Getting to Know Forest Park: Facts and Local Guide

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

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


Forest Park, Illinois at a Glance

Where it’s located: 10 Miles from Chicago, IL

Founding Date: April 17th, 1097

Population: 13,704

County: Cook

Motto: Big city access, small town charm.

Notable People and Fun Facts:

  • Eddie Hoh, rock drummer of the 1960s who backed Mamas & Papas and the Monkees
  • Pierre Walters, NFL athlete, Kansas City Chiefs

Forest Park, Illinois is formerly part of a larger town called Harlem and was officially incorporated under the name of Forest Park on April 17, 1907. For much of its history, Forest Park was known as a “Village of cemeteries”, with more dead “residents” than living ones. Some figures estimate the ratio at 30:1, dead to alive.


Forest Park Local Resources

Forest Park Police Department
Address: 517 Desplaines Ave Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366-2425

Forest Park Fire Department
Address: 7625 Wilcox, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366-1234

Forest Park Clerks Office
Address: 517 Des Plaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366 – 2323

The Village Clerk is the official keeper of the records for the Village of Forest Park and maintains a complete and accurate record of Council proceedings; processes follow-up documentation for action taken at those meetings; and certifies copies of official Village records.

Forest Park Public Libraries
Address: 7555 Jackson Blvd. Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366-7171


Local Businesses & Restaurants in Forest Park

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

Chef Gaetano’s Artisan Foods
Address: 7636 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366 – 4010

Intimate, art-filled option for Italian cuisine with full bar including a wine list & outdoor seats.

Scratch Kitchen & Lounge
Address: 7445 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 689 – 8427

Brick-walled tavern offering creative takes on burgers, fries & mac ’n’ cheese plus beer in cans.

Caffe De Luca
Address: 7427 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 366 – 9200

Classic Italian & American dishes, plus weekend brunch, are served in an old-world-style venue.

The Junction Diner – The Train Restaurant
Address: 7401 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130
Phone Number: (708) 771 – 5276

Burgers & wraps get delivered by a model train at this kid-friendly eatery with a chalkboard wall.

The Barrel Run
Phone Number: (312) 718-3295

The Barrel Run provides custom tours of breweries and distilleries along with charter and transportation services.


Local Education in Forest Park

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

  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Joliet Community College


Local Crime and Accident Rates

According to data, one’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22.


Transportation Information

For public transportation, The Forest Park terminal on the CTA Blue Line is the line’s western terminus, located on the Eisenhower Expressway at Des Plaines Avenue.


Kryder Law Scholarships

College bound residents of Forest Park 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 Forest Park, Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group, LLC to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases

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

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

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


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

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

If you have a serious injury, a Forest Park 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 Forest Park, 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 Forest Park personal injury evaluation below.

If I am injured in Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, 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 Forest Park: Facts and Local Guide
Getting to Know Forest Park: Facts and Local Guide

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    $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
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