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Encyclopedia > Harvey, Illinois
Harvey
South Lawn
City
Motto: A New City Rising
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Thornton, Bremen
Elevation 604 ft (184 m)
Coordinates 41°36′39″N 87°39′07″W / 41.61083, -87.65194
Area 6.2 sq mi (16 km²)
 - land 6.2 sq mi (16 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Population 30,000 (2000)
Density 2,617.6 /sq mi (1,011 /km²)
Founded May, 1891
 - Village May, 1891
 - City Charter ?
Mayor Eric J. Kellogg
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60426, 60428
Area code 708
Location of Harvey within Illinois
City limits of Harvey.
Wikimedia Commons: Harvey, Illinois
Website: http://www.cityofharvey.org/site/

Harvey is a Chicagoland area city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 30,000, at the 2000 census, but a 2003 Census estimate showed the population dipped to 29,367. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Thornton Township is a township located in Cook County, in the state of Illinois. ... Bremen Township is located in Southern Cook County, Illinois. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A city charter or town charter (generically, municipal charter) is a legal document establishing a municipality such as a city or town. ... A question mark is a punctuation mark. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 708 covers western and southern Cook County and eastern and southern Will County in Illinois. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Harvey is bordered by Dixmoor, Riverdale and Blue Island to the north, Posen and Markham to the west, South Holland, Phoenix, and Dolton to the east, and East Hazel Crest to the south. Dixmoor is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Incorporated City in 1900. ... Posen is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Markham is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Phoenix is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1893. ... East Hazel Crest is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Three major north-south streets in Chicago venture as far south as Harvey in some capacity. Halsted Street (Illinois Route 1) runs through the east side of town. Dixie Highway, as it is known in Harvey, is Western Avenue in Chicago. Finally, Chicago's Ashland Avenue becomes Wood Street in Harvey. The reason for this is a surveyor's error along the line where Interstate 57 is now located; Harvey's street names and numbers conform to the section lines rather than actual distance from Chicago's base lines (as indicated by the jogs in Halsted Street near 150th Street and 159th Street between Harvey and Markham, as examples). Harvey's own Ashland Avenue serves as the east-west dividing line for house numbering. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Dixie Highway in St. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... Interstate 57 (abbreviated I-57) is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Sectioning a township. ...

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Geography

Harvey is located at 41°36′39″N, 87°39′7″W (41.610934, -87.651895)[1].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


History

Harvey was founded in 1891 by Christian leader Turlington W. Harvey, a close associate of Dwight Moody (founder of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago). Harvey was originally intended as a model town for “Christian” values and temperance (no-alcohol), it was closely modeled after the company town of Pullman (which eventually was annexed into the city of Chicago). Dwight Lyman Moody, circa 1900. ... Moody Bible Institute (MBI) was founded by evangelist and businessman Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. ... A cartoon from Australia ca. ... Pullman is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, twelve miles from the Loop by Lake Calumet. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 30,000 people, 8,990 households, and 6,760 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,842.2 people per square mile (1,868.2/km²). There were 10,158 housing units at an average density of 1,639.6/sq mi (632.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.57% African American, 10.02% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 7.94% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.78% of the population. There were 8,990 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 31.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.80. 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. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,958, and the median income for a family was $35,378. Males had a median income of $30,610 versus $25,248 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,336. About 20.3% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 17.6% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... 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. ...


Government

Harvey is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district. Illinois Second Congressional District since 2003 The 2nd Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County. ...


Crime and corruption

The city recorded 12 homicides in 2005.[3] In September 2006, the murder of a Metra police officer occurred in a lot adjacent to the 147th Street (Sibley Boulevard) station, the first in that agency's history. A Metra Train in Ogilvie Transportation Center Metra (officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail system that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ...


The Harvey Police Department has come under scrutiny in recent years for misconduct and poor performance in closing murder cases. On January 24, 2007, Cook County Sheriff's investigators and the Illinois State Police raided the Harvey police station to collect evidence from 5 years worth of unsolved gang crimes and other homicides. The decision was made to raid the police station after prosecutors began to inquire why Harvey police had not brought charges in many of the related cases. Harvey, a town of 30,000 residents, had 11 murders in 2006 and has been called "the murder capital of Southland."[4] In 2005, a Harvey police detective was charged with intentionally returning a seized firearm to the gun's owner (a convicted felon) who was later arrested for murder. According to prosecutors, the detective returned the firearm to the felon on orders from Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg.[4] Cook County may mean: Cook County, Illinois Cook County, Georgia Cook County, Minnesota Cooke County, Texas This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Illinois State Police (ISP) is the state police force of Illinois. ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ...


Transportation

Harvey is serviced by two stations along the Metra Electric University Park line to Chicago. One is at 147th Street(a.k.a.; Sibley Boulevard) & Clinton Street, and the other is at Park Avenue & 154th Street. The Metra Electric Line (ME) is an electrified commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, connecting Randolph Street Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois with its southern suburbs. ...


Harvey in film

The Dixie Square Mall, an abandoned shopping mall in Harvey, was the location where the famous car chase scene in the movie The Blues Brothers was shot. Although the mall was closed in September 1979, the makers of the film convinced the city to "open" it again. The mall was remodeled and filled with stores for two days in order to shoot the scene. After filming was completed, the mall was boarded up and closed again. The mall fell into severe disrepair for almost 30 years, becoming ingrown with shrubbery and even several trees. At least two rapes and one murder have occurred within the abandoned mall building over the years. The main precinct of the Harvey Police Department was built on part of the old parking lot during the 1990s. Remnants of the empty mall still stand at 151st Street and Dixie Highway/Western, although a partial demolition of the mall proceeded in late 2005 and early 2006. The Dixie Square Mall is perhaps the most famous dead mall in existence. Front cover of mall directory. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A dead mall is a shopping mall with a high vacancy rate, low consumer traffic level, or is dated or deteriorating in some manner. ...


Notable residents

Notable past and current residents of Harvey.

  • Ivan Albright (1897-1983) Magic realist painter self-portrait, character study, and still life and artist
  • Paris Barclay (1956- ) - Hollywood TV & film Drector/Actor
  • Michael Boatman (1964-) - actor/writer
  • Lou Boudreau (1917-2001) - MLB-baseball Hall of Famer
  • Tom Dreesen (1931- ) [3] - Comedian w/David Letterman, Frank Sinatra
  • Melvin Ely (1978- ) - American NBA-professional basketball player
  • Lupe Fiasco (1982- ) - Rapper
  • Kevin Huizenga (1977- ) - Cartoonist
  • Syleena Johnson (1976- ) - Grammy nominated singer/songwriter
  • Garrett Jones (1981- ) - Major League baseball player
  • Keke Palmer (1993-) - Actress/singer
  • Joseph Puglise (1959-) - Editor/Director Four time National Emmy winner Senior Editor Oprah Winfrey Show 1990-2001
  • Doughboy (1982-) - Rapper
  • Jim Smith (1955- ) - a former professional American football player
  • Willie Taylor (1981- ) - Singer/member of DAY26
  • Marvo (1986-) - Rapper
  • Steven Whitehurst (1967- ) - [4] - Award winning author
  • Bishop G (1981-) - Hypeman/Rapper
  • the IL.Literits (1980,1982-) - Rap Group

Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (February 20, 1897-1983) was a magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his self-portraits, character studies, and still lifes. ... Paris KC Barclay (born June 30, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American television director and producer. ... Michael Boatman Michael Boatman (born 25 October 1964 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American actor. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Melvin Anderson Ely (born May 2, 1978 in Harvey, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A 610, 255 lbs, forward-center from Fresno State, Ely was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (12th... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ... Syleena Johnson (born on September 2, 1976 in Harvey, Illinois) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer/songwriter. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Lauren Keyana Keke Palmer (born August 26, 1993 in Harvey, Illinois)[1] is an American SAG Award-nominated NAACP Image Award-winning actress and singer. ... Doughboy is a now-outdated slang term for an American infantryman, best known from its use in World War I, although it potentially dates back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. ... Jim Smith (born July 20, 1955 in Harvey, Illinois) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. ... Steven Whitehurst (born 1967) is an African American author, poet, and educator. ...

Notes

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Where is the law?"[1]. Accessed 09/28/2006 at http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/harvey/May7a_06.htm.
  4. ^ a b FitzPatrick, Lauren and Jonathan Lipman. "Authorities raid Harvey police station". Daily Southtown January 25, 2007 [2]

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Harvey, IL (577 words)
In 1889 Turlington Harvey, a wealthy Chicago lumberman and banker, organized a real-estate syndicate to promote the industrial suburb of Harvey,Illinois.
From 1960 to 1980 Harvey changed dramatically as the African American population rose from 7 to 66 percent.
Harvey's rates of crime, unemployment, and poverty were among the suburbs' highest.
Harvey, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (600 words)
Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois.
Harvey is bordered by Dixmoor, Riverdale and Blue Island to the north, Posen and Markham to the west, South Holland, Phoenix, and Dolton to the east, and East Hazel Crest to the south.
Dixie Highway, as it is known in Harvey, is Western Avenue in Chicago.
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