In Previous Years

  • Continuing our efforts to revitalize the City of Chicago Heights, we have recently  demolished deteriorating, abandoned buildings along Western Avenue. [ Photos & More ]
  • Chicago Heights is proud to share this exciting news from Ford Motor Company. We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship in the future!
  • Chicago Heights has renewed its Class 8 tax incentive with Republic Service. In doing so, Republic Service is now committing to staying in Chicago Heights for another 10 years. This allows them to retain all jobs, as well as allowing the City to undertake another future development with Republic Services.
  • My Jewelry Store, located at 20901 Western Avenue has been open in Chicago Heights since late October. The City proudly welcomes this new business and looks forward to a great working relationship!
  • Chicago Heights, in accordance with Cook County, will be the recipient of two Brownfield Grants. These grants are used to help clean-up and revitalize land that has been otherwise unusable because of potential hazardous substances, pollutants, or contamination. The first grant, totaling $600,000, will be used to conduct Phase I and Phase II tests. The second grant, totaling $751,000, will be used for clean-up of the property.
  • The new Oak Street Health facility located at 1401 Western Avenue, hosted their Grand Opening on Tuesday, December 11! Take a look at some before and after pictures detailing the renovation work done on that property. Mayor David Gonzalez and the Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation are proud to bring this business to our City! [ Read More ]
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  •  Oak Street Health is scheduling a soft opening for late October for their new facility at Lincoln and Western!
  • Chicago Heights is proud to welcome two new businesses into the City. Zicky’s Philly Steak and Lemonade, located at 306 Ashland Avenue, and Chicago Pit Stop BBQ, located at 402 W. 14th Street. [ Read the Full Tribune Article ]
  • Continuing our efforts to revitalize deteriorating buildings within the City, we have recently demolished three properties; 1529 Chicago Road, 1549 Chicago Road, and 1542 Halsted Street. Future plans for these locations are forthcoming.
  • City acquired 333 Dixie Highway. This property is a 110,000sf office building facility. The city will inspect building and market it to commercial and office users.
  • Approved enterprise zone application for Wilkens rebuilders for their 40,000sf expansion.
  • Approved enterprise zone application for NuFarm for their $10,000,000 expansion.
  • The City Council unanimously approved the Tri-Party agreement between Chicago Heights, the Cook County Land Bank, and IDHA, to use the funds awarded tp Chicago Heights to demo blighted properties throughout the city.
  • RFQ has been issued by IDOT and Cook County for a rail study focusing on Chicago Heights rail capacity and connecting two Class I rail roads.
  • In October 2015, the city was awarded a grant, through CMAP, to update the city zoning.
  • In August 2015, Renewed tax incentive with Marcus Theaters. Marcus plans $8-10 Mil dollars of improvement to their current facility.
  • Approved enterprize zone application for Chicago Heights Steel for their interior improvements.
  • Gerresheimer Glass has consolidated its Indiana location into Chicago Heights.
  • In January 2015 Chicago Heights acquired 303 State Street through Cook County “no cash bid” program. The property will be marketed to industrial developers.
  • Wilkens Rebuilders has agreed to purchase 1020 Washington from the City.  City acquired property through delinquent taxes.  Agreed to class 8 tax incentive will construct a new 10,000 sf building property back on tax rolls.
  • AAL Organic based in Texas has leased 290 E Joe Orr Road. All Organic will initially create 30 jobs.
  • Dialysis Center is open and operating on the corner of Independence Ave/Chicago Road. The City issued a class 8 tax tax incentive along with the use of the enterprise zone with this development.
  • K&S Tires has acquired 303 State Street through delinquent taxes and a Class 8 will be issued for the property. This property will be put back on the tax role, create 10-15 new jobs, and have “150-$200k put into remodeling the facility.
  • Approved Enterprise Zone application for Dunkin Doughnuts on 120 N Halsted
  • (Oct. ’15) The city has just been awarded a grant, through CMAP, to update the city zoning
  • Gerreshiemer Glass put in 35,000,000.00 in renovation to building at current location on Arnold.
  • Chicago Heights received a 420,000 grant from IHDA do demo abandoned properties.
  • Pico Chemicals have broken ground on their 1 million dollar expansion.