Getting to Know Lansing: Facts and Local Guide

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

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

Lansing, Illinois at a glance

Where it’s located: Lansing is about 7 miles away from Chicago, IL
Founding Date: 1893
Population: 27,402 (2019)
County: Cook
Motto: A Community of Pride, Progress, and Possibilities
Notable People: Curtis Granderson, outfielder for the New York Mets, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School
Harry Smith, former co-anchor for CBS’ The Early show and the host of A&E’s Biography series
Pierre Thomas, running back for the New Orlean Saints,graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School

The Lansing area was a part of the Northwest Territory in the late 1700s. It was transferred to the Illinois Territory in 1809. In 1818 Illinois became the 21st state of the Union. As migration west began, settlers, primarily German and Dutch immigrants, came to the Lansing area to build homes, farms, and businesses. The Pennsylvania Railroad came through Lansing in 1856 and since Lansing is located on a sand ridge, the railroad began hauling sand to Chicago for use in building construction. The location of the sand pit of years ago is now Lansing’s downtown business district. In 1860 there was no industry, just the railroad and farms. Lansing had a grocery store, saloon, shoemaker and two blacksmiths.

Lansing Local Resources

Lansing Police Department
2710 170th Street
Lansing, IL 60438

The Lansing Police Department currently has a staff of 56 full-time police officers, 26 crossing guards, 16 civilian full time staff (records/admin/dispatch), 3 part time community service officers, 1 animal control officer and 1 police cadet.

Lansing Fire Department
18200 Chicago Avenue
Lansing, IL 60438

The Lansing Fire Department mission is to protect the lives and property of the people of Lansing; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

Lansing Clerk’s Office
Lansing Municipal Center
3141 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL 60438

Lansing Public Library
2750 Indiana Ave
Lansing, IL 60438

The Lansing Public Library serves as a cultural center within the community. The mission of the Lansing Public Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies; to be responsive to the public library needs of the community and to uphold the public’s freedom of access to information. The building also houses the Lansing Historical Society Museum.

Lansing Chamber of Commerce
18155 Roy Street, Suite 3
Lansing, IL 60438

The Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501c (6) non-profit organization which works with their Members in Lansing and area communities with the goal of helping local enterprises flourish. Their Membership comprises businesses and organizations in 18 nearby communities The Lansing Area Chamber and its members work as a unit to create a pleasant community and business atmosphere. A parade in the spring, sidewalk sales days in the summer, holiday celebrations in the winter and everything in between makes Lansing a great place to live, shop, work and do business.

Local Businesses, Restaurants, & Things To Do in Lansing

Situated at the crossroads of I-80, I-94 and I-294 and only about twenty-five miles from downtown Chicago, Lansing offers the best of both worlds. Small town charm, deep-seated family values and a select regional location in close proximity to big-city amenities. Lansing has a large variety of shopping opportunities, including department stores, specialty shops, financial institutions, and grocery stores, along with many dining options.

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

Cook County Forest Reserves
More than 125 acres of park lands, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. Year-round indoor recreation is available at the Lan-Oak Park District’s centrally located Eisenhower Center.

Lan-Oak Park District
“The Lan-Oak Park District will strive to enhance the quality of life for all Lansing residents by providing clean, safe parks, well-developed recreational facilities in a wide range of recreational programs and activities for all ages.”

Taqueria La Soga
19267 Burnham Ave
Lansing, IL 60438
“Good chips and salsa, steak burrito & tacos were spot on,beans and rice were good as well. We’ll be back.” – Review Left by Customer

Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop
17940 Torrence Ave
Lansing IL 60438

Liang’s Garden Restaurant
17042 Torrence Ave
Lansing IL 60438

Bottom’s Up
1696 Thornton- Lansing Rd
Lansing IL 60438

Local Higher Education in Lansing

There are about 51 colleges in the area, including 37 private colleges and universities, 5 public colleges and universities, and 9 community colleges offering 2-year degrees. Below are some notable ones near Lansing, Illinois.

Private Colleges / Universities

Saint Xavier University
University of Chicago
Illinois Institute of Technology

Public Colleges / Universities

Chicago State University
University of Illinois at Chicago
NorthEastern Illinois University

Community Colleges

Joliet Junior College
Prairie State College

Local Crime and Accident Rates

Crime Rates

Lansing has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Lansing has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft according to crime data.

Transportation Information

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

Kryder Law Scholarships

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

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

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

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

1. Is it worth hiring a Lansing personal injury attorney for my personal injury claim?

If you have a serious injury, an experienced Lansing personal injury lawyer can help you maximize your recovery. An experienced lawyer, like those at The Kryder Law Group, knows 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.

2. How much is my Lansing, 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 Lansing personal injury evaluation below.

3. If I am injured in Lansing, 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 Lansing, Illinois and would like to discuss your case call the Kryder Law Group for a free analysis of your case.

4. 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 Lansing, 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 Lansing, 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 Lansing, 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.

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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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