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Encyclopedia > Peotone, Illinois
Peotone
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Coordinates 41°19′46″N 87°47′42″W / 41.32944, -87.795
Area 1.5 sq mi (4 km²)
 - land 1.5 sq mi (4 km²)
Population 3,385 (2000)
Density 2,232.4 /sq mi (862 /km²)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code XXXXX
Area code XXX
Location of Peotone within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Peotone, Illinois

Peotone is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,385 at the 2000 census. The city is about 43 miles south of Chicago. 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. ...  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... This article is about North American telephone area codes. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 443 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (768 × 1,040 pixels, file size: 811 KB, MIME type: image/png) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Illinois_-_outline_map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...

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Geography

Peotone is located at 41°19′46″N, 87°47′42″W (41.329445, -87.795138).[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) all of it is 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. ...


Main roads are Route 50, Interstate 57, Wilmington Road, and Joliet Road.


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,385 people, 1,268 households, and 930 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,232.4 people per square mile (859.8/km²). There were 1,299 housing units at an average density of 856.7/sq mi (330.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.93% White, 0.27% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% 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. ... 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 1,268 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.17. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $56,404, and the median income for a family was $61,768. Males had a median income of $47,500 versus $26,636 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,415. About 0.7% of families and 0.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% 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. ...


Peotone School District

The Peotone 207-U school district is one of the largest district's square mile wise in the state of Illinois..[citation needed] The unincorporated towns of Green Garden and Wilton Center funnel into the Peotone district after the 4th grade. Peotone, Green Garden, and Wilton Center have their own elementary schools.


The Connor Shaw Center is the home to fifth graders in Peotone. The building used to be the high school and then in the late 1950s.[citation needed] it was turned into a junior high when the new high school was built.


In the current age the new high school that was built in 1957.[citation needed] is now the junior high for the entire district. It is located on Blue Devil Drive and the outdoor high school sports still have their home games on the fields surrounding the junior high.


2001 is when the new high school was built on the northwest side of town..[citation needed] Presently about 680 students attend the high school. The school mascot of the high school, junior high, Connor Shaw Center, and the elementary is Blue Devils. For Wilton Center, the mascot is a roadrunner. Green Garden's mascot is a griffen.


Registered Historic Places

The Peotone Mill, formerly known as the Rathje Mill, is located in the village of Peotone, Illinois, which is in Will County, Illinois, USA. The mill was donated to the Village of Peotone in the early 1980s. ...

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Proposed south suburban airport

Peotone is the proposed site of a new airport to serve the Chicago area. As is often the case with the construction of airports, the proposal is controversial. In 1967 the Chicago Tribune ran several editorials regarding the need for a third airport in Peotone. Proposed Chicago south suburban airport is a proposed airport in Peotone, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...


Proponents point out that the existing facilities at O'Hare and Midway airports cannot meet the transportation needs of the Chicago area, and that the development will bring economic prosperity to Chicago Southland, an area deprived of economic development, as well as the rest of the state. Politicians backing plans include Governor Rod Blagojevich; Representatives Jesse Jackson Jr. and Henry Hyde; Congressman Jerry Weller, the representative of the district in which the airport would be located; and Will County Executive Larry Walsh. OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... The Greater-Chicago Area featuring Chicago-Midway and OHare International Airports Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located on the citys southwest side, eight miles from Chicagos Loop. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Southland is the suburban region south and southwest of Chicago, comprised of approximately 61 Chicagoland communities. ... Milorad Blagojevich, commonly known as Rod R. Blagojevich (pronounced  , born December 10, 1956) is an American politician from the state of Illinois. ... Jesse Jackson, Jr. ... For other persons named Henry Hyde, see Henry Hyde (disambiguation). ... Gerald C. Jerry Weller (b. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ...


Opponents to the plan are concerned about the environmental disruption that would be caused by new airport construction and the roads that would be needed to support it. They also point out that Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Indiana already exists, is closer to Chicago than Peotone, and is already undergoing expansion to support heavier use with minimal environmental impact. Politicians opposing the Peotone airport plan include Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, former Gary Mayor Scott King, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and Representative Peter Visclosky from Indiana. FAA diagram of GYY Gary/Chicago International Airport (IATA: GYY, ICAO: KGYY, FAA LID: GYY) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Gary, a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... This article is about the city. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the city. ... Mitchell Elias Mitch Daniels, Jr. ... Peter J. Visclosky (born August 13, 1949), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1985, representing the 1st District of Indiana. ...


Jesse Jackson Jr. is the head of a private group looking to take ownership of the proposed airport. A state-backed IDOT plan is more friendly to the citizens of the actual footprint of the proposed airport by giving local control of the airport to county officials.


In his 2004 science fiction novel, "The Boy Who Would Live Forever," (the fifth in the Gateway series) Frederik Pohl has a character fly out of "Peotone International Airport." [TOR paperback edition, p 256] Pohl lives in Palatine, Illinois. Gateway has several meanings. ... Frederik George Pohl, Jr. ...


References

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External links

  • Peotone, Illinois is at coordinates 41°19′46″N 87°47′43″W / 41.329445, -87.795138 (Peotone, Illinois)Coordinates: 41°19′46″N 87°47′43″W / 41.329445, -87.795138 (Peotone, Illinois)

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Introduction to Peotone: Caught in the Middle (951 words)
The numerous archaeological sites in and surrounding Peotone, Illinois have thus far revealed, in surface hunted collections, a great number of artifacts representing Paleo through Historic Periods.
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Illinois’ prehistoric sites do not deserve to be ignored and/or bulldozed under, and the stories told by them will likely greatly enhance the knowledge of this region.
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The distance from Peotone to Washington DC is 614 miles.
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Peotone is positioned 41.33 degrees north of the equator and 87.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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