The City of Des Plaines is a beautiful suburban Chicago community at the center of commerce and
transportation. Home to over 58,000 people, Des Plaines is a vibrant, diverse community, brimming
with assets and potential in its quality of life, parks, library, schools and its strategic location near
O’Hare International Airport. Ranking 35th in Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in the US, the City
encompasses 15 square miles, and boasts of superior air transportation, rail, transit, bike and
pedways, and a network of expressways. It operates under a Council‐Manager form of government.