Place:Morton Grove, Cook, Illinois, United States

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NameMorton Grove
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.041°N 87.786°W
Located inCook, Illinois, United States
Also located inMaine, Cook, Illinois, United States    
Niles (township), Cook, Illinois, United States    


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Morton Grove is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,270, for a growth rate of 3.6% since 2000.

The village is named after former United States Vice President Levi Parsons Morton, who helped finance the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad (later the Milwaukee Road) which roughly tracked the North Branch of the Chicago River in the area and established a stop at the old Miller's Mill. Miller's Mill Road, now Lincoln Avenue, connected the former riverside sawmill to the township's central settlement (Niles Center, now Skokie). The railroad stop facilitated trade and development; the upstart neighborhood grew enough to incorporate in December 1895.

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