Glenview is located in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois and a city in Cook County, and a suburb of Chicago, wherein it sits in the northern part of the latter’s downtown and at the northern branch of the Chicago River. The area’s early inhabitants were Illinois and the Potawatomi Indians and were then later on visited by the French explorers in 1673. The Glenview Road that was created follows a trail created by the Native Americans which eventually leads to the Des Plaines River up to Lake Michigan. Through the Treaty of Chicago, the Native Americans ceded and surrendered their lands located in the northern part of Illinois. The first community that was created was called South Northfield was then changed to Glenview in 1895. The area was developed as an agricultural center and eventually led to the establishment of the Glenview Naval Air Station. At present, the city is a residential area, although there were a few light industries such as publishing, food processing, and toolmaking.
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