About Whiting

Whiting: More Than You Ever Imagined!

Come Visit Us!


As featured on Today In America:


Whiting is a city…
  • a Southern Shores Community
  • born of the railroads and the Standard Oil Company in 1889.
  • of historic buildings, an Andrew Carnegie library, and the Hoosier Theater.
  • that cherishes its history and continues to celebrate its traditions.
  • recognized for being a Tree City USA for 22 consecutive years.
  • of beautiful old homes on streets named after city founders.
  • specializing in unique shops and family owned businesses.
  • of rich ethnic heritage and diversity.
  • of festivals, summer concerts, and parades.
  • ideally located 20 minutes from Chicago.

“A lakeshore destination embracing traditional values.”


To enhance public services and facilities that:

  • Promote a vibrant business environment
  • Provide new housing opportunities
  • Expand recreational and cultural amenities

which attract people to live, visit and play in a lakeshore community that values quality, efficiency and integrity.

Organizational Values:
  • Integrity
  • Helpfulness
  • Family
  • Quality/Efficient
  • Trust