Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois facts for kids

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Proviso Township
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
Area
 • Total 29.68 sq mi (76.86 km2)
 • Land 29.68 sq mi (76.86 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 627 ft (191 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 151,704
 • Density 5,112/sq mi (1,973.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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
GNIS feature ID 0429608
Website www.provisotownship.com

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.

Geography

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)

Cemeteries

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

  • I-88.svg Interstate 88
  • I-290.svg Interstate 290
  • I-294.svg Interstate 294
  • US 12.svg U.S. Route 12
  • US 20.svg U.S. Route 20
  • US 34.svg U.S. Route 34
  • Illinois 38.svg Illinois Route 38
  • Illinois 64.svg Illinois Route 64

Airports and landing strips

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

Landmarks

  • 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.


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