Robbins, Illinois

Robbins is a village southwest of Chicago in Cook CountyIllinois, United States. The population was 4,629 at the 2020 census. Darren E. Bryant is the current mayor. Robbins is one of the oldest African American incorporated towns in the country and was home to the first black-owned airport.

Robbins was incorporated on December 14, 1917, and named for Eugene S. Robbins, a real estate developer who laid out the village's early subdivisions. The village's founder and the first mayor was Thomas J. Kellar. Robbins was the only municipality in the north that was entirely governed by African-Americans. Kellar, who was a clerk for the Cook County Board of Assessors, was tasked with investigating the procedures of incorporation.

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