Introduction to Stone Park, Illinois
Stone Park History
Stone Park is located in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. It was created from parts of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. Cook County was the 54th county to be founded in the state of Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois and the second U.S. representative from the state. In the 1960s, the Pranno brothers made Stone Park a center for organized crime.
City and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Heights Historical Museum
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
- Lombard Historical Society Museum
- Millennium Park
Things To Do In Stone Park
Local museums include the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the Lombard Historical Society Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the Niles Historical Museum and the Skokie Heritage Museum, among others. The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and the Unity Temple are all accessible from Stone park as well. The 160-acre William W. Powers State Recreation Area offers facilities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Millennium Park has a theater, gardens, pavilions and an ice rink. Other popular parks in the area include Lincoln Park, Grant Park and Cantigny Park.
Stone Park Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.
Stone Park Higher Education
Triton College, the Devry Institute of Technology and Elmhurst College are all nearby.