Elmwood Park is a village bordering the northwest side of the City of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 25,405 at the 2000 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents. Peter N. Silvestri has presided as its village president since May 1, 1989. In April 2011, three Board of Trustee positions were up for election.