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Lily Lake, IL

Lily Lake, IL

Kane County, 44 miles W of the Loop. The lake inLily Lake no longer exists. When the town pavedits roadways in the 1930s, they drained the small lake to its south. Lily Lake began as a milk stop when dairy farmers shipped their products to Chicago on the Great Western railroad (established in 1885). In 1990 residents of Lily Lake grudgingly voted for incorporation to thwart a landfill plan. The population in 2000 was 825.

Lily Lake, IL (inc. 1990)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1990 542  
2000 825   3.5% 115
  811 White alone (98.3%)      
  7 Black or African American alone (0.8%)      
  2 Asian alone (0.2%)      
  5 Two or more races (0.6%)      
  17 Hispanic or Latino* (2.1%)