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Winnebago County Personal Injury Lawyers

Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, which is Illinois' seventh most populous county. The state legislature formed Winnebago County in January 1836 by taking portions of LaSalle and Jo Daviess counties. Legislators name the county after the Native American Winnebago tribe. At that time, the local inhabitants were mostly from New England and upstate New York. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won 3,985 votes during the presidential election in Winnebago County over the 817 votes won by his competitor Stephen A. Douglas.

The Winnebago County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal counsel, advice, and representation to the residents of Winnebago, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. If you are concerned about an injury or wrongful death suit, contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss the merits of your case. Let us begin protecting your rights now to ensure you are adequately compensated.

Additional County Information

According to statistics maintained by the US Census Bureau, Winnebago County is 419 square miles in diameter, where only 5.9 square miles is water surface area. Statistics show that there are more than 115,500 households with nearly 300,000 individuals residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county is primarily White (77.4%), African American (12.2%), and Asian (2.3%). The ancestral heritage of the county is made up primarily of descendants of immigrants from Germany, Ireland, Sweden, England, Italy, and America.

Significant cities, villages, unincorporated communities, and townships in Winnebago County include:

  • Loves Park
  • South Beloit
  • Rockford
  • Cherry Valley
  • New Milford
  • Roscoe
  • Lake Summerset
  • Alworth
  • Argyle
  • Wempletown
  • Durand
  • Harrison
  • Harlem
  • Seward
  • Owen
  • Pecatonica
  • Rockton
  • Machesney

Counties adjacent to Winnebago County include:

  • Boone County
  • DeKalb County
  • Stevenson County
  • Ogle County
  • Greene County, Wisconsin
  • Rock County, Wisconsin
Living and Working in Winnebago County

Many individuals choose to work and live in Winnebago County due to its agreeable year-round climate and weather. According to the US Weather Bureau, Rockford maintains an average of 83°F during the summer months, and a low of 11°F during the winter. Monthly precipitation measures 4.8 inches in June and 1.34 inches in February.

The household median income for residents in the county is $47,198. Males tend to earn more than females. Men, on average, earn $48,358 per year compared to women at $32,103. Less than eight percent of the population is 65 years and older, and nearly sixteen percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

The largest employers in Winnebago County include:

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Mercy Health
  • Rockford Public Schools
  • Swedish American Health System
  • OSF Health Care
  • United Partial Service
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Woodward
  • Packaging Coordinators Inc.
  • Walmart Stores
  • Winnebago County Administration
  • City of Rockford
  • Harlem Consolidated School System
  • Lowes Home-Improvement
  • Belvidere Community Schools
  • General Mills/Green Giant
  • Magna
  • Mondelez International
  • Alorica
  • Syncreon
  • Taylor Co.
Winnebago County Courthouse

Cases involving the Winnebago County Juvenile Justice System are heard at the county’s Juvenile Justice Center at 211 S. Ct. Street, Rockford, IL 61101. The Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit Court serves the public and hears cases at the Winnebago County courthouse at:

400 W. State Street
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 319-4500 (Circuit Clerk)

Contact with the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk’s office can help residents review filed cases, request copies of a document, change their court date, or request a juvenile/criminal background report.

Local Bar Association and contact information for Winnebago County include:

Winnebago County Bar Association
One Court Place, Suite 401
Rockford, IL 61101

County Transportation

The major roadways, freeways, and highways crisscrossing Winnebago County include:

  • Interstate 39
  • Interstate 90
  • US Highway 20
  • US Highway 51
  • Illinois Route 2
  • Illinois Route 70
  • Illinois Route 75
  • Illinois Route 173
  • Illinois Route 251
Educational Opportunities

Residents have access to colleges and schools in Winnebago County that include:

  • Rockford College
  • Rockford Valley College
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine – Rockford
  • Woodward Technology Center
  • Rock Valley College Aviation
  • American Higher Education College
  • Winnebago High School
  • Carl Jacobs Center for Science and Math
  • Winnebago Middle School
  • Rasmussen College – Rockford
Winnebago County Area Medical Centers

Winnebago County provides its residents and visitors access to the most exceptional medical care in northern Illinois. Some of the hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes in the county, and surrounding areas include:

  • Javon Bea Hospital – Rockton
  • Swedish American Hospital
  • Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • OSF Saint Anthony’s Medical Center
  • Heart Hospital at Swedish American
  • Clinic of Psychiatric Care
  • OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois
  • Johnson Family Health Center
  • North Pointe Health and Wellness Campus
  • OSF Medical Group – Infectious Disease
  • Mercy Health Part and Vascular Center

Local nursing home centers in Winnebago County include:

  • Alden Debes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
  • Alden Park Strathmoor
  • Alpine Fireside Health Center
  • Amberwood Care Centre
  • East Bank Center, LLC
  • Fair Oaks Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
  • Fair Haven Christian Retirement Center
  • Forest City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Medina Nursing Center
  • PA Peterson at the Citadel
  • Presence Cor Mariae Center
  • Presence Saint Ann Center
  • River Bluff Nursing Home
  • Rock River Health Care Center
  • Rosewood Care Center of Rockford
  • Willows Health Center
Area Attractions

Residents and visitors to Winnebago County have access to a variety of year-round activities, attractions, and things to do. Some area attractions include:

  • Anderson Japanese Gardens
  • Winnebago County War Memorial
  • Barber-Colman Company Historic District
  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
  • Chick House
  • Chicago & North Western Railway Stone Arch Bridge
  • Condon Brothers and HR Shumway Building
  • Garrison – Coronado – Haskell Historic District
  • Graham-Ginestra House
  • East Rockford Historic District
  • Haight Village Historic District
  • Illinois National Guard Armory
  • Macktown Historic District
  • Peacock Drury
  • Midway Village Museum
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Ethnic Heritage Museum
  • Davis Park at Founders Landing
  • Logan Museum of Anthropology
  • Summerville Zoo
  • Rockton Historic District
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Home
  • West Downtown Rockford Historic District
Speak With a Winnebago County Law Personal Injury Attorney

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is ready to discuss your case for a personal injury compensation claim or a wrongful death lawsuit. We accept all cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement postpones making any payments for fees until after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or jury trial award.

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

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa