Evanston Township, Cook County, Illinois

Evanston Township
Former Township
The former boundaries of Evanston Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Coordinates 42°02′47″N 87°41′40″W / 42.04639°N 87.69444°W / 42.04639; -87.69444Coordinates: 42°02′47″N 87°41′40″W / 42.04639°N 87.69444°W / 42.04639; -87.69444
Population 74,486 (2010)
Created 1857
 - Abolished 2014
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
Location of Evanston Township in Illinois

Evanston Township is a former civil township in Cook County, Illinois, United States that existed from 1857 until 2014 when it was dissolved. Its boundaries were coterminous with the city of Evanston and the population at the 2010 census was 74,486.[1]

Following special legislation enacted by the Illinois General Assembly in 2013, the electors of Evanston Township voted 5,065 to 2,889 on March 18, 2014 to abolish the township. On May 1, 2014, the city of Evanston assumed the duties and obligations of Evanston Township.[2] Only twice before in Illinois history, and the first time since 1932, has a township been dissolved.[3]


  1. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Evanston township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  2. Matthew Dietrich (September 19, 2014). "Evanston Township ceases to exist". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  3. Bill Smith (August 25, 2015). "State task force hears Evanston's consolidation story". Evanston Now. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
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