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Lake Forest at a Glance

Population: 21,127

Number of Households: 7,253

Area: 17.1 square miles

County: lake

Townships: shields, moraine, libertyville, west Deerfield, Vernon

Government: council-manager

City Council: mayor and two aldermen from each of the city’s

four wards

Incorporated as a City: February 21, 1861 under special charter

Shopping & Service Areas: market square and the downtown

area are bounded by western, Vine, oakwood, and woodland

rd., including Deerpath Plaza and lake Forest Plaza; Far north

western avenue between woodland road and alden lane;

waukegan-everett-conway roads, including settlers square,

sunset corners and lake Forest Bank court.

Public Schools: three elementary schools, one middle school

and one high school.

Private Schools: two elementary-junior high schools, two high

schools and two four-year colleges.

Churches: 14 in lake Forest-lake Bluff area

Health Care: northwestern lake Forest hospital

Fire Protection: two stations, 37 paid firefighters (3 paid on-call).

Police Protection: 43 commissioned officers, 18 noncommissioned.

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A Place To Succeed

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart

is an independent, Catholic college

preparatory school offering day and

boarding programs for young women in

grades 9-12 . Founded in 1858, Woodlands

is a member of the worldwide Network of

Sacred Heart Schools and the National

Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Ambulance Service: 33 fire fighters certified as paramedics.

Parks and Recreation: seven community parks, beach and

boat launch area, 18-hole golf course, year-round recreation

Department programs for all ages.

Library: 140,000 items, including books, magazines, audio

& video items, special services such as large-print books and

talking book program. automated services include online

public catalog, databases, internet and wireless access,

interlibrary loan service to over 600 area libraries through north

suburban library system. after-hours telephone (night owl)

and 24/7 online reference services (ask away) foreign language

assistance through Poly talk.

Senior Citizens: extensive program located in Dickinson hall at

the Grove cultural campus.

Community Center: community activities of public interest,

varied programming for all age groups and houses several

community groups.

Community Organizations: approximately 75 organizations

covering such interests as history, historic preservation, gardens,

antiques, government, sports, music, arts, theatre and more.

Rail Transportation: milwaukee District north line, union

Pacific north line

Distance from Chicago: 31 miles

Driving Time to Chicago: 50 minutes

the city of lake Forest’s Portion of tax Bill equals 22.4% ($0.902)

Tax Rate % of Total

$0.902 city of lake Forest (including library) 22.4%

0.998 school District #67 24.8%

1.069 school District #115 26.5%

0.464 lake county 11.5%

0.200 college of lake county 5.0%

0.124 north shore sanitary District 3.1%

0.200 lake county Forest Preserve 5.0%

0.048 shields township 1.2%

0.020 shields township road & Bridge 0.5%

$4.025 Totals 100.0%

sales tax Fiscal year 2010 revenue (1%) $1,843,000

retail sales calendar year 2009 estimated $197,484,000

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