high school located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. ... John Hersey High School, or Hersey, is a public four-year high school located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Prospect High School, or Prospect, is a public four-year high school located in Mt. ... Wheeling High School, or WHS, is a public four-year high school located in Wheeling, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Rolling Meadows High School, or RMHS, is a public four-year high school located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... St. ...


News & current issues

New construction of residential and commercial developments are hot topics in the local news. In the residential category, issues of noise, neighborhood style and character, drainage, and crowding of lots are issues that face residents, developers and village planners. Many houses are torn down or almost completely torn down to make way for new construction. In the commercial category, issues of noise, traffic, parking, retail and residential mix and financing are major issues. In February 2006, Arlington Heights Public School District 25 voted against extension of a tax increment financing (TIF) district, believing that the school district would not recoup funds lost from frozen property taxes. The failure of the TIF district to extend its deadline at the end of 2006, means a possible slowdown in commercial development in of the area within boundaries of the railroad tracks along Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights Road, Sigwalt Street and Chestnut Avenue in downtown Arlington Heights. A TIF district formed around the International Plaza mall on the northeast corner of Arlington Heights Road and Golf Road is the subject of protests and a lawsuit.


A decision of the Arlington Heights Village Board to reject a rezoning request in 1971 was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, in Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Corp., 429 U.S. 252 (1977). A religious order, the Clerics of St. Viator, had sought to rezone their land that was classified for single-family housing so that low and moderate income multi-family developments could be built. After the request was denied, the developer and three black individuals filed suit in federal court, claiming that the decision was racially motivated in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court rejected the challenge, because although racial minorities were disproportionately harmed by the decision, the record did not show any discriminatory intent on the part of the village. In general, zoning is the division of an area into sub-areas, called zones. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Arlington Heights v. ... The Viatorians, or Clerics of Saint Viator (C.S.V.), are a Roman Catholic order founded in Lyon, France in 1831 by Father Louis Querbes. ... The Equal Protection Clause is a part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, providing that no state shall make or enforce any law which shall. ... Amendment XIV in the National Archives The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (Amendment XIV) is one of the post-Civil War amendments (known as the Reconstruction Amendments), first intended to secure rights for former slaves. ...


During his 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush visited Thomas Middle School located in Arlington Heights.


External links

Coordinates: 42.094976° N 87.980873° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  • Village of Arlington Heights
  • Community Information Directory (maintained by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library)--community organizations, social services, government and municipal agencies, restaurants, shopping, events, demographics, etc.
  • Ask A Question About Arlington Heights (via the Arlington Heights Memorial Library)
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Arlington Heights Historical Documents--From DigitalPast
  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum
  • Arlington Heights Park District
  • Arlington Heights Economic Description
  • Arlington Heights, Illinois at the Open Directory Project

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