Schiller Park's key location has drawn commerce to the area since the early settlement period. Originally a railroad town, the Canadian National railyard still moves cargo through the Chicago metro area north and west throughout North America. The Village is also near the crossroads of I-294, I-90, Irving Park Road, Mannheim Road, Lawrence Avenue, and River Road. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is right next door and draws travelers, air cargo, worldwide logistics, and hospitality businesses to the Village.
Schiller Park has solid, stable, and well-maintained neighborhoods with good property values. The Village offers first rate recreation facilities to its residents including a modern water park and fitness center. In addition the neighboring Des Plaines River and Cook County Forest Preserve offer open space, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and other recreational opportunities.
The Village has four industrial zones that are home to successful businesses in all industries and market sectors. There is a good mix of both old and new facilities available to businesses looking for a new home. The Village's hotels and restaurants offer local hospitality and quality fare. Our workforce is a skilled and diverse.
Schiller Park is committed to serving our existing businesses and helping new businesses relocate or start up. Navigating the permitting and regulation process can be confusing, but our staff is committed to assisting you with helpful information and efficient processing. The Village encourages local businesses to use the resources this website provides and to contact the Community Development Department at (847) 671-8555 with any questions or concerns about economic development opportunities.