Winnetka wĭnĕt´kə [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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