village Profile

The Schiller Park Chamber of Commerce is comprised of local business people, professionals and government officials. The Officers and Directors are a dedicated group of community-minded volunteers working together to promote business and encourage new businesses to come to Schiller Park to prosper and enjoy our community.

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Knowing each company has priorities, we rotate breakfast, lunch or after-hour meetings to enable all businesses the opportunity to visit and take advantage of meeting our well-informed speakers.

Our quarterly Newsletter features a profile of one of our many members, news of changes within the companies, schedule of our future guest speakers, a listing of our new members, informative health hints, and other subjects that could assist businesses in their day-to-day operations.

Our phone operator is always ready to assist you or direct you to the proper individual, who can capably solve your problem. Just give us a call at (708) 865-9510 or email us at info@chamberbyohare.org

[ top of page ]


As Schiller Park moves toward the future, it is as it has always been a community for and about people. The community of Schiller Park is a unique mix of residential, industrial, commercial and open space areas that offers it residential and business citizens, "A Small Town Feel With A World At Its Touch". Our local government works toward retention and expansion of business establishments and encourages new industry to locate within the community. In addition, the administration works closely with the Chamber of Commerce to promote a positive business environment and encourages strong ties between the business and residential citizens. To contact the Village please call (847) 678-2550 or visit our website at www.villageofschillerpark.com.

[ top of page ]


Schiller Park's history is full and varied and worth the view:

  • Alexander Robinson, whose checkered life leaves a legacy of legends that, continues to provide good story-telling.
  • Henry Brockman's grist mill not only ground the farmer's corn for many years, the mill itself was a favorite gathering place to get the latest news.
  • Entrepreneur William Kolze's big "white house" stood as a landmark for over 90 years.
  • The Soo Line Railroad was the glue that kept the town going during the Great Depression.
  • The two-lane dirt road that bisected the town carried the proud name Irving Park Boulevard.
  • All these visual memories and more can be seen at the Historical Commission, 4200 Old River Rd. To Contact the Commission please call (847) 671-8513.

[ top of page ]


ROMAN CATHOLIC

St. Beatrice Church
4157 Atlantic Avenue
847-678-0138

St. Maria Goretti
10050 Ivanhoe Avenue
847-678-2560

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

Grace Community Evangelical Free Church
4244 Grace Street
847-678-0943

CHRISTIAN

International Christian Assembly of God
9628 Irving Park Road
847-678-8865

[ top of page ]


The Schiller Park Library lends books, magazines, videos, newspapers, books on tapes and compact discs to residents. The library will continue to reach out to non-users and the business community. Schiller Park residents or registered Illinois library card holders can borrow from most of the Illinois Libraries through the Schiller Park Library. Questions? Please call (847)678-9433.

[ top of page ]


The Village of Schiller Park is home to over 11,000 people and hundreds of businesses of many different types including, commercial, retail and industrial, all encompassed in a 2.75 square-mile area. Schiller Park is bordered by O'Hare International Airport to the west, the Chi Chi Pin Quoi Forest Preserves to the east, the Village of Rosemont to the north and the Village of Franklin Park to the south.

Transportation:

Schiller Park is easily accessible from the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Kennedy Expressway (I 90/94). Drivers can reach the Loop in 25 minutes and Midway Airport in 45 minutes. O'Hare Airport is just a five-minute drive. The Metra commuter train leaves Schiller Park and arrives in the Loop about 30 minutes later. The Schiller Park Metra commuter train station is on the North-Central service between Antioch and downtown Chicago.

[ top of page ]


Primary Care Center at Schiller Park
Loyola University Health Systems
9292 Irving Park Road
847-671-1000

Schiller Park Medical Center Ltd.
Affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
9651 Irving Park Road
847-678-6474

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's
Occupational Health Center
9540 Addison Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
847-678-3300

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
675 North Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60164
708-681-3200

[ top of page ]


Fire Department Non-Emergency: Call (847) 678-5136

The Schiller Park Fire Department consists of 28 personnel including:

  • 6 Lieutenants
  • 17 Firefighter/Paramedics
  • 2 Paramedics
  • 2 Firefighters
  • 1 Fire Chief

Services Offered:

  • Fire Prevention Inspections and Fire Safety Education in all schools and businesses.
  • Blood pressure screenings throughout the Village.
  • Membership in a Cooperative Response Team consisting of 13 departments in our division, specializing in Fire Investigation, Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Trench Rescue.

Police Department Non-Emergency:
Call (847) 678-4794

The Schiller Park Police Department consists of 33 Police Officers and 9 other personnel. There are 16 reserve and auxiliary officers. The Police Department offers a full range of law enforcement services including motorized patrol, foot patrol, bicycle patrol, investigations, community policing, D.A.R.E., and V.E.G.A. instruction.

[ top of page ]



The Recreation Department provides many different "quality of life" leisure programs for people living and working in Schiller Park. An indoor recreation center has a racquetball court, a fitness area, teen room, shower facilities and a full-size gymnasium.

Six community parks are located in Schiller Park and maintained by the Recreation Department. The different parks have several amenities including two lighted ball fields, lighted bocce ball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, gazebos and several play structures. Kennedy Park is home to the Memorial Pool, an Olympic size outdoor pool. Kennedy Park is home to the Anna Montana Water Park & Memorial Pool a modern aquatic facility that includes water slides, zero depth entry, a vortex, and a kiddie spray features. Kennedy Park also has a sand volleyball court, modern playground equipment, basketball hoops, and a baseball diamond.

Various programs are offered all year round for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens in both indoor and outdoor settings. For more information visit us at the Recreation Center on Irving Park Rd. or call (847) 671-8580.

[ top of page ]


PUBLIC SCHOOLS

School District #81

Park attend District #81's three schools. The graded centers provide a solid foundation in the basics and additional experiences. An excellent teaching staff provides a well-rounded education to all students.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

George Washington School (Grades 4-5)
4835 Michigan Avenue
(847) 671-1922

John F. Kennedy School (Preschool-Grade 3)
3945 Wehrman
(847) 671-0250

Lincoln Middle School (Grades 6-8)
4050 Wagner Avenue
(847) 678-2916

PRE-SCHOOL & EXTENDED HOURS

A Great Place to Grow
9301 Irving Park Road
(847) 678-0923

Schiller Park Pre-School
9630 Irving Park Road
(847) 671-8580

Magnifico Playhouse
Child Day Care Center
4248 Grace Street
(847) 671-3192

PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

St. Beatrice School (preK-8)
4141 Atlantic Avenue
(847) 478-1752

St. Beatrice offers before and after School Care, an all day pre-school for three and four year olds and all day Kindergarten Class. Grades 1-8 have a challenging curriculum which prepares students for all area high schools. Extra curriculum activities include basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, and Spanish and French.

St. Maria Goretti (Pre-K-8)
10050 Ivanhoe Avenue
(847) 678-2560

St. Marie Goretti offers an excellent academic program with daily religion classes, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The enrichment programs of computer, physical education, library, Spanish, and music are built into the curriculum. Students, grades 6-8, participate in a competitive sports program, which offers opportunities in basketball, volleyball, softball and cheerleading. Other activities include Student Council, Junior Beta Club (honor roll students) and band.

In a child-centered environment attached to the school, a 12 month Children's Center facility. Students, 3 years or older, can utilize the Center, 5 days a week, before and after school, days off and all summer from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM

HIGH SCHOOL

East Leyden High School
3400 Rose Street
Franklin Park, IL
(708) 451-3000

COLLEGES

Triton Junior College.
2000 Fifth Avenue
River Grove, IL
(708) 456-0300

[ top of page ]


The Autumn Leaves is for citizens at least 60 years of age. Members meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. To serve the Seniors of Schiller Park the Village offers the following to senior residents.

  • Blood Pressure Testing
  • Carrier Watch
  • RTA User Passes
  • Senior Subsidized Taxi
  • Free Movies
  • Senior Swims
  • Subsidized Snow Removal

For further information call (847) 678-2550

[ top of page ]

Schiller Park's Home Page

Town Square Publications's Home Page


Community Profile Network, Inc. &
Progressive Publishing, Inc.

About our Company

Copyright © 1998 Community Profile Network, Inc.
Community Profile Network is a trademark of Community Profile Network, Inc.
Town Square Publications and Builder Profile are trademarks of Progressive Publishing, Inc.

This Site is a Town Square Publications Production