Updated 3:39 pm, July 9, 2014

If you head west on I-90 just until you see the massive blue and yellow Ikea warehouse, you'll know you've reached Schaumburg & Hoffman Estates. The once far out Northwest suburbs are now a commercial hub for many of its surrounding neighbors, offering an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment options, along with a longstanding community and rich history. Take a virtual tour of the towns with our guide.

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Photos: Around town in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg

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