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Wilmette is a village in New Trier Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Bordering Lake Michigan, it is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Chicago's downtown district and had a population at the 2010 census of 27,087. In 2007, Wilmette was ranked as the seventh best place to raise children in the U.S., according to Business Week. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. Wilmette is home to 2 of Illinois' 17 elementary schools to be awarded the 2017 National Blue Ribbon award.
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  • Geography 

  • Demographics 

  • Early history 

  • The Ouilmette Reservation 

  • Early settlement after the Ouilmettes 

  • Village of Gross Point 

  • The 1890s 

  • Early 20th century 

  • Expansion during the 1920s 

  • Great Depression era 

  • World War II era 

  • Postwar growth 

  • Village Centennial and National Bicentennial 

  • Late 20th century 

  • 21st century 

  • Village government 

  • Education 

  • Attractions 

  • Architecture 

  • Historic preservation 

  • Transportation 

  • Sustainability 

  • Sports and recreation 

  • Centennial Park 

  • Curling 

  • Golf 

  • Sister city