Schaumburg is a village in mostly Cook County and part DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. It is a northwestern suburb of Chicago and part of the Golden Corridor. Schaumburg is around 28 miles (45 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of O’Hare International Airport. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 74,227. In 2018 Money magazine ranked the Village of Schaumburg the Best Place to Live in Illinois. In 2017 Money ranked Schaumburg the 9th-best place to live in the United States.Along with Bolingbrook, Schaumburg has one of Illinois’s two IKEA stores. It contains the Woodfield Mall, the 10th largest mall in the United States, which at most times has over 300 stores.
Schaumburg’s transition from a rural community to a suburban city began with Alfred Campanelli‘s first large-scale suburban-style development in 1959 and Woodfield Mall’s opening on September 9, 1971. Schaumburg is bordered by Hoffman Estates and Palatine to the north,Inverness in northwest, Rolling Meadows to the northeast, Elk Grove Village to the southeast, Roselle to the south, Hanover Park to the southwest, and Streamwood to the west. The village of Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956, but the heritage of Schaumburg dates back to much earlier times when the first inhabitants of the area were members of the Sauk, Fox, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo Native American tribes.
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