Elk Grove Township
"Empowering People Through Community"
|• Total||28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)|
|• Land||27.6 sq mi (71.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2) 1.48%|
|Elevation||705 ft (215 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,319/sq mi (1,281.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
60005, 60007, 60008, 60016, 60018, 60056, 60067, 60173
Elk Grove Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 92,905. Elk Grove Township formerly housed the United Airlines headquarters.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Elk Grove Township covers an area of 28.0 square miles (72.5 km2); of this, 27.6 square miles (71.4 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.48 percent, is water.
The township contains Elk Grove Cemetery.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Elk Grove Township formerly had the corporate headquarters of United Airlines. In 2006 United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters and its 350 top executives from Elk Grove Township to 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop. After the City of Chicago gave additional financial incentives, United proceeded to schedule a move of its remaining employees out of the former Elk Grove Township headquarters into the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in Chicago in the northern hemisphere of fall 2010. Monica Davey of The New York Times said that the move may have contributed to United's decision to base the new merged airline out of Chicago instead of Houston. The former headquarters is now a part of Mount Prospect, which annexed the land in the 2010s.