Chicago Heights is located in Cook County. It's about 40 minutes away from the Windy City. Nearby cities include Glenwood, Steger, Crete and Park Forest. There is plenty to do in the area, which is just one reason why Chicago Heights is a great option for families who are looking for homes for rent. The Chicago Heights Park District is responsible for leisure and quality of life programs. Sign your children up for programs that are offered on a seasonal basis. Options include gymnastics, fitness and archery. There's something for everyone in the area.