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Forest Park

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Forest Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, United States. The population was 14,167 at the 2010 census. The Forest Park terminal on the CTA Blue Line is the line's western terminus, located on the Eisenhower Expressway at Des Plaines Avenue.GeographyForest Park is located at . According to the 2010 census, Forest Park has a total area of 2.4sqmi, all land. The Des Plaines River runs through Forest Park.HistoryThe community officially became incorporated under the name of Forest Park on April 17, 1907.For much of its history, Forest Park was known as a "Village of cemeteries", with more dead "residents" than living ones; some figures estimate the ratio at 30:1, dead to alive. Forest Park cemeteries include Altenheim, Forest Home Cemetery, Jewish Waldheim, Woodlawn, and Concordia. Forest Home Cemetery is home to the famous Haymarket Martyrs' Monument.
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