Peoria, Illinois

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.

Client Reviews
“We were devastated when our 31 year-old son was killed by a negligent driver. Kreisman Law Offices did everything to help us through this very difficult time, including coming out to the house several times which was a comfort. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Mr. Kreisman’s compassion and care for this very tragic and troubling time.” C.B.
“Bob Kreisman did everything possible in handling the trial of this case. It was devastating that I traumatically lost my leg above the knee in this truck accident. However, it was not an easy case to win. His staff was so prepared for the trial that it was not surprising that the settlement offers continued to rise until we finally accepted the multi-million settlement while the jury was still deciding the case. My wife and I were delighted that we could secure our future with this settlement. We thank Mr. Kreisman and his incredible staff for working so hard for our benefit.” T.P.
“My mother died because doctors dropped the ball. I called Robert Kreisman and he immediately set up an appointment for my entire family. We met at his offices and I was very comfortable that he would do the best for my dad and my brothers. He spent hours with all of us in preparing for depositions and he hired top notch experts, all of which contributed to an incredible settlement before trial. I know that he is dedicated to his cases and particularly to the people he works for and the people who work with him. He continues to be generous in contributing annually to my mother’s memory and to make known to the public the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.” V.S.
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