Northbrook, IL is a village in the state of Illinois located about 24 miles northwest of Chicago’s ‘loop’. As of the 2010 census 33,170 residents resided in Northbrook.

The village was incorporated in 1905 and was first known as Shermerville (honoring Frederick Schermer, who donated the land for its first train station). The village later changed its name to Northbrook (in 1923) as an effort to improve its public image. The name was chosen because the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River runs through the Village.

Notable people to reside within Northbrook include: Steve Bartman, incident from the 2003 National League championship game; Mike Brown, right wing for the San Jose Sharks; Billy Donlon, head coach for Wright State Raiders men’s basketball;
Kaskade, professional DJ; Jason Kipnis, second baseman for the Cleveland Indians; Jayson Megna, Forward for the Pittsburgh Penguins; Jim McMahon, quarterback for the Chicago Bears; and Pat Misch, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Top employers in the village include Kraft, Allstate, and Baxter International.

Many films including ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Uncle Buck’, ‘She’s Having a Baby’, ‘Risky Business’, and ‘The Ice Harvest’ were shot in Northbrook.

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