Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Records, 1960-1980
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Brief Description:

The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Records document efforts to solve major public problems in land, water, resource management, and economic development in the six county Chicago metropolitan area from 1960 to 1980.  This collection presents a rich resource for geographic, demographic, public policy, and environmental research in region and complements other records collections the Center holds.  This collection is especially strong in land use, water resources, and transportation development.

Three distinct records series may be found in the collection:  documents relating to the entire region, records from county planning agencies within the region, and studies undertaken by municipalities.  The first series is arranged by major problem areas (land, water, transportation) and contains many of the Commission’s annual reports.  The other two series are arranged by place name, alphabetically, then by subject of study.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/159
Volume: 5.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/08/1982.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Aurora (Ill.)
Batavia (Ill.)
Blackberry Center
Carpentersville (Ill.)
Cook County (Ill.)
Dundee (Ill.)
DuPage County (Ill)
Economic development.
Elgin (Ill.)
Flood control.
Geneva (Ill.)
Gilberts (Ill.)
Hampshire (Ill.)
Kane County (Ill)
Kaneland (Ill.)
Lake County (Ill)
Land use
McHenry County (Ill)
Montgomery (Ill.)
Northeastern Illinois
Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Railroad stations
Regional planning
Regional Transportation Authority
Sauk Village (Ill.)
Sewage disposal.
Sleepy Hollow (Ill.)
Soil conservation
St. Charles (Ill.)
Valley View (Ill.)
Water conservation
Wayne (Ill.)
Wildrose Springs (Ill.)
Will County (Ill)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Professor Richard Dahlberg  Professor Richard Dahlberg, Chair, N.I.U. Geography Department, donated the records of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission to the Regional History Center on December 8, l982.  Professor Dahlberg and the Center wish to express appreciation to the Kane County Development Office for its cooperation in supplying the records.
Related Materials: Researchers using this collection should be aware that the Center holds other collections which complement the N.I.R.P.C.  Records such as the Joliet Chamber of Commerce Records (RC l57); the Aurora League of Women Voters Records (RC 15l); the Geneva-St. Charles League of Women Voters Records (RC 149); Will, DuPage, and Kane County Farm Bureau Records (RC 76, 87, 94); various documents in the Center’s reference and vertical file manuscripts.