Getting to Know Des Plaines: Facts and Local Guide

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


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


Des Plaines, Illinois at a Glance

Where It’s Located: 20 Miles from Chicago, IL

Founding Date: 1869

Population: 58,899

County: Cook

Notable People and Fun Facts:

  • The majority of the hit 1985 film, The Breakfast Club was filmed at the now-defunct Maine North High School located in unincorporated Des Plaines
  • Robert Reed, from the Brady Brunch grew up in Des Plaines
  • Shawn Green, two time all-star.

In addition to the railroad, local farmers were drawn to the steam-powered gristmill next to the Des Plaines River in what is now downtown Des Plaines. Constructed by the railroad developers in 1852 to cut trees from the forested belt of burr oak and hickory along the river, the mill was later purchased by Socrates Rand who converted it to a gristmill. It has since been demolished. The downtown business area of Des Plaines began to grow on either side of the tracks near the mill and at the point where trains would naturally stop to take on water.


Des Plaines Local Resources

Des Plaines Police Department
Address: 1418 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL  60016
Phone Number: (847) 391 – 5400

The Des Plaines Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency of 97 full-time sworn police officers, 15 auxiliary police officers, and 18 civilian personnel, all committed to making Des Plaines a safe and inviting community.  The Department strives to maintain high ethical and professional standards of service delivery to our residents and visitors.

Des Plaines Fire Department
Address: 405 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL  60016
Phone Number: (847) 391 – 5333

Daily, the men and women of the Des Plaines Fire Department demonstrate supreme dedication to the City and its citizens, as well as to the fire and emergency services.  It is because of this dedication, and that of all who have served the organization through the years, that the Des Plaines Fire Department is so highly recognized and regarded.

Des Plaines Clerks Office
Address: 1420 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone Number: (847) 391 – 5311

The City Clerk’s office is a multifaceted department serving the entire community, including residents, all municipal departments and other entities. In addition to specified duties, the City Clerk’s office operates as the municipal public information and resource center.

Des Plaines Public Library
Address: 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone Number: (847) 827-5551

Our mission is to be a catalyst, advocate and place to advance the vision and ideals of our community. We’ve been working hard for over 100 years to be an essential resource for Des Plaines. Whether it’s through the items we buy for the collections, the programs we run for enrichment or fun, or the partnerships we foster within the community, we want to be a valuable part of your daily life.

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
Address: 400 E. Touhy Ave. Ste. 145, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone Number: (847) 824-4200

The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a great organization with over 600 members from Des Plaines and the surrounding area.  The Chamber’s membership ranges from single-person businesses to corporations with thousands of employees. They have members who have just started their businesses and members who have been in business for more than 80 years.


Local Businesses & Restaurants in Des Plaines

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

Rivers Casino Des Plaines
Address: 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Mystic Waters Family Aquatics
Address: 2025 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Seasonal outdoor water park featuring a large leisure pool, tall slides, a lazy river & a cafe.

Lake Park
Address: 2200 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Charming 76-acre park on the banks of Lake Opeka known for its fishing, boating & golf.

Mountain View Adventure Center
Address: 510 E Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
Bridges & waterfalls are featured on this miniature golf course with a mining theme & batting cages.

American Wild Burger
Address: 1534 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Burger joint with antibiotic-free beef, turkey & bison patties plus char dogs, fries & more.

Sunrise Grill and Catering
Address: 1930 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Unpretentious BYO restaurant serving American chow in a casual space.


Local Education in Des Plaines

Private Colleges / Universities

  • Dominican University
  • University of Chicago
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • DeVry University

Public Colleges / Universities

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

Community Colleges

  • Oakton Community College
  • Prairie State College


Local Crime and Accident Rates

The chance of becoming a victim of crime in Des Plaines is 1 in 81.


Transportation Information

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


Kryder Law Scholarships

College bound residents of Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines, Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases

The Kryder Law Group is a personal injury law firm servicing Des Plaines, Illinois and surrounding areas. Each personal injury lawyer at the Kryder Law Group has years of experience and has handled hundreds of accident claims. Each injury attorney has handled Des Plaines car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Des Plaines, Illinois area. In addition, the injury lawyers at the Kryder Law Group have handled Des Plaines work injuries, Des Plaines dog bite injuries, Des Plaines construction injuries, Des Plaines slip and falls, Des Plaines nursing home neglect cases and many other types of injury claims for residents of Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, Illinois

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

  • Des Plaines Auto Accidents
  • Des Plaines Bus Accidents
  • Truck accidents in Des Plaines
  • Slip and Falls at Des Plaines stores or on property
  • Work Injuries that occur at Des Plaines businesses
  • Commercial vehicle accidents that might happen in Des Plaines with deliver trucks, Uber, Lyft, UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon
  • Construction Accidents that occur at Des Plaines, Illinois construction sites
  • Vicious Animal Attacks that happen in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Failure to diagnose that happen at Des Plaines hospitals


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

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

If you have a serious injury, a Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines personal injury evaluation below.

If I am injured in Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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.

Local Guide to Des Plaines
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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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