Elk Grove Village is a city in Cook County, Illinois. It is located adjacent to O’Hare International Airport and the City of Chicago. The population of the Village was 32,745 as of 2010. The Village is a diverse community and has been recognized for its excellent parks and recreation, schools, access to transportation, varied housing stock, vibrant economy, low crime rate, exceptional community service, and small-town atmosphere. It is also known for its outstanding business park and its thriving employment base that includes over 5,600 companies, the largest concentration of logistic freight companies in North America, and has strategic advantages for business such as the convergence of national fiber optic networks and natural gas lines.
In addition to its many fine dining and entertainment options, the Village has three golf courses (White Pines & Sparrow Lakeside), the Olympic-sized Lions Park indoor ice-rink, the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex (Village Hall), the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and a number of other important local businesses. The Village is served by Pace Bus routes including Route 223, the Elk Grove – Rosemont CTA station; and Route 616, the Rosemont - Itasca Limited.
In keeping with its namesake, the Village has a herd of elk that lives year round in an open enclosure at the east edge of Busse Woods forest preserve. The herd was brought to the Village in 1925 by Cook County Commissioner William Busse, and is maintained for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.