village in Cook County, Illinois, United States

The village of Skokie is a suburb in the Chicagoland area.

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

Skokie is accessible by the CTA Yellow Line (also called the Skokie Swift), with stops at 1 Dempster   and 2 Oakton  . The Yellow Line has only these two stops, and is used to transport passengers from Skokie to the Red/Purple Line terminal at Howard. If you take the "Swift" to Skokie, check out the historic old Northshore Line train station adjacent to the Dempster terminal.

By carEdit

I-94 (the Edens Expressway) has exits at Touhy Avenue and Dempster Street in Skokie.

US-41 is called Skokie Boulevard through most of Skokie and in the North Shore suburbs to the north, though it turns to follow Lincoln Avenue near Skokie's border with Lincolnwood.

Get aroundEdit

Pace and CTA buses run through Skokie, forming connections at Old Orchard, Skokie CTA Station and Downtown Skokie and the Village Crossing Shopping Center.

CTA buses and Pace buses cost $2 per ride. CTA buses add $0.25 for a transfer. 1-day, 3-day and 7-day CTA bus passes are available for $10, $20 and $28.

Combined 7-day passes for the CTA and Pace are available for $33.

SeeEdit

  • 1 Village Green Park, 5213 Oakton St. Small park in between Skokie Public Library and Village Hall features several monuments, including Holocaust memorial and...eccentric recycling sculpture. Home to Skokie's "Wednesdays on the Green" summer concert series.  

DoEdit

  • 1 Skokie Sports Park, 3459 Oakton St. Facilities include mini golf, golf driving range, and batting cages.  
  • 2 Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St, +1-847-673-7774. M-F 9AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su noon-6PM. Award-winning public library offering cultural events, free internet access, and more. In 2018, Skokie's Public Library was one of ten libraries in its expenditure range across the country to be named a five-star library by the Library Journal.    
  • 3 North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Theater near Old Orchard Mall offers shows for both younger and older audiences.
  • 4 Weber Leisure Center & Weber Park Golf Course, 9300 Weber Park Pl. Par-3 public golf course and adjacent fitness center.
  • 5 Skokie Theatre, 7924 N Lincoln Ave, +1-847-677-7761. Theatre in downtown Skokie offers jazz, film, and music events.  
  • 6 Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr.    
  • 7 Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St.  

BuyEdit

  • 1 Westfield Old Orchard (formerly Old Orchard Shopping Center), +1 847 673-6800. The unofficial mall of the North Shore offers upscale stores like L.L. Bean, Nordstrom, and Apple and a smattering of restaurants in an outdoor, open-air setting. Old Orchard is rumored to be the basis for the mall in the movie "Mean Girls", which is based on a nearby high school.    
  • 2 Village Crossing Shopping Center, 5507 W Touhy Ave (Touhy Ave & Carpenter Ave). This smaller shopping mall, at the border of the Village of Skokie and the Village of Niles (get it?), offers a more typical suburban shopping mall experience.

EatEdit

As Skokie is historically Jewish, it is arguably the best place in the Chicago metropolitan area to find kosher food.

  • 1 Kaufman's Bagel & Delicatessen, 4905 Dempster St. Highly regarded Jewish deli near the Dempster-Skokie CTA station.
  • 2 Pressed Latino Sandwich Shop & Cafe, 4845 Oakton St. Latin American cafe in downtown Skokie offers coffee, tea, sandwiches, and desserts.

DrinkEdit

  • Duffy's Cocktail Lounge.

SleepEdit

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore/Skokie.
  • Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore (Skokie).
  • Extended Stay America - Chicago - Skokie.
  • Rodeway Inn Skokie.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Skokie
MilwaukeeWilmette  W   E  ChicagoGary
MilwaukeeWilmette  N   S  ChicagoTerre Haute



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