About This Place
Forest View is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 778 at the 2000 census. It is close to Chicago and has a large Slavic population. The village, however, is primarily industrial.
Al Capone is said to have lived in Forest View in the mid-1920s.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (11.11%) is water.