The Village of Niles, Illinois is located in Cook County, Illinois. The 2008 population estimate is nearly 29,000 persons. The village was first settled in 1827 and incorporated in 1899. Niles is located to the north of the City of Chicago. Niles was one of the first communities in Illinois and maybe one of the first in the United States to establish free ambulance service in 1946. The village has a total area of about 5.9 square miles. It is adjacent to Skokie to the east, Morton Grove and Glenview to the north. The main thoroughfare is Milwaukee Avenue, which runs diagonally through the town. In addition, the North Branch of the Chicago River flows through the eastern part of Niles.
Niles lies within the Maine School District 63 and the Park Ridge – Niles School District 64. The high school districts are Maine Township High School District 207 which includes Maine East High School and Maine South High School. Niles Township Community High School District 219 is also within reach of Niles’ students.
Oakton Community College lies within the city limits. In addition, Niles is home to two fine private schools, Northridge Preparatory School and Notre Dame High School.
Niles is famous for its notable landmark that is known as the “Leaning Tower of Niles” and serves as the local YMCA. Niles is within easy commuter range of the Chicago Loop as well as Chicago O’Hare International Airport.