Village of Schaumburg

The Village of Schaumburg is a village in Cook County in the northeast corner of Illinois that is located about 28 miles from the Chicago Loop and about 11 miles northeast of O’Hare International Airport.  Schaumburg is part of the “Golden Corridor” which is part of the area surrounding I-90 which is known as a gold mine for economic activity in the area.  It has a total area of 19.33 square miles.  According to the 2010 census it has a population of about 75,000 people. Slightly more than half of the residents are females.  The median income is almost $77,000 a year and the average home is worth about $226,000. Schaumburg is known for Woodfield Mall, which at one time was the largest shopping mall in the United States.  Currently, it is the 11th largest shopping mall in the country with over 300 stores.  The mall attracts visitors from all over the country and is considered one of the major attractions in the Chicago area. Schaumburg is bordered by Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Hanover Park and Streamwood.

The Village of Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956, but it began much earlier than that by settlers from the northeast and from Germany.  The original settlers were from Germany and the northeast but by 1870 Schaumburg had become completely German.  Most of the property was owned by German immigrants or their descendants.  Schaumburg remained German until the 1930’s when the Great Depression caused many of the farms to go into foreclosure and the properties were purchased by non-Germans.  The German influence remained in Schaumburg long after the properties were lost by the Germans in foreclosure.  The oldest Christian church in Schaumburg, St. Peter Lutheran, had services exclusively in German until 1970.

Schaumburg was transformed in 1955 when O’Hare Field was built into O’Hare International Airport.  A year later the Northwest Tollway was built connecting Schaumburg to O’Hare and Chicago, and Schaumburg was transformed into a modern community.  The Northwest Tollway is now known as the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.

In 1999 Schaumburg was the first community in Illinois recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bicycle friendly community. On November 28, 2016,  Schaumburg was recertified as a bronze-level community. This makes the Village of Schaumburg one of the leading group of communities across the United States that is making bicycling in its neighborhoods a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation. Schaumburg has 90 miles of bike paths and 1000 bike parking racks and locker spaces. The Village hosts two annual biking events to encourage biking.

Schaumburg Law Enforcement

The Village of Schaumburg Police Department consists of 117 sworn officers, larger than Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights and Palatine. The Police Department provides law enforcement services to the entire Village and is located at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60194.

In an effort to deal with the nationwide heroin epidemic, all Schaumburg Police officers are trained to administer Narcan, a lifesaving medicine to help revive heroin overdose victims.  Since December of 2014, Schaumburg Police officers have administered Narcan 15 times, successfully reviving 10 victims.

Schaumburg Criminal Cases

Since Schaumburg is located in Cook County, all Schaumburg criminal cases are heard at the 3rd Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The 3rd Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows handles cases from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Bensenville, Buffalo Grove, East Dundee, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mt. Prospect, Norridge, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Rosemont, Schiller Park, South Barrington, Streamwood and Wheeling.  The cases in Rolling Meadows are prosecuted by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office which has a team of prosecutors with an office and a staff on the second floor of the courthouse on Euclid Avenue. The courthouse has 2 full time felony courtrooms with cases every day. It also has a dedicated courtroom that only handles Domestic Battery and Order of Protection cases.

The Courthouse in Rolling Meadows is a fully functioning courthouse with offices for the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Probation Department, Social Services, Court Reporters, and Interpreters.

A few months ago, Schaumburg established its own in-house Administrative Municipal Court which handles some matters that used to be sent to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Certain cases that were criminal in nature are now treated as Municipal Violations.  Certain retail theft cases, traffic offenses and minor drug possession charges are now heard in front of a hearing officer hired by the Village of Schaumburg on the first Wednesday of every month in the Russ Parker Hall at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, Illinois 60193.

The cases are heard by a Hearing Officer and the case is prosecuted by a Schaumburg Village Attorney. These offenses do not carry a criminal penalty, only a financial penalty. But it is important that you hire an attorney that makes sure the case does not appear on your record so that a future employer does not use it against you if you ever seek a job.

Award Winning Criminal Attorney for Schaumburg Residents

Whether you are facing a criminal charge at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse or a Municipal Ordinance Violation at the Schaumburg City Hall, you will need an attorney who has the experience and the knowledge to make sure your record stays clean so you can go on with your life without anything on your record that could hold you back.  We have a combined 46 years of experience handling criminal cases.  We are not only highly experienced and knowledgeable, but we have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a top 100 Criminal Attorney. Since we know that trouble can happen at any time, we have made ourselves available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can call us toll free anytime at 1-800-228-7295 or locally at 312-593-1769.