west chicago

Welcome to west chicago, Illinois

West Chicago, Illinois is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage. It is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by three major rail lines, one of  Illinois’ busiest airports and three state highways.

People & Lifestyle

The business environment of West Chicago is healthy, and there is no better time to be a part of it. Small businesses and Fortune 500 companies sit side by side in the city, and countless opportunities exist. Along with business, the opportunities for recreation are incredible. West Chicago is known for pristine golf courses and outdoor activities.

Shopping & Dining

In and around West Chicago, finding exactly what you need is simple with access to a wide variety of available shopping, dining and lodging choices. Family-owned businesses and national chains are successfully mixed in the community. “Big box” supermarkets and grocers, office supply stores, home improvement centers, hardware shops, and more are located within West Chicago. Neighboring retail centers include the Geneva Commons in Geneva and the Town Square in Wheaton.


The city of West Chicago has two high schools—one public school, West Chicago Community High School, and one private, Wheaton Academy. There are seven public elementary schools (Currier, Pioneer, Wegner, Turner, Indian Knoll, Gary, and Norton Creek) and two middle schools [Benjamin and Leman Middle School).

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