About Des Plaines, IL
Also known as the City of Destiny, Des Plaines is home to around 58,000 people who love its small town atmosphere right next to a big city. Part of Illinois' Cook County, the city is a suburb of the Windy City of Chicago. Incorporated in 1869, Des Plaines was named for the river that runs through it. Home to many schools, restaurants, and shopping areas, it has plenty to offer visitors and residents alike.