Skokie, Illinois

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Skokie, Illinois
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CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook County
Incorporated (village)1888
Renamed1940
Government
 • MayorGeorge Van Dusen
Area
 • Total10.1 sq mi (2.62 km2)
Population
(2000)
 • Total63,348
 • Density6,588.2/sq mi (2,521.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDST)
ZIP code
60076, 60077

Skokie, Illinois is a village in the American state of Illinois. It was once known as Niles Center. It is located on the northwest side of Chicago in Cook County. Skokie has an area of 10.1 square miles (2.62 square kilometers). According the 2000 census, its population was 63,348. The mayor of Skokie, as of September 2014, was George Van Dusen.

History[change | change source]

Skokie was named Niles Centre in 1888. By 1910, the spelling of this name was changed to Niles Center. As a nearby village was named Niles, there was confusion, and the name of the village was changed to Skokie has in 1940.