Situated 23 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Wheeling is a vibrant town with a diverse population. The community received national recognition in 2008 when it was ranked by Family Circle magazine as one of the best places to raise a family.
Incorporated in 1894, Wheeling reportedly was named after the city of Wheeling, West Virginia. The community initially served as an overnight stop for people traveling from Chicago to Wisconsin by a trail, which is now Milwaukee Avenue. Numerous eateries and inns were established along the road, giving rise to the community's well-known