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Encyclopedia > Rosemont, Illinois

Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,224. Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

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Geography

Rosemont is located at 41°59'27" North, 87°52'26" West (41.990730, -87.873816)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,224 people, 1,692 households, and 986 families residing in the village. The population density was 937.3/km² (2,423.6/mi²). There were 1,745 housing units at an average density of 387.2/km² (1,001.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.24% White, 1.35% African American, 0.88% Native American, 4.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.55% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 35.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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 1,692 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.31. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $34,663, and the median income for a family was $44,939. Males had a median income of $30,066 versus $30,015 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,781. 14.9% of the population and 10.6% of families were below the poverty line. 23.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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 living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Rosemont is positioned directly between O'Hare International Airport and Chicago. Due to its location, the village is almost entirely occupied by large hotels. Practically every major U.S. hotel chain has a branch in Rosemont. ORD redirects here. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ...


Additionally, Rosemont operates several visitor related-forums. Among these are the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, used for trade shows and gatherings; the Rosemont Theater, used for theatrical purposes; and the Allstate Arena, used for concerts, professional wrestling (three times hosting Wrestlemania), Chicago Rush arena football, and Chicago Wolves hockey. It should be noted that most people who live in and around Chicago still refer to the Allstate Arena by its original name, the 'Rosemont Horizon.' The Allstate Arena is a sports stadium in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University mens basketball, and the Chicago Rush arena football team. ... Professional wrestling show at the World Wrestling Entertainments Tribute to the Troops. Shown here is WWEs Chris Masters. ... Official WrestleMania logo. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Chicago, Illinois Wild card titles 3: 2001, 2003, 2005 Division titles 2: 2002, 2004 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships none // History The Chicago Rush is an Arena Football League team. ... The Chicago Wolves are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ...


It is estimated that about 1.9 million people visited the above three facilities in 2003, and that annual retail charges made by visitors in the same year totaled $204 million.


Reputation

Within the Chicagoland area, and despite its status as a popular destination, Rosemont is regarded as an enigma - a closely-knit, reclusive neighborhood that regards outsiders with suspicion. The main residential area is guarded by a police checkpoint. Its reputation for secrecy is so large that filmmaker Michael Moore, on his television series TV Nation, visited Rosemont to investigate, and to poke fun of village residents. Chicagoland. ... Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. ... TV Nation was a satirical newsmagazine television series written, directed and hosted by Michael Moore that was broadcast in the United States on NBC in the summer of 1994, FOX in the summer of 1995, and in the UK by the BBC. It contained investigative reports into various aspects of...


Attempts to describe Rosemont and its citizens have been largely unsuccessful. In an April 2004 issue of the Chicago Tribune, a reporter attempted to profile the village, but was rebuked due to the refusal of many citizens to answer questions or talk about their home. The reporter was forced to rely on official sources, and to talk with people who lived outside the residential neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains one of the principal daily newspapers of the midwestern United States. ...


Because of the village's commercial developments, not to mention taxes collected from hotel rooms, its municipal government brings in a lot of money, much to the chagrin of neighboring communities. The village's mayor, Donald Stephens, is heavily involved in political fundraising throughout the state of Illinois, so the village is considered extremely powerful politically.


Rosemont is the sponsor of the six time DCI world champions, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. The Cavaliers The Cavaliers are a Division I drum and bugle corps based in Rosemont, Illinois and founded in 1948, and are a member corps of Drum Corps International. ...


Rosemont houses the headquartes of Banco Popular North America. This article is about a Puerto Rican bank. ...


Recent controversy

In recent years, Rosemont has been the center of a controversy involving the placement of a casino. In 1999, the village won support from the Illinois General Assembly to build a casino in the village. However, in 2001, the casino was blocked after the Illinois Gaming Board claimed that some investors in the Rosemont casino had connections to organized crime. The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...


The issue became more convuluted after, in 2004, the Gaming Board seemingly reversed its earlier statements and awarded Rosemont the casino license, in competition with two other Illinois communities. Although the board claimed its decision was made by considering the public good, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan blocked the casino license, and the issue is currently in limbo. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago) is the current and 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


Although the Chicago Crime Commission investigated Mayor Stephens himself for ties to organized crime, no evidence has been presented to back this up, and the village considers the investigation over. During the 1980s, Stephens was acquitted on charges of federal tax and fraud charges. A tax is a charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ...


Rosemont is sometimes accused of having a "cult" to Stephens because of the large number of places in the village named after the mayor, including the Donald E. Stephens Ballroom, the Donald E. Stephens Park, and the Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels. Also, the Stephens family has been criticized for its power within the village - the police department is headed by Mayor Stephens' oldest son, another son serves on the Village Board of Trustees, while other relatives hold various municipal positions.


Quotes

"Everywhere you look in this town, it seems, there's a welcome sign, embellished with a big red rose. It's just lovely. Except for the curious fact that Rosemont is not exactly what you'd call a welcoming place. In spite of, or perhaps because, of all the unsavory news stories lately, Rosemont remains a mystery to most Chicagoans."


- Emily Nunn, "In Search of Rosemont," Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2004


"I gave birth to this village."


- Rosemont Mayor Donald E. Stephens, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, July 25, 1999


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Rosemont, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1059 words)
Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956.
Rosemont is the sponsor of the six time DCI world champions, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.
Rosemont is sometimes accused of having a "cult" to Stephens because of the large number of places in the village named after the mayor, including the Donald E. Stephens Ballroom, the Donald E. Stephens Park, and the Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels.
Anime Central - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (376 words)
Anime Central (Acen for short) is an anime convention that is held yearly in Rosemont, Illinois, in the United States.
It is one of the fastest growing anime conventions in the U.S. and is ranked as the 4th most popular anime convention for the year of 2005.
In its more recent years the convention has moved to May and is held at the Hyatt Regency O' Hare also in Rosemont, IL.
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