Chicago Heights, Greater Chicago Area
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Chicago Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, in the United States. Located 32 miles from the city of Chicago, it has the nickname of the ’Crossroads of the Nation.’ The downtown area of Chicago Heights offers a regional Pace transfer station and vibrant landscaping.
The city of Chicago Heights serves as a bedroom commuter town for Chicago. Major employers in the area are St. James Hospital and Chicago Heights Steel. There is also a group clinic and two health centers in the town. There are new buildings in the town that provide office space for rent.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Chicago Heights is surrounded by several of the Cook County Forest Preserves. These are a network of open spaces made up of forests, prairies, wetlands, streams, and lakes, which are set aside as natural areas. The Forest Preserves total approximately 68,000 acres (275 km˛) and many have facilities for recreation. There is also a zoo and gardens. The preserves around Chicago Heights include Indian Hill Woods, Sauk Trail Woods, and Joe Orr Woods. Restaurants in Chicago Heights include Enzo’s Restaurant with its simple mid-western food options such as cheese fries, and submarine sandwiches. There is also Marylin’s Pizza, and fast food chain Church’s Chicken.
The nearest major airport to Chicago Heights is Chicago Midway International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is only 24 miles from the center of the town center. Another major airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which operates international and domestic flights from Chicago and is 45 miles from Chicago Heights.