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Historical Timeline - Page 4
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Present Day: 1980 to Present

1988 Midwest Carvers Museum is opened to the public.
1990 South Holland's population is 22,105.
1993 Gouwens Park & Sports Complex is constructed.
1994 South Holland celebrates its Centennial with many events celebrating its heritage all year long.
1994 South Holland is ranked #5 out of 138 Chicagoland communities as one of the best places to live in the metropolitan area.
1994 Mayor Harold J. Gouwens passes away.
The Village Board appoints Don A. De Graff as Mayor.
1994 The Village Center is built on Route 6 at School Street, the first major redevelopment, getting things started for future development projects for years to come.
2000 The US Census reports South Holland's population at 22,147.
July 1, 2000 The South Holland Community Center opens to the public.
2002 South Holland wins "Outstanding Municipality" award from the Chicago Southland Alliance.
2005 South Holland celebrates the completion of the first stage of the Deep Tunnel Project, which keeps 3.1 Billion gallons of flood waters away from residents' homes.
April 2005 South Holland announces Town Center, the redevelopment of its downtown area.
2007 Forbes ranks South Holland as the #1 most liveable suburb in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
August 2008 New floodplain maps take effect in South Holland, showing a significant reduction in the floodplain. Over 200 buildings formerly in the floodplain are now out of it.
2010 The US Census reports South Holland's population at 22,030.
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