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Encyclopedia > Lemont, Illinois
Lemont, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1873.
County; State Cook, Will; Illinois
Township Lemont
Government Mayor-council
Mayor John Piazza
Population (2000) 13,098 (up 78.25% from 1990)
Pop. density 784.1/km² (2,029.9/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60439, 60440
Area code 630 and 331
Land area 17.6 km² (6.8 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $28,354
Household: $70,563
Home value Mean:    $244,742 (2000)
Median: $225,800
Website www.lemont.il.us
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
97.40% 0.31% .66% 0.82% 0.03% 0.15% 0.66%

Lemont is a village in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 13,098 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Location of Lemont in Chicagoland Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 256 colors 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. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... 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History

The village of Lemont began during the planning and construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal (I&M Canal), in the mid 1800s. The location of the town of Lemont is just west of the originally planned location of a town on the I&M Canal to be called "Athens". The town of Athens was never built, due to the proximity of the village of Lemont. The town provided support services for construction of the canal, providing housing as well as a red light district known as "Smokey Row". Many of the original buildings of this era still exist in the downtown area. The historic central business district, adjacent to the I&M Canal, contains numerous examples of architectural styles of the mid 1800s. Many of these buildings are constructed of locally quarried limestone, which at the time of mining was termed "Athens Marble". One famous historic structure which is constructed of this material is the Chicago Water Tower (the only structure to survive the Great Chicago Fire). The location and course of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The I&M Canal was used until the early 1900s. It was succeeded as a major conduit for shipment of cargo by the parallel Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Sanitary and Ship Canal, which is presently in use, is the sole water connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is the only shipping link between the Great Lakes (specifically Lake Michigan by the Chicago River) with the Mississippi River system, by way of the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Lemont is home to the Argonne National Laboratory, Cog Hill Golf Club (home of the PGA Tour's Western Open/ now PGA Tour's BMW Championship). Sacred architecture is another strong suit of Lemont whose skyline is dominated by two landmark religious edifices: the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago and SS. Cyril and Methodius church in the 'Polish Cathedral style'. Interestingly enough both are situated in the sides of hills, giving an even more dramatic backdrop to their monumental architecture. Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // For the former LPGA major, see Western Open (womens golf). ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the PGA European Tour. ... Larger than life structures remain at Karnak 3400 years later Religious architecture is concerned with the design and construction of places of worship, such as churches, mosques, stupas, synagogues, and temples. ... Religious is a term with both a technical definition and folk use. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... SS. Cyril and Methodius in Lemont, referred to in Polish as Kościół Swietego Cyryl i Metodego is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago located in, Lemont, Illinois. ... Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Polish Hill in Pittsburgh The Polish Cathedral style of North-American Catholic church is a genre of church architecture found throughout the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic regions as well as in parts of New England in North America. ... This article is about building architecture. ...


Lemont was featured in the movie Save the Last Dance starring Julia Stiles. The first five minutes of the movie take place in various areas of Lemont. Lemont High School was depicted as Johnson's white Midwestern high school. Portions of the front of the high school were shown along with the main staircase inside the school. A Lemont home and flower shop and Theo J. Gorski & Sons Bus Company[1] were also featured in the beginning of the film. Lemont has also been featured in The Hunter (1980), Straight Talk (1992), and Children on Their Birthdays (2002) .Furthermore, several commercials and a made for tv movie "Enememies,(2006)" were filmed in the downtown location. Save the Last Dance is a motion picture produced by MTV Films, directed by Thomas Carter, written by Duane Adler, and released by Paramount Pictures on January 12, 2001. ... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ... Lemont High School, or LHS, is a public four-year high school located in Lemont, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... The Hunter was released in 1982. ... Straight Talk is an American 1992 comedy film starring Dolly Parton. ... Children on Their Birthdays is a 2002 independent film that tells a story of a 13-year-old girl, played by Tania Raymonde, who has stayed briefly in a country town in Alabama. ...


In 2006, the Lemont Little League All-Star team traveled to the 55th Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team, which represented the Great Lakes region, received 4th place after losing to the Beaverton, Oregon team. Upon returning home, the Lemont team received a parade down State Street in honor of their achievements. A Little League World Series game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. ... South Williamsport is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


In 2007 R. Kelly filmed a music video for the song Rock Star at The Carousel, a local bar in Lemont. Later in 2007, The Interstate 355 tollway extension opened, providing Lemont with more direct access to the Chicagoland expressway system. This is expected to generate major growth over the coming years. Interstate 355 (abbreviated I-355), also known as the Veterans Memorial Tollway, formerly the North-South Tollway, is an interstate highway and tollway located in the western and southwest suburbs of Chicago, USA (part of a metropolitan area sometimes known as Chicagoland). ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ...


Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, writer of the film "Juno", was reared in Lemont.


Geography

Lemont is located at 41°40′8″N, 87°59′20″W (41.668784, -87.988845).[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (5.15%) 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Lemont Rd is the main street.


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,098 people, 4,420 households, and 3,407 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,029.9 people per square mile (784.1/km²). There were 4,553 housing units at an average density of 705.6/sq mi (272.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.40% White, 0.31% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% 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. ...


Ancestries: Polish (33.7%), German (25.7%), Irish (20.8%), Italian (12.1%), English (4.5%), Lithuanian (4.1%).


There were 4,420 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.32. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $70,563, and the median income for a family was $80,558. Males had a median income of $52,464 versus $37,314 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,354. About 1.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 11.5% 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. ...


Transportation

Lemont has a station on Metra's Heritage Corridor, which provides daily rail service between Joliet, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station). A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ...


See also

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Polish Hill in Pittsburgh The Polish Cathedral style of North-American Catholic church is a genre of church architecture found throughout the Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic regions as well as in parts of New England in North America. ... Polish-American refers to American citizens of Polish descent. ... SS. Cyril and Methodius in Lemont, referred to in Polish as Kościół Swietego Cyryl i Metodego is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago located in, Lemont, Illinois. ... Ever since Poland officially adopted Latin Christianity in 966, the Roman Catholic Church has played a very important religious, cultural, social and political role. ...

External links

  • Lemont, Illinois is at coordinates 41°40′08″N 87°59′20″W / 41.668784, -87.988845 (Lemont, Illinois)Coordinates: 41°40′08″N 87°59′20″W / 41.668784, -87.988845 (Lemont, Illinois)

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