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Glencoe (//) is a village in northeastern Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 8,723. Glencoe is located on Chicago's North Shore and is located within the New Trier High School District. Glencoe is ranked eighth among municipalities in the U.S. with a minimum of 2,000 households, when comparing average income per household.
|Village of Glencoe|
|• President||Howard Roin|
|• Total||3.78 sq mi (9.79 km2)|
|• Land||3.72 sq mi (9.63 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2) 1.59%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,373.86/sq mi (916.64/km2)|
|Down 0.45% from 2000|
|Standard of living (2007-11)|
|• Per capita income||$106,649|
|• Median home value||$971,100|
60022, 60093 (southeast corner), and 60062 (small commercial area in the southwest)
|Area code(s)||847 and 224|
Glencoe is located at (42.131602, -87.761026).
According to the 2010 census, Glencoe has a total area of 3.781 square miles (9.79 km2), of which 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2) (or 98.39%) is land and 0.061 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 1.61%) is water.
Glencoe is located on the west side of Lake Michigan. It is separated from suburbs to the north and west by more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of the Cook County Forest Preserve natural forest area. Three golf clubs also buffer it, with the private Lake Shore Country Club on the north, the public Glencoe Golf Club (operated by the village of Glencoe) on the northwest, and the private Skokie Country Club on the west.
The village is surrounded on three sides by upper-income communities, with Highland Park on the north, Northbrook on the west, and Winnetka to the south. The Skokie Lagoons are located in the forest preserve to the immediate west of the village. The same forest preserve has a bicycle trail that connects to other forest preserves to the south. In the village, the Greenbay Trail allows bicyclists to travel as far south as Wilmette and north past Lake Forest. The highest point of elevation in Glencoe is 690 feet (210 m) above sea level along Green Bay Road in the northern part of the village.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,723 people, 3,013 households, and 2,499 families residing in the village. There were 3,209 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 94% White, 1.2% African American, 2.7% Asian, 0.1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5% some other race, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 2,499 family households, out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.4% were headed by married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. Approximately 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89, and the average family size was 3.23.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.6% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 34% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.0 years. There were 4,428 females and 4,295 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $193,571, and the median income for a family was $235,000. Male full-time workers had a median income of $202,083 versus $65,549 for females. The per capita income for the village as of 2011[update] was $106,649, placing Glencoe among the 20 wealthiest communities in the United States. Approximately 4.5% of the population and 4.7% of families were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 10.5% age 65 or older.
Opinions differ about the origins of the village's name. Some attribute it to an early resident, Matthew Coe. Others say it is named for the area of Scotland of the same name. It developed in the late 19th century around a railroad stop. Former Chicago mayor Walter S. Gurnee had become president of the line connecting Chicago and Milwaukee, and often bought up and developed land around railroad stops. Thus, one historian believes the name derives from the maiden name of Gurnee's wife, since Gurnee bought the land in 1867 and began subdivision, although financial problems prevented him from building a home there and he returned to New York for his final years. The village's first seal was based on the seal of Glencoe, Scotland.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many elegant homes were built in Glencoe. In addition to several structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, there are houses designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Robert E. Seyfarth and George Washington Maher, among others.
Glencoe has a Village Manager form of government. It had one of the first public safety departments (combined police/fire/paramedic). In 1921 it adopted the first zoning code in Illinois. Its land-use plan, adopted in 1940, has been adhered to with minor changes since then. Most all nonconforming uses have been eliminated through attrition and it has developed to the allowed uses outlined on the 1940 zoning map. It is predominantly a single-family residential area, with no industrial uses. It has a small cohesive central business district that provides most basic services, including post office, library, Village Hall, performing arts theatre, train station (to Chicago), and other shopping needs.
Since the late 20th century, for 20 years the village has had redevelopment of smaller homes. They have been torn down and replaced by larger homes, spurring debate on historic preservation, the effects of an increasingly wealthy demographic, and rising property taxes.
In addition to such private development, during this time, the village has completed major reconstruction of its street and sidewalk network. The village installed brick sidewalks and period street lights in the business district. Many public buildings have been or are being remodelled or expanded, including the public schools, Village Hall, library, Park District Community Center, and refrigerated outdoor ice rink. The building housing the Glencoe Woman's Club (formerly Woman's Library Club) was torn down. It was replaced by a new building, designed by Jeanne Gang, that houses Writers Theatre. The new building opened to the public in 2016. The private golf clubs (Lake Shore Country Club and Skokie Country Club) have also conducted major remodeling, additions, and reconstruction.
Representation in other mediaEdit
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- Glencoe in the 1970s and 1980s is recalled as the backdrop of the coming-of-age memoir Lake Effect, by author Rich Cohen. This introduced his "Jamie Drew" character, based on exploits of his fellow native Mark Varouxakis.
- The plot of the film Mean Girls is set in Evanston on Chicago's North Shore. It refers to Glencoe in the quote "You go Glen-Coco".
- Glencoe was the stated setting for the 1983 film Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. The movie was filmed in neighboring Highland Park.
- Scenes from the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off were filmed in Glencoe, as were scenes from Sixteen Candles.
- The Glencoe train station is featured in scenes from Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, as well as John Hughes' She's Having a Baby.
- The 2011 film Contagion (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Matt Damon) has scenes that were filmed in Glencoe.
Points of interestEdit
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Cook County Forest Preserves
- Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Sylvan Road Bridge (concrete) (1915 design)
- Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs Subdivision entry light/planter monuments at Sylvan/Franklin and at Franklin/Meadow (circa 1915)
- North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue designed by Minoru Yamasaki
- Glencoe Metra station (circa 1891)
- Friends Park
- Glencoe Golf Club
- Glencoe Public Library
- Glencoe Sailing Beach
- Phil Thomas Park
- Kalk Park
- Men's Library Club (MLC)
- Skokie Lagoons
- Am Shalom Synagogue
- St. Paul A.M.E. Church
- Watts Ice Arena
- Writers Theatre
- Glencoe Historical Society including the Eklund History Center Museum and Garden
- Glencoe Beach
Local media covering news in Glencoe include The Glencoe Anchor, Winnetka-Glencoe Patch, TribLocal and Pioneer Press. Glencoe was the founding home in 1947 of the important social scientific book publisher, the Free Press, until it was sold and moved to New York City in 1960.
- Curt Anderson Maryland legislator, grew up in Glencoe
- Michael Bloomfield, blues musician/guitarist/composer, lived in Glencoe
- Leo Burnett, advertising executive and the founder of Leo Burnett Company 
- Carl B. Camras, an American ophthalmologist known for his research on the treatment of glaucoma, was born in Glencoe
- Ann Compton, former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio; grew up in Glencoe
- Douglas Conant, CEO of the Campbell Soup Company; grew up in Glencoe
- Bruce Dern, actor
- Nick Foles, quarterback for the Chicago Bears; resides in Glencoe 
- Paris Grey, singer ("Big Fun (song)"); ("Good Life (Inner City song)");(Inner City (band))
- Brian Griese, quarterback for the Chicago Bears; lived in Glencoe briefly
- Granville D. Hall, early and longtime village clerk, journalist, former president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and first Secretary of State of West Virginia
- Walter Jacobson, former Chicago television news personality and a current Chicago radio news personality; grew up in Glencoe
- Len Kasper, announcer for the Chicago White Sox; resides in Glencoe
- Frank King, cartoonist (Gasoline Alley); lived in Glencoe
- Alan M. Krensky, National Institutes of Health deputy director; Stanford University associate dean; grew up in Glencoe
- Eric Lefkofsky, billionaire entrepreneur, private equity investor, and venture capitalist; co-founder of Groupon; resides in Glencoe 
- Zoe Levin, actress and star of Bonding, moved to Glencoe when she was 11.
- Khalil Mack, linebacker for the Chicago Bears; resided in Glencoe from 2018 to 2021 
- Archibald MacLeish, poet; three-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Librarian of Congress (1939–1944); provides ongoing inspiration to the Men's Library Club (MLC); born in Glencoe
- Fred Miller, offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, and St. Louis Rams; lived in Glencoe
- Newton N. Minow, former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission 
- Harold Ramis, comedian, actor, and director (Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack)
- Betty Robinson, Olympic gold medalist; former fastest woman in the world; lived in Glencoe
- Ben Savage, actor (Boy Meets World); lived in Glencoe as a child 
- Fred Savage, actor and director (The Wonder Years, The Princess Bride); lived in Glencoe as a child 
- Robert Shea, co-author of the Illuminatus! trilogy.
- James Simpson Jr., Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 
- Gene Siskel, film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune
- Ellen Spertus, former research scientist at Google, grew up in Glencoe
- Melville Elijah Stone, newspaper publisher, founder of the Chicago Daily News, general manager of the Associated Press 
- Kenneth S. Suslick, the world's leading expert on the chemical and physical effects of ultrasound; grew up in Glencoe 
- Clifford Tabin, Chairman, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; grew up in Glencoe
- Lili Taylor, actress (Mystic Pizza, I Shot Andy Warhol, Six Feet Under); born in Glencoe
- Mike Tomczak, quarterback for the Chicago Bears; lived in Glencoe 
- Scott Turow, bestselling author; lived in Glencoe
- Peter Van de Graaff, singer and radio personality; grew up in Glencoe
- James Wilkerson, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 
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