In September 2012, there was much controversy about the village board's consideration of approving a zoning law change to allow the establishment of a public gun range and store in Lincolnwood 1/2 mile from schools and parks.
A primary concern of resident is that the Lincolnwood gun one of "A small handful of gun stores, three from Cook County and one from Gary, Indiana, continue to be responsible for a disproportionate number of crime guns recovered from Chicago’s streets." The village's Recreation Department operates several recreation programs: an outdoor pool complex, 9 tennis courts, 11 baseball diamonds, a community center, as well as 13 parks (34 acres in total).
The most notable is “The Towers”, which is located in the area west of the Edens expressway.
There were 4,482 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families.
21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
A using a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) the residents discovered the School Board President, other School Board Members, and the Superintendent Mark Klaisner were discovered to have spent tens of thousands of dollars on trips, cellphone service, gasoline for personal use.
The local CBS affiliate did a story on the overspending.
The average household size was 2.75, and the average family size was 3.22. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. In 2008, the median income for a household in the village was ,474, and the median income for a family was 8,437.
He was the first Asian American to serve any municipality in Illinois as its president.
Since 2005, Jerry Turry has served as the village president.
Males had a median income of ,708 versus ,098 for females. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.