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Kenilworth, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1889.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township New Trier
Government Council-manager
President Tolbert Chisum
Population (2000) 2,494 (up 3.2% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,252.0/km² (3,242.7/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60043
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 0.97 km² (0.6 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $100,718
Household: $200,001
Home value Mean:    $1,088,900 (2005)
Median: $1,122,400
Website www.villageofkenilworth.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
96.2% 0.16% 1.36% 2.25% 0.00% 0.04% 0.00%

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Contents

History

Joseph Sears purchased 223.6 acres in one of the last undeveloped areas near Chicago's lakeshore for $150,300 in 1889. Seven years later, the population had reached 300 residents, fulfilling the legal requirement for incorporation. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 2,494. Joseph Sears is the founder of Kenilworth, Illinois. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Reputation

Kenilworth has a reputation as the wealthiest and most exclusive community in the Midwest. In April 2005, American Demographics magazine named Kenilworth's ZIP code (60043) the 11th most affluent in the US and in April 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Kenilworth as the 88th most expensive ZIP code [1]. The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Mr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Education

Kenilworth has its own public school district, with its only school being Joseph Sears School, named after the founder of the village. The school, commonly known as Sears, runs from junior kindergarten through eighth grade, with about sixty students per grade. Sears has its own gymnasium, auditorium, library, and two high-tech computer labs, in addition to a blacktop and large fields behind the school. Annual events that go on at Sears include The Eighth Grade Play, the Spelling Bee, the Geography Bee, Scamper Night (concert put-on by the Girl Scouts), and Field Day (tigers vs. wildcats). Most students participate in one of the school's athletic teams, including basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, and field hockey. While Sears is a public school, many people outside of the community think of it as a private school, because the entire student body comes from the same wealthy neighborhood. Joseph Sears School commonly referred to as Sears is the public school in Kenilworth, Illinois in Cook County. ...


There are no private schools in the small village of Kenilworth itself, but some K-8 students do attend nearby schools such as Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity, St. Joseph, St. Francis Xavier, and North Shore Country Day.


The vast majority of high schoolers in Kenilworth attend New Trier High School, the district high school just down the road, but others attend a variety of private schools including local and boarding schools. The most popular choices for students looking for alternatives include local private schools such as Loyola Academy, and Lake Forest Academy as well as east coast schools like The Hotchkiss School and Westminister School. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Loyola Academy (disambiguation). ... Lake Forest Academy is a private boarding and day school for grades 9 through 12 located on the North Shore in Lake Forest, Illinois. ... The Hotchkiss School is an independent, American college preparatory boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. ...


The Wilmette Public Library in neighboring Wilmette, Illinois provides educational support to students at all grade levels in local public and private schools. The Wilmette Public Library serves the citizens of Kenilworth and Wilmette, Illinois on Chicagos North Shore. ... US Baháí House of Worship in Wilmette Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...

  • School Website [2]
  • Teacher Salaries [3]
  • Illinois School Report Card [4]

Public Entities and Points of Interest

Places in Kenilworth include

  • The Kenilworth Beach - The local public beach, it is divided into a sailing beach and a people beach
  • Pee Wee Field - Baseball field located on the west side of town where many little leaguers play
  • Townley Field - District-owned field behind the school where many sports go on including football, soccer, lacrosse, and the school Field Day
  • The Ware Garden - Public courtyard on the eastside where many residents walk their dogs
  • McKinely Park - A small park on the southside of town
  • Kenilworth Train Station - Train station on the Metra Line inbetween Indian Hill and Wilmette lines
  • Joseph Sears School - Public elementary and grade school on Abbotsford road (JK-8)
  • The Kenilworth Club - A frequented community house that hosts all sorts of venues throughout the year
  • Kenilworth Union Church - A Non denominational Christian church on Kenilworth Road
  • Church of the Holy Comforter - Episcopal Church across the street from Kenilworth Union

Kenilworth does not have its own fire department or library; the town shares a fire department with neighboring Winnetka and library with neighboring Wilmette and Winnetka. Kenilworth has its own police department and 9-1-1 call center.


Kenilworth Assembly Hall

Formerly known as the Kenilworth Club, the Assembly Hall is a community building in the center of the village used for civic events for the town's gatherings, school-related events, and private organizations' meetings. The building was constructed by George Maher in 1907, and will reach its centennial commemoration next summer. The community house is used by the Historical Society, Joseph Sears School, and the Boy and Girl Scouts programs among others. In addition, a handful of yearly events go on at the Kenilworth Club, including Bingo Night, The Memorial Day Parade, and the Halloween Party. According to the official website, the Club's mission is, "To educate members of the community about the village, its history and architecture, as represented by the Assembly Hall itself; to promote friendly relations among its members; to serve their social needs; and to promote cultural activities, provide literary entertainment and encourage mental culture." George Washington Maher (December 25, 1864—September 12, 1926) was a significant contributor to the Prairie School-style of architecture, during the first half of the 20th century. ...


In recent years, the Kenilworth Assembly Hall has become a home for concerts and benefits hosted by local bands from New Trier High School and other surrounding areas. The title "North Shore Scene" has been appropriately coined by many students and teenagers to describe their association with the concerts and the bands that participate. The North Shore Scene has helped launch the careers of well-known artists such as Fall Out Boy and Blacktop Mourning. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American alternative rock band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois) that formed in 2001. ... Blacktop Mourning is an American pop-punk band from the Northeast Suburbs of Chicago, IL. Their debut record No Regret is slated for worldwide release on May 15th, 2007 through Adam Duritzs Tyrannosaurus Records. ...


Teardown Controversy

One of the growing controversies in Kenilworth is the issue of tearing down historical homes. In the last three years, over 20 houses have been torn down, and have been replaced with bigger and more modern houses, dubbed "McMansions" by the community members who oppose the new movement. But the issue goes farther than just the new houses, it is the homes that are getting torn down. Recently, owners of historically important homes have sold their houses to developers who construct extravagant and massive houses, which has in turn drawn negative reactions from many residents. Kenilworth has many homes built by famous architects like the Burnham brothers, George Maher, and Frank Lloyd Wright, some of which have been in the center of the controversy. The controversy is evident as one drives around Kenilworth and sees the many small yard signs protesting the demolition of homes. One of the most talked about homes "that could be torn down" is 157 Kenilworth Avenue. This house was going to be torn down in the summer of 2006, but ended up being preserved. The issue drew national attention in 2006 when the National Trust for Historical Preservation put Kenilworth in its "Eleven Most Endangered Places" in the US.


Some homes that drew controversy before being torn down include:

  • 338 Kenilworth Ave
  • 414 Warwick Rd
  • 512 Roslyn Rd

Rebel Football

Kenilworth has its own sixth through eighth grade football program, called the Rebels. The team is comprised of mostly boys from Sears School, but the team usually fields a few students from Wilmette and Winnetka. The squad practices four days a week during the season, and plays on weekdays at Townley Field, the field directly behind the school. While the first ten or so games are fun to watch, the spectacle of the year is the last game of the season, against their rivals to the south, Wilmette Football. Wilmette is roughly twenty times the size of tiny Kenilworth, but the Rebels seem to put up a fight year in and year out. The game is always the final match of the season, and is always under the lights in either Kenilworth or Wilmette. Wilmette is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Winnetka is the name of some places in the United States of America: Winnetka, Los Angeles, California Winnetka, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Wilmette is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wilmette is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Geography

Kenilworth is located at 42°5′17″N, 87°42′57″W (42.088128, -87.716009)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²), all 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. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,494 people, 792 households, and 697 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,604.9/km² (4,190.8/mi²). There were 815 housing units at an average density of 524.5/km² (1,369.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.27% White, 0.16% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.25% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 792 households out of which 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.9% were non-families. 10.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.39. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $200,000+, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $69,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $100,718. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.7% 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. ...


Kenilworth is one of the most conservative towns in Illinois. George Bush received over 65% of the vote in 2004. (New Trier Precincts 22-24)


Notable People

George Washington Maher (December 25, 1864—September 12, 1926) was a significant contributor to the Prairie School-style of architecture, during the first half of the 20th century. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... It has been suggested that Prairie Houses be merged into this article or section. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ...

External links

  • Official village website
  • All scouting organizations
  • Kenilworth Assembly Hall Association (known colloquially as the Kenilworth Club)
  • Kenilworth Historical Society
  • Kenilworth Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Kenilworth Matters
  • Citizens For Kenilworth
  • Homeowners For Kenilworth
  • Wilmette Public Library

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kenilworth, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Kenilworth is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 17 miles north of downtown Chicago.
It is the newest of the eight suburban North Shore communities bordering Lake Michigan, and is the only one developed as a planned community.
Kenilworth has a reputation as the wealthiest and most exclusive community in Chicagoland.
Welcome to the Kenilworth Historical Society (223 words)
The Kenilworth Historical Society was founded in 1922 to preserve and present the history of this early planned community of Kenilworth, Illinois, incorporated in 1896.
Kenilworth, Illinois is located between the villages of Wilmette and Winnetka, sixteen miles north of the Chicago loop.
Kenilworth Avenue is accessible from Sheridan Road on the eastern end and Green Bay Road on the western end.
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