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Not far to the northwest of Chicago, Palatine, Illinois is a village in Cook County founded in 1855 by pioneers who journeyed to the northern part of the state in the wake of the Black Hawk War. Like many Chicagoland suburbs, Palatine was born at a railway station - in Palatine's case, it was a station for the Chicago and North Western Railway.
Until the event's dissolution, Palatine, Illinois was the site of the annual Cook County Fair. A few short decades after the fair was called off, Palatine began to experience a massive wave of growth thanks to the burgeoning growth of the Chicago area. Many workers and commuters found Palatine to be a palatable alternative to the pressures and costs of city living, and that remains true today. Palatine, Illinois has a current population of 67,232 residents.
Harper CollegeWilliam Rainey Harper College, or Harper College for short, is a community college in Palatine, Illinois that offers two-year associates degrees. Harper College in Palatine was founded in 1965 and named after the first president of the University of Chicago. Harper College's most famous alumna is Marlee Matlin, the star of Children of a Lesser God and the first actress with a hearing impairment to win an Academy Award.
Famous People and Things from Palatine
Who are some of the famous people who are or have been Palatinians? They include actor John Gegenhuber (Earth 2), TV chef Merrill Howard Kalin, radio jock Larry Lujack, Chicago TV journalist Carol Marin, drummer Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Real World participant Mallory Snyder and world-renowned science fiction author Frederik Pohl, who wrote Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, and The Cool War.Palatine is also the site of Square D, one of the world's premiere circuit breaker manufacturers, and for you barbeque aficionados, Weber-Stephen Products, the makers of the Weber grill.
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