Crestwood, Illinois facts for kids
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A bridge over the Cal-Sag Channel on 127th Street.
Location of Crestwood in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||3.08 sq mi (7.97 km2)|
|• Land||3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2) 0.98%|
|• Density||3,550.67/sq mi (1,370.84/km2)|
|Standard of living (2007-11)|
|• Per capita income||$28,662|
|• Median home value||$172,400|
60418 (as of May 2017) 60445 (2017 and prior)
According to the 2010 census, Crestwood has a total area of 3.078 square miles (7.97 km2), of which 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2) (or 99.09%) is land and 0.028 square miles (0.07 km2) (or 0.91%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||9,073||7,710||82.86%||71.22%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||740||1,084||6.76%||10.01%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||13||2||0.12%||0.02%|
|Asian alone (NH)||105||186||0.96%||1.72%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||1||0||0.01%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||10||30||0.09%||0.28%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||116||266||1.06%||2.46%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||892||1,548||8.15%||14.30%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
In April 2009, the Chicago Tribune in an investigative article titled "Poison in the Well", reported that the water from a well used to supply residents with drinking water had been contaminated with chemicals (including two linked to the known carcinogen perchloroethylene) from dry cleaning solvents. Village of Crestwood officials, including Mayor Robert Stranczek, and the former mayor Chester Stranczek, were accused of secretly and illegally using the well and lying to regulatory authorities in order to cover that up. The ensuing investigation has generated three class-action lawsuits, two wrongful death lawsuits, and several federal raids. Tricia Krause, a mother of a son who had leukemia for six years and a daughter who had a brain tumor alerted the USEPA of the wrongdoings of the Village of Crestwood officials.
In April 2013, certified water operator Frank Scaccia pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement. Crestwood's police chief and former water supervisor, Theresa Neubauer, was also found guilty of making false statements to regulators. Former Mayor Chester Stranczek was declared not fit to stand trial due to dementia.
Delia M. Turner Elementary School, a Pre-K - Kindergarten school of the Posen-Robbins School District 143½, is within Crestwood.
- Ron Mahay, pitcher for eight Major League Baseball teams
- Joan Patricia Murphy, Illinois politician
In Spanish: Crestwood para niños
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