The City of Des Plaines is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago in Cook County. It is a vibrant, diverse collection of residential, commercial, and industrial land uses, encompassing roughly 15 square miles of land area. Our neighboring communities include Park Ridge, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Rosemont, and Chicago. With a population of 58,364, the City the city enjoys a convenient location and one of Illinois’ most extensive regional transportation networks. O'Hare, the world's busiest international airport, with nearly 600 flights a day, is just five minutes away. Extensive commuter rail and bus services offer low-stress access to Chicago in just 33 minutes. And two interstate highways and a total of five railroads run through the city.