Just west of DuPage County and the Chicago Metropolitan area, Kane County maintains a population of over one half million residents, ranking fifth in county population in Illinois. Originally cut from a portion of LaSalle County (1836), Kane County was named after U.S. Sen. Elias Kane, who also served as Illinois’ first Secretary of State. Geneva is its county seat.
The Kane County personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represent residents and visitors involved in all types of serious accident and injury cases. If you or your loved one suffered injury in an accident or at work, our law firm encourages you to schedule an appointment for a free case review to discuss your legal options and rights. Our law firm accepts every lawsuit and claim for compensation through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement will postpone every payment for our legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated settlement or jury trial award. We offer every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning if we cannot obtain compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing.
Covering just over 500 square miles, Kane County’s neighbors are Kendall County to the south, Will County to the southeast, DuPage and Cook County to the east, McHenry County to the north and DeKalb County to the west. Its major cities can be found along the banks of the Fox River on the east side of the county.
Local forest preserve programs maintain the open wilderness of Kane County and manage its trails, historic sites and nature preserves. Some of these include Otter Creek, Glenwood Park, Elgin Shores, Cardinal Creek, Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, Bowes Creek Woods and many others.
Local Hospitals and Medical Centers
Visitors and residents have access to a variety of medical centers and hospitals all across Kane County that offer leading-edge medical technology, procedures and surgeries. Some of these medical facilities also have physician offices, wellness and health centers, urgent care centers, senior care community centers, and off-site facilities. Some of the local hospital facilities include:
- Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin)
- Delnor Community Hospital (Geneva)
- Provena St. Joseph Hospital (Elgin)
- Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center (St. Charles)
- Provena Mercy Medical Center (Aurora)
- Rush-Copley Medical Center (Aurora)
There is also fast access to Central DuPage Hospital located in neighboring DuPage County.
In addition, the county is home to Animal Emergency of Kane County at 796 S. McLean Boulevard in Elgin, providing emergency care for animals and pets. The animal hospital offers full-service for dental, surgical and urgent care in the Steamwood, Carpentersville, Geneva, St. Charles and Elgin areas.
Local and Federal Transport Systems
With close proximity to the Chicago Metropolitan area, residents have access to major transportation options throughout Northern Illinois including Metra and the Pace bus system. The light rail commuter Metra service is operated by the Regional Transportation Authority in Chicago, and provides access to more than 240 stations including many in Kane County. The same authority operates the suburban Pace bus service with access to DuPage, McHenry, Will, Lake and Cook counties. The commuter services provide easy access into Chicagoland for work, entertainment or play.
Two interstates (88 and 90) travel east and west through Kane County with quick access to state Highway 20 traveling through Elgin on the way to Chicago. In addition, Highway 25 runs along the Fox River, while 47 brings travelers into St. Charles and Geneva.
Interstate 90 takes travelers along the northern portion of the county out of Chicago toward Rockford. Interstate 88 begins at Downers Grove in DuPage County traveling westward to the cities of DeKalb and Rochelle.
O’Hare International Airport is just 35 miles from Geneva, Illinois along Interstate 88. Midway International Airport is 44 miles away. The Aurora Municipal Airport also offers service in and out of the area.
The Kane County Court System
The Kane County Judicial Circuit courthouse is located at 719 South Batavia Ave. in Geneva. The County Government Center handles civil, traffic and criminal cases along with child support and other domestic family services for both Kane and Kendall County. In addition, the county offers a legal self-help center with information on taking a case to small claims court, changing child support payments, or expunging a criminal record.
The Charlestowne Mall is located at 3800 East Main St. in St. Charles, and is home to major retail chains including Kohl’s, Von Maur and Carson Pirie Scott, along with 120 other retail stores. The Spring Hill Mall at 1072 Spring Hill Mall West in Dundee has four anchor stores including Sears, Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl’s and Macy’s along with a large Barnes & Noble, Yankee Candle, Journeys, Claire’s and more.
The upscale retail center Geneva Commons is located at 602 Commons Dr. in Geneva, with major retail outlets including Crate & Barrel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pottery Barn, Barnes & Noble, Williams-Sonoma and more than 70 other retail stores and restaurants.
The residents and visitors of Kane County enjoy optimal year-round weather, with daytime highs during the summer averaging 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and minimal monthly precipitation of just over four inches in July. Even the winter months in this northern Illinois county are enjoyable, averaging just below freezing in January and February.
Local Amusements and Attractions
Many residents and guests in Kane County enjoy local attractions including the Phillips Park Zoo situated in Aurora. This zoological park is home to more than 40 species of animals including gray wolfs, llamas, cougars, foxes, otters, peacocks, reptiles, farm animals and bald eagles.
In Geneva, families enjoy the Fabyan Forest Preserve at 1925 Batavia Avenue filled with historic and natural attractions. The dense forest preserve runs along the area’s Fox River. Be sure to add enough time to tour the Fabyan Villa Museum featuring a variety of designs by infamous architect Frank Lloyd Wright along with a spectacular Japanese garden. The forest preserve has extensive hiking and biking trails along with numerous shelters for picnicking and day camping.
Mastodon Island and Phillips Park located at 615 South Smith Blvd. in Aurora are also favorite local attractions. The outdoor interactive exhibit on the island focuses on various prehistoric animals including the great mastodon. The island also has a large playground recreational center, horseshoe pits and sand filled volleyball courts.
The county fair takes place at the Kane County Fairgrounds at 525 South Randall Rd. in St. Charles, in July every year. The Fairgrounds offer over 30,000 square feet of available exhibit space, a large midway, a grandstand, a show ring and the Prairie Events Center. In addition, the county offers a variety of other events year-round, including dog training, folk art festivals, flea markets, auto and furniture auctions, collectible doll & toy show, pet shows and more.
Do You Need Help With a Kane County Accident or Wrongful Death Case?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is experienced in representing individuals and families in serious injury and fatality matters in and around Kane County. We invite you to contact our office for a free review of your case with an experienced attorney who can answer any questions you have. As with all of our cases, we work on a contingency fee basis where there is a legal fee charged only when there is a recovery for you.
For more information on what your case may be worth, look at our Kane County Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice case valuation section here.
For information on cities in and around Kane County, please look at the pages below:
- Aurora Accident Lawyers
- Bartlett Accident Lawyers
- Batavia Accident Lawyers
- Carol Stream Accident Lawyers
- Elgin Accident Lawyers
- Geneva Accident Lawyers
- Hanover Park Accident Lawyers
- North Aurora Accident Lawyers
- South Elgin Accident Lawyers
- Streamwood Accident Lawyers
- West Chicago Accident Lawyers
- Wheaton Accident Lawyers