Hidden in Cook County in Illinois, United States is the small village of Franklin Park. Cooks County is one of the second most populated counties in the Usa with a population of 5, 294, 664 people. The county has 3 different townships and has 130 different incorporated municipalities. Chicago is the largest county seat in Cook county and contains almost 54% of Cook Countys population.
Franklin Park has a population of 19,800 people with an area of 4.7 square miles. The number of families living in this region is 4,765 with a racial mix of whites, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians and also Latinos. Franklin Park is an industrial centre which has cleverly merged with its residential neighborhood. Growth and development began in this small village with the German farmers coming and settling throughout the early 1840s.
The setting up of the railroad tracks by the Atlantic & Pacific railroad Company in the 1870s further fuelled the villages growth. In the 1890s, real estate possibilities of this region were found by Franklin who capitalized around the railroad settings and lured prospective buyers to this particular village by organizing train rides on Sunday. Having built a pavilion on Rose Street where he hosted potential buyers by giving totally free food and drinks, arranging speeches as well as organizing song and dance activities that led to major sales. This led to the inception of the Franklin Park community in 1890s.
The city kept witnessing its growth over the century and with the turn of the century the first industry in this region was set up. A donation from Lesser Franklin was utilized to create an iron foundry in this region. Another land donation by Franklin us used to build the Cooper Company. A number of Polish, Slavic and Italian immigrants took up jobs as workers in these factories. The second world war further propelled the development of Franklin Park as an industrial area. Douglas Aircraft and Buick Motors set up shop in this region as a result of the national preparedness program. This move towards industrialization continued and by the turn of the 1940s, 40 companies were headquartered in this region.
With the turn of the decade an additional 155 companies were included in the Franklin Park industrial portfolio. This small village has been upon an expansion mode since its inception and in the 1990s was handed possession of another 65 acres and took the place of the fourth largest industrial space in Illinois.
The main news provider in this area is the Franklin Park Herald-Journal. This newspaper delivers top rated stories in the domains of economic, current events, entertainment and sports for that community. As with any other American state Illinois also has a big sports craze which filters right down to the villages in this region as well. Some of the popular sports which are followed with passion in Franklin Park are football, golf, basketball and soccer. The Franklin Park Herald news covers all the sports action and gives the village the news from all of these games.