Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, located immediately northwest of Chicago. As of the 2020 census, the village had a population of 3,952.[2] The village was incorporated in 1956, though it had been settled long before that. While Rosemont's land area and population are relatively small among municipalities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, the village is a major center for commercial activity in the region and is a key component of the Golden Corridor. It contains the Allstate Arena, which hosts the Chicago Wolves AHL hockey team. Since its founding, the village has been governed by one family (the Stephens').

River Road in Rosemont
River Road in Rosemont
Flag of Rosemont
Official seal of Rosemont
"You Can't Miss It"
Location of Rosemont in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Rosemont in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°59′27″N 87°52′26″W / 41.99083°N 87.87389°W / 41.99083; -87.87389
CountryUnited States
 • TypeVillage
 • MayorBradley Stephens
 • Total1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Land1.79 sq mi (4.64 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total3,952
 • Density2,205.36/sq mi (851.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60018, 60176
Area code847
FIPS code17-65819
Wikimedia CommonsRosemont, Illinois

Geography edit

Rosemont is at 41°59′27″N 87°52′26″W / 41.99083°N 87.87389°W / 41.99083; -87.87389 (41.990730, −87.873816).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Rosemont has a total area of 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the 2020 census[6] there were 3,952 people, 1,597 households, and 1,016 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,205.36 inhabitants per square mile (851.49/km2). There were 1,810 housing units at an average density of 1,010.04 per square mile (389.98/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 56.05% White, 2.76% African American, 2.10% Native American, 5.29% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 20.57% from other races, and 13.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.50% of the population.

There were 1,597 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.40% were married couples living together, 6.45% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.38% were non-families. 33.81% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 2.61.

The village's age distribution consisted of 19.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,432, and the median income for a family was $70,909. Males had a median income of $36,504 versus $27,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,034. About 11.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

Economy edit

Rosemont is positioned between O'Hare International Airport and the rest of the City of Chicago. Due to its location, much of the village is occupied by a large highway interchange, hotels, and office buildings. Several major hotel chains operating in the United States have a presence in Rosemont.[7]

According to Colliers International, the Rosemont/O'Hare office market encompassed approximately 13.325 million square feet (1,237,900 m2) of total inventory in Q1 2017.[8] Corporate headquarters in the village include those of Culligan, US Foods, Velsicol Chemical Corporation, World Kitchen, Riddell,[9] Reyes Holdings, the Big Ten Conference,[10] and Haribo of America.[11]

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 Wolves hockey, and formerly the DePaul Blue Demons basketball program and Chicago Sky WNBA basketball .

The village is the sponsor of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

The village hosts Midwest FurFest, Exxxotica Expo, and Anime Central annually, among other big name fan conventions.

Emirates airline has its Chicago-area offices in the Columbia Centre in Rosemont.[12][13]

Education edit

Rosemont Elementary School District 78 operates Rosemont Elementary School.[14] Other area schools include Orchard Place School in Des Plaines, operated by the Des Plaines School District 62; East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, operated by the Leyden High School District 212; and Maine West High School in Des Plaines, operated by Maine Township High School District 207. The area that serves District 78 is in the high school district served by East Leyden High School, and the area served by District 62 is served by Maine West High School.

Rosemont is served by two community college districts, Triton College and Oakton College.

Sports edit

Rosemont's Allstate Arena is home to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, and has previously been home to the WNBA's Chicago Sky, and the DePaul University basketball team. Starting in 2011, the Chicago Bandits women's National Pro Fastpitch team moved to Rosemont after playing in Elgin and Lisle in the past.[15]

The Allstate Arena hosted the regional final and semifinal games in the 2005 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.

The Allstate Arena was home to the Chicago Bruisers, an original member of the Arena Football League in 1987. When the Bruisers advanced to the league championship in 1988, Rosemont hosted ArenaBowl II, as well as an arena football test game in 1987.

Rosemont is home to The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, seven-time DCI world champion.

Rosemont is home to Suma1L, a professional esports athlete for Dota 2's Evil Geniuses team. He was the youngest esports player to earn $1 million in prize money.

In March 2013, Rosemont was named a possible location for a replacement of Wrigley Field.

Since October 2013, the Big Ten Conference's headquarters have been in the Rosemont Financial District.

Rosemont is home to the Chicago Dogs, an independent league baseball team.[16] The team is part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and play in a 6,300-seat ballpark, Impact Field.[17] The club played their first games in May 2018.[18]

Transportation edit

Rosemont has a station on the North Central Service, which provides weekday rail service between Antioch and Chicago Union Station.

Rosemont has a station on the Blue Line of the Chicago "L", which provides direct rail service to O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

In the 1990s, there had been efforts to construct a personal rapid transit system in the village.

Politics edit

Since the village of Rosemont was incorporated in 1956, one family, the Stephens family, has governed it. Some members of the family enjoy lucrative village jobs. Christopher Stephens runs the village-run convention center and made $255,600 per year between 2015 and 2018. (The median household income in Rosemont is less than $47,000.) Christopher's uncle, Brad Stephens, is the mayor of Rosemont. In 2017, village trustees voted to increase his salary by 53 percent to $260,000, making him one of the highest paid mayors in the United States.[19]

In July 2019, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the FBI was investigating Rosemont. The Sun-Times reported that the FBI were investigating possible wrongdoing in the city's public safety department, including allegations that members of the department had illegally consumed and distributed illegal narcotic painkillers. The Sun-Times also reported that the FBI were looking at a contract awarded for Monterry Security Consultants, Inc. (a politically connected security company) to oversee security at public venues (including Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theatre, and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center).[20]

Village presidents edit

The following is a list of the village presidents (mayors) of Rosemont:

Village presidents of Rosemont, Illinois
Name Tenure Notes Cite
Donald Stephens 1956 – April 18, 2007 Died in office [21]
Bradley Stephens May 6, 2007 – present Appointed in May 2007; elected to first full term in 2009 [22][23]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "Rosemont Hotels - Village of Rosemont". Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "About Us- Worldwide Locations-Rosemont, IL". Easton-Bell Sports. Archived from the original on June 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "About the Conference". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "HARIBO of America Consolidates Headquarters to Rosemont, IL". Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Rosemont village, Illinois Archived 2011-11-20 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 24, 2011.
  13. ^ "Find a Local Emirates Office – Chicago." Emirates. Retrieved on February 24, 2011. "Address Columbia Centre 5600 N. River Rd. Suite 610 Rosemont IL 60018 USA."
  14. ^ Home. Rosemont Elementary School District 78. Retrieved on November 19, 2016.
  15. ^ "Will move to Rosemont be catalyst Bandits need to survive".
  16. ^ Placek, Christopher (July 28, 2017). "New Rosemont minor league baseball team to be named 'Chicago Dogs'". Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  17. ^ Baichwal, Ravi. "Rosemont hopes new minor league team is a home run with baseball fans". Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  18. ^ Kwiecinski, Chris (May 25, 2018). "Despite loss, Chicago Dogs home opener deemed a success". Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Politically connected Rosemont employee earns 5 times the typical area household". Illinois Policy. October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  20. ^ Herguth, Robert (July 26, 2019). "Rosemont under scrutiny by the FBI, sources tell the Sun-Times". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  21. ^ Wronski, Richard, Tribune; Pearson, Rick; Higgins, Michael (April 19, 2007). "Don Stephens: 1928 - 2007". Retrieved May 17, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  22. ^ "Congratulations, Mayor Bradley Stephens! – Rosemont Chamber". Rosemont Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  23. ^ "Suburban Cook County Election Results April 04, 2017 Consolidated General Election". Cook County Clerk's Office. Retrieved May 15, 2021.

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