About This Place
Glencoe is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 8,723. Glencoe is located on suburban Chicago's North Shore. Glencoe is located within the New Trier High School District.
Glencoe is the birthplace of poet Archibald MacLeish. Other well known residents have included actors Fred and Ben Savage, Gasoline Alley cartoonist Frank King, film critic Gene Siskel, film director Harold Ramis, actor Bruce Dern and actress Lili Taylor. Douglas Conant, CEO of Campbell Soup Company, grew up in Glencoe, as did National Institutes of Health Deputy Director and Stanford University Associate Dean Alan M. Krensky. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Brian Griese lived in Glencoe, as does former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Fred Miller.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (10.0 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.