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Palmer is in Lake County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for Dennis Palmer, who platted the community
The latitude of Palmer is 41.391N. The longitude is -87.238W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
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Lake County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palmer political report.
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