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Encyclopedia > New Lenox, Illinois
Village of New Lenox
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Area 10.1 mi² (26.16 km²)
 - land 10.06 mi² (26.06 km²)
 - water 0.04 mi² (0.1 km²), 0.4%
Center
 - coordinates 41°30′30″N 87°58′14″W / 41.508251, -87.970597Coordinates: 41°30′30″N 87°58′14″W / 41.508251, -87.970597
Population 17,771 (2000)
Density 760.5 /mi² (293.6 /km²)
Incorporated 1946
Village Administrator Russ Loebe
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60451
Area code 815/779
Location of New Lenox within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.newlenox.net/

New Lenox is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 17,771 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 23,197 as of 2005. List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... 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. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... 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. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... 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. ...  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... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... 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. ...


The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission forecasts New Lenox will have a population of 90,652 in 2030.[1]

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Geography

New Lenox is located at 41°30′30″N, 87°58′14″W (41.508251, -87.970597).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 26.2 km² (10.1 mi²). 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.20%) 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. ...


History

(From the official village website):


What is now the Village of New Lenox was first settled in the late 1820s, in the area of Gougar crossing ( Route 30 and Gougar Road ) and it was called VanHorne Point. New Lenox Township was established when Will County was created in 1852 with the building of the Rock Island Railroad between Chicago and Rock Island, Illinois. Originally named Tracey in honor of the general superintendent of the Rock Island Railroad. Mr. Tracy later requested that the community be renamed. The first supervisor of the Rock Island Railway for New Lenox Township, John Van Duser, named the Township New Lenox from the town of Lenox, New York, which was Van Duser's home town. In 1863 the name for the new settlement officially became New Lenox after the Township.


The Village of New Lenox wasn't officially created until October 4, 1946. In 1945 and 46 community leaders, F. Carlton Cole, Walter Baers and others reasoned that the community should be incorporated. Recognizing the benefits and the potential growth of the area, a community vote in the spring of 1946 resulted in the authorization for the creation of the Village of New Lenox. On October 4, 1946, the State of Illinois officially certified that the Village of New Lenox was legally organized and incorporated as a Village in the State of Illinois.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,771 people, 5,853 households, and 4,834 families residing in the village. The population density was 680.0/km² (1,760.5/mi²). There were 6,064 housing units at an average density of 232.0/km² (600.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.65% White, 0.30% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.17% 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 5,853 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.39. 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 33.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $67,697, and the median income for a family was $72,947. Males had a median income of $53,301 versus $32,193 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,161. About 1.4% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 2.3% 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 Government

The Village operates under the Village form of local government. The Council-Trustees/Mayor form of government is followed and utilizes a Village Administrator to perform chief administrative duties. The current mayor is Tim Baldermann and the current Village Administrator is Russell Loebe. The six member Board of Trustees and Mayor are elected in an election at large on a four-year staggered basis, with the Mayor elected to that specific office by the voters. Tim Baldermann is the mayor-elect of New Lenox, Illinois, a suburb approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ...

The New Lenox Village Hall.

The Village Board of Trustees is responsible for setting Village Policy, enacting ordinances and resolutions for the proper governing of the Village, as well as for overseeing the proper planning of the Village. The Village Clerk is an appointed position and is responsible for the proper keeping of all official documents of the Village. As well, the position is the Local Election Official, and is responsible for in-person absentee voting, as well as the duties of setting the ballot for all local elections. As Chief Administrative officer, the Village Administrator is responsible for the enforcement of all Village Codes and Ordinances, as well as recommending employee hiring to the Mayor and Board of Trustees. The Village Administrator also supervises all Village departmental operations. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1728 × 1152 pixel, file size: 1. ...


In 2007, the Village governmental operations were move to the new New Lenox Village Hall at 1 Veterans Parkway. Upon occupying this new building of approximately 65,000 square feet, the old village hall which was approximately 14,000 squarefeet was taken over by the New Lenox Police Department[2]. And although the police station is 14,000 square feet, the police officers are still working without a locker room and changing facilities. It should also be noted that the main level of the police station was quickly remodeled upon the move of the village hall.


Expansion

Planned to be completed on November 11, 2007, the I-355 expressway extension of the interstate highway system will meet with I-80 freeway in New Lenox. This interchange is expected to cause New Lenox to grow even more rapidly. Travel times northern suburbs such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, etc. will be decreased as much as 20%. Interstate 355 (I-355), also known as the North-South Tollway, is a 20-mile (32 km) interstate highway and tollway located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA (part of a metropolitan area sometimes known as Chicagoland). ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ...


A new shopping mall, named Cedar Crossings, is scheduled to be completed in 2008 on the north side of New Lenox. For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Taxing Bodies

Residents in New Lenox receive services from and are generally tax by the following taxing bodies:

  • Joliet Junior College[3]
  • New Lenox Community Park District
  • New Lenox Fire Protection District
  • New Lenox Public Library District
  • New Lenox Public Library Bonds
  • New Lenox School District 122
  • New Lenox Township
  • New Lenox Township Road Fund
  • Lincoln-Way Community High School District
  • Village of New Lenox

Joliet Junior College (JCC) is billed as one of the oldest community colleges in the country, having begun in 1901. ... New Lenox School District 122 provides primary education services to students in grades kindergarten through 8. ... New Lenox is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... The Lincoln-Way Community High School District was organized in 1951 by the voters residing in the townships of New Lenox, Frankfort, and Manhattan in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...

Internal links

  • Lincoln-Way Community High School District
  • New Lenox School District 122

The Lincoln-Way Community High School District was organized in 1951 by the voters residing in the townships of New Lenox, Frankfort, and Manhattan in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... New Lenox School District 122 provides primary education services to students in grades kindergarten through 8. ...

External links

Coordinates: 41.508251° N 87.970597° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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