Peoria is one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, its location on the Illinois River making it an ideal spot to start a town. Peoria serves as a symbol for Midwestern culture and the media industry often asks whether something “will play in Peoria” to determine if it will appeal to mainstream America. The origins of this phrase can be traced back to the vaudeville era, when performers believed if a performance could do well in Peoria then it could do well anywhere.
Located in Peoria County, Peoria is home to Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation in President Obama’s cabinet, and is the international headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc.
Peoria is home to three major hospitals: Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Proctor Hospital. Altogether, 25% of Peoria’s economy has ties to the health-care industry, so that medicine is becoming a huge part of the local economy. All three major hospitals along with the other medical and research centers are located in a medical district within Peoria.
Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook County and the surrounding counties. Kreisman Law Offices has more than 40 years of Illinois trial experience handling a wide range of legal matters, including Illinois wrongful death cases, Illinois medical malpractice lawsuits, and Illinois personal injury claims. Please call us 24 hours a day at (312) 346-0045 or toll free (800) 583-8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.
Our Chicago loop law office is easily accessible for Peoria residents. Directions to our office from Peoria are as follows: take I-74 E toward Bloomington, then take Exit 127 to merge onto I-55 N toward Chicago. Next, take exit 292A and merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin. Take Exit 51E onto Monroe St., taking a right at W. Monroe St. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the southwest corner of Dearborn Street and Monroe Street.