About Whiting

Discover the City of Whiting, a beautiful corridor to Lake Michigan nestled between the sites of Chicago and the shores of Michigan. This heartwarming community highlights award-winning schools, residential opportunities, family attractions, and events for all to enjoy. Our downtown is flourishing with quaint shops, a historic movie theatre, a micro-brewery, and a wide variety of cuisine; all within walking distance. Take in a game at Oil City Stadium or enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk in Whiting Lakefront Park. Whiting is the perfect place to raise a family, start a business, or simply embrace the quality of life.
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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 as Tree City USA for the past 25 consecutive years (1992-2017).
  • 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