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Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is located approximately 14 miles (22 km) north of Chicago's downtown district. It is only approximately 3 miles (5 km) from Wilmette's southern border to Chicago's northern border. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 27,651. Wilmette is regarded as a bedroom community in the affluent North Shore district. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (748x1000, 614 KB) Summary Photo of Bahai temple in Willmette, IL, USA. Picture taken and digitally edited by user GregML Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (748x1000, 614 KB) Summary Photo of Bahai temple in Willmette, IL, USA. Picture taken and digitally edited by user GregML Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Seat of the Universal House of Justice, governing body of the Baháís, in Haifa, Israel The Baháí Faith is the religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... A map of the location of Baháí Houses of Worship worldwide; Green represents countries that currently have Baháí Houses of Worship (with a blue dot for the city); Red represents countries where a House of Worship existed, but no longer does; Light Green represents countries where Houses of Worship were... New Trier Township is a township located north of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Wilmette is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... 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. ... Historically, the North Shore referred to the area serviced by the now defunct Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, which ran along Lake Michigans western shore between Chicago and Milwaukee from 1896 until 1963. ...

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History

The village is named in honor of Antoine Ouilmette, a French-Canadian fur trader, who lived here with his part-Potawatomi wife, Archange (a daughter of Sauganash).[1] He persuaded the local Native Americans to sign the Treaty of Prairie du Chien in 1829 so the U.S. government awarded him 1,280 acres (5.2 km²) of land in the area that is now Wilmette and a small part of what is now Evanston. They later sold the land, in 1848, to farmers and developers which eventually evolved into modern-day Wilmette. The oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship was constructed here between 1920 and 1953. Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... Sauganash, also known as Chief Sauganash, or Billy Caldwell, was a half-Potawatomi, half-European leader born in the late 18th century. ... The Treaty of Prairie du Chien may refer to either of two treaties made and signed in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin between the United States, representatives from the Sioux, Sac and Fox, Menominie, Ioway, Winnebago and the Anishinaabeg (Chippewa, Ottawa and Potawatomi) Native American peoples. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A map of the location of Baháí Houses of Worship worldwide; Green represents countries that currently have Baháí Houses of Worship (with a blue dot for the city); Red represents countries where a House of Worship existed, but no longer does; Light Green represents countries where Houses of Worship were...


Village government

Wilmette is governed by a village board composed of six trustees and a president. Trustees serve staggered, four-year terms and are elected at-large. The current village trustees are Mike Basil, John Levin, Karen Spillers, Alan Swanson, Mari Terman, and Lali Watt. The current village president is Chris Canning. Image File history File links Wilmette_seal. ...


In 2004, Wilmette was one of the first localities in Illinois to enact a ban on smoking in all public spaces, including bars and restaurants. Also that year, Wilmette gained notoriety when the village government prosecuted local resident Hale De Mar, age 59, for violating the town's handgun ban (enacted in 1989). De Mar shot a burglar inside his house.[2] Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... No Smoking sign. ... A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ...


The handgun ban was enacted in direct response to an incident in 1988 when Laurie Dann opened fire on a classroom full of children in neighboring Winnetka. Laurie Wasserman Dann (c. ...


Education

Wilmette has several elementary schools (grades K–4) all of which are part of Wilmette Public Schools District 39 [1]: Central, Harper, McKenzie, and Romona. In addition, Wilmette District #39 is also home to Highcrest Middle School (grades 5–6) and Wilmette Junior High School (grades 7–8). Marie Murphy School, while located in Wilmette, is part of Avoca School District 37 [2]. There are also several parochial elementary schools in the area, namely St. Francis Xavier and St. Joseph. The Ronald Knox Montessori School and Baker Demonstration School are private schools located in Wilmette. Highcrest Middle School is a school for grades 5–6 in Wilmette, Illinois, USA. There are sixteen teachers for fifth grade & eighteen for sixth grade. ... Wilmette Junior High School, called WJHS in casual speech, is a school comprising of seventh and eighth grade students for the Wilmette, Illinois public school district 39. ... Baker Demonstration School is a private school located in Wilmette, Illinois. ...


Wilmette residents are served by New Trier Township High School District. High school freshmen attend classes at the Northfield campus while sophomores, juniors, and seniors attend classes at the Winnetka campus. Some students may travel between campuses to take specialized courses that are only offered at one location. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Northfield is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately fifteen miles north of Chicago. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ...


Wilmette is also home to Catholic high schools Loyola Academy and Regina Dominican High School. For other uses, see Loyola Academy (disambiguation). ... Regina Dominican High School is a small (420-450 students) all-girls Catholic high school in Wilmette, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1958 and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominicans. ...


Arlyn School in Wilmette is an alternative school that is supported by member school districts in the area. It serves junior high and high school students who have been referred by school districts, community agencies, private practitioners, and parents. In education, the phrase alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or special school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. ...


The Wilmette Public Library provides educational support to students at all grade levels, including those residing in neighboring Kenilworth. The Wilmette Public Library serves the citizens of Kenilworth and Wilmette, Illinois on Chicagos North Shore. ... Statistics Population: 22,582 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP295715 Administration District: Warwick Shire county: Warwickshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Warwickshire Services Police force: Warwickshire Police Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: Kenilworth Postal district: CV8...


Attractions

Attractions include Gillson Park with beach access, marina, and an off-leash area for dogs, Centennial Park, with a public swimming pool, tennis and ice-skating facilities. The Wilmette Golf Club, hosting a 6,378-yard course, is located on the far west side of town.


Architecture

Wilmette is famous for its notable examples of religious architecture. 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. ...


Wilmette is home to a Bahá'í House of Worship. Wilmette's House of Worship is the oldest of the seven existing Bahá'í temples around the world. Nearby are administrative offices for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, its governing body. The house of worship was named in 2007 as one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois by the Illinois Bureau of Tourism representing Chicagoland.[3] Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Baháí House of Worship attracts an average of four million visitors a year (around 13,000 each day). ... A map of the location of Baháí Houses of Worship worldwide; Green represents countries that currently have Baháí Houses of Worship (with a blue dot for the city); Red represents countries where a House of Worship existed, but no longer does; Light Green represents countries where Houses of Worship were... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ...


The oldest existing church building in the Village is the First Congregational Church (1909) designed in the Tudor Revival style. Trinity United Methodist Church is considered Wilmette's premiere Neo-Gothic structure. Trinity was designed by Granger & Bollenbacher and constructed in 1928 of Wisconsin Lannonstone. The church features stained glass windows by Willet Studios of Philadelphia, among the top American studios during the 1920s. The church was also used as a filming location for Home Alone. Ascott House, Buckinghamshire. ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Both St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier Church were designed by the firm of McCarthy, Smith and Eppig, a firm that produced some of the most architecturally outstanding Chicago area Roman Catholic churches built during the Great Depression era, such as St. Wenceslaus in Avondale, St. Mary of the Lake in Lakeview, and St. Bernardine in Forest Park. St. Joseph's is Wilmette's oldest religious congregation, having been established in 1843. The present building, built in 1939, is among the finest examples of Art Deco architecture on the North Shore. The interior is particularly well preserved and features Art Deco light fixtures, and stained glass windows designed and fabricated by Giannini & Hilgart of Chicago. The altar floor and sanctuary wall contain Italian and French marble inlaid with Portuguese onyx. The Stations of the Cross are pastel-hued mosaics crafted in the Vatican Studio of Mosaics in Rome. The design and materials of the Y-shaped school designed by Herman J. Gaul of Chicago and constructed in 1934, and the adjacent rectory, harmonize with the church. St. Francis Xavier Church, built in 1939 was designed in the Late Gothic Revival mode while McCarthy, Smith & Eppig were simultaneously working on St. Joseph's in Wilmette. The stained glass windows were made with English and German imported glass by the famed F. X. Zettler Studios of Munich, Germany and New York. St Francis Xavier School, just east of the church and built in 1924 is a unique modern blend of Gothic architecture by Chicago architect Barry Byrne. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Great Depression started after October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... St. ... Avondale aka Jackowo is one of 77 officially designated Chicago, IL community areas. ... Lakeview (properly and historically spelled as Lake View) is a neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is located along the shore of Lake Michigan and runs approximately from Diversey Parkway on the south to Irving Park Road on the north and from Lake Michigan on the... Incorporated Village in 1907. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asheville City Hall. ... North Shore refers to more than one geographic area: North Shore, New Zealand, a city in the Auckland conurbation, New Zealand North Shore (Sydney), a suburban region of Sydney, Australia North Shore (Victoria), a suburb of Geelong, Australia North Shore (Lake Superior), the area of Minnesota, USA and Ontario, Canada... Asheville City Hall. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... Onyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The rectory is the title usually given to the building inhabited, or formerly inhabited, by the rector of a parish. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München pronunciation) is the state capital of the German Bundesland of Bavaria. ... NY redirects here. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Wilmette has two houses built by Frank Lloyd Wright: the Frank J. Baker House (and carriage house) and the Lewis Burleigh House. Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ...


Transportation

Wilmette is served by the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' and Metra, as well the PACE suburban bus system. The northernmost station of the Purple Line is located at Linden Avenue in Wilmette. Wilmette's commuter railroad station is at Green Bay Road and Washington Avenue. Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois. ... The L[1], variously, if perhaps incorrectly, styled L, El, EL, or L, is the rapid transit system that serves Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... The Purple Line primarily serves Evanston and Wilmette, running express services to downtown Chicago, sometimes via Wrigley Field in Lake View East. ... Linden is a station on the Chicago Transit Authoritys L system, on the Purple Line at 349 Linden Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois (directional coordinates 500 north, 400 west). ... Wilmette is the name of a commuter railroad station in Wilmette, Illinois, USA that is served by Metras Union Pacific/North Line. ...


Geography

Wilmette is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan and is a near northern suburb of Chicago, immediately north of Evanston at 42°4′38″N, 87°43′25″W (42.077178, -87.723736)GR1. The North Shore Channel drainage canal empties into Lake Michigan at Wilmette Harbor. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... The North Shore Channel is a drainage canal built between 1907 and 1910 to flush the sewage-filled North Branch of the Chicago River down the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.0 km² (5.4 mi²). 13.9 km² (5.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.19% 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. ...


One of its sister cities is Mona Vale, New South Wales, with which it participates in yearly student exchange program. Mona Vale is also the site of the Baha'i House of Worship for Australia. Mona Vale is a small town located on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... There are currently seven Baháí Houses of Worship around the world, although Baháí communities own many properties where they plan for Houses of Worship to be constructed as the Baháí community grows and develops. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 419
1890 1,458 248.0%
1900 2,300 57.8%
1910 4,943 114.9%
1920 7,814 58.1%
1930 15,233 94.9%
1940 17,226 13.1%
1950 18,162 5.4%
1960 28,268 55.6%
1970 32,134 13.7%
1980 28,229 -12.2%
1990 26,530 -6.0%
2000 27,651 4.2%
Decennial US Census

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,651 people, 10,039 households, and 7,730 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,984.4/km² (5,135.8/mi²). There were 10,319 housing units at an average density of 740.6/km² (1,916.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.66% White, 0.56% Black, 0.04% Native American, 8.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population. 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 10,039 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $106,773, and the median income for a family was $122,515. Males had a median income of $97,143 versus $50,007 for females. The per capita income for the village was $55,611. About 1.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% 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. ...


People from Wilmette

Ann-Margret Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish-born actress and singer. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Christie Hefner (born November 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is the chairman and chief executive officer for Playboy Enterprises Inc. ... Playboy is an American mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Barry Horowitz (born March 24, 1960 in St. ... William James Bill Murray (b. ... Joel Murray (b. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Ian Punnett Case Ian Punnett (born March 3, 1960 in Wilmette, Illinois) is an American radio broadcaster, who has appeared on national news programs for CNN. He is a former host of widely-syndicated Coast to Coast AM, created by Art Bell, where he hosted every Sunday night from April... Antoin Tony Rezko is an Illinois restaurant and real estate developer currently facing federal charges of attempted extortion, money laundering, and fraud. ... Jack Ryan ran for the United States Senate from Illinois and was forced to withdraw due to allegations of past sexual behavior that some viewed disapprovingly. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, the other one being the Democratic Party. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. ... Rainn Dietrich Wilson (pronounced Rain) (born January 20, 1966) is a two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning American actor. ...

References

  1. ^ "Fort Dearborn Story Began with 4 Cabins 150 Years Ago" Chicago Daily Tribune August 17, 1953. p.1.
  2. ^ http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1055861/posts
  3. ^ Wonders of Illinois

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Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States.
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