Schaumburg

The Village of Schaumburg was incorporated in 1956 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. An anniversary logo was created and an impressive schedule of activities commemorated the event. Highlights included an historic Schaumburg photo display, a new documentary titled, “Images of Schaumburg,” and the dedication of the new convention center. The year culminated with an anniversary ball on New Year’s Eve.

Schaumburg is ideally situated as the hub of the thriving northwest suburbs of Chicago. The Northwest Tollway (1-90), accessible at Roselle Rd., and Interstate 290 (Illinois 53), with entrances at Golf, Higgins, and Algonquin Roads, connect commuters and travelers to Chicago, many west and northwest suburbs, and O’Hare International Airport. The new Elgin-O’Hare Expressway provides quick access to neighboring southwestern communities. O’Hare is located just nine miles from Schaumburg via the Northwest Tollway. Commuters to Chicago are also served by local Metra rail service.

Homes are available in Schaumburg to fit every lifestyle, from duplexes and town homes to large luxury homes, many situated in park-like settings. Several neighborhoods are close to parks and nature preserves, and are conveniently located to shopping and transportation.

The village has the largest retail center in the northwest suburbs, surpassed only by the City of Chicago. It contains over 13 million square feet of industrial space, consisting primarily of light industrial and warehouse facilities. Motorola’s property includes an office, museum, and a day care center. The Copley Center, the Woodfield Mall, and the Woodfield Business Center II are a major part of the business and retail sectors of the village. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center at Thoreau Drive and Meacham Road opened in 2006, bringing yet another venue for conventions and additional hotel accommodations, bringing the total hotel/motel rooms available in Schaumburg to 4,131. The village is also the home of the Schaumburg Flyers, a Northern League baseball team.

The Schaumburg Park District runs a large number of community recreational activities which include the Community Recreation Center with a fitness area, track, aerobics, Senior Center, classrooms, and playground; The Water Works with three indoor pools and three water slides; Atcher Island with many water activities; Voldening Lake which includes boating, ice skating, picnicking, and a bicycle trail; Bock Neighborhood Center and Park with an outdoor pool, athletic fields, tennis, and a playground; Meineke Recreation Center which includes an outdoor pool and water slide, athletic fields, ice skating, tennis, playground, and a lake. The Park District also runs 57 neighborhood playgrounds and several golf courses.

With all of its amenities, Schaumburg is still about the residents and their sense of community, making the village a most desirable place to live and work.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Blackwell School 345 N Walnut Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 885-6758 Elementary Schools
Campanelli School 310 S Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2135 Elementary Schools
Churchill School 1520 Jones Rd Schaumburg IL 60195 (847) 885-6752 Elementary Schools
Dirksen School 116 W Beech Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2142 Elementary Schools
Dooley School 622 Norwood Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2116 Elementary Schools
Edwin Aldrin Elementary School 617 Boxwood Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2106 Elementary Schools
Ender-Salk Elementary School 345 N Salem Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 755-1487 Elementary Schools
Enders-Salk School 345 N Salem Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 885-6762 Elementary Schools
Herbert Hoover Elementary Schl 315 N Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 885-6770 Elementary Schools
Keller School 820 Bode Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 885-6530 Elementary Schools
Michael Collins Elem School 407 Summit Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2155 Elementary Schools
Nathan Hale Elementary School 1300 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2140 Elementary Schools
Schaumburg Twp Elementary Schl 345 N Walnut Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 884-0939 Elementary Schools
Schaumburg High School 1100 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 755-4600 High Schools
Addams Jr High School 700 S Springinsguth Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2110 Middle Schools
Frost Junior High School 320 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 301-2120 Middle Schools
Schaumburg History

“The Schaumburg area attracted the first settlers from the eastern states in the mid-1830’s. The first person to arrive was Trumbull Kent, a Yankee, of Oswego County, New York. Many people of German ancestry followed. Originally from Schaumburg-Lippe, between Dortmund and Hannover, Germany, they settled along the Chicago-Elgin Road and other highways. They were farms who organized a German Lutheran congregation as early as 1840 and built their first church in 1847. A controversy arose a few years later when some people wanted their town named Lutherville, but in the end it was named Schaumburg Center.

The area grew slowly, as the fertile land was swampy and had no railroad depot. At the end of the nineteenth century, the population was only about 1,000 people. The township had three cheese factories by 1900 and continued to grow during the first half of the twentieth century.

When the Northwest Tollway was constructed in 1956, it brought industrial and residential development to Schaumburg. Shortly after, many streets were built, spreading out from the old center of the village. By 1980 the population was 53,305, and the land was almost completely built up.

Bordering Schaumburg to the east is Interstate 290, cutting it off from the forests of the Ned Brown Forest Preserve. The northern border extended as far as old Algonquin Road. The Woodfield Mall opened in 1971 in the northeastern area and is one of the Chicago area’s largest shopping centers.

Although it has been many years since the first German settlers arrived in Schaumburg, their roots live on in street names such as Biesterfield Road.”

Schaumburg Trivia & Fun Facts

“Ancestries: German (24.5%), Irish (14.8%), Polish (14.7%), Italian (12.5%), English (5.4%), Swedish (3.2%)

Birthplace of: Kurt Kittner – 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Jan 23, 1980), Craig Reichel – College basketball player (Northern Illinois Huskies), Mark Pancratz – College basketball player (Wisc. Milwaukee Panthers), Tony Young – College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis), Zach Pancratz – College basketball player (Northern Illinois Huskies).

In 1968, the “Schaumburg Space Needle” was proposed by developer Lee M. Romano. The building would have looked similar to the Aon Building in downtown Chicago. The building would have been 113 stories and taller than the Sears Tower. It was never built.”