Introduction to Niles, Illinois
Niles, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 13 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Niles is home to some 30,068 residents.
The village of Niles was officially incorporated on August 24, 1899, when it had a population of approximately 500 people. According to a 1929 edition of the Chicago Tribune, the name "Niles" was taken from the "Niles Register", a newspaper published in the 1820s out of Washington, DC. The community of Niles was the first to establish a free ambulance service in Illinois in the year 1946.
Niles and nearby Attractions
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Niles Public Library
- Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
- Skokie Heritage Museum
- Millbrook Shopping Center
- Jozwiak Park
Things To Do In Niles
While in Niles, one can visit the nearby historical sites such as the Frances Willard House and the Charles Gates Dawes House. There are also a number of museums in the neighborhood including Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels, Skokie Heritage Museum, Niles Historical Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and the Irish American Heritage Center. There are sevearl churches and cemeteries dotting the streets of this village. One can also visit the parks that offer a host of recreational facilities. Shopping centers such as the Golf - Milwaukee Plaza Shopping Center, Dempster Plaza Shopping Center, Millbrook Shopping Center, and Four Flags Shopping Center are other popular tourist spots.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.
Niles Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by Oakton Community College, National-Louis University, School of Art Institute of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College.