Cook County, Illinois
Cook County is the second largest county in the United States after Los Angeles County. The county has over 5 million residents. Cook County is divided into thirty townships. There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County. The largest is Chicago. Over 50% of the population of the county lives in Chicago. The county is divided into 30 townships. The county has a total area of 1,635 square miles.
The Cook County Democratic Organization is one of the most powerful political machines in American history. More than 1.2 million cases were filed in The Circuit Court of Cook County every year. An interesting fact about the Cook County Jail is that it is the largest single-site jails in the nation. The Cook County Juvenile Detention Center was the first juvenile center in the country and is one of the largest. The Cook County Law Library, tops the list, as the second largest county law library in the United States.
One can find many Pop culture references in Cook County. The NBC medical-drama, ER is set in Cook County. In the film, Blues Brothers, two of the main characters race to the offices of the Cook County Assessor. At the end of this movie, a car is driven through the lobby of the Daley Center courthouse. A Holiday classic movie, Home Alone, was filmed in a house that is located in the village of Winnetka. Winnetka is located around 19 miles north of the city in New Trier Township. In the sitcom Married with Children, the Bundy family house is supposed to be in Cook County. In the CBS television legal drama, The Good Wife is set in Cook County.
The court system in Cook County is comprised of many different divisions, including the Probate Division, the Domestic Relations Division, the Criminal Division, the Chancery Division and the Law Division, where most personal injury and medical practice cases are heard. The main courthouse where personal injury and medical malpractice cases are heard is at the Richard J. Daley Center, 55 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL. Most of the large dollar value cases are tried in this building. Personal injury cases are heard in both the Municipal Department, which is for cases valued at less than $50,000. For personal injury and medical malpractice cased valued greater than $50,000, the Law Division is the home for those cases. Most of the million dollar and multi-million dollar personal injury cases are litigated at the Daley Center. The Cook County court system for personal injury and medical malpractice cases is broken up into six districts:
First District Courthouse, located at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL. In addition to personal injury cases, the First District courthouse is home to traffic court cases for tickets issued in Chicago and Chancery court for disputes involving insurance coverage issues. Some of the best and most experienced trial judges in Cook County call the Daley Center home.
Second District Courthouse, located at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077. In addition to personal injury cases, the Skokie courthouse is home to criminal cases, divorce cases and traffic court cases for north shore towns including Skokie, Niles, Glencoe, Glenview, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Kenilworth and Winnetka.
Third District Courthouse, located at 2121 Euclid Ave, Rolling Meadows, IL. In addition to personal injury cases, the Rolling Meadows courthouse is home to criminal cases, divorce cases and traffic court cases for northwest Cook County towns like Arlington Heights, Palatine, Barrington, Schaumburg, Schiller Park among others.
Fourth District Courthouse, located at 1500 Maybrook Dr., Maywood, IL 60153. In addition to personal injury cases, the Maywood courthouse is home to criminal cases, divorce case and traffic court cases for western Cook County towns like Cicero, Berwyn, LaGrange, Western Springs, Brookfield, Riverside and others.
Fifth District Courthouse, located at 10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview, IL 60453. Personal injury cases are heard hear. If you get a traffic ticket in Bridgeview, Alsip, Bedford Park, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Countryside, Crestwood, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Hometown, Indian Head Park, Justice, LaGrange, Lemont, Lyons, Merrionette Park, Metra, McCook, Morton College, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Stickney, Summit, Tinley Park, Western Springs, West Haven, Willow Springs and Worth, you will likely be going to court at the Bridgeview courthouse.
Sixth District Courthouse, located at 16501 S. Kedzie Pkwy., Markham, IL 60428. Personal injury case are heard hear. If you get a traffic ticket in Markham, Chicago Heights, Calumet City, Olympia Fields, Dalton, Floosmoor, Homewood, County Club Hills, Sauk Village, Blue Island and Thornton, you will likely be going to court at the Markham courthouse. All cases which go to the Appellate Court in Cook County go to the First District Appellate Court at 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601. The Clerk of the First
District Appellate Court is located on the 14th floor.
Some of the country's top hospitals are located in Cook County. Three major teaching institutions are located in the downtown Chicago area.
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located at 251 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611. It is an 894 bed nationally ranked academic medical center. It is the teaching hospital for Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. For questions or general information, call (312) 926-2000.
- Prentice Women's Hospital is part of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital system. It is located at 250 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611. It serves both obstetrical and gynecological patients. For questions or general information call (312) 926-2000
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a pediatric specialty hospital. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood at 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. The hospital has more than 1,200 physicians on its medical staff and over 4,000 employees. It opened its doors on June 9, 2012.
- Rush University Medical Center is a 676-bed academic medical center that includes hospital facilities for adults and children. It is located at 1653 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60612. For questions or general information call (312) 942-5000.
- University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System or UIC Medical Center is a 485 bed hospital located at 1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612. It is one of several hospitals that comprise the Illinois Medical District.
- John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital is a 464-bed teaching hospital located in Cook County. It was formerly known as Cook County Hospital. It is a public urban teaching hospital. “The County” as it is often referred to by locals, provides healthcare services to over five million residents of Cook County, Illinois. It is located at 1969 W Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60612. For questions or additional information call (312) 864-6000.
DANGEROUS ROADS IN COOK COUNTY:
Cook County has several major interstate highways. Most roadways are known to Chicagoans not by their Interstate route numbers but rather by various given names. Interstates include the Kennedy Expressway or I-90/I-94, Kennedy Expressway Spur or I-190, Eden's Expressway or I-94, Dan Ryan Expressway or I-90/I-94/and I-57, Eisenhower Expressway or I-290, Stevenson Expressway or I-55.
These large Interstates are often the site for Chicago semi-truck accidents. Many of the injuries sustained in a truck accident are serious such as spinal cord injuries, Traumatic brain injuries, amputation injures, multiple broken bones and death. If you are involved in a semi-truck related accident, contact a Chicago Trucking Accident Injury Attorney. Accidents involving semitrucks and large trucks are among the most serious and deadly in the nation States.
Types of Common Truck Accidents:
- Semi-truck Driver Fatigue Accidents
- Semi-truck Defects Accidents
- Semi-truck Driver Error Accidents
- Semi-Truck Debris Accidents
- Truck Accident Wrongful Death
- Truck Driver DUI Accidents
- Truck distracted driving
The Cook County truck accident, personal injury and motor vehicle attorneys at Nemeroff Law offices are renowned for our success and experience in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, train accidents, workplace accidents and medical malpractice.
Other Cook County cities in which Nemeroff Law Offices provides personal injury legal assistance include: Bellwood, Berkeley, Buffalo Grove, Burnham, Calumet Park, Country Club Hills, Dixmoor, Des Plaines, Elgin, Evanston, Franklin Park, Lincolnwood, La Grange, Matteson, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect and Northlake, IL. David Nemeroff has also worked in various cities throughout Illinois, including Bloomington and Champaign.
At the Cook County personal injury and medical malpractice offices of Nemeroff Law Offices, we believe that all victims of negligence have the right to seek full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you believe that you or someone you know has a Cook County injury claim, please contact us at 312-629-8800 or complete our Contact Us form online. The evaluation is free and confidential.