About Robbins

Vital Statistics

Population: 6,636 (Approximately)

Zip Code: 60472

Congressional District: 1st (Congressman Bobby Rush)

Historical Highlights

Robbins was incorporated in 1917 and the first mayor was Thomas J. Kellar.

Between 1930-1933, Robbins, IL was home to the First Airport that was owned and operated by African Americans in the United States. This also was the only flight school at the time where African American could be trained as pilots and served as a model for the Tuskigee Airmen Program during W.W.II. Many great African American Pilots flew into this great lost and forgotten airport.

Notable Natives of Robbins


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