Area codes 847 and 224
847 and 224 are Illinois area codes, part of the North American telephone area codes . They are part of an overlay plan that covers most of Lake County, the northern part of Cook County, the northern part of Kane County, and a small part of McHenry County. On January 5, 2002, area code 224 overlaid the 847 NPA and 11-digit dialing was implemented. Previously, on January 20, 1996, area code 847 split off from area code 708.
The area code is mentioned in The Art of the Steal by Frank Abagnale, regarding a 900 phone call scam. He stated that the 847 area code used to be a "premium" phone call area code in the North American Numbering Plan.
Communities included 
See also 
- NANPA Area Code Map of Illinois
- List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 847 Area Code
- List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 224 Area Code
|Illinois area codes: 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872|
|West: 815/779||area code 847 and 224||East: Lake Michigan|
|South: 630/331, 708, 773|
|Wisconsin area codes: 262, 414, 608, 715, 920|
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