Lincolnwood (formerly Tessville) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,590 at the 2010 census. An inner suburb of Chicago, it shares its southern, eastern, and a small section of its western boundary with Chicago, also bordering Skokie to the north and west.Lincolnwood is located at 42°0′19″N 87°44′3″W (42.005331, -87.734283).According to the 2010 census, Lincolnwood has a total area of 2.69 square miles (6.97 km2), all land. The North Shore Channel lies on its eastern border. Lincolnwood was established in 1911 and has a village form of government with a president and six trustees elected at-large. A village manager professionally oversees day-to-day municipal operations.
The Lincolnwood Economic Development Commission has been established to ensure the continued enhancement of the local economy and improved tax base.According to the Village of Lincolnwood’s website history section: Mayor Proesel ended his 46 years in office in 1977, a record mostly unmatched by any other mayor in American history. Succeeding him was John Porcelli, who served two terms. Porcelli was followed by Frank Chulay, who also served two terms. Lincolnwood’s first woman mayor, Madeline Grant, succeeded Chulay, and in 1995 created a nine-member Economic Development Commission. Peter Moy served as village trustee from 1995 to 2000, then as village president until 2005. He was the first Asian American to serve any municipality in Illinois as its president.
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