In Previous Years

  • 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.