Place:Melrose Park, Cook, Illinois, United States

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NameMelrose Park
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.9°N 87.85°W
Located inCook, Illinois, United States
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Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 25,411. Melrose Park has long been home to a large Italian-American population, though now it is majority Mexican-American.

The suburb was the home of Kiddieland Amusement Park from 1929 until 2010, and the current home of Maywood Park Racetrack, the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Stern Pinball, Inc., which is now the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines.

There is a Metra railroad station in Melrose Park with daily service to Chicago. Melrose Park is home to two hospitals, Westlake Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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