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Overview

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 History

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 village 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.

Justice Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 13,015
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 6.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,080
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,626
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,481

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,801
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $913
Median House Value $175,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 7.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Justice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60458
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.744
Longitude -87.837

Justice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford Park 646 $63,750
Bridgeview 16,359 $59,604
Burbank 29,157 $61,117

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Justice Public Libraries

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Justice P.l.d.
7641 SOUTH OAK GROVE
Justice, Illinois
(708) 496-1790
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