Get to know Des Plaines, IL

The city of Des Plaines lies northwest Chicago near O’Hare Airport. It is best known for being the location of the first franchised McDonald’s location in 1955, which operates today as a museum.  Another popular attraction is Rivers Casino, which opened in 2011.  In 1979 it was the site of the American Airlines Flight 191 disaster that killed more that almost 300 people and wounded several others.  The older community has not experienced substantial population growth since the 1970’s, with many people moving away because of airplane noise.

Quick Facts

Population: 58,930

Median Household Income: $65,109

Median Property Value: $234,400

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