Schaumburg IL is a suburb of Chicago located about 30 miles northwest of the Chicago “loop” and is part of the “Golden Corridor”. As of 2010 the city had a population of 74,000 residents.
The village was incorporated on March 7th 1956, however its heritage and history dates back to 1842 when the area was known as Sarah’s Grove, then Schaumburg Township, and now Schaumburg as its known today (changed in 1850).
As the years went by, Schaumburg went from a quiet rural town to a booming community (Schaumburg is home to Motorola Solutions, one of two IKEA stores in Illinois, and Woodfield mall (11th largest mall in the U.S.). From the town’s foundation until 1955 very few if any roads linked Schaumburg to other notable Illinois communities. This changed in 1955 when O’Hare International Airport was constructed in O’Hare Field roughly 11 miles southeast of Schaumburg, the addition of the northwest tollway in 1956, and the presence of the Pure Oil Company put the town on the map and a ‘hub’ of sorts for businesspeople.
A second expressway was built in 1970 (known as Interstate 290), and the construction of Woodfield Mall began expanding the population to almost 19,000 people.