Lincolnwood is located within the Niles Township. It is a suburb located on the far north side of Chicago. Lincolnwood is bordered on three sides by the city of Chicago and on the fourth side by Skokie. It is a wonderful place to live and work due to its small town charm and benefits combined with the amenities of a big city.
The area had a large agrarian population in the late 1800s when the Chicago and Northwestern Railway first appeared. Saloons and taverns quickly appeared in the area. During Prohibition in the early 1900s, Tessville, as it was known back then, became an area well known for drinking and gambling facilities. When the community’s longest serving mayor, Proesel, came into office, he worked with the city to establish limits and public ordinances to change the long-known reputation. He then officially changed the suburb’s name to Lincolnwood in 1936. The suburb then continued to grow with the establishment of different community clubs, the public library and the school district.
Today, Lincolnwood residents represent over 40 ethnic groups who are attracted to the suburb due to its wonderful recreational options such as golf courses, tennis courts, a swimming pool, as well as county forest preserves offering bike trails and picnic areas. Shopping is also available in the indoor mall with over 100 shops, although outdoor shopping along Devon and Lincoln Avenues are also available.