Introduction to Justice, Illinois
Justice, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Justice has a population of 12,193.
The village of Justice was founded in 1911 along the I& M Canal. The earliest settlers in the area primarily consisted of German immigrants and Irish canal workers. After the I&M Canal opened in 1848, Justice became a very busy area with a number of important roads running through it. Soon, there was also a railroad running along one side of the canal. It was incorporated as a village in 1914.
Justice and nearby Attractions
- American Police Center & Museum
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Graue Mill and Museum
- Spears Pioneer Woods
- Edgewood valley Country Club
- Brookfield Zoo
Things To Do In Justice
The vilage of Justice has a rich history, particularly regarding its connection to the I&M canal. There are several museums in the area which shed light on the local history. Further, the Sears Pioneer Wood Forest Preserve offers its visitors an opportunity to relax or pursue other recreational activities like biking and hiking.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Justice Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Richard J. Daley College and Morton College are nearby.