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 50 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 75,000 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 Prairie Center for the Arts, visit the Trickster Gallery (Native-owned and operated art gallery), discover family fun at Legoland Discovery Center, enjoy minor league baseball at Boomers Stadium, or utilize 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 "S" is formed of four willow leaves - one leaf represents the residents of Schaumburg, one represents nature, and the remaining two leaves represent business and industry.
The "S" is placed on a five petal heraldic rose which was derived from the coat of arms of Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany from which many of our early settlers came.
This is surrounded by 10 more willow leaves representing the continuous effort that is expressed by the village through the theme "Progress Through Thoughtful Planning" which is in keeping with the continuous effort by the Village of Schaumburg to maintain a balance between its people, nature, business, and industry.
Read more about the history of our village.