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Proviso Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
 • Type Township
 • Total 29.68 sq mi (76.86 km2)
 • Land 29.68 sq mi (76.86 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
627 ft (191 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density 5,112/sq mi (1,973.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60104, 60126, 60130, 60141, 60153, 60154, 60155, 60160, 60162, 60163, 60164, 60165, 60305, 60513, 60521, 60525, 60526, 60546, 60558
Area code(s) 708
FIPS code 17-031-62133

Proviso Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 151,704. It was organized in 1850 and originally named "Taylor", but shortly afterward its name was changed to make reference to the Wilmot Proviso, a contemporary piece of legislation intended to stop the spread of slavery.

The Proviso Township government office is located at 4565 W. Harrison Street, Hillside, IL 60162.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Proviso Township covers an area of 29.68 square miles (76.9 km2).

Cities, towns, villages

Adjacent townships

  • Leyden Township (north)
  • River Forest Township (northeast)
  • Berwyn Township (east)
  • Oak Park Township (east)
  • Riverside Township (southeast)
  • Lyons Township (south)
  • Downers Grove Township, DuPage County (southwest)
  • York Township, DuPage County (west)
  • Addison Township, DuPage County (northwest)


The township contains these fifteen cemeteries: Concordia, Forest Home, Free Sons of Israel, Glen Oak, Immanuel, Joseph and Sons Incorporated, Menorah, Mount Carmel, Oak Ridge, Old Settlers, Parkholm, Queen of Heaven, Waldheim, and Woodlawn.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • 86th USARCOM Heliport
  • Chicago Airmail Field (historical)
  • Loyola University Medical Center Heliport
  • Sauerman Heliport


  • Edward Hines Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Millers Meadows (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
  • Thatcher Woods (Forest Preserve District of Cook County)
  • Wolf Road Prairie (Forest Preserve District of Cook County & Illinois Department of Natural Resources)

Political districts

  • Illinois' 3rd congressional district
  • State House District 07
  • State House District 08
  • State House District 21
  • State House District 41
  • State House District 77
  • State House District 78
  • State Senate District 04
  • State Senate District 11
  • State Senate District 21
  • State Senate District 39

Company B of the 192nd Tank Battalion

Some graduates of the early 1940s were members of Company B of the 192nd Tank Battalion, an Illinois National Guard Unit, whose involvement in the Bataan Death March during World War II, has been commemorated every year in Maywood since 1942. 137 township residents were killed or captured during the event.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.) 150,408
U.S. Decennial Census


The following public high school districts serve portions of Proviso Township: Lyons Township (La Grange Park and Western Springs), Riverside-Brookfield (Brookfield, North Riverside and Riverside) and Proviso Township High Schools (Forest Park, Westchester, Maywood, Berkley, Hillside, Melrose Park, Stone Park, Broadview and Bellwood).

See also

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