Hanover Park, Illinois is a suburban community located 30 miles northwest of Chicago. The Village has a population of 37,973 with a land area of over six square miles. The Village is located in both Cook and DuPage Counties.
THE GOLDEN CORRIDOR
Hanover Park is situated in the southwest portion of “The Golden Corridor,” so-named because of its phenomenal rate of growth. This corridor stretches northwest from O’Hare Airport along the North-west Tollway (Interstate 90). As more and more major corporations choose to locate in the Golden Corridor, the halo effect from their presence attracts an increasing number of businesses, both large and small, wanting to locate in this thriving, modern center of commerce and industry.
Nearby are some of the finest recreational areas in Chicagoland, where opportunities for hunting, fishing, water sports and leisure activities of all kinds abound. The outstanding cultural and entertainment opportunities in Chicago are an hour away.
Hanover Park was incorporated as a Village in 1958 with a population of 305 and a land area of less than one square mile. All of the land within the original boundaries was in Cook County. Some 750 acres of farmland in DuPage County were annexed in 1969, and this area of the Village dominated Hanover Park’s population growth during the 1970’s.
The Village’s population was 12,000 in 1970, 28,850 in 1980 and 32,895 in 1990. In 1994, the results of a special census showed a population of 35,579. In 2000, the census was 38,278. The present population from the 2010 census is 37,973.
STYLE OF GOVERNMENT
The council/manager form of government was adopted in 1971. The Village is governed by a President/Mayor and six Trustees who are elected at-large. The Village Manager is hired by the President and Board of Trustees to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village and its 182 full- time employees. Pursuant to the 1970 State of Illinois Constitution, Hanover Park is a Home Rule Community.
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