Located on Chicago’s northwestern border, the community of Sauganash grew out of a 1,600 tract of land given to Billy Caldwell, the son of a Mohawk mother and English father, who later became head of the Potawatomi tribe. The tract alongside the Chicago River was Caldwell’s reward for his role negotiating with the United States on behalf of the Chippewa, Potawatomi and Ottawa tribes in the early 1800s.
The community’s early developers stipulated that the lots be wider than the ones found closer to the city center, and that no two houses look exactly alike. The result is a neighborhood prized for its low density building, green space, and wide lots featuring homes built in a wide variety of architectural styles. Several major transportation choices serve the community of approximately 60,000 residents: it is bordered on the west by the Edens Expressway (I-94), on the north by Devon Avenue, the Valley Line bike trail on the east and Bryn Mawr avenue to the south. The CTA operates three bus lines that serve the community—Cicero, Pulaski and Peterson—and there is a Metra stop in the neighboring Forest Glen neighborhood.
Sauganash, which means “English speaking,” is a community favored by families, which make up nearly 58 percent of its residents. Married couple households are 65 percent of the population and almost half (30.4 percent) have children in the home. The community is situated close to the Billy Caldwell Woods, a popular bike trail, which encourages a lot of bicycle riding for pleasure and commuting (see bicycle accident page). In addition to its abundance of green space, the neighborhood is known throughout the area for its annual Fourth of July Parade and Picnic.
Among family households in Sauganash, nearly all have children of driving age in the home. Younger drivers are at greater risk for accidents caused by distractions such as texting and inexperience. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook and DuPage county drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 had the highest number of crashes in 2015—19,651 and 4,720 respectively. This represents a 5.7 percent increase in car wrecks compared to the previous four-year average. Traffic fatalities among this age group also spiked in 2015, by 24.8 percent compared to the previous four-year average.
Many residents of Sauganash have sought the assistance of Skokie’s Injury Lawyers of Illinois to handle their bicycle and car accident claims. Although in good traffic, Sauganash can be 30 expressway minutes from Chicago’s loop, Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers of Illinois clients appreciate the fact they are literally five minutes away from a full service personal injury law firm that offers free consultations, easy access, and free parking.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you may be able to recover damages. Illinois law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim—this is called the statute of limitations. For personal injury claims it is two years; for property damage, five years. That is why it is wise to speak with an experienced, full-service personal injury attorney to assess the specifics of your case to determine if you have cause for an action. The skilled attorneys at nearby Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers of Illinois will carefully review all the facts and circumstances in your case and give you trustworthy advice. There is no cost to get started, and we only get paid if we recover for you.
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