Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It has adopted the official nickname of "City of Destiny. " As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,720. It is a suburb of Chicago, and its next to O'Hare International Airport. The Des Plaines River runs through the city, just east of its downtown area. Des Plaines is a very economically diverse city, with home values ranging from $30,000 to more than $1,000,000.