Located 26 miles northwest of downtown Chicago at the convergence of the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) and Illinois Route 53 (Interstate 290), the Village of Schaumburg has emerged as the pre-eminent community in the Chicago metropolitan area’s thriving northwest suburbs.
Incorporated on March 7, 1956, Schaumburg has grown from a small farming town of 130 residents and a land area of two square miles, to a bustling suburban community with 75,386 residents occupying approximately 19 square miles. The more than 5,700 businesses located in the community presently employ over 78,800 individuals. Schaumburg contains approximately 9.5 million square feet of commercial space, including 67 shopping centers, numerous free-standing stores and car dealerships, Streets of Woodfield, Woodfield Village Green, and Woodfield Mall. The village also has a substantial office and industrial base. There is currently 11.6 million square feet of office space that includes fifteen major office complexes and corporate headquarters. The community is also home to some 13.2 million square feet of industrial space located throughout the village’s nine industrial parks.
The Village of Schaumburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government. This form of government consists of the Village President and a six-member Village Board of Trustees who are elected at-large by nonpartisan ballot, and a professional municipal manager who is selected by and accountable to the Village Board. The village has 610 full time employees, including 138 sworn police officers and 144 firefighters. The fire department operate four fire stations containing over 20 pieces of fire-fighting equipment. The Village has an excellent water system and fire department that contribute to a Class 2 fire rating.
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