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Volo, IL

Volo, IL

Lake County, 41 miles NW of the Loop. Formed at the junction of the Chicago—Lake Geneva and WaukeganWoodstock stage trails in the 1840s, the settlement was originally called Forksville. The community failed to prosper when railroads bypassed the area. Fearing aggressive expansion by neighboring Lakemoor, residents incorporated in 1993 after a series of court hearings. The 2000 population was 180.

Volo, IL (inc. 1993)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1990 193  
2000 180   34.4% 128
  167 White alone (92.8%)      
  2 Asian alone (1.1%)      
  1 Some other race alone (0.6%)      
  10 Two or more races (5.6%)      
  42 Hispanic or Latino* (23.3%)      
Bateman, Newton, Paul Selby, and Charles A. Partridge. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lake County. 1902.