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  Park Forest, Illinois: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Park Forest is a village located in Cook County, Illinois (additional info and facts about Cook County, Illinois).
Park Forest is located at 41°29'2" North, 87°41'13" West (41.483979, -87.687054).
Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/park_forest,_illinois.htm   (419 words)

 Encyclopedia: Park Forest, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1852 the Illinois Central Railroad was built along the northwestern border of the future Park Forest, and the Michigan Central Railroad came through in 1853 to intersect with the Illinois Central in neighboring Matteson.
Park Forest was designed by Elbert Peets in the tradition of other planned communities such as Radburn, New Jersey, and Riverside, Illinois, to provide housing for veterans returning from the war, earning it the nickname “GI town.” ACB placed advertisements in the Chicago Tribune to lure prospective residents to Park Forest.
Park Forest was honored in 1954 as an “All-America City” for its citizens' help in the creation of Rich Township High School, and again in 1976 for racial integration and open housing initiatives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Park-Forest,-Illinois   (1001 words)

 PSRD:: Meteorite Shower in Park Forest, Illinois
Its chemical and mineralogical compositions establish the Park Forest meteorite as an L5 chondrite, one of the most primitive groups of known meteorites.
The conversion of plagioclase to maskelynite in Park Forest is one indication that it was strongly shocked.
Though the age of the Park Forest meteorite is yet unknown, its shock stage of S5 is consistent with the idea that it derived from the break-up of the L chondrite parent body.
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 Park Forest, IL
The first residents arrived in August 1948, and on February 1, 1949, Park Forest was incorporated as a village.
The population was 23,462 in 2000, when Park Forest received the Daniel H. Burnham Award for planning to redevelop the outdated shopping center into a traditional downtown.
In 2003 meteorites landed in Park Forest and neighboring areas, in the first known meteorite fall in Illinois since 1938.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/957.html   (548 words)

 America on the Move | The Automobile Shapes the Suburbs
Park Forest, Illinois, one of the largest privately built communities in the country, opened in 1948.
Park Forest was a bridge between the old railroad and the new automobile suburbs.
Park Forest developers tried to convince the Illinois Central to build a spur into the center of the community, but the railroad argued that commuter service wasn’t profitable enough.
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 Forest Park
Forest Park, Georgia, United States [City]; population was 16,925 in 1990; housing units was 6,993 in 1990; location is 33°37'N 84°21'W; land area is 8.59 square miles (5,500 acres); water area is 0.03 square miles (16 acres); FIPS code is 30536 [SourceCBP]
Forest Park, Illinois, United States [Village]; population was 14,918 in 1990; housing units was 7,817 in 1990; location is 41°52'N 87°49'W; land area is 2.42 square miles (1,547 acres); FIPS code is 26935 [SourceCBP]
Forest Park, Ohio, United States [City]; population was 18,609 in 1990; housing units was 6,902 in 1990; location is 39°17'N 84°32'W; land area is 6.34 square miles (4,055 acres); FIPS code is 27706 [SourceCBP]
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 Park Forest Cooperative | Welcome to Your New Home...
Park Forest - twice an "All America City" - is home to working persons, scholars and scientists, elected officials, and members of all ethnic and racial groupings.
Park Forest Cooperative, Inc. - Birch Street Townhomes is the first housing co-op chartered in Park Forest, also has been "home" to young and old, and even a few of the famous, including former United Nations Ambassador, Philip Klutznik, who built the townhomes.
Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and wife Brenda, for example, made Park Forest Cooperative their home when they were first married.
www.parkforest.coop   (548 words)

 The Park Forest Illinois Meteorites of March 27   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the meteorites recovered by police in Park Forest.
Several members of the McConathy family, who live next door to the Garzas Park Forest, were awake when the meteor illuminated the neighborhood with a bluish light as bright as daylight.
BY KATE N. The three giddy meteorite buffs descended on Park Forest early Thursday morning, eager to poke and prod 10 pieces of rare gray and fl rock that littered the south suburban community Wednesday night during a meteorite shower.
www.mhmeteorites.com /park_forest/park_forest_illinois_meteorites.htm   (4071 words)

 Forest Park, Illinois
The Park District of Forest Park, a 15 acre park, features a beautiful, new aquatic center, and the Forest Park Public Library in its new quarters is constantly upgrading its collection and adding to its services.
The main attraction of the Park District of Forest Park is the Forest Park Aquatic Center which opened June 1, 1996 and features two flume slides, two drop slides, a diving board, an interactive play structure, lap lanes and a zero-depth shallow end.
The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, Forest Park's oldest business organization, first called the Forest Park Businessman;s Association was organized in 1912 by local businessman and remains active today with a 21-member Board of Directors making the decisions.
www.villageprofile.com /illinois/forestpark/forestpark.html   (1374 words)

 Forest Park Illinois Real Estate and Homes For Sale
Geographically, Forest Park extends from Harlem Avenue to the Des Plaines River and First Avenue on the west, and from Madison Street and the North Western Railway tracks on the north to Cermak Road on the south.
As of the 2000 census, the population of Forest Park was estimated at 15,688, and the Village is conveniently served by the CTA’s Congress and Lake Street El lines, MetraTrain and Pace suburban buses.
The Village of Forest Park traces its origins to John Henry Quick from Harlem, New York, who in 1856, purchased a farm on the site of what is now River Forest and built a two-story boarding house.
www.greatchicagorealestate.com /Comm_Forest_Park.htm   (337 words)

 Forest Park (Chicago, Illinois 60607 USA)
The 22 acre park existed on the last now occupied by the Des Plaines Avenue "el" station and the Eisenhower Expressway.
Prohibition in 1920 closed the park's Beer Garden causing a drop in attendance.
This was followed by a fire in 1922 which destroyed a great deal of the park.
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 America on the Move | Aerial view of Park Forest, Illinois, 1952
This 1952 aerial view of Park Forest, Illinois illustrates the scope of this post-WWII planned residential development, built on farm land and an abandoned golf course, close to 30 miles south of downtown Chicago.
Park Forest was second in size only to Levittown, New York, and served as the setting for William H. Whyte, Jr.’s 1956 classic, The Organization Man.
The community’s political structure and the residents’ level of involvment in local politics set Park Forest apart from similar developments.
americanhistory.si.edu /onthemove/collection/object_1260.html   (126 words)

 Forest Park Illinois History Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Some time prior to Feb. 16, 1884, a number of citizens of the settlement known as Harlem in Proviso Township petitioned the Honorable Richard Prendergast, Judge of the County Court, to call an election for the purpose of determining whether or not there should be an organization of a Village of Harlem.
On Dec.27, 1907, an Ordinance was passed granting the Harlem Fair Grounds and Baseball Park Company to conduct and operate a place of amusement within the limits of the Village of Forest Park.
Forest Park Community Network is brought to you by the Forest Park Public Library and NorthStarNet, the regional information network of the Suburban Library System.
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 Village of Park Forest, Illinois 60466 (708) 748-1112
Village of Park Forest, Illinois 60466 (708) 748-1112
South Suburban Special Recreation Association is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of the Park Forest Recreation and Parks Dept. SSSRA is organized to provide individuals with special needs or disabilities the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation programs.
The Recreation and Parks office is located in the Village Hall at 350 Victory Dr. Park Forest, IL Hours are 9 a.m.
www.villageofparkforest.net /index.php?submenu=ArtsLeisure&src=gendocs&link=Arts_Leisure   (334 words)

 Park Forest, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Park Forest is a village located in Cook County and Will County, Illinois.
Village Of Park Forest, Illinois, USA, homepage: [1]
This page was last modified 18:58, 13 August 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Park_Forest,_Illinois   (424 words)

 Forest Park Middle School - Forest Park, Illinois / IL - school information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Illinois tests students in grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 11 using state assessments.
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Illinois school information: Illinois schools, Illinois districts, Illinois cities
www.greatschools.net /modperl/achievement/il/2101   (383 words)

 Forest Park Community Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Forest Park is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois with 15,688 residents.
Forest Park is about 11 miles from downtown Chicago.
Forest Park borders Oak Park, River Forest, Maywood, Broadview, North Riverside and Berwyn.
fpshome.northstarnet.org   (77 words)

 Oak Park on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Joanne Boots of Oak Park, Illinois, uses her mink coat for a pillow as she stretches out on a bench during a lunch break by the north side of the Chicago river.
Novelist William Hazelgrove at his office in Oak Park, Illinois, is collecting essays about the terrorist attacks on September 11 for an unusual "instant" book.
CHICAGO, IL -- Jay Douglass of Oak Park, Illinois, celebrates after the Cubs' NL Central clinching win at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, September 27, 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/O/OakP1ark.asp   (577 words)

 Park Forest, Illinois - Real Estate, Homes, Property, Commercial
If you are thinking about moving to Park Forest, we can help you find a home, condo, luxury property or other real estate offered for sale.
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 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice - Local Market Conditions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The revitalization of the downtown area along Madison Street and spillover from more expensive nearby communities such as Oak Park where some buyers have been priced out of the market are some of the factors in the price increase.
Take a drive around Forest Park and you are sure to see many remodeling dumpsters parked in the streets.
As a member of the Oak Park Board of Realtors, she has actively served that organization as a past Director and has volunteered on many of their committees.
realtytimes.com /rtmcrcond/Illinois~Forest_Park~mariondigre   (400 words)

 Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park Illinois
Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park Illinois
Oak Park Illinois is the home of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway.
The Avenue is the Old Downtown of Oak Park.
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 Forest Park Police Department
NOTICE OF The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois, an Equal Opportunity Employer, will conduct an examination to establish an eligibility roster of persons qualified to be appointed to the position of Police Officer with the Forest Park Police Department.
The selection process shall consist of several tests, which will be explained, in detail at a mandatory orientation program.
Council Chambers of the Village of Forest Park
www.theblueline.com /feature/ILforestpark.html   (158 words)

 Forest Park, Illinois Detailed Profile - travel and real estate info, jobs, hotels, hospitals, weather, schools, crime, ...
Forest Park, Illinois Detailed Profile - travel and real estate info, jobs, hotels, hospitals, weather, schools, crime,...
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Forest Park, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
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 LiveModern - Modern in Park Forest, Illinois???   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I live near Park Forest, in Olympia Fields and yes, there are lot of great modernist houses in this area.
Long shot, but on www.glenbrookvalley.com there is a brochure downloaded from a 1956 Parade of Homes show.
Pg 33 is a house that originally was built in Park Forest Illinois and was a Parent's Magazine endorsed floorplan.
www.livemodern.com /forums/geographic/chicagoland/590646998215   (239 words)

 Forest Park, IL - Forest Park, Illinois - Population overview
Forest Park, IL - Forest Park, Illinois - Population overview
Illinois > All counties > Cook County > Forest Park
Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race.
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 Park Forest, Illinois
Returning veterans and their families flocked to the new community of Park Forest
Park Forest remains an ethnically and culturally diverse
Many second-generation Park Foresters are moving back to the village to
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 La Leche League of Park Forest, Illinois
All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of the Leaders for breastfeeding help and/or meeting information.
LLL of Park Forest meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.
www.lllusa.org /IL/WebParkForestIL.html   (236 words)

 La Leche League of Oak Park/River Forest, Illinois
LLL of Oak Park meets the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
at at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois.
La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding.
www.lllusa.org /IL/WebOakParkIL.html   (253 words)

 Forest Park Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Located 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, Forest Park is a family-oriented community with much to offer.
Connect with other members of the Forest Park family.
The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving Forest Park's business community since 1912...find out more about us!
www.forestparkchamber.org   (90 words)

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