The Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce is excited to be a part of the significant changes taking place in Rolling Meadows that will surely enhance and strengthen our community in future years.

The Chamber is very committed to working with the City on various economic development activities that will encourage positive growth, cooperative efforts, pooled resources and team leadership.

The informative pictorial community guide has been produced and published with the intent of showcasing our dynamic city and informing the general public of the "Rolling Meadows Advantage".

The Officers and Directors of the Rolling Meadows Chamber look forward to embarking on new opportunities and challenges that come with a new year of prosperous, yet structured growth.

Please contact the Chamber office at (847) 398-3730 for information on the Rolling Meadows Chamber at the City of Rolling Meadows. Sincerely,


Linda Liles Ballantine

Executive Director

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Rolling Meadows is a great place for business from the booming economic corridor along the Northwest Tollway to its downtown commercial center. Every aspect of community life encourages economic growth.

The city is presently engaged in a rejuvenation. Kirchoff Road, the "main" street in the downtown area, is being rebuilt and widened complete with new landscaping and a bike path. The downtown shopping area is being revitalized. Companies such as Pepsi and Northrop Grumman are well positioned in the City of Rolling Meadows. At present, U.S. Robotics, an international company, is establishing facilities in the community.

Rolling Meadows is a smaller community with big city aspirations and boasts a population of approximately 22,500. It shares a place in the booming economic powerhouse growing along the Northwest Tollway known as the "Golden Corridor".

There are many opportunities for recreation with its 11 parks and the sports/recreation centers of the Rolling Meadows Park District. Homes in the community are well maintained. They include modest ranch styles to modern homes on large wooded lots, sprawling apartment complexes, luxury townhomes and condominiums. The three school districts and several parochial and private schools that serve Rolling Meadows have all achieved excellence in education. William Rainey Harper Community College is a next door neighbor to the city which offers students the opportunity to obtain an Associate's degree and continuing education for adults. Roosevelt University is also located nearby in Schaumburg.

Rolling Meadows is a great place to live and work and offers businesses an opportunity for economic growth and development.

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Rolling Meadows stretches northward from the Northwest Tollway (Illinois 294) to U. S. 14 (Northwest Highway), wrapping two sides of Arlington International Racecourse. Tall business towers in its southern sector express the city's involvement in the booming "Golden Corridor," a path of remarkable growth that adjoins Illinois 294. Route 53, a six-lane expressway cuts through the heart of the city, giving residents quick access to the Northwest Tollway and I-90, I-190, I-355, and the entire metropolitan interstate highway system. Rolling Meadows is bordered by Northwest Highway (U.S. 14) at the city's northern edge, State Route 62 in the southern sector of the community, and State Route 58, at the far south edge of the city.

Other transportation modes include:

Pace Route 696 - Monday through Friday
Stops at Randhurst Mall, Arlington Heights Metra Stations, Arlington International Racecourse, Rolling Meadows Courthouse, Rolling Meadows Shopping Center, Woodfield Mall, and Harper College.

Pace Route 606 - Monday through Saturday
Stops at River Road CTA station, PACE headquarters, United Airlines Headquarters, Meadows Corporate Center, Meadows Town Mall, Woodfield Corporate Center, and Woodfield Mall.

The RTA Information Center is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to I:00 a.m. Tel. 836-7000. Reduced rates are available for children between 7 and 11 years of age, seniors, and the physically challenged. Elementary and high school students can ride to and from school at reduced rates.

O'Hare International Airport, the most productive two hub air terminal, is located I0 miles away. [Top of Page]

Rolling Meadows began in 1953 as a housing development conceived in the mind of builder, Kimball Hill, who dreamed of providing quality homes to modest income families. The land plan for these early homes followed a city plan of secluded residential streets, leading to broader avenues which carried traffic to main arteries. This concept remains in force today as new developments create new neighborhoods.

The City of Rolling Meadows is divided into two parts by Route 53 . Most of the older, established neighborhoods are located on the east side of the highway. These are filled with classic ranch styles, raised ranches, split-level homes, and spacious multi-family complexes.

The west side features more recent residential growth and includes upscale single family homes on large lots, luxury town houses and condominiums, and stylish apartments.

The city has more than 8,670 households with a median household income of $42,650. All of the homes in the Rolling Meadows community are beautifully maintained. Through Cook County's Community Development Program, block grants are available to residents for making improvements to older homes.

Many homes throughout the communities have unique characteristics. Rolling Meadows is a wonderful community of neighborhoods made up of a diverse economic population. [Top of Page]

Rolling Meadows residents are never far from the pleasures of shopping in either a major shopping mall or a neighborhood convenience center. Algonquin Road is lined with small and large retail centers and a full range of restaurants. The city's share of state retail sales tax adds approximately $4 million to the annual revenue base of the city.

The downtown area is undergoing a major revitalization. Kirchoff Road has been widened and newly landscaped. A new 10-foot-wide bike path through the downtown area will connect with existing paths along Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road. This is Phase I of the city's effort to upgrade the appearance and attractiveness of the heart of the community in Rolling Meadows.

There are many area shopping centers in the City of Rolling Meadows and surrounding communities. These include:

There are six different financial institutions in the City of Rolling Meadows which provide a sound foundation for economic growth and development for businesses and individuals.

Rolling Meadows offers a wide variety of products and services in its growing and diverse community.

Whether dining out is a regular occasion or a special event, the Rolling Meadows area offers a wide choice of restaurants, from a "Silver Platter" award winner to ethnic delights and steak houses. Area attractions include Medieval Times Dinner Tournament and Arlington International Racecourse. In addition, Rolling Meadow is centrally located to the theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums, and professional sports arenas in the Chicagoland area. [Top of Page]

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