Getting to Know Downers Grove: Facts and Local Guide

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Located approximately 22 miles West of Chicago, the village of Downers Grove is a great place to live and do business. You can easily move between Downers Grove and Chicago by rail and several other major expressways in about half an hour. This makes living here convenient if you have a job or business in Chicago.

It’s also home to many corporate and regional headquarters, including Pepperidge Farm, Advocate Aurora Health Care, and Dover Corporation among others. Furthermore, it is a very safe town and has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Friendliest towns.

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

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


Downers Grove at a Glance

Founding Date: Downers Grove was founded in 1832 by Pierce Downer.

Population: 49,057 (as at 2019)

County In Illinois: DuPage

Notable People from Downers Grove:

  • Eric Lichaj, professional soccer player, currently with Hull City and also a member of the US national team
  • Nick Burdi (b. 1993), baseball player
  • David Edwards, a professional football player for the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Tony Granato, NHL player, head coach of Colorado Avalanche and University of Wisconsin
  • Collin Fernandez, professional soccer player
  • Lauren Frost, an actress best known as Ruby Mendel in Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens and Disney Channel Original Movie The Even Stevens Movie
  • Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905), the United States federal judge and Illinois state representative
  • Eric Jagielo, baseball player
  • Cammi Granato, Olympic ice hockey champion, an inductee in Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Nancy Johnson, 2000 Summer Olympics gold medalist in the 10-metre air rifle.
  • Matt Jones, professional hockey player formerly with the Phoenix Coyotes(NHL)
  • Dan LeFevour, professional quarterback for Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League
  • Fred Faulkner Lester (1926–1945), was a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy and an awardee of the Medal of Honor.
  • Jim McDermott, U.S. representative representing Washington’s 7th congressional district since 1988
  • Randy Savage (1952-2011), Randall Mario Poffo, ring name “Macho Man”, former professional wrestler and actor
  • Bryan Mullins, former basketball player and current Men’s Basketball head coach at Southern Illinois University
  • Bill Novey (1948–1991), once head of special effects at Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Emo Philips, comedian
  • Joe Principe (b. 1974), the bass guitarist for Rise Against
  • Sandi Morris, pole vaulter, silver medalist at 2016 Olympics and 2017 World Championships
  • Denise Richards, an actress and former model. Starred in The World Is Not Enough, Wild Things, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated
  • John Ridgely (1909–1968), an actor who starred in Big Sleep, Air Force, and Destination Tokyo
  • Lanny Poffo, professional wrestler
  • Barbara Stock, actress. Starred in Spenser: For Hire, and Dallas
  • Matthew West, a contemporary Christian musician
  • Luther Ely Smith (1873–1951), founder of the Gateway Arch National Park
  • Joseph Tumpach (1912-1968), an Illinois state representative and motel owner


Downers Grove Local Resources

Downers Grove Fire Department
5420 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 434-5980

Downers Grove Police Department
825 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Open 24 hours
Phone: (630) 434-5600

Downers Grove City Hall
801 Burlington Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 434-5500
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Chamber of Commerce
2001 Butterfield Road, Suite 105
The Esplanade at Locust Point
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Phone: (630) 968-4050
Office Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Local Businesses & Restaurants in Downers Grove


Personal Injury Law Attorney
If you are involved in any personal injury claim in Downers Grove, you can seek legal help to get financial compensation for your losses by contacting the Kryder Law Group, LLC.
Address: 134 North LaSalle St.
Suite 1515 Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 598-0739

Business Services

67 E Madison St, STE 1603A #620
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 675-8401
MedX offers medical billing and full practice management solutions.

5202 Washington Street, Suite 3
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (708) 330-4144

933A Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 725-0991


970 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 541-8641

7231 Lemont Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Phone: (630) 541-6700

1000 31st St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 960-5700

4948 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 395-9373

627 E. Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (630) 410-8013

3500 Midwest Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 850-5555
The Oak Brook Hills Resort – Chicago features spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites, 5 dining options and the Willow Crest Golf Club.

1250 W. Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 629-6000


Local Charity & Food Banks

Downers Grove Area FISH
4341 Saratoga Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 964-7776

Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet
3130 Finley Rd
Downers Grove, IL – 60515
Phone: (630) 495-8008

St Mary Of Gostyn
444 Wilson Street
Downers Grove, IL – 60515
Phone: (630) 969-1063

Christian Worship Center
1330 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL – 60516
Phone: (630) 417-2000

Fish Of Downers Grove
Contact Information
4340 Prince Street
Downers Grove, IL – 60515
Phone: (630) 964-7776


Local Education in Downers Grove

Downers Grove Grade School District 58
1860 63rd St, Downers Grove, IL 60516
Phone: (630) 719-5800

Community High School District 99
6301 Springside Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60516
Phone: (630) 795-7100


Transportation Information


Kryder Law Scholarships

The Kryder Law Group, LLC encourages college-bound community leaders to apply for The Kryder Law Group, LLC Community Leadership Scholarship.

The winner receives $1,000!

Click here to apply.


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

The Kryder Law Group is a personal injury law firm servicing Downers Grove, 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 auto injury attorney has handled car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Downers Grove area. In addition, the injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group have handled work injuries, dog bite injuries, construction injuries, falls, nursing home neglect cases and many other types of injury claims for residents of Downers Grove, 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.


Hear from Personal Injury Attorney Andrew Kryder


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

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Falls
  • Work Injuries
  • Commercial vehicle accidents with delivery trucks, Uber, Lyft, UPS, Fed Ex, Walmart and Amazon
  • Construction Accidents
  • Vicious Animal Attacks
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Failure to diagnose


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

1. Is it worth hiring a Downers Grove personal injury attorney for my auto accident or other personal injury claims?

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

2. How much is my 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. If you are in Downers Grove and have questions regarding your auto or injury claim feel free to call us. The consultation is free and there is no charge for our work until we win your case.

3. 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. The length of time a case resolves is heavily dependent on the length of your medical treatment. The longer and more extensive your medical care, the longer your case may take to resolve. If you live in Downers Grove, Illinois and would like to discuss your case call the Kryder Law Group for a free analysis of your case. It is important to understand your rights.

4. What Will I Get in My Free Personal Injury Consultation?

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.

  • We will evaluate the strength or weakness of your case.
  • We will identify all compensation you can potentially recover.
  • 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.
  • We can provide advice on the paperwork you may have received and what to do with it.

5. Can I get a loan on my Injury Case?

Attorneys are not allowed to loan their clients money, but some companies specialize in providing loans to victims of injury claims. Whether you qualify and the amount of the loan is up to the loan company. Your attorney can help you apply if you have an injury claim. Learn more information on this topic.

Local Guide to Downers Grove
Learn about Downers Grove, IL and The Kryder Law Group.

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    Phone Number (312) 598-1012
    134 North LaSalle St., Suite 1515
    Chicago, IL 60602 Get Directions

    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)
    Phone (312) 223-1700