Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to providing the highest quality representation for people injured in Cicero, Illinois. Our attorneys appreciate the impact an accident can have on an individual and those close to them. When it comes to representing people in Cicero personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and automobile accidents, you can rest assured that our office is on your side.
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City Of Notoriety: Cicero, Illinois
Cicero stands alone as a town in Cook County, Illinois. A suburb of Chicago and speckled with a notorious history, the city of Cicero has had a colorful past. Over the last 150 years, the city has had economic ups and downs and had to overcome worldwide speculation and controversy.
Hawthorne Works: A Significant Employer & Utility Factory
One of the main employers and largest draw to the Cicero area was the former Hawthorne Works. The factory was owned by Western Electric and started operation in 1905 in Cicero, bringing with it thousands of jobs over the next several decades. The operation manufactured various telephone equipment and also consumer products such as refrigerators and electric fans.
Although Hawthorne Works certainly wasn’t the only industry in Cicero, it had the largest amount of jobs available. At its height, the factory employed an estimated 45,000 workers. The population jump of Cicero is a testimony to the draw that the factory had. In 1910, Cicero had a population of a little over 14,000. In only ten years time, that jumped to triple the amount, with over 44,000 residents by 1920. Hawthorne Works closed in 1983 but its tower still remains as well as a museum dedicated to the factory and its workers. The Hawthorn Works was also where many studies were done on its workers to determine ways to increase productivity and have been adeptly named the Hawthorne Effect.
Infamous History With Colorful Citizens & Leaders
Unfortunately, many of the notes in history about Cicero are less than flattering to the community. Although certainly not a reflection of all the people who resided there then or currently lives there now, nonetheless, the city has had its share of bad press.
- Al Capone. In the 1920’s, Al Capone moved out of Chicago into Cicero and built his criminal empire. The town mayor election of 1924 in Cicero was one of most notorious rigged and violent elections in the Chicago areas long history of illegal elections.
- Race Riot. In 1951, a mob of an estimated 4,000 Caucasian people attacked an apartment of an African American family in Cicero. The riot lasted for days and was televised worldwide.
- Government scandal. Even into the 21st century, well after Capone, there was still scandal in the local Cicero politics. The town president, Betty Loren-Maltese, was convicted of helping steal $12 million of the city’s funds in 2002.
Times Have Changed, Cicero Has Since Settled Its Wild Ways
Regardless of the past, Cicero has moved forward. The city is comprised of over 83,000 residents and has a diverse community. For more information on city events and government, visit the website at www.thetownofcicero.com. Or you can also visit the city headquarters at:
Cicero Town Hall
4949 W. Cermak Rd.
Cicero, IL 60804
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC welcomes the opportunity to represent the residents of Cicero who have been involved in a serious accident or have been victims of medical negligence. Illinois law affords an injured person the opportunity to recovery monetary damages for: medical expenses, lost wages, disability, pain and loss of a loved one. In order to maximize the value of your accident case, you need to have an advocate who understands the applicable law and appreciates the significance of your injuries.
Contact us today! We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee schedule, which means there is no fee unless we are able to obtain a financial recovery or settlement in the case. Call us to set up a free consultation, where one of our lawyers can come to you or you can visit us at our offices in Chicago:
To travel from Cicero, take I-290 E to the Kennedy Expy/I-90 exit and then take Exit 51C. Turn right onto Washington Blvd, then right onto Clark Street. Take your first left onto Calhoun Pl and then another left onto to Dearborn. Our offices are on the right.