Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods. Wheeling is known regionally and nationally as the home of the Milwaukee Avenue “Restaurant Row,” and is also the part-owner of Chicago Executive Airport, the third-busiest airport in Illinois.

Wheeling boasts a wide selection of housing options to serve the needs of potential residents, including world-class luxury condominiums, affordable rental properties in a variety of sizes, and single-family homes on tree-lined streets. Commuters benefit from easy access to Interstate 294, as well as from Metra rail service on the North Central Line via the Wheeling Metra Station. Wheeling residents enjoy convenient access to grocery stores and shopping centers, health care facilities, places of worship, and award-winning public schools. Wheeling Park District and Cook County Forest Preserve facilities also provide opportunities for recreation and for restorative contact with the natural world.

The mission of the Village of Wheeling is to provide all residents and businesses of the community with high quality public service. Essential services are provided to all citizens, regardless of their social, economic, racial, or ethnic background. In order to achieve this goal, we, the employees and elected officials of the Village of Wheeling, shall treat all citizens with respect and dignity.
~ Patrick “Pat” Horcher, Village President
~ Jon A. Sfondilis, Village Manager

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Property Tax Incentives

The Class 6b classification is designed to encourage industrial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate incentive for the development of new industrial facilities, the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures, and the industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings.

Wheeling Town Center New Construction and Improvements

The Town Center will feature nearly 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space anchored by a CMX premium movie theater, as well as a 294-unit apartment complex with a six-level internal parking deck. CMX’s build-out commitment to Wheeling represents an investment of over $10 million.

Prairie Crossings Shopping Center

The Prairie Crossings shopping center is located in the same complex that also contains the Westin Chicago North Shore hotel, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Devon Bank, and Massage Envy. More recently, the Village has assisted with the addition of Spears Bourbon–Burgers–Beer, PostNet, Subway and a drive thru Dunkin Donuts to Prairie Crossings. Finally, Black Lion Development received approval to construct a new 9,000-square-foot building to contain two signature restaurants.

Wheeling Town Center Is A $100 Million Transit-Oriented Master-Planned Mixed-Use Development...

Wheeling Town Center is a $100 million transit-oriented master-planned mixed-use development to be constructed at 351 West Dundee Road (the former Wickes Furniture site) adjacent to the Wheeling Metra Station.

The Whitley of Wheeling Senior Housing Project

The 102-unit assisted living and memory-support facility will encompass a 3-story structure situated adjacent to the Shir Hadash synagogue. The development will include walking trails, gardens, abundant landscaping, and other amenities.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Façade and Building Improvement Grant Program

The purpose of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Façade and Building Improvement Grant Program is to provide financial assistance for the design and construction of façade improvements which are in keeping with the Village Comprehensive Plan. The program is funded with revenues generated from the Village’s TIF District(s).