Lyons Homes for Sale lies in the most important economic gateway in Chicago suburbs. Lyons is a village situated in the Cook County, IL. According to the 2010 census, the population in the area was 10,729. In Lyons, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site is located. In 1888 it was Incorporated, Lyons is steeped in earlier historical roots. Thousands of early settlers and traders traveling both east and west by the Chicago Portage and this small area became the “Gateway to the West”. Discovering the Le Portage was part of the impetus that led to Chicago becoming a center for the world trade. The median income for a family was $51,384 and the median income for a household in the village was $44,306.