Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois

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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
Coordinates: 41°51′52″N 87°52′14″W / 41.86444°N 87.87056°W / 41.86444; -87.87056Coordinates: 41°51′52″N 87°52′14″W / 41.86444°N 87.87056°W / 41.86444; -87.87056
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Government
 • Type Township
 • Supervisor Michael Corrigan
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 thirty townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 151,704.[1] 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.[2]

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

Geography[edit]

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

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

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[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

Education[edit]

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).

Political districts[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Proviso township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ History of Cook County, Illinois, ed. Weston A. Goodspeed and Daniel D. Healy (Chicago, 1909), pp. 299-300.
  3. ^ [Geserick, June; MAYWOOD SHOWS SONS IT WON'T FORGET HEROISM :30,000 See Ceremonies of Bataan Day; 13 September 1942; Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963); ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1986). (Document ID: 473319512); accessed 22 July 2009]

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