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Winnetka (wĭnĕtˈkə) [key], village (1990 pop. 12,174), Cook co., NE Ill., a residential suburb of Chicago, on Lake Michigan; inc. 1869. It is renowned for its public school system, various educational institutions, and its maverick teaching methods under the Winnetka Plan (see progressive education).

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