Hidden in Cook County in Illinois, Usa is the small village of Franklin Park. Cooks County is one of the second most inhabited counties in the United States with a population of 5, 294, 664 people. The county has three different townships and contains 130 different incorporated municipalities. Chicago is the largest county seat in Cook county and contains almost 54% of Cook Countys population.
Franklin Park incorporates 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 having a racial combination of whites, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians and also Latinos. Franklin Park is an industrial centre that has smartly merged with its residential neighborhood. Development and growth began in this small village with the German farmers arriving and settling here in the early 1840s.
The setting up of the railroad tracks by way of the Atlantic & Pacific railroad Company in the 1870s further fuelled the villages growth. In the 1890s, the 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 customers by giving totally free food and beverages, arranging speeches as well as organizing song and dance activities that led to major sales. This led to the beginning of the Franklin Park community in 1890s.
The community kept witnessing its growth over the century and with the turn of the century the first industry in this region was put in place. A donation from Lesser Franklin was used to create an iron foundry in this area. An additional land donation by Franklin us used to build the Cooper Company. Numerous Polish, Slavic and Italian immigrants took up jobs as workers within these factories. World War II further propelled the growth of Franklin Park as an industrial area. Douglas Aircraft and Buick Motors set up shop in this region on account of the national preparedness program. This move towards industrialization continued and through the turn of the 1940s, 40 companies were headquartered in this area.
With the turn of the decade another 155 companies were included in the Franklin Park industrial portfolio. This small village continues to be on an development mode since its creation and in the 1990s was handed possession of yet 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 business, current events, entertainment and sports for the community. As with any other American state Illinois also has a big sports craze which filters down to the villages in this area too. A few of the popular sports which are followed with enthusiasm in Franklin Park are football, golf, basketball and soccer. The Franklin Park Herald news covers all of the sports action and brings to the village the news from all of these games.