In 2016, the City of West Chicago completed the West Chicago Strategic Plan, which made recommendations in the
specific areas of economic development, community image, intergovernmental partnerships, and celebrating diversity.
The West Chicago Forward Comprehensive Plan will be informed by that strategic plan, and support
its recommendations where appropriate, but it will take an even broader view. By analyzing community health, land
use and development, housing, transportation and infrastructure, parks and open space, and more, West
Chicago Forward will help us answer big questions that will help us stay successful into 2042 and
beyond—How can we attract new residents? What are the business and economic opportunities that await?