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Mayor's Message

Welcome to the Village of South Chicago Heights Web site.

Mayor Terry Matthews

South Chicago Heights' advantageous location in the south Chicagoland area is just a 33-minute drive or a short commuter train ride to downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Our community has the amenities and friendly character of a small tow n while also offering commercial and industrial opportunities. The Village's TIF District and Enterprise Zone has enhanced our town's business district, centered on the historic intersection of Chicago Road (Route 1) and Sauk Trail, known as Browns Corner. South Chicago Heights residents enjoy the benefits of close-to-home shopping. Local businesses include Jewel-Osco and Walgreens, as well as a variety of stores, shops and sit-down and carry-out dining establishments.

Within walking distance of our neighborhoods are good schools, parks and recreational areas. The Village provides excellent services while keeping its tax rate low. South Chicago Heights officials are dedicated to a vision of ongoing progress, carefully developing plans for new projects and future construction.

Please visit our community either in person or by accessing the informational links in this Web site. You will be pleased with what you discover.

Code Red Emergency Management

CodeRED is a FREE emergency notification service provided to all residents within the Village of South Chicago Heights that will notify you of emergency and general information through phone calls, text messages, emails, social media and the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. The system will be used to keep you informed of local events that may immediately impact your family. As a local resident, South Chicago Heights encourages you to take action and register your cell phone for this service and verify your home location during the enrollment process so we may target notifications that directly impact your home or business.

Missing Children

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Evacuation Notices


Public Health Crisis

Criminal Activity


The link below will allow citizens to signup for Code Red.Code Red Mobile app

The link below will allow citizens to download the

CodeRED Mobile Alert app.

Code Red Mobile app

Fair Housing

Click here for flyer information

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