Located just 30 miles outside Chicago and about 11 miles west of O’Hare International Airport, Schaumburg is the premier suburban business destination in Illinois. In the past 60 years, with vision and thoughtful planning, Schaumburg has transformed from a small farming community into a thriving economic center that is home to more business in Illinois than any other community outside of Chicago. The village's businesses provide support to the community’s 78,000 residents, 80,000 employees and the northwest suburbs by offering professional and high-quality services and goods.
Beyond this distinction as the economic center of the northwest suburbs, Schaumburg is a community of neighbors with first-rate services and amenities offering those who live here a high-quality life. Schaumburg offers a variety of unique opportunities that can satisfy anyone’s particular craving. Residents can attend a concert or the Farmers Market in the Town Square, take in theater and other shows at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, visit the Trickster Cultural Center (Native-owned and operated art gallery), discover family fun at Legoland Discovery Center, enjoy independent league baseball at Wintrust Field, or use any of the nationally recognized Schaumburg Park District facilities. Additionally, the Schaumburg Township District Library is the second-largest public library in Illinois, with more than one million visitors each year.
The Village of Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956, but the heritage of Schaumburg dates back to the much earlier times when the first inhabitants of the area were members of the Sauk, Fox, Pottawatomie, and Kickapoo Indian tribes.
Schaumburg’s earliest residents were primarily German-speaking immigrants and their days consisted of farming, community and family. In many ways that remains true today, although now Schaumburg is a mecca of commercial activity. "Images of America - Schaumburg" is a pictorial testament of what life was like for past residents before the days of malls and expressways.
In partnership with the community, the mission of the Village of Schaumburg is to provide the highest quality municipal service to our customers through thoughtful planning, fiscal responsibility, and accessible, responsive, and proactive leadership resulting in a continuously improving quality of life.