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North Cook County Region Townships

The north region of Cook County includes the following eleven townships: Barrington, Elk Grove, Evanston, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg and Wheeling. Ten of these townships have unincorporated areas. The exception is Evanston Township, which is coterminous with the City of Evanston. The report does not include the research information on the Townships of Evanston and Niles because they do not contain any unincorporated residents. 

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Overview
Barrington Township
Elk Grove Township
Hanover Township
Maine Township
New Trier Township
Northfield Township
Palatine Township
Schaumburg Township
Wheeling Township
 


 

OVERVIEW

 

North Cook County Region Building and Zoning Services

The municipal-type services provided through building and zoning programs by Cook County and the municipalities include the enforcement of rules and regulations related to the permitting, licensing, zoning and inspections of property. The per capita cost to provide building and zoning services in the North Cook County municipalities surveyed averaged $52 in FY2014, higher than the $35 Cook County spent in its unincorporated areas. The costs ranged from a high of $145 in Northfield and a low of $22 in Roselle. Seventeen of the 23 municipalities surveyed spent more than Cook County for building and zoning services on a per capita basis.

North Cook County Region Police Services

The per capita costs to provide police services in the North Cook County municipalities surveyed averaged $505 in FY2014, which was much higher than the $299 Cook County spent in its unincorporated areas. The costs ranged from a high of $1,069 in Northfield and a low of $225 in Park Ridge. Twenty two of the 24 municipalities surveyed spent more than Cook County for police services on a per capita basis.

North Cook County Region Demographic Profile

In 2010, the northern townships of Cook County contained approximately 69,528 residents in unincorporated areas. Maine Township had the highest number of unincorporated area residents, with 30,043, or 43.2% of the total, followed by Northfield Township with 13,787, or 19.8%.

The below exhibit shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of the North Cook County Township unincorporated area population.

North Cook County Region Property Taxes Paid by Class

The below exhibit graphically shows the distribution by class of total property taxes paid in tax year 2013 in North Cook County Townships. (Classes 5A, 5B and 6B)

 


 
BARRINGTON TOWNSHIP

Barrington Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Barrington, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Inverness, Hoffman Estates and East Dundee. According to the 2010 Census, Barrington Township has a total population of 15,636 residents. Approximately 628, or 4.0%, of the 15,636 residents live in an unincorporated area within Barrington Township.

In Barrington Township there are three unincorporated residential subdivisions. There are also small portions of the Township that contain unincorporated forest preserve land and agricultural land. Located on the eastern portion of the Township near Penny Road and Sutton Road there are also a few landscaping businesses and Penny’s Road Pub, which is a liquor establishment in an unincorporated area.

The College Streets subdivision is located in the northeast portion of the township adjacent to the Village of Barrington and Barrington Hills. The College Streets neighborhood has approximately 180 homes with lots ranging in size from 10,000 to 20,000 square feet compared to the lots located within the Village of Barrington, which range from 7,500 to 10,000 square feet. The homes in the College Streets neighborhood are serviced with private wells and septic systems. There are no sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters in the subdivision. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts. Fire protection is provided by the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, which is funded through a general property tax on property owners within the District. The College Streets neighborhood is within the boundaries of the Barrington Public Library District and only a portion of the neighborhood is within the Barrington Park District.

The unincorporated area in the southeast portion of the Township consists of the Ballagh Estates subdivision and Nathan’s Glen subdivision, which are adjacent to or wholly surrounded by the Village of South Barrington. The Ballagh Estates subdivision is located on Bartlett Road and is wholly surrounded by the Village of South Barrington. The Nathan’s Glen subdivision is located on the northern border of the Village of South Barrington south of Algonquin Road and east of Bartlett Road. The Ballagh Estates and Nathan’s Glen subdivisions are privately gated communities that consist of approximately six and four large luxury single-family homes, respectively. The homes in Ballagh Estates were built in the early 2000s and Nathan’s Glen homes were built between 2010 and 2015. The Ballagh Estates neighborhood is wholly surrounded by the Village of South Barrington. The lots in the Ballagh Estates neighborhood range from approximately 43,000 to 87,000 square feet.[2] The homes in both subdivisions are serviced by private well and septic systems. The subdivisions do not have sidewalks or streetlights, but do have a curb and gutter system. The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District provides fire protection to both subdivisions and is funded through a general property tax on property owners within the District. Both of the subdivisions are within the boundaries of the Barrington Public Library District, but not within the boundaries of a park district.

ELK GROVE TOWNSHIP

Elk Grove Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg. According to the 2010 Census, Elk Grove Township has a total population of 92,905 residents. Approximately 9,681, or 10.4%, of the 92,905 residents live in an unincorporated area within Elk Grove Township.

In Elk Grove Township there are a number of unincorporated residential areas that are within or adjacent to the municipalities of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Mount Prospect. The unincorporated areas include a mixture of single-family residential neighborhoods, mobile home parks and some commercial and industrial businesses. The unincorporated residential areas within the Township include the following subdivisions and residential areas: Itasca Meadows, Branigars Forest View Homesites, Roppolo’s Landmeier Estates, Martini’s Sunnyhills, Oasis Mobile Home Park, Willoway Terrace Mobile Home Park, Birch Manor Apartments and a number of other smaller unincorporated areas scattered throughout the southern portion of the Township.

The southwest portion of the Township contains the unincorporated subdivisions of Itasca Meadows and Branigars Forest View, which are both single-family residential areas with homes that vary in age and architectural style. These subdivisions are wholly surrounded by Elk Grove Village. There are also a number of smaller unincorporated pockets of land located along the southern border of Elk Grove Village along Devon Avenue that contain single-family homes and a number of commercial and light industrial businesses. The unincorporated residential subdivisions lack sidewalks, streetlights, curbs and gutters. The Itasca Meadows subdivision is serviced by private well and septic systems. The Branigars Forest View subdivision is serviced by private wells and a public sewer system. Fire protection is provided to the two subdivisions by the Elk Grove Village municipal fire department with residential properties paying a fee of $122 annually and commercial businesses paying $153 annually.

In the southeast portion of the Township the unincorporated areas adjacent to the municipalities of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village and Mount Prospect generally located east of Busse Road include the following subdivisions and communities: Landmeir Estates, Martini’s Sunnyhills, Oasis Mobile Home Park, Junior’s Carefree Homes, Touhy Mobile Homes Park, Willoway Terrace Mobile Home Park, Birch Manor Apartments, Lynn Court Apartments and a number of other unincorporated residential, commercial and industrial areas. This portion of the Township has a high density of mobile home parks and commercial and industrial businesses. The unincorporated single-family residential neighborhoods do not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. The interior roads and infrastructure for the mobile home parks and apartment complexes are privately maintained.

The Elk Grove Township Fire Department levies a general property tax on property owners within the unincorporated area, but contracts with American Emergency Services for staffing purposes to provide fire and emergency medical services to the unincorporated areas in the southwest portions of Elk Grove Township.The unincorporated areas in Elk Grove Township are not within the boundaries of a library district. The unincorporated areas generally east of Busse Road are within the Mount Prospect Park District and the unincorporated areas generally west of Busse Road are within the Elk Grove Park District.

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Hanover Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and Streamwood. According to the 2010 Census, Hanover Township has a total population of 99,538 residents. Approximately 2,253, or 2.3%, of the 99,538 residents live in an unincorporated area within Hanover Township.

Hanover Township contains a number of unincorporated areas scattered throughout the Township. These unincorporated areas include residential areas, forest preserve land, state habitat land, light industrial businesses and small pockets of undeveloped land.

The unincorporated residential areas in Hanover Township are primarily located in the middle of the Township, pocketed between the City of Elgin, Hoffman Estates and Streamwood. The unincorporated portions of the Township contain the following residential subdivisions: Berner Estates, Bridlewood, Chapel Creek, Magnolia Acres, Rolling Knolls Estates, and Sherwood Oaks, among other smaller unincorporated residential areas.

The unincorporated residential areas lack sidewalks, streetlights, curbs and gutters and are serviced by private well and septic systems. The unincorporated subdivision of Bridlewood adjacent to the Village of Hoffman Estates has sidewalks, streetlights, curbs and gutters, but they are substandard according to Hoffman Estates officials. Water and sewer service is provided to the Bridlewood subdivision by Hoffman Estates per court order. The Bridlewood subdivision is part of the Hoffman Estates Park District and Gail Borden Public Library District. All of the unincorporated areas within Hanover Township are provided fire protection services through the Bartlett Fire Protection District, which is funded primarily through a general property tax on property owners within the District, with the exception of a small unincorporated area in the far northeast corner of the Township along the Interstate 90 corridor, which is serviced by the Hoffman Estates municipal fire department. Additionally, through a mutual aid agreement the Hoffman Estates fire department is the first responder to the Bridlewood subdivision. Hanover Township supplements the Cook County Sheriff’s police protection through a volunteer-based neighborhood patrol program that is part of the Hanover Township Department of Emergency Services, which allows for direct communication to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department.

MAINE TOWNSHIP

Maine Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Des Plaines, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge and Rosemont. According to the 2010 Census, Maine Township has a total population of 135,772 residents. Approximately 30,043, or 22.1%, of the 135,772 residents live in an unincorporated area within Maine Township. The unincorporated areas in Maine Township are primarily located in the northcentral portion of the Township pocketed in a jigsaw manner between the municipalities of Des Plaines, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles and Park Ridge. The unincorporated areas of the Township consist primarily of a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, duplexes, apartment complexes and condominium complexes. There is also a small amount of commercial development along Golf Road and forest preserve land and cemetery land that is located in the unincorporated areas of Maine Township. Also located in unincorporated Maine Township is the Illinois State Police Dispatch Center and Cook County Sheriff’s Police 911 Dispatch Center.

The single- and multi-family housing communities include the following: Ballard Acres, Ballard Court, Ballard Point, Bay Colony, Capri, Colonial Ridge, Courtland Square, Concord Park, Crestwood Condominiums, Fairmont Ridge, Golf-Greenwood Gardens, Golf Terrace, Glenview Court, Glenwood Golf, Glen Oaks Commons, Greenwood Park, Hamilton Court, Honey Bee Oaks, Park Colony, Park Ridge Commons, La Casa Bianco, Landings, Talisman Village, Oak Trails, Beck Lake, West Golf Mill and Westfield. There are over 5,000 individual dwelling units in the multi-family housing communities. The unincorporated areas are provided with water and sanitary sewer service by the North Maine Township Sanitary District, Oak Meadows Sanitary District and other smaller public and private sanitary districts. For example, the Golf-Greenwood Gardens residents do not have a special taxing district to maintain their water delivery system. Rather Aqua Illinois owns the water and wastewater utility assets of this unincorporated community.

Fire Protection is provided to the unincorporated areas of Maine Township by the North Maine Fire Protection District and Glenbrook Fire Protection District. Both fire protection districts are funded through a general property tax on property owners within the service areas of the districts. However, the Glenbrook Fire Protection District only exists for taxing purposes and contracts with the Village of Glenview to provide fire protection and emergency services. The majority of the unincorporated areas are within the boundaries of the Des Plaines Park District, Golf Maine Park District and Glenview Park District. The majority of the unincorporated areas are within the boundaries of the Niles Public Library District. However, there are certain unincorporated residential areas that are not within the boundaries of a park district or library district. In addition, police protection is supplemented in the unincorporated areas of the Township through the Cook County Sheriff’s Hire-back program.

NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP

New Trier Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette and Winnetka. According to the 2010 Census, New Trier Township has a total population of 55,424 residents. Approximately 401, or 0.7%, of the 55,424 residents live in an unincorporated area within New Trier Township.

The unincorporated areas of New Trier Township consist of a residential subdivision, a golf course and forest preserve property. The unincorporated residential area known as Woodley Road is adjacent to the Indian Hill Club golf course. The Woodley Road neighborhood and Indian Hill Club are adjacent to the municipalities of Kenilworth, Wilmette and Winnetka. The Woodley Road neighborhood consists of approximately 140 single-family homes situated on lots that average one acre in size. The Woodley Road neighborhood does not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. There are no roadside drainage ditches or culverts to manage stormwater. Residents in the unincorporated area receive water from the Village of Winnetka and pay a non-resident rate and also receive supplemental police protection from the Village of Winnetka. Fire protection and emergency medical services are provided to the unincorporated residents by the Winnetka municipal fire department, which bills the residents directly on a monthly basis. Waste removal and plowing services are contracted out to private companies and are paid by the individual homeowners.

NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP

Northfield Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Prospect Heights and Wilmette. According to the 2010 Census, Northfield Township has a total population of 85,102 residents. Approximately 13,787, or 16.2%, of the 85,102 residents live in an unincorporated area within Northfield Township.

In Northfield Township there are multiple unincorporated residential areas scattered throughout the Township, particularly in the north, west and southwest portions of the Township and a small unincorporated residential area wholly surrounded by the Village of Northfield. There is also unincorporated forest preserve land located throughout the Township. In the northern portion of the Township there is an unincorporated single-family subdivision. The west and southwest portions of the Township include a mixture of single- and multi-family housing and a large portion of unincorporated land contains commercial office space.

On the northern border of the Township adjacent to the municipalities of Deerfield and Northbrook is the single-family subdivision of Glenbrook Countryside, which consists of approximately 280 single-family homes situated on half-acre lots. The subdivision lacks sidewalks, streetlights, curbs and gutters. The Glenbrook Countryside subdivision is provided with water and sanitary sewer service through the Glenbrook Countryside Sanitary District. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts. The Northbrook Rural Fire Protection District levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Northbrook municipal fire department to provide fire protection and emergency medical services to Glenbrook Countryside. The subdivision is not within the boundaries of a library district, but is within the boundaries of the Northbrook Park District.

The western portion of the Township includes a number of single- and multi-family subdivisions and commercial office buildings located along the western municipal borders of Northbrook and Glenview. The unincorporated area near Techny Road and Sanders Road on the western border of the Village of Northbrook consists of the subdivisions of Citation Lake, Mission Hills, Mission Hills Estates, Northbrook West and Timberlane Estates. These areas are serviced with water and sanitary sewer service by the Mission Brook Sanitary District, with the exception of the Timberlane Estates and Mission Hills Estates subdivisions, which are serviced by private well and septic systems. The Mission Brook Sanitary District purchases its water from the Village of Northbrook. The Northbrook Rural Fire Protection District levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Northbrook municipal fire department to provide fire and emergency medical services to the unincorporated areas generally north of Willow Road. The majority of the unincorporated areas north of Willow Road surrounding the Mission Hills subdivision are not within the boundaries of a park district or library district.

The unincorporated areas south of Willow Road consists of 12 Oaks Condos, Brookview Village Apartments, Linden Tree Townhomes, Salem Walk Apartments and the corporate campus of Allstate and other commercial office buildings. The Glenbrook Fire Protection District levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Glenview municipal fire department to provide fire and emergency medical services to the unincorporated areas south of Willow Road. This unincorporated portion of the Township is not within the boundaries of a library district or park district.

The southwest portion of the Township includes the single-family residential neighborhood of Countryside and the following multi-family complexes: Cobblestone Condos, Dearlove Manor Apartments, Essex Courts Apartments, Glenview West, Michael Todd Terrace Apartments, Quinlan Place, Regency Condos and Triumvera. These areas have roads and sidewalks that are privately maintained, with the exception being the unincorporated residential subdivision of Countryside, which does not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. The apartment and condominium complexes are concentrated on Central Road between Dearlove Road and Milwaukee Avenue. This area is within the boundaries of the Niles Public Library District and Glenview Park District. Sanitary sewer service is provided by the Oak Meadows Sanitary District. The unincorporated areas in southwest portion of the Township are within the boundaries of the Glenbrook Fire Protection District which levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Glenview municipal fire department to provide fire and emergency medical services. The unincorporated residential area of Countryside is provided with sanitary sewer service by the Glenview/Countryside Northfield Township Sanitary District. The Countryside subdivision is not part of a library district, but is within the boundaries of the Glenview Park District. Unincorporated Northfield Township receives supplementary police protection through the Cook County Sheriff’s Hire-back program. 

PALATINE TOWNSHIP

Palatine Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Deer Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg. According to the 2010 Census, Palatine Township has a total population of 112,994 residents. Approximately 9,548, or 8.5%, of the 112,994 residents live in an unincorporated area within Palatine Township.

In Palatine Township there are several unincorporated residential areas scattered throughout the Township and include:

 

  • The northcentral portion of the Township contains the single-family residential neighborhood of Lake Park Estates and unincorporated forest preserve land;
  • The northwestern portion of the Township contains a number of single-family residential subdivisions adjacent to the Village of Barrington;
  • In the northeastern portion of the Township, pocketed between the municipalities of Palatine and Arlington Heights, there are a number of multi-family housing complexes and a single-family subdivision;
  • In the southeastern portion of the Township there are three single-family residential neighborhoods that are adjacent to or wholly surrounded by the Village of Rolling Meadows and the Village of Schaumburg; and
  • The southwest portion of the Township contains two small single-family residential neighborhoods that abut the forest preserve adjacent to Hoffman Estates and Little City, which is a social service agency adjacent to the Village of Inverness that provides community living for individuals with disabilities.

The unincorporated area in the northwestern portion of Palatine Township adjacent to the Village of Barrington just south of Lake Cook Road includes the following subdivisions: Barrington Trails, Hillcrest Acres, Fielding Place, Thunderbird Estates and a number of other smaller residential neighborhoods. The Barrington Trails, Hillcrest Acres and Thunderbird Estates subdivisions consist of single-family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. The Fielding Place subdivision is a neighborhood that consists of single-family homes built in the early 1990s. The Thunderbird Estates subdivision is located within the Makray Memorial Golf Club, which is within the municipal boundaries of the Village of Barrington. There are a number of other smaller unincorporated neighborhoods that are within the same general area. Most if not all of these unincorporated areas are serviced by private well and septic systems. The majority of the unincorporated subdivisions do not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters that are typically found in the neighboring municipality of Barrington, with the exception of Thunderbird Estates and Fielding Place, which have a roadside curb and gutter system and below-grade storm sewer system.

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District provides fire protection to the area generally west of Deerpath Road and the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District provides fire protection to the area generally east of Deerpath Road. Both fire protection districts are funded primarily through a general property tax levy on property owners within the districts. However, the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District utilizes the property tax levy to pay for the fire protection services provided by the Palatine municipal fire department. In these unincorporated areas and a number of other subdivisions serviced by the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District there are not a sufficient number of fire hydrants that are easily accessible and firefighters must rely on the nearest detention pond and tender fire trucks to transport water to the scene of the fire. Depending on the location of the unincorporated subdivisions, these areas are either within the boundaries of the Barrington Library District or Palatine Public Library District. The subdivisions are not part of a park district, with the exception of the Thunderbird Estates subdivision, which is part of the Barrington Park District.

The unincorporated area in the northeastern portion of Palatine Township consists of a number of multi-family apartment and condominium complexes and a single-family neighborhood that are adjacent to the Village of Palatine and Arlington Heights. The multi-family housing complexes include the following complexes: Whispering Winds Apartments, Country Glen Apartments, Silver Lake Apartments, Long Valley Apartments and Condominiums, Runaway Bay Apartments and the single-family subdivision of Tiburon. The apartment and condominium complexes and the Tiburon subdivision are provided with Lake Michigan water from the Village of Palatine. The multi-family complexes and single-family subdivision are within the boundaries of the Palatine Park District and Palatine Public Library District. Fire protection is provided to the area north of Dundee Road by the Long Grove Fire Protection District and by the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District to the area generally south of Dundee Road. Both fire protection districts are funded primarily through a general property tax levy on property owners within the districts. However, the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District utilizes the property tax levy to pay for the fire protection services provided by the Palatine municipal fire department.

The southeast portion of Palatine Township consists of the following subdivisions: Forest Estates, Plum Grove Estates and the Plum Grove Woodlands neighborhoods. These subdivisions are primarily single-family residential neighborhoods situated on half-acre lots.

  • The Plum Grove Woodlands and Plum Grove Estates subdivisions are both serviced by well water, but each has its own sanitary district that maintains a sanitary sewer system;
  • In the Plum Grove Woodlands and Plum Grove Estates subdivisions stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts;
  • The Plum Grove Woodlands and Plum Grove Estates subdivisions do not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters;
  • The Forest Estates subdivision does not have sidewalks or streetlights, but does have a curb and gutter system to manage stormwater;
  • All three of the subdivisions are provided with fire protection through the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the district but contracts with the Village of Palatine municipal fire department for fire protection, but has been provided with fire protection from the Rolling Meadows municipal fire department in the past; and
  • These unincorporated subdivisions are part of the Palatine Public Library District and belong to either the Rolling Meadows Park District, Palatine Park District or no park district.
     

The southwest portion of Palatine Township consists of a small unincorporated neighborhood abutting the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve that is just east of South Ela Road and south of Algonquin Road. This neighborhood consists of single-family homes situated on deeply wooded lots on private drives. This neighborhood does not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. The homes are serviced by private well and septic systems. Fire protection is provided by the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the district but contracts with the Palatine municipal fire department to provide fire and emergency medical services. The neighborhood is not within the boundaries of a park district, but is part of the Palatine Public Library District. There is also a non-profit social service agency known as Little City Foundation with a 56 acre unincorporated campus adjacent to Inverness and Hoffman Estates.

In the northcentral portion of Palatine Township and wholly surrounded by the Village of Palatine is the unincorporated single-family residential neighborhood known as Lake Park Estates. The Lake Park Estates neighborhood does not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. The homes are serviced with water through a shared well. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts, which discharge into a public sewer system. Fire protection is provided to the Lake Park Estates subdivision by the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the District but contracts with the Palatine municipal fire department for fire and emergency medical services. The residents of Lake Park Estates are within the boundaries of the Palatine Public Library District and Palatine Park District.

 SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP

Schaumburg Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg and Streamwood. According to the 2010 Census, Schaumburg Township has a total population of 131,288 residents. Approximately 2,013, or 1.5%, of the 131,288 residents live in an unincorporated area within Schaumburg Township.

The unincorporated residential areas in Schaumburg Township are primarily located in the southern portion of the Township between the municipalities of Schaumburg and Roselle. These unincorporated residential subdivisions include: Concord Terrace, Pleasant Hills, Sunset Hills and other unincorporated residential areas. In total there are approximately 460 single-family homes in these subdivisions. Located in the northeast corner of the Township is the southern portion of the single-family residential neighborhood of Plum Grove Estates, which extends north into Palatine Township. Also located in unincorporated Schaumburg Township on the southeast portion of the Township border adjacent to the municipalities of Elk Grove Village and Schaumburg is the Fox Run Driving Range, a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District treatment facility and a World’s Greatest News (WGN) transmitter site.

  • The unincorporated residential subdivision of Sunset Hills and other unincorporated residential areas in the southern portion of the Township are serviced by private well and septic systems;
  • The Pleasant Hills subdivision is serviced by private wells and a mixture of both private septic systems and a public sanitary sewer system;
  • The Concord Terrace subdivision is serviced by private septic systems, but receives Lake Michigan water from the Village of Roselle; and
  • The Plum Grove Estates subdivision receives its water supply from private wells, but has a sanitary sewer system maintained by the Plum Grove Estates Sanitary District.

All of the unincorporated areas in Schaumburg Township lack sidewalks, streetlights, curbs and gutters. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts in all of the unincorporated residential areas. The unincorporated areas on the south and southeast portions of the Township are provided with fire protection and emergency medical services through the Roselle Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Village of Roselle Fire Department to provide fire and emergency medical services.

On the northern portion of the Township there are also additional unincorporated areas located along the Interstate 90 corridor and undeveloped land located on the northern border of the Township that is part of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the District, but contracts with the Village of Palatine for fire and emergency medical services within the unincorporated areas. The Hoffman Estates municipal fire department also provides fire and emergency medical services to this area.

The Plum Grove Estates subdivision in the northeast corner of the Township receives fire protection and emergency medical services from the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, which levies a general property tax on property owners within the District and utilizes the revenues generated to fund the contract with the Village of Palatine and Rolling Meadows municipal fire departments to provide fire and emergency medical services.

All of the unincorporated residential areas in Schaumburg Township are part of the Schaumburg Township Public Library District and Schaumburg Park District.

WHEELING TOWNSHIP

Wheeling Township contains all or a portion of the following municipalities within its borders: Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows. According to the 2010 Census, Wheeling Township has a total population of 153,630 residents. Approximately 1,174, or 0.8%, of the 153,630 residents live in unincorporated areas within Wheeling Township.

In Wheeling Township there are a total of three unincorporated residential areas located in the northeast, northwest and southeast portions of the Township. In the northwest portion of the Township is the Dun-Lo Highlands subdivision located adjacent to the Village of Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove. There is also unincorporated cemetery land located adjacent to Arlington Heights. Located in the northeast portion of the Township is a smaller unincorporated neighborhood with single-family homes just west of the Village of Northbrook. Located in the southeast portion of the Township adjacent to the Village of Mount Prospect and Des Plaines is the Forest River subdivision and just outside of the subdivision is Whiskey River BBQ and Honky Tonk, which is a liquor establishment with a 4 a.m. liquor license.

The unincorporated residential area in the northwest portion of Wheeling Township is the subdivision of Dun-Lo Highlands. These 100 or so homes are serviced by private well and septic systems. The subdivision does not have sidewalks, streetlights, curbs or gutters. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts. Residents of the Dun-Lo Highlands neighborhood are within the boundaries of the Buffalo Grove Park District, Indian Trails Public Library District and Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, which are funded through a general property tax on property owners within the various special districts. Also located in the northwest portion of the Township is the Shalom Memorial Park/Randhill Park Cemetery almost wholly surrounded by the Village of Arlington Heights.

In the northeast portion of the Township located adjacent to Village of Northbrook there is a smaller unincorporated neighborhood that consists of approximately 25 single-family homes located along Forest View Drive between the Village of Northbrook and forest preserve land. The homes vary in age and architectural style. This area is serviced by private well and septic systems. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches. Residents of this unincorporated area are within the boundaries of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District and Indian Trails Public Library District, but not part of a park district.

In the southeast portion of the Township on the northwest border of Des Plaines and the northeast border of Mount Prospect is the unincorporated subdivision of Forest River. The Forest River subdivision has approximately 275 single-family homes that vary in age, size and architectural style. Forest River is serviced by private wells. The Forest River Sanitary District maintains the sanitary sewer system, which discharges to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The subdivision does not have sidewalks, curbs or gutters. Stormwater is managed by roadside drainage ditches and culverts. Street lighting is very minimal and is provided by the Forest River Street Lighting District. The Forest River Fire Protection District levies a general property tax on property owners within the district, but contracts with the Mount Prospect Fire Department to provide fire protection and emergency medical services.