A popular suburb of Chicago, Illinois, Des Plaines promises so much more than your typical suburb. With seamless access to transportation, award-winning schools, and a vibrant downtown center, Des Plaines is a wonderful place to live, no matter what your lifestyle is. The city itself is named after the Des Plaines River, which runs through the city just eastward of its downtown area. Des Plaines plays host to several major area employers, including Holy Family Medical Center, Warehouse Direct, American Eagle, Wheels Inc., and more. After work, you can recharge your batteries at one of the many scenic areas, like Big Bend Lake or Lake Opeka. You can also grab a bite at Via Roma, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, or Katie’s Kitchen.