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Schaumburg Local History

Schaumberg was founded around 1835 by German immigrants; in fact in the 1850 census only 28% of the population was Yankee while 48% were German. Even though German owned most of the land in Schaumberg, records show little if any antagonism between the Yankees and the Germans, as the Yankees were more interested in the move west and the promise of newly opened lands.

The town was put on the map in 1956 due to the construction of multiple highways connecting it to Chicago and O'Hare being expanded into a major international airport. The population at this time was only 130 people, meaning that the town grew by over 1700 people a year.

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Schaumburg Restaurants

Bahama Breeze - Bahama Breeze is the nation's leading Caribbean-inspired restaurant company. Guests are served chef-prepared, Caribbean cuisine and hand-crafted drinks in a relaxed island atmosphere. The building is inspired by island architecture, with rich woods and wicker throughout, spacious dining rooms, high ceilings, a tin roof and lush 20-foot palm trees.

Bennigan's According to Bennigan's the Irish think that even life's little things are worthy of a celebration. And Bennigan's is the perfect place to celebrate over great food and drink surrounded by that indomitable Irish spirit. So come raise a glass to family, friends or really just about anything you can think of. (1770 East Higgins Rd) (Tel: 847-517-7785)

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Another of the really good European restaurants in the city. Here you can enjoy a delicious Italian meal complemented by a great glass of wine. The simple pleasures that define true Italian hospitality. They're an essential part of Italian living. When you're here, you're Family! (1925 East Golf Road)

Applebee's - When you come to Applebee's, you get friendly service in a hometown atmosphere and some of the best food in town. From American classics like the Applebee's House Sirloin to signature dishes like the Crispy Orange Skillet and Oriental Salad, Applebee's is the place for great food and good times. (18 S. Roselle Road) (Tel: 847-352-4706)

Schaumburg Bars & Clubs

Alumni Club - Voted best bar three years running by Chicago Tribune readers. The restaurant/sports bar/nightclub also has the Alumni Burger voted one of the ten best burgers in Chicago land by the Tribune. Sit at the outdoor bar overlooking the Motorola campus pond, while you listen to the classic dance, and latest hits played by the DJ. (871 E. Algonquin) (Tel: 847-397-3100)

Dakota's Bar and Grill Dakota's has a 3:30am last call, so this one of the places where everyone heads to after the other places close. It's Located just down the street from the Alumni Club, so most Alumni Club goers usually end up here for a few last drinks. (1550 E Algonqui) (Tel: 847-397-0029)

Boogie Nights Retro Music - Boogie Nights feels like you have just stepped through some sort of time warp. Retro disco and other music from the 70's and 80's can be heard blasting through the house systems. Dress code: No hats, printed t-shirts or sports attire. Jeans and sneakers are allowed though. (1251 E. Golf Road) (Tel: 847-619-3434)

The Living Room - The Living Room is more of an upscale lounge and dance floor than your typical nightclub. Music is geared toward an older crowd, but folks of all legal ages come here for great time of food, drinks, and dancing. Make sure you dress to impress. (1850 E Golf Rd) (Tel: 847-330-1199)

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