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Homer Glen

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    Will County
      City: 
    Homer Glen
      County FIPS: 
    17197
      Coordinates: 
    41°37′22″N 87°56′29″W
      Area total: 
    22.16 sq mi (57.41 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.13 sq mi (57.30 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.10 km²)
      Established: 
    Incorporated April 17, 2001
  •   Latitude: 
    41,6124
      Longitude: 
    -87,9516
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    60491
      GMAP: 

    Homer Glen, Will County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    24,543
      Population density: 
    1,109.29 residents per square mile of area (428.29/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.20%

Homer Glen is located 32 miles (51 km) southwest of downtown Chicago, in Homer Township, Will County, Illinois. Per the 2020 census, the population was 24,543. The boundaries of the village of Homer Glen are one half-mile block south of 131st Street to the north (along the Cook County border) The three major roads in the village are Bell Road, which runs North-South, 143rd Street, and 159th Street, which both run East-West. There are two grade school districts and one high-school district serving the village. Homer Glen is home to St. Bernard's Parish and Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, both Roman Catholic churches. It is also home to 15 other churches of the Christian faith. The village is the site of the Sri Ramakrishna Universal Temple, a branch of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago. The Homer Glen area is part of the Chicago metropolitan area for television, radio, and newspaper coverage. The Chicago Sun-Times, the Joliet Tribune, and the Chicago Herald are widely available in Homer Glen. The area is primarily covered by The Homer Horizon newspaper, which has a circulation of approximately 13,400 homes and businesses in neighboring Homer Glen and neighboring Lockport. The current mayor is George Yukich, who has been in office since 2008. The city is home for the Homer Glen Heroes Trail, a trail system dedicated to local heroes and individuals that have made a positive impact on the community.

Geography

Homer Glen is the primary city name, but also Lockport are acceptable city names or spellings. Homer Glen is located at 41°3722N 87°5629W (41.6228, 87.9416). The boundaries of the village of Homer Glen are one half-mile block south of 131st Street to the north (along the Cook County border) The three major roads are Bell Road, which runs North-South, 143rd Street, and 159th Street, which both run East-West. The village shares its boundaries with the city of Lockport (in Lockport Township, Will County) to the west and Lemont (in Lemont Township), Orland Park, and New Lenox (in NewLenox Township, Cook County) in the north. The city of Lemont is in Lemont County, and the village is in Orland Township. Homer Glen is in Cook County's Lake County and Lake County's Winnebago County. It is located on the Illinois River, which flows through Lemont, Orland, Lockport, and Winneshiek Counties. It has a population of 2,000. The town is located in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Chicago, Naperville, Evanston, and Willow Springs. It also includes the towns of Orland Lake and Orland Hills. The community is in Lake County, Illinois, which is in the Lake County portion of the county. The population is 2,100. The area is in its early stages of development, with the majority of the homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 24,220 residents. The racial composition of the city was 95.5% White (91.7% non-Hispanic whites) The city has a Hispanic or Latino population of 4.9%. 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. There are many Polish delis, grocery stores, and other businesses throughout the Homer Glen and the nearby areas. There is also a population of Serbians living in the HomerGlen area. The city is home to a large number of Polish and Lithuanian businesses. The Homer Glen area is also home to many Serbian delis and grocery stores. It is also the home of a significant number of Lithuanian and Polish businesses. It also has a significant population of Serbian and Polish residents. It has a large percentage of non-white residents, with 95% of the population being white. The 2020 census is scheduled to take place in the city. The population is expected to be around 24,000. It will be the first time the city has been included in the U.S. Census Bureau's Mega-Census since the 1960s. The 2010 census was the first to include the city in the Mega-census database. It was the last time the Census Bureau included the city's population in its Mega- Census database until the 2010 Census.

Government

The current mayor is George Yukich. Yukich is a former mayor of the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was elected to a second term in 2010. He is currently serving his third term as mayor of Ypsilant, Michigan and mayor of the city's capital City Sylvania in the state of Michigan. He is the son of former mayor George Yukich, who served in the 19th century and died in office in 1998. The current mayor is George Yukich, a former mayor of YPSilant who served his third term in office in 2010. The city says it has suffered from inadequate government since the 1970s, including a council that failed to recognize its responsibilities to the police force. It also has suffered in recent years because of a series of unfortunate lawsuits against it. The city has also been struggling with a number of other issues, including a public privilege lawsuit against the mayoral finance and a county legislation. It also has a history of financial problems, such as a failure to pay its property tax.

Education

There are two grade school districts and one high-school district serving the village. Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C serves most of the community. Lockport Township High School, District 205, is the public high school serving theVillage of Lockport. Will County School District 92 serves the rest of the town. The village has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the Will County portion of Will County, Illinois, and is in the state of Illinois. It has an estimated population of 2,200. The town's population is about 1,200 people, according to the 2010 census. The population of the village is approximately 2,100. The community has a history of being affected by the Great Depression, World War II, and the Great Recession. It also has a long history of supporting the arts and sciences. It was the site of the first high school in the U.S. in the 19th century. The current high school was built in the early 20th century, in Lockport, Illinois. The school district was established in the 1930s. It serves the village's population of around 1,000. The high school opened in the 1950s, and has been in the same district ever since. The district has a total enrollment of about 3,000 students, with the majority of the students in the high school class of 1950s and 1960s. Its mascot is the "Homer Bear" and the school colors are blue and white.

Recreation

Homer Glen has many parks and athletic clubs, including the Homer Athletic Club, Homer Stallions Football and Lacrosse, Homer Heat Baseball, Illinois Crush Baseball, Lockport Homer Swim Club, and Homer Hawks soccer. The Village finished construction of its first trail system, the Homer Glen Heroes Trail, in late 2011. The trail is dedicated to local heroes and individuals that have made a positive impact on the community. The first event to take place on the Trail was the Mike Hike 5k, which honored local resident PFC Michael C. Olivieri, who lost his life while serving in Iraq in June 2011. Homer Glen is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs from Chicago to Illinois State University in Carbondale. The village is home to a number of sports teams, including baseball, football, lacrosse, and soccer. It is also the site of the Illinois State Fair, which takes place in September and October. The Homer Glen High School football team has a team that competes in the Illinois High School State Championship. The team is known as the "Homers" and is based in Lockport, Illinois. It also has a baseball team, the "Illinois Crush Baseball" team, and a lacrosse team, which plays in the state championship game in October and November each year. The baseball team is called the Illinois Crush baseball team and is known for its hard-nosed approach to the game. The high school swim team is also based in Homer Glen, and the team has won several state championships.

Religion

Homer Glen is the location of Annunciation of the Mother of God Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church. Annunciation is notably one of the few new parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh. It is the site of the Sri Ramakrishna Universal Temple, a branch of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago. The church has been awarded for its "green" initiatives, specifically its 10 acres (40,000 m2) of landscaping that focuses on native plant life and water retention / management. It also is home to St. Bernard's Parish and Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, both Roman Catholic churches, and 15 other churches of the Christian faith. The St. John Serbian Orthodox Church is also home to the St. Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. The city is located on the banks of the Allegheny River, which runs through the center of Homer Glen. It was once part of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has since been annexed by the City of Pittsburgh and is now a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 2.5 million. The town is also known for being a hotbed of illegal activity, particularly drug dealing and drug dealing. It has been home to a number of prominent figures in the Chicago area, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Mayor Richard Daley. The area is also a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer months when the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Cubs are playing each other in the World Series. The Chicago Cubs won their first game of the season on July 25, 2007.

  • Homer Glen's population in Will County, Illinois of 1,338 residents in 1900 has increased 18,34-fold to 24,543 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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