The Kryder Law Group has helped residents of Park Forest for decades. Our firm handles car, truck and motorcycle accidents for those injured in Park Forest, Illinois. We also handle workers’ compensation claims, premises liability claims, medical malpractice and all types of personal injury claims.
Learn more about Park Forest, Illinois in our local guide including information about:
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Park Forest, Illinois at a Glance
Where it’s located: 35 miles out from Chicago, IL
Founding Date: 1948
Population: 21, 975
Motto: Live, Grow, Discover
David Marmet: Author, playwright, screenwriter, and film director; Pulitzer Prize winner
Tom Berenger: Actor in Platoon, Major League, and The Big Chill
Aree Davis: Actress in Disney’s Haunted Mansion
Berry Oakley: Bassist and founding member of the Allman Brothers
It is bordered by Chicago Heights, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Richton Park and University Park. Interstate Highway 57 is less than three miles to the west and the Calumet Expressway eight miles to the east, providing access to all of the major highways in the Chicago area. Both Midway and O’Hare airports are less than an hour away. Park Forest residents have easy access to three Metra commuter rail line stations. Metra trains make 80 daily trips to downtown Chicago. During rush hour, this trip can take as little as 50 minutes.
The village was originally designed as a planned community for veterans returning from World War II. Park Forest is also known for the “Scenic 10”, a 10-mile (16 km) race held annually on Labor Day that attracts runners from around the globe. In 2008, the race was shortened to a 5-mile (8.0 km) course to attract more local runners and renamed the “Scenic Five”. Park Forest has a long history of sustainable practices. In recent years however the Village of Park Forest has made a concerted effort to become the most sustainable community in Illinois.
Park Forest Local Resources
Park Forest Police Department Address: 200 Lakewood Blvd. Park Forest, IL 60466
The mission of the Park Forest Police Department is to protect life and property and enhance the quality of life for all citizens while enforcing the laws of the State of Illinois and ordinances of the Village of Park Forest, in accordance with Constitutional rights. The men and women of the Police Department, working under the motto “Proud to Serve”, take pride in providing professional police service to the community they have sworn to protect. The Police Department is committed to serving all citizens equally, in a manner that is both procedurally just and transparent.
Park Forest Fire Department Address: 156 Indianwood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466 Phone Number: 708-748-4701
Since 1949, the Fire Department has been serving the citizens of Park Forest with emergency assistance. Today, the Park Forest Fire Department employs 40 highly trained and dedicated members who are ready and willing to serve on a moment’s notice. They have a diverse range of equipment and vehicles at their disposal to provide top quality service to residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Park Forest Hills Public Library Address: 400 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL, US, 60466 Phone Number: (708)-748-3731
The Park Forest Public Library offers an array of programs to meet the needs of the community. The library has an extensive collection of books, audiovisual materials, and computer resources. Library staff is available to assist patrons in using all areas of the library, including the electronic information sources and online public access catalog (OPAC) to locate materials at the library or in other Reaching Across Illinois Library System libraries.
Local Businesses & Restaurants in Park Forest
Below is a list of attractions, restaurants, and things to do in the surrounding area:
Freedom Hall Address: 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466
Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre is an intimate Chicago suburbs concert hall and performing arts theater located in Park Forest, Illinois.
Thorn Creek Woods features 1.94 miles of natural surface trail, ideal for hiking/running.
Park Forest Aqua Center Address: 30 N. Orchard, Park Forest, IL 60466 Phone Number: (708) 747-9490
Serenity’s Place Cafe & Bakery, Inc. Address: 323 Main St Park Forest, IL 60466 Phone Number: (708) 898-7006
Here at Serenity’s Place Cafe & Bakery Inc you will have Fresh Gourmet Sandwiches Subs Wraps Salads and more
Park Forest Main Street Market 152 Main Street, Park Forest, IL 60466 The Market is open Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., May 1, 2021 through October 30, 2021
Since 1974, the Park Forest Main Street Market – formerly the Park Forest Farmers’ Market – has been connecting area residents with local farmers, food vendors and businesses. The Market hosts 22 full spaces with a variety of fresh flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, herbs and dairy products. Local businesses are also on hand at the Market selling artwork, garden ornaments, jewelry and more.
Local Education in Park Forest
Below are some notable ones near Park Forest Illinois.
Private Colleges / Universities
Trinity Christian College
Saint Xavier University
University of Chicago
Public Colleges / Universities
Chicago State University
University of Illinois at Chicago
North Eastern Illinois University
Governers State University
Prairie State College
South Suburban College
Local Crime and Accident Rates
The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Park Forest, IL is 1 in 51.
Phone Number: 708-748-4433
The Village has a Paratransit Service Provider Agreement with PACE for a Dial-A-Ride bus service known as The Jolly Trolley. The Jolly Trolley provides a local bus option to Park Forest residents and is a Village-sponsored partnership with Rich Township. The Jolly Trolley will take any Park Forest resident to any location within Park Forest and to select destinations outside of Village boundaries.
Bus Fares Adults ride for $3. A transfer for an adult is 30 cents as long as the adult passenger boards the second bus within two hours of getting off of the first bus.
Seniors (65+), disabled persons, and students ride for $1.50. A transfer for seniors, disabled persons, and students is 15 cents, as long as these passengers board the second bus within two hours of getting off of the first bus.
Kids under 7 years old ride for free with a fare-paying adult.
The Jolly Trolley picks up passengers on the hour and half-hour at Orchard Park Plaza and at Village Hall in Park Forest. Besides the regular Park Forest stops like the Park Forest Public Library and the Park Forest Village Hall, destinations also include the Matteson Metra Station (which is owned and operated by The Village of Park Forest).
Matteson Station Commuter The Public Works Department maintains and operates the east side commuter parking lot at the Matteson Metra Station along the Metra Electric District.
The commuter lot is located at 3500 North Street, located at the corner of Homan Avenue and North Street, in Matteson
Kryder Law Scholarships
College bound residents of Park Forest 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 Park Forest, Illinois Have Chosen The Kryder Law Group to Handle Their Personal Injury Cases
The Kryder Law Group, LLC is a personal injury law firm servicing Park Forest, 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 Park Forest car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents in the Park Forest, Illinois area. In addition, the injury lawyers at The Kryder Law Group have handled Park Forest work injuries, Park Forest dog bite injuries, Park Forest construction injuries, Park Forestslip and falls, Park Forest nursing home neglect cases and many other types of injury claims for residents of Park Forest, 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 Park Forest, Illinois
If you have been injured in Park Forest, Illinois you need an experienced Injury Lawyer. The Kryder Law Group can handle the following types of cases if you live in Park Forest, Illinois:
Park Forest Auto Accidents
Park Forest Hill Bus Accidents
Truck accidents in Park Forest
Slip and Falls at Park Forest stores or on property
Work Injuries that occur at Park Forest businesses
Commercial vehicle accidents that might happen in Park Forest with deliver trucks, Uber, Lyft, UPS, Fed Ex and Amazon
Construction Accidents that occur at Park Forest, Illinois construction sites
Vicious Animal Attacks that happen in Park Forest, Illinois
Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Failure to diagnose that happen at Park Forest hospitals
Questions to Consider When Hiring a Park Forest Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Injury Claim
Is it worth hiring a Park Forest personal injury attorney for my personal injury claim?
If you have a serious injury, a Park Forest 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.
How much is my Park Forest, 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 Park Forest personal injury evaluation below.
If I am injured in Park Forest, 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 Park Forest, 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 Park Forest, 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 Park Forest, 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 Park Forest, 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.