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Wood Dale IL
~1.90 miles from Des Plaines city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
3000 S. River Road Des Plaines IL
~2.56 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Park Ridge (Neighborhood)
~2.69 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Park Ridge, Illinois, is a Chicago suburb of 37,775 residents. It is located fifteen miles northwest of downtown Chicago, it is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. Park Ridge is on the highest ridge in Cook County. While this is not true, it does lie on a ridge. The soil is abundant with clay deposits, which made it a brick-making center for the developing city of Chicago. Park Ridge was originally called Pennyville to honor George Penny, the businessman who owned the local brickyard along with Robert Meacham. Later it was named Brickton. The Des Plaines River divides Park Ridge from neighboring Des Plaines, Illinois, which is west of Park Ridge. Chicago is both south and east of Park Ridge, and Niles and Unincorporated Maine Township to its ...
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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
~3.86 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Located in downtown Chicago,Illinois; the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center offers a total 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space.The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is a convention center for Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Built in 1975, the center has exhibition space of 840,000 sq ft (78,000 m2). It is located near O'Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theatre. The facility is named after long time Rosemont mayor, Donald E. Stephens.
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Edison Park (Neighborhood)
~3.96 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Edison Park (formerly Canfield) is one of 77 well-defined Chicago, IL community areas. It is a residential neighborhood in northwest Chicago, USA, named after Thomas Alva Edison. According to the 2000 Census, its population is 11,259. Every year there is a festival in uptown Edison Park called "Edison Park Fest". It features food from all around the northwest side of Chicago. Edison Park Fest happens usually around mid-August. The 2009 Edison Park Fest dates are August 14, 15, and 16. Edison Park Fest also features local bands from Chicago. Edison park has the one of the highest Irish populations in the City of Chicago
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~4.03 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Rosemont Theatre is a concert hall in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The venue, which has seats for 4,300 people and opened in 1995, hosts many different musical artists and shows. It is located near O'Hare International Airport, Allstate Arena and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.Rosemont was the venue for the annual WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 1st 2006.The answer-and-question game show Jeopardy! held their annual College Championship at the theatre in May 1999.The Mayor of Rosemont, Bradley Stephens, is currently planning to sell the site to the state of Illinois to use as a casino in an effort to gain revenue. The idea was initially pitched in September 2007, and again in May 2008, to lawmakers in Springfield who have expressed interest in the state-...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~5.07 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Neighborhood surrounding airport.Chicago O'Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD), also known as O'Hare Airport, O'Hare Field, or simply O'Hare, is a major airport located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. It serves as the primary and largest hub for United Airlines and as a hub for American Airlines. It is operated by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, associated with an umbrella regional authority.In 2008, the airport had 881,566 aircraft operations, an average of 2,409 per day (64% scheduled commercial, 33% air taxi, 3% general aviation and <1% military). O'Hare International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in the world with 64,397,782 passengers passing thro...
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Norwood Park (Neighborhood)
~5.10 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Norwood Park is one of 77 well-defined Chicago, Illinois community areas. It is a middle-class neighborhood on the far Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois. Named after Henry Ward Beecher's novel Norwood, or Village Life in New England (1868), it is home to many of the city's firefighters, police officers, and other blue collar workers. Norwood Park is known especially for its abundance of green: lawns, parks, churchyards, and trees are its visual hallmarks. It is also among the most ethnically homogeneous - and Republican - of all Chicago communities.Every Memorial Day there is a parade that runs through Norwood Park. The parade has been a local tradition for more than 80 years, starting in 1922. The community area also boasts the oldest extant building in Chicago, the Noble-...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
Schiller Park (Neighborhood)
~5.43 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Schiller Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,850 at the 2000 census.Schiller Park is located at 41°57'22?N 87°52'14?W.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), all of it land.As of the census of 2000, there were 11,850 people, 4,244 households, and 3,045 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,283.5 people per square mile (1,451.7/km²). There were 4,335 housing units at an average density of 1,567.0/sq mi (604.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 80.98% White, 1.98% African American, 0.28% Native American, 5.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.11% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.92% ...
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Forest Glen (Neighborhood)
~6.21 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Forest Glen is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located in the city's Northwest Side.EdgebrookEdgebrook borders the neighborhood of Sauganash. Edgebrook was once part of the Sauganash land tract and was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. To the north of Edgebrook lie Wildwood and then North Edgebrook. Frequently the three communities together are referred to as "Edgebrook.""Edgebrook" is roughly bordered by I-94 (Edens Expressway) and the city limits to the east, the forest preserve and Niles to the West, The North Branch of the Chicago River to the South, and the Chicago city limits to the north.Edgebrook is home to the Billy Caldwell Golf Course and the Edgebrook Golf Course, both operated by the Cook County Forest Preserves.SauganashSauganash was ...
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Jefferson Park (Neighborhood)
~6.85 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Jefferson Park is one of Chicago's 77 well-defined community areas as well as a neighborhood located on the city's Northwest Side. The territorial discrepancy between the two stems from the fact that the neighborhood of Jefferson Park occupies a larger swath of territory than the community area by including with in it land of adjacent community areas.Jefferson Park is bordered by the community areas of Norwood Park to the northwest, Forest Glen to the northeast, Portage Park and the suburb of Harwood Heights to the south. Although the official community area map draws the boundary between Jefferson Park and Portage Park at Lawrence, many residents consider the boundary between the two neighborhoods to be at Montrose to the south, reflected in most 'Chicago Neighborhood Maps'.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~7.00 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Dunning located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas.The neighborhood is home to the Eli's Cheesecake factory
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Arlington Park Race Track
Arlington Heights IL
~7.35 miles from Des Plaines city center
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1839 New Schaumburg Rd Schaumburg ID
~7.73 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Wood Dale IL
~7.96 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Woodfield has the finest collection of department stores and specialty shops in the Great Lakes region including Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Sears and nearly 300 stores and restaurants. Surround yourself with fashion, food, and fun at Illinois' largest mall. Located 25 miles NW of Chicago, and 7 miles west of O'Hare, Woodfield Mall is the best destination for leisure guests, groups, reunions, and business travelers.Woodfield Mall is an upscale shopping mall located in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States, at the intersection of Golf Road and Illinois Route 53.Woodfield opened on September 9, 1971 with 59 stores, growing to 189 stores with 1.9 million retail square feet by 1973, the largest mall in the United States at that time. It is currently the largest mall in the ...
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~8.07 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Sauganash was once part of the Sauganash land tract and was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. This neighborhood is named after Sauganash, a local Potawotomi leader in the 19th century. The "Old Treaty Elm" was located here. The neighborhood is home to three churches: Sauganash Community Church, a non-denominational Protestant church, Bride of Christ Church, and Queen of All Saints, a Roman Catholic Basilica. The Sauganash neighborhood, a residential area, has many distinctive, individualistic homes. It also had large tracts of prairie land until the mid 1950s. Commerce Clearing House, a publisher of topical law reports, is located near Sauganash, and Walgreen Drug Stores' corporate headquarters used to be located near Sauganash.The Sauganash neighborhood is bordered by Devon Ave. t...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~8.24 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Portage Park is located on the northwest side of the City of Chicago, Illinois and is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. Portage Park is bordered by the community areas of Jefferson Park and Forest Glen to the north, Dunning and the suburb of Harwood Heights to the west, Irving Park to the east and Belmont-Cragin to the south.The area is notable for its Six Corners outdoor shopping district, centered at the intersection of Irving Park Road, Cicero Avenue and the diagonal Milwaukee Avenue, the Portage Theater and for its namesake - Portage Park. The name of the park was taken from the major portage linking Des Plaines and the Chicago River along what is today Irving Park Road. The area was so swampy that Native Americans and trappers were easily able to paddle throug...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~8.32 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive Schaumburg IL
~8.38 miles from Des Plaines city center
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The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center stands out in Chicago as a ground-breaking showpiece for conventions and trade shows. Effortlessly blending modern elegance with expansive and fully-integrated facilities, the Schaumburg Convention Center provides an inspiring setting where everything for your event comes together—seamlessly
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~8.57 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Montclare located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. Although Montclare was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889, the first spurt of growth occurred in 1912, when the Grand Avenue streetcar line extended service to the area. The Sayre family contributed acreage for community use in 1916, which, along with another piece of donated property, later formed Rutherford-Sayre Park. The park was divided down the middle by the railroad tracks that marked the town's southern boundary.Settlement concentrated in the southeastern section near the depot, but was hampered until utilities and paved streets were added in the 1920s. Single-family structures, mainly standard bungalows, predominated in the area. Some re...
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North Park (Neighborhood)
~8.75 miles from Des Plaines city center
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North Park is one of 77 well-defined community areas of the City of Chicago. It is the neighborhood north of Albany Park and to the east of Forest Glen and Sauganash. It is bordered by the North Shore Channel on the east, the Chicago River's North Branch and Foster Avenue on the south, Cicero Avenue on the west (except for the secton in the northwest corner, north of Bryn Mawr Avenue, which is part of the Sauganash neighborhood) and Devon Avenue on the north.Originally a Swedish community and later a stronghold of Orthodox Jews, it more recently has been adopted by American newcomers, from Latinos to Middle Easterners, Koreans and Eastern Europeans. It is part of the 60625 zip code, which is known as one of the most diverse areas in the entire country.Both the Good Cou...
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Melrose Park (Neighborhood)
~9.11 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,171 at the 2000 census. Melrose Park has long been home to a large Italian-American population, though it also contains many Mexican-Americans. It was the home of Kiddieland Amusement Park and the current home of Maywood Park Racetrack, Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Stern Pinball, Inc., which is the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines.There is a Metra railroad station in Melrose Park with daily service to Chicago. Melrose Park is home to two hospitals, Westlake Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
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Belmont Central (Neighborhood)
~9.17 miles from Des Plaines city center
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The residential neighborhoods of Belmont Central and Belmont Heights are located on the northwest side of Chicago. Belmont Central was once home to a large Polish community, but now hosts a growing Hispanic population. Belmont Heights has a similarly ethnically diverse population. Both neighborhoods are solidly middle-class and residents tend to live in the neighborhood for years. Those living in the area work hard and keep their properties looking top-notch. Home prices range from the $200,000’s to the mid $300,000. People moving into the area can choose from a variety of housing choices such as Queen Anne homes, flats and bungalows.The very active Belmont Chamber of Commerce focuses on keeping the neighborhoods alive with thriving businesses and they now boast one of the lowest comme...
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~9.40 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Austin, located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, is the largest (by population) of the city's 77 officially defined community areas (neighborhoods), followed by Lakeview. Its eastern boundary is Cicero Avenue. Its northernmost border is the Milwaukee District/West Line. Its southernmost border is at Roosevelt Road from Cicero Avenue west to Austin Boulevard. The northernmost portion, north of North Avenue, extends west to Harlem Avenue, abutting Elmwood Park. Other suburbs bordering Austin are Cicero and Oak Park. Also nearby is Berwyn.Austin is one of Chicago's largest community areas by land area. Several distinctive areas within Austin include Midway Park, a historic district of restored 19th-century single-family homes in the core of the original Austin subdivision; Galewood, t...
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Albany Park (Neighborhood)
~9.45 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Chicago Botanic Garden
Highland Park IL
~9.62 miles from Des Plaines city center
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The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world.The Garden continues to strive to meet the lofty goals set more than a century ago. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research.The 385-acre Garden features 24 display gardens and three native habitats, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes.The Chicago Horticultural Society was founded in 1890. At its heart was the understanding that the city of Chicago was incorporated with the Latin words Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden." The Society hosted nationally recognized flower a...
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Medinah Country Club
~9.94 miles from Des Plaines city center
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|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~9.98 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Irving Park (Neighborhood)
~10.00 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Irving Park is a Community Area located on Chicago's Northwest Side. It is bounded by the Chicago River on the east, the Milwaukee Road railroad tracks on the west, Addison Street on the south and Montrose Avenue on the north, west of Pulaski Road stretching to encompass the region between Belmont Avenue on the south and, roughly, Leland Avenue on the north.Old Irving Park, bounded by Montrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, Addison Street and Kostner Avenue, has a variety af housing stock, with Queen Anne, Victorian, and Italianate homes, a few farmhouses and numerous bungalows.The CTA Blue Line runs through this neighborhood, with stops at Addison, Irving Park/Pulaski, and Montrose.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Des Plaines|
~10.15 miles from Des Plaines city center
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Ryan Field is a stadium in Evanston, Illinois, United States. It is primarily used for American football, and is the home field of the Northwestern University Wildcats football team. The field opened in 1926 and holds 47,130 people. Prior to 1997, the stadium was named Dyche Stadium, for William Dyche, Class of 1882, former Evanston mayor and overseer of the building project. The naming rights to the field were sold in 1997, for $8 million, to Pat Ryan, who was the chairman of the school's board of trustees at the time. The rights were sold without an agreed upon term.