Stickney Township, Cook County, Illinois
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Stickney Township, Cook County, Illinois
Stickney Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°46?24?N 87°46?07?W / 41.77333°N 87.76861°W / 41.77333; -87.76861Coordinates: 41°46?24?N 87°46?07?W / 41.77333°N 87.76861°W / 41.77333; -87.76861
CountryUnited States
 o Total12.69 sq mi (32.87 km2)
 o Land12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 o Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)  1.43%
614 ft (187 m)
 o Estimate 
 o Density3,259/sq mi (1,258.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60402, 60455, 60459 60629, 60638 60804
FIPS code17-031-72689

Stickney Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 40,772,[2] with approximately 71% of that total living in the city of Burbank (pop. 28,925).

Township offices are located at 5635 W. State Road in Burbank. Other municipalities in the township include Stickney (pop. 6,786) and Forest View (pop. 698), and the largely industrial eastern half of Bedford Park, as well as some small portions of Bridgeview. The unincorporated communities of Central Stickney and Nottingham Park are also within the township. Stickney Township's approximate borders are Pershing Road (39th Street) on the north, Cicero Avenue on the east, 87th Street on the south, and Harlem Avenue on the west, excepting those areas in the Chicago communities of Garfield Ridge and Clearing (which include Chicago Midway International Airport), but also including the area between Laramie and Cicero Avenues as far north as 35th Street.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Stickney Township covers an area of 12.69 square miles (32.9 km2); of this, 12.51 square miles (32.4 km2) (98.57 percent) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (1.43 percent) is water.


Stickney Township is bordered on the north by Berwyn and Cicero townships, on the west by Lyons Township, and on the south by Worth Township. On the east, it is bordered by the Chicago communities of West Lawn and Ashburn. Stickney Township was originally part of Lake Township, until much of its area was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889; afterward, the remaining area became part of Lyons Township until 1901.

Cities, towns, villages

What became the southwest projection of the city of Chicago was within this township geographically until the area was annexed.

Adjacent townships


A cluttered signpost at Central Avenue near I-55, declaring the "city limits" of Central Stickney, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago.

The township contains Mount Auburn Memorial Cemetery.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Rose Packing Company Heliport



Since 1973, the township supervisor has been Louis Viverito of Burbank; he has also served as the township's Cook County Democratic committeeman from 1969 to February 2007, and as an Illinois state senator from 1995 to 2011.

Political districts

  • Illinois' 3rd congressional district
  • State House District 21
  • State House District 22
  • State House District 23
  • State House District 31
  • State Senate District 11
  • State Senate District 12
  • State Senate District 16

Notable person

  • Ralph A. Beezhold (1927-2007), Illinois state representative and businessman, lived in Stickney Township.[4]


  • "Stickney Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved .
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Stickney township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 10, 2020. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1967-1968,' Biographical Sketch of Beezhold, pg. 203-204

External links

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