Glenview is a suburb located in Cook County, Illinois and is considered part of the North Shore, an affluent group of northern Chicago suburbs. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Glenview’s population was 44,692.
The village is known for exceptional public education. In 2014, Business Insider ranked Glenview's Glenbrook South High School as the 19th best public high school in the United States. In 2015, Glenbrook School District 225 was ranked second in the state behind its neighbor, New Trier Township and 10th in the nation by Business Insider.
In 2010, the racial makeup of Glenview was 83.2% White (79.3% white non-Hispanic), 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 12.5% Asian (5% Korean, 2.9% Indian, 1.7% Chinese, 1.3% Filipino, 1.0% Other Asian, 0.5% Japanese, 0.1% Vietnamese),0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% other, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 5.8% of the population.
There were 16,783 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Among the total households, 63.9% were headed by married couples living together, 7% were headed by a woman with no husband present and 26.7% were non-families. According to the census, 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62, and the average family size was 3.15.
For the period 2009-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in Glenview was $90,037, and the median income for a family was $119,089. The per capita income was $50,615. Only 4.1% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line.
Glenview has gone through many changes since first being settled by pioneers in the mid-1800s. Villagers debated many different names but the name Glenview won the majority vote on May 7, 1895. The village was incorporated in 1899. Much of the Glenview area remained farmland, but after World War II developers began to give the township its current suburban appearance.
Glenview is well known for its natural places and parks and is home to The Grove, a national historical landmark of historic buildings and nature trails.
Naval Air Station Glenview was a major facility in Glenview for many years. It was home for a number of squadrons, including the Coast Guard air/sea rescue helicopter service for Chicago/Lake Michigan and a squadron of P-3 Orions, which had the mission of East Coast antisubmarine warfare.
In 1995, the base was closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure military restructuring process. The land was deeded back to Glenview by the U.S. Department of Defense and a reuse plan was completed by the Village of Glenview in 1995. The village then assumed the role of Master Developer and the 1,121-acre development was named "The Glen" in 1999. It contains new homes, offices, and shopping centers, including The Glen Town Center. It now includes a lake, soccer fields, walking and biking trails, two golf courses, the Kohl Children's Museum, the Glenview Park District Park Center, Attea Middle School, and the Glen/North Glenview commuter train station.
A number of major U.S. corporations have facilities or offices in Glenview, including Anixter, Aon, Avon, Combined Insurance, Illinois Tool Works, Kraft Foods, Scott Foresman and Republic Tobacco. Family Video has its headquarters in Glenview. The largest employers are Kraft Foods, Abt Electronics, Glenbrook Hospital, Signode and Aon.
There are also several large non-profit organizations in Glenview, including the headquarters of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church, and Wespath Investment Management.
Glenview is home to Glenbrook Hospital, which belongs to the North Shore University Health System. Also affiliated with the North Shore University Health System are Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Skokie Hospital, and numerous clinics and healthcare centers throughout Cook County.
Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Cook County area, including the Village of Glenview and its surrounding communities. With more than 40 years of Illinois trial experience, Chicago's Kreisman Law Offices offers a wide range of legal services, including Illinois medical negligence law, Illinois personal injury law, Illinois product defect/product liability law, and Illinois wrongful death lawsuits. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.
Our Chicago Loop law office is in a convenient location for Glenview residents. Directions to our Chicago office from Glenview are as follows: take I–94E toward Chicago. Then take Exit 51E/ Monroe St. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the southwest corner of Dearborn Street and Monroe Street. The office can also be reached via Union Pacific North Line or the CTA Purple and Red lines.