In Previous Years

  • Now Open!! Aamco Transmissions is now officially open for business! They are located at 1333C Hilltop Avenue, in the plaza. [ Click for pictures ]
  • A few new businesses have recently opened their doors in Chicago Heights.
    Kingston’s Jerk Chicken is now open! Stop by and support a new business in Chicago Heights, located at 322 W. 14th Street.
    Also, Diane’s Gaming and Cafe is now open! Located in the Dixie Commons, at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Vollmer Road!
  • Coming soon to Chicago Heights!  Arby’s will soon be opening a new location at the vacant property at 207 S. Halsted Street! Construction is already underway. Check our Facebook page for pictures and updates.
  • Opening Soon:  Petals Child Care will soon be opening its doors in Chicago Heights! Petals Child Care will feature three separate classrooms for infants/toddlers, 2-year olds, and preschoolers.  This facility will be located at 1039 Dixie Highway, and is scheduled to open in early May!  Now hiring qualified professionals and taking enrollment.  Call 708-898-1659 for more information.  [ Click for pictures ]
  • RelaDyne is coming to Chicago Heights!  RelaDyne has agreed to move its operations to the 14 acre location at 290 E Joe Orr Road. RelaDyne is the established leader in the lubricant sales, distribution, and equipment reliability services industry. The company has a long history in the automotive, commercial, and industrial markets totaling over 350 years of combined expertise to more than 10,000 clients.
  • 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 ]
  •  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.