Like many parts of Illinois, current day Berwyn was Native American land. The area now known as Berwyn included parts of the Green Bay Trail and Ottawa Trail; both trails were used by the French, Native Americans and early traders in the region. The land that is now Berwyn was later deeded to Theodore Doty who began construction on an 8 foot wood plank trade road from Chicago to Ottawa. Later the road would be used for stage coach travel.
In 1890, two Chicago attorneys named Charles Piper and Wilbur Andrews purchased 106 acres of land in the area with the idea of developing a railroad station. In 1901 the two named the railroad stop Berwyn after a well-known Philadelphia suburb known for its beauty. Berwyn was officially formed in 1908 when it broke from Cicero Township.
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Where it’s located: Berwyn is located approximately 7 miles west of Chicago. It is a suburb known for Bungalows built in the 20’s and 30’s.
Founding Date: Incorporated in 1908
Motto: “The City of Homes”
Annual Festivals: Berwyn was home to a large Czech population. To celebrate their heritage the Houby Day Parade began in 1968 and continues to today. Berwyn also hosts an annual vintage car parade on part of historic Route 66 in September each year. Since 2000 Berwyn has held Oktoberfest celebrations.
Community: The 16th Street Theatre opened in 2007 and was named Best Emerging Theatre Company by Chicago Magazine in 2013.
Notable people from Berwyn, Illinois: Bob Odenkirk, better known for his role as Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul was born in Berwyn.
Ozzie Gullen, a player and manager for the Chicago White Sox lived in Berwyn during his playing days.
Scarlett Bordeaux, professional wrestler in the WWE and Ring of Honor resides in Berwyn.
Film, Television and Entertainment: Segments of A League of Their Own, The Color of Money and Adventures in Babysitting were filmed at FItzgerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn.
More recently, shows such as Chicago PD, Chicago Fire and The Chi have been filmed in Berwyn.
Fire Department The Berwyn Fire Department provides services to the community including: Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, Non Emergency Patient Transports to Hospitals, Fire Investigations, Hazardous Materials Incident Response, Technical Rescue, Confined Space, High Angle Rescue, Fire Prevention Inspections, Plan review, Business License inspections, Public Education, Safety inspections Home and Business.
The Berwyn Fire Department has 80 sworn professional firefighters proudly serving the citizens of Berwyn. We currently have 30 certified Paramedics and 11 Emergency Medical Technicians staffing 3 Advance Life Support Ambulances. There are three fire stations strategically located in the North Central and South Districts of the City.
Police Department The Berwyn Police Department has six main divisions: Administrative, Investigative, Patrol, K-9 Unit, Communications, Records, and Parking. The Berwyn Police Station is located at 6401 W. 31st Street in Berwyn, Illinois. The police force in Berwyn has over 90 officers serving the community. The police department protects and serves the Berwyn community while providing community outreach.
City Hall The Berwyn Municipal building, or Berwyn City Hall is located at 6700 26th Street in Berwyn, Illinois. It is a historic building constructed in 1939 as part of a public works initiative. The architect was Charles Herrick Hammond and Hubert Burnham. Initially, the building housed all of Berwyn’s public offices including the library, fire department and police department. Today it provides a central location for many of Berwyn’s official departments. The website also provides information for nearly all Berwyn public services such as police, fire, zoning, building codes, voting and many other issues of public concern.
Chamber of Commerce Berwyn is a community located within Cook County, Illinois. The Berwyn Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to business development within the community. Hundreds of local Berwyn businesses belong to the Chamber.
The primary business corridors in Berwyn are Ogden Avenue, The Depot District, Cermak Road and Roosevelt Road. Ogden Avenue contains a portion of historic route 66 and is home to many local car dealerships. The Depot District is home to many shops and local restaurants. Berwyn’s largest employer, Loyola McNeal Hospital, is on Cermak Road. The hospital employs nearly 2,200 people. The School Districts for the City and the City itself are the next largest employers. School District 201, Berwyn South, District 100 and Berwyn North, District 98 employ over 1,300 people.
Berwyn is serviced by Pace Suburban Bus and Metra. Metra Stops include the Harlem Avenue Station, Berwyn Station and La Vergne Station.
Why Residents of Berwyn Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases
The Kryder Law Group is a personal injury law firm servicing the community of Berwyn, Illinois and surrounding communities. Each personal injury lawyer at The Kryder Law Group has years of experience and has handled hundreds of accident claims. Each injury attorney at The Kryder Law Group has handled car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Berwyn area. In addition, the personal injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group have handled Berwyn work injury claims, Berwyn dog bite injuries, Berwyn construction injuries, falls in Berwyn, nursing home neglect cases from Berwyn nursing homes and many other types of injury claims for residents of Berwyn, 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 Berwyn, Illinois
Victims of Personal Injuries in Berwyn Frequently Ask These Questions About Berwyn Personal Injury Lawyers
1. Is it worth hiring a Berwyn personal injury attorney for my personal injury claim?
If you have a serious injury, a Berwyn personal injury lawyer, like those at the Kryder Law Group, can help you maximize your recovery. An experienced Personal injury lawyer who handles cases in Berwyn, Illinois will know the value of your case and how to make an insurance company pay the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. A Berwyn 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 if I have been injured in Berwyn, Illinois?
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. Call us to learn why so many other residents of Berwyn have chosen the Kryder Law Group to handle their Berwyn car accident case or personal injury claim. The Kryder Law Group has handled Berwyn work injury claims, Berwyn dog bite injuries, Berwyn construction injuries, falls in Berwyn, nursing home neglect cases from Berwyn nursing homes and many other types of injury claims for residents of Berwyn Illinois and surrounding neighborhoods.
3. How long will it take to settle my personal injury claim, if I have been injured in Berwyn?
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 Berwyn, Illinois and would like to discuss your case call the Kryder Law Group for a free analysis of your case. Our lawyers can provide a free estimate regarding how long your case may take.
4. What is included in My Free Personal Injury Legal 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 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.
Call The Kryder Law Group. We can provide a free evaluation of your Berwyn car accident claim, Berwyn work injury claims, Berwyn dog bite injuries, Berwyn construction injuries, falls in Berwyn, nursing home neglect cases from Berwyn nursing homes and many other types of injury claims for residents of Berwyn, Illinois and surrounding neighborhoods.