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The Village of Elk Grove

The Ideal Locality

The Village of Elk Grove is in a prime location that is 22 miles from downtown Chicago in the northeastern portion of Illinois. Partly situated in two counties, Cook and DuPage, it is bordered to the west by the Ned Brown-Busse Woods Forest Preserve, one of the state's largest public recreational areas. Communities that are nearby include Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Itasca and Hoffman Estates.


Proximity to the City of Chicago offers residents easy access to some of the biggest cultural and artistic venues in the Midwest area, along with a host of elite dining and other wonderful entertainment opportunities. This ideal location also serves the village well in terms of business, both in the city and beyond.

Access is really the key word when talking about both the location and transportation options that are available in and around Elk Grove. The village is just 20 minutes from O'Hare International Airport, which offers travelers approximately 3,000 flights per day. This proximity to O'Hare has been and continues to be an enormous draw for businesses, and is a major contributor to the fact that the village welcomes 100 new companies each year; and has for the past 10 years. This type of access to air transportation means more convenient flights for business travelers and faster, easier and less costly shipping options for local companies. In addition to being so close to O'Hare, Elk Grove is only 50 miles from Chicago's Midway Airport and just 10 minutes from Schaumburg Air Park.

Businesses love Elk Grove for its transportation options, making it easier to both ship and receive, whether by train, plane—or even boat. There are daily freight trains that run in the area, and the village is close to about 150 motor freight carriers that provide delivery to other important business sectors in a variety of cities.


Chicago is one of the largest trucking hubs in the country—and with easy access to all of the interstates serving the vicinity Elk Grove is positioned well for that type of commerce. In addition, the barges located at the nearby Lake Michigan harbors provide yet another economical option for businesses that need to ship their goods. There is also a railway that services the Elk Grove Village industrial park.

Getting anywhere in the area by car is a simple task. Major highways near the village include the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), the North-South Tollway (I-355), the Northwest Tollway (I-90), the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway and Illinois State Routes 53, 72 and 83. Train service in the area is also ample, and there are several options to choose from. The Metra Commuter Rail System has 230 stations in Northeastern Illinois, and both Union Pacific and Amtrak have commuter rail service available as well.

PACE (RTA) bus runs fixed routes through the village, and there is a free bus service available for seniors that is provided by Elk Grove Township. There are also two taxicab services that work in the village; American Taxi and AAA 303.

When evaluating the locations of the many different Chicago-area suburbs, the Village of Elk Grove is especially well-placed. With close proximity to the region's largest airport, a variety of solid public transportation options and easy access to highways that go in nearly every conceivable direction, the village is in a terrific spot. Residents enjoy the fact that they can travel anywhere in the area easily, and businesses often choose to reside there based on its convenient location. All in all, Elk Grove Village is a great place to be.

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