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■ Annual downtown farmers market Friday in Lake Bluff. Joe Shuman for Sun-Times Media

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Lake Bluff at a Glance

Population: 6,056 Housing Units: 2,075

Area: approximately 4.0 square miles

County: lake Township: shields

Government: Board-administrator

Incorporated: september 21, 1895

Distance from Chicago: 35 miles

Driving Time to Loop: 55 minutes (average); 35 minutes

to o’hare international airport. shopping and service areas:

scranton & center, carriage way shopping center (rts. 43 & 176)

Retail Sales: $225 million (2005)

Public Schools: one elementary school, one middle school

and one high school

Area Churches: 14 in lake Forest/lake Bluff area

Health Care: northwestern lake Forest hospital

Fire Protection: one station, 50 volunteer firefighters,

iso rating of 3.

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Police Protection: 12 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees.

enhanced 9-1-1 service.

Ambulance Service: Provided by the city of lake Forest

through contract.

Parks and Recreation: the lake Bluff Park District operates

nine community parks, including an 18-hole golf course, a lake

michigan beach and an olympic and children’s pool.

Library: approximately 50,000 books, 3,000+ audio-visual

items, 100 periodicals and resources from 25 area libraries

throughout the north suburban library system.

Property Taxes: located in shields township of lake county,

property is assessed at 33.33% of “fair market value.” the

2009 tax rate, payable in 2010, is 5.144 per $100 of assessed

valuation. this breaks down for the various taxing bodies as

follows for most properties in the village:

Taxing Districts 2009 Tax Rate % of Total

elementary school Dist. #65 2.084 42.0

high school District #115 1.069 21.0

Village of lake Bluff library 0.124 2.0

lake county 0.464 9.0

lake Bluff Park District 0.326 6.0

college of lake county 0.200 4.0

north shore sanitary District 0.124 2.0

lake co. Forest Preserve Dist. 0.200 4.0

shields township 0.068 1.0

clcJawa (water agency) 0.042 1.0

mosquito abatement Dist. 0.011 0.2

Village of lake Bluff 0.432 8.0

Total Tax Rate 5.144 100.0%

all rates in dollars per $100 of equalized assessed valuation.

(sanctuary subdivision resident rates are slightly different due to

water and fire protection service providers)

Transportation: metra commuter rail service via the union

Pacific north line, interstate highway access via il rt. 41 and

directly west of lake Bluff, i-94.

Water Source: lake michigan through central lake county

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