Getting to Know Bloomington: Facts and Local Guide

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The Kryder Law Group has helped residents of Bloomington for decades. Our firm handles car, truck and motorcycle accidents for those injured in Bloomington, Illinois. We also handle workers’ compensation claims, premises liability claims, medical malpractice and all types of personal injury claims.

Learn more about Bloomington, Illinois in our local guide including information about:

Bloomington, Illinois at a Glance

Where it’s located: Approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago

Founding Date: 1831

Population: 77,330

County: McLean

Bloomington is located in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the economy is diverse and well-balanced. In addition to the major manufacturers and industries , there are two universities, two hospitals, a convention center, one indoor mall, one outdoor mall, and many banks and Savings & Loan Associations located in Bloomington-Normal. The City of Bloomington is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois with and estimated 20.25% increase in population between 1986 and 1995. New construction continues to enhance residential, industrial and commercial growth.

Bloomington Local Resources

Bloomington Police Department
Address: 305 S East St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 820-8888

Our mission is to work in partnership with the citizens of Bloomington to enforce the laws and to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Bloomington Fire Department
Station no. 1
Address: 310 N. Lee St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2624

Station no. 2
Address: 1911 Hamilton Road. Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2285

Station no. 3
Address: 2301 E. Empire St., Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2466

Station no. 4
Address: 1705 S. Morris Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2859

Station no. 5
Address: 4040 E. Oakland Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2620

The mission of the Bloomington Fire Department is protecting life and property; minimizing the impacts of fire, medical emergencies, and other natural or man-made disasters without subjecting our personnel to unreasonable risk. Our mission is accomplished through public education, fire prevention, code enforcement, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation and fire investigation. We are dedicated to completing our mission in a competent and professional manner.

Bloomington Clerks Office
Address: 115 E Washington St Unit 102, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 888 – 5187

Bloomington Public Library
Address: 205 E. Olive Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 828 – 6091

Bloomington Public Library, Illinois, has been offering quality services, programs, and resources for more than 150 years. In 1857, the library opened to the public based on efforts by the Ladies’ Library Association. After Mrs. Sarah B Withers donated land to house a new building, the library relocated and was christened Withers Library in 1887. It kept that name until 1977, when a new library was built at 205 E. Olive St., and the name was changed to Bloomington Public Library.

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
Address: 2203 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone Number: (309) 829 – 6344

Local Businesses & Restaurants in Bloomington

Below is a list of attractions, restaurants, and things to do in the surrounding area:

Miller Park Zoo
Address: 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2250

Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include: Sumatran tiger, greater flamingos, American Alligators, river otters, red pandas, lemurs, Galapagos tortoise, bald eagles, Pallas’ cat, snow leopards, gibbons, and red wolves. The Zoo features many large indoor and outdoor exhibits such as a Tropical America Rainforest, ZooLab, Katthoefer Animal Building, Wallaby WalkAbout, Children’s Zoo, and Animals of Asia.

David Davis Mansion
Address: 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 828-1084

The David Davis Mansion, completed in 1872, combines Italianate and Second Empire architectural features and is a model of mid-Victorian style and taste. Known as Clover Lawn, it was the home of David Davis, the friend, mentor and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln. As President, Lincoln appointed Davis as United States Supreme Court Justice in 1862.

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 600 N. East Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 434-2777

The mission of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts is to create an environment where all forms of artistic expression are appreciated, encouraged and seen as a contribution to the quality of life in our community

Dollface Desserts
Address: 1118 E Oakland Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 846 – 0662

Our sweet treats are all made from scratch and baked daily to guarantee freshness to our clients. We never freeze and thaw. Our minds never stop thinking of unique flavors to introduce to our community. So if you’re ever in our area come in,eat, chat, laugh and experience DollFace Desserts.

Epiphany Farms Restaurant
Address: 220 E Front St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 828 – 2323

Open, rustic-chic eatery offering seasonal farm-to-table cooking with international influences.

The Lucca Grill
Address: 116 E Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone Number: (309) 828 – 7521

Italian-American dining & pizza since 1936 with an old-school vibe, antique bar & tin ceiling.

Local Education in Bloomington

Private Colleges / Universities

  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • University of Chicago
  • Illinois Institute of Technology

Public Colleges / Universities

  • Chicago State University
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • North Eastern Illinois University
  • Illinois State University

Community Colleges

  • Heartland Community College
  • Lincoln College

Local Crime and Accident Rates

The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bloomington is 1 in 50.

Transportation Information

For public transportation, the Pace Bus provides public transportation with various routes.

Kryder Law Scholarships

College bound residents of Bloomington are invited to apply for the Kryder Law Group local scholarship. The legal team and staff at The Kryder Law Group, LLC are deeply committed to serving their communities. One way they fulfill this drive for service is by offering scholarships to college-bound students. Kryder Law would like to hear from a diverse group of applicants. It does not matter if you have just been accepted to college or if you are midway through your higher education. Topics change throughout the year, as well as the criteria and application materials, therefore make sure if interested in applying to the Kryder Law Group local scholarship, check on the website for updated information.

Why Residents of Bloomington, Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases

The Kryder Law Group is a personal injury law firm servicing Bloomington, Illinois and surrounding areas. Each personal injury lawyer at the Kryder Law Group has years of experience and have handled hundreds of accident claims. Each injury attorney has handled Bloomington car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Bloomington, Illinois area. In addition, the injury lawyers at the Kryder Law Group have handled Bloomington work injuries, Bloomington dog bite injuries, Bloomington construction injuries, Bloomington slip and falls, Bloomington nursing home neglect cases and many other types of injury claims for residents of Bloomington, Illinois and surrounding neighborhoods. You can be confident each injury lawyer at the Kryder Law Group has the experience to handle your personal injury case and maximize the value of your personal injury settlement or jury verdict.

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Cases Handled by The Kryder Law Group for Residents of Bloomington, Illinois

If you have been injured in Bloomington, Illinois you need an experienced Injury Lawyer. The Kryder Law Group can handle the following types of cases if you live in Bloomington, Illinois:

  1. BloomingtonAuto Accidents
  2. BloomingtonBus Accidents
  3. Truck accidents in Bloomington
  4. Slip and Falls at Bloomington stores or on property
  5. Work Injuries that occur at Bloomington businesses
  6. Commercial vehicle accidents that might happen in Bloomington with deliver trucks, Uber, Lyft, UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon
  7. Construction Accidents that occur at Bloomington, Illinois construction sites
  8. Vicious Animal Attacks that happen in Bloomington, Illinois
  9. Wrongful Death
  10. Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Failure to diagnose that happen at Bloomington hospitals

Questions to Consider When Hiring a Bloomington Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Injury Claim

Is it worth hiring a Bloomington personal injury attorney for my personal injury claim?

If you have a serious injury, a Bloomington injury lawyer can help you maximize your recovery. An experienced lawyer, like those at the Kryder Law Group, know the value of your case and how to make an insurance company pay the maximum compensations for your pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer can also help you recover lost wages and other compensation you may be entitled to.

How much is my Bloomington, Illinois injury claim worth?

Every case is different, but you may be entitled to lost wages, medical bills, future medical bills, disability, loss of a normal life compensation, money for pain and suffering. The personal injury lawyers at the Kryder Law Group can evaluate your case for free. See what you get in your free Bloomington personal injury evaluation below.

If I am injured in Bloomington, Illinois, How long will it take to settle my personal injury claim?

Some cases can be resolved quickly after your medical treatment has concluded. However, in other instances cases can take longer if the injury causes permanent disability. If you live in Bloomington, Illinois and would like to discuss your case call the Kryder Law Group for a free analysis of your case.

If I speak to a lawyer, what is included in My Free Personal Injury Consultation?

We offer free legal advice to people who live in Bloomington, Illinois. We like to understand the goals and expectations of every client before we begin. That is why the Kryder Law Group provides a free personal injury consultation to every client. If you live in Bloomington, Illinois we will provide a free legal consultation.

Here is what you will get in your free legal consultation:

  • We will evaluate the strength or weakness of your case.
  • We will identify all points of compensation you are entitled to.
  • We will evaluate the existence of available insurance.
  • We will discuss your injury and whether specialists are needed.
  • We will evaluate whether expert testimony is needed for your case.
  • We will listen to you and answer any questions you may have.

If you reside in Bloomington, Illinois the Kryder Law Group will provide you with a free evaluation. Just call our office and tell us about your case. There is no fee, unless we win. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Getting to Know Bloomington: Facts and Local Guide
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    Settlements & Verdicts

    $7.5 Million Recovered for a Construction Worker Injured on Site
    $3 Million Recovered for the Family of a Person Struck by a Garbage Truck
    $2.2 Million Recovered for a Salesperson Injured in an Automobile Collision
    $2 Million Recovered for a Person Struck by a Speeding Vehicle While Waiting for the CTA Bus
    $1.4 Million Recovered for a Computer Programmer Injured in a Slip and Fall
    1.25 Million for a Veteran who Sustained Severe Leg and Arm Injuries in a Motorcycle Collision.  (Policy Limits)
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