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DeKalb County Personal Injury Attorneys

DeKalb County was first formed on March 4, 1837, as a part of the western Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area. Primarily, Illinois took a portion of Kane County to create DeKalb County and named the county after an American Revolutionary war hero, Johann de Kalb. The area, or parts of the area, included land from other counties, including Kane, LaSalle, Pike, Fulton, Putnam, St. Clair, Madison, Edwards, Crawford, and Clark.

The DeKalb County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to the residents of DeKalb, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If you are concerned that you have suffered damages through the negligent or reckless actions of others, contact our DeKalb County Law attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss the merits of your case. Let us protect your rights.

Additional County Information

DeKalb County contains approximately 632 square miles of landmass located 63 miles west of the city of Chicago. The area includes nineteen townships. Sycamore is the county seat. Settlers first arrived in this area of Northern Illinois between 1834 and 1837. Many of the new residents chose to stay because of the available wild game, fertile soil, and access to water and food opportunities.

Today, the county remains an agricultural environment and is home to the Agricultural Fair, put on annually by the DeKalb Agricultural Society in Sycamore. The county is also home to Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee Community College.

Adjacent counties to DeKalb County include:

  • Boone County
  • LaSalle County
  • Kane County
  • McHenry County
  • Ogle County
  • Lee County
  • Winnebago County
  • Kendall County

Local communities include:

  • DeKalb
  • Sycamore
  • Sandwich
  • Genoa
  • Cortland
Living and Working in DeKalb County

Climate and weather statistics indicate that the county seat, Sycamore (originally named Orange), and rural areas in DeKalb County maintain an average temperature of 10°F in the winter months and 84°F in the summer months. The demographics, according to the 2010 US Census, reveal that more than 105,000 individuals live in more than 34,400 households in DeKalb County. The median income per household within DeKalb County is $54,002. On average, men earn $50,192 compared to $35,246 for women.

DeKalb County Courthouse and Local Bar Association

Residents can search for records online through the county courthouse portal, including traffic violations, criminal felonies, criminal misdemeanors, divorce, child support, probate, civil cases, and small claims at (815) 895-7138. The county courthouse is located at:

133 W. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-7138 (traffic and criminal)
(815) 895-7131 (civil cases)

The local Bar Association contact information for DeKalb County includes:

DeKalb County Bar Association

County Transportation

Residents and visitors have access to Chicago, Wisconsin, Iowa, and all parts of DeKalb County on major highways and freeways that include:

  • Interstate 88
  • US Route 30
  • US Route 34
  • Illinois Route 23
  • Illinois Route 38
  • Illinois Route 64
  • Illinois Route 72
  • Illinois Route 100
Educational Opportunities

Many students move to DeKalb County because of the educational opportunities. Universities and colleges in the county include:

  • Northern Illinois University
  • College of DuPage
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Elgin Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • McHenry County College
  • North Central College
  • Judson University
  • Rockford University
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Harper College
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Wheaton College
  • Benedictine University
  • Aurora University
DeKalb County Area Medical Centers

The local hospitals in the DeKalb County area include:

  • Ben Gorden Community Mental Health Center – Sycamore
  • Kindred Hospital in Sycamore
  • Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital – Plano
  • Vencor Hospital – Sycamore
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
  • Northwestern Med. Huntley Hospital
  • Northwestern Med. Central DuPage Hospital
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center
  • Saint Alexius Medical Center
  • Edward Hospital – Main Campus

Local Area Nursing Facilities include:

  • Bethany Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
  • DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Crest
  • Pine Acres Rehabilitation and Living Center
  • Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center
  • Sandwich Rehab and Health Care Center
  • Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion
Historical Sites

The DeKalb County Courthouse is a significant landmark exhibit that was first erected in 1917 by the county and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Residents and tourist visit historical sites in DeKalb County that include:

  • Ashelford Hall
  • Adolphus W. Brower House
  • Chicago and Northwestern Depot
  • Egyptian Theater
  • Elwood Mansion
  • Joseph F. Glidden House
  • Haish Memorial Library
  • Nisbit Homestead Farm
  • North Grove School
  • Sandwich City Home
  • Sycamore Historic District
  • Von Klein Smid Mansion

Museums and historical societies in DeKalb County include the Multiple Historical Society, the DeKalb County History Center, the Midwest Museum of Natural History, and the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association.

Area Attractions

Residents, visitors, and students at Northwestern Illinois University enjoyed many of the attractions in the DeKalb County area. Each year, in late August, DeKalb holds the corn-fest event. Additionally, the 5th Street theater is home to the State Coach Players that first performed in 1947. The State Coach Players play a wide array of shows every year from March through December.

The Egyptian Theater, constructed in 1929, is one of the last remaining theaters of its kind still in existence in America. The Sandwich Fairgrounds in Sandwich holds an annual major fair that first started in 1887. The DeKalb Municipal Band performs in the Hopkins Park Band Shell during the summer months. Other attractions in DeKalb County include:

  • Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
  • Molly’s Eatery and Drinkery
  • Forge Brewhouse
  • AMC Market Square
  • Eduardo
  • Hometown Sports Bar & Grill
  • Jonamac Orchard
  • Rochelle Railroad Park
  • P.J.’s Courthouse Tavern
  • Midwest Museum of Natural History
  • Waterman Winery
  • Joker’s Bar & Grill
  • Buena Vista Golf Course
  • Sullivan’s Tavern

Many families live in DeKalb County because of the high quality of life, safe neighborhoods, and optimal economic conditions. The area provides a sense of the small community with optimal employment opportunities.

Talk With a DeKalb County Law Personal Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remains committed to assisting individuals who have been injured in DeKalb County, Illinois. We handle all civil cases through a contingency fee agreement. This commitment means that we charge a legal fee only after our personal injury law firm has secured a financial recovery for you through an out of court settlement or jury trial award.

If you have any questions about legal procedures or are looking for additional information on the valuation of cases in DeKalb County, look here.

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