Skokie is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Its name comes from a Potawatomi word for "marsh". A Chicago suburb, for many years Skokie promoted itself as "The World's Largest Village". Its population, according to the 2010 census, was 64,784. Sharing a border with the city of Chicago, Skokie's streets, like that of many suburbs, are largely a continuation of the Chicago street grid, and it is served by the Chicago Transit Authority, further cementing its connection to the city. In 1888, the community was incorporated as Niles Centre. The name of the town was changed from "Niles Center" to "Skokie" by referendum in 1940. The Skokie Park District maintains public spaces and historical sites within its more than 140 acres (0.97 km1) of parkland and in its ten facilities.