Get to know Morton Grove, IL

Morton Grove is a northern suburb almost 16 miles from Chicago.  The village was named after the banker, ambassador, and Vice President, Levi Parsons Morton.  Incorporated in 1895, Morton Grove got the reputation as a gambling hub during the 1920’s and 1930’s, and business boomed during the Jazz Age.   It was the first community in America to enforce a handgun ban in 1981, but the prohibition was subsequently dropped in 2008.  Notable residents included Harrison Ford, Jeff Garlin, and Marlee Matlin, all of whom grew up in Morton Grove.  Morton Grove experienced consistent growth until 1980, when the population began to decrease.  Since 2000, the population has been fairly steady.

Quick Facts

Population: 23,472

Median Household Income: $75,166

Median Property Value: $286,700

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