Vernon Hills (Chicago), Illinois
Vernon Hills is a Chicago suburban village in Lake County, Illinois. It is located northwest of the city of Chicago and west of Interstate-94. The population in the 2010 federal census was 25,113. The town's population grew by 25 percent between 2000 and 2010. Shoppers from Buffalo Grove, Libertyville, Lake Forest, Mundelein, and Lincolnshire often do their shopping in Vernon Hills.
The Village of Vernon Hills is bordered by Town Line Road, Half Day Road, Milwaukee Avenue and South Lake Street. The town is located in the Illinois 10th congressional district.
In terms of the racial makeup of the community, 71.4 of the population are white, 19.3 percent are Asian, 2.2 percent are African American, and 0.1 percent is Native American. The census reported that 2.1 percent are from other races, and 2.1 percent are from two or more races. A total of 11.4 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino in origin.
The 2010 census data showed the median income for a household in Vernon Hills was $87,494. The median home price in the area in 2013 was $234,800, compared to a statewide median of $163,100, according to the local Board of Realtors. Unemployment in June 2013 was 9 percent, compared to 10 percent statewide.
Vernon Hills High School was ranked 19th best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2013. About 1,325 students were enrolled in the high school during the 2012-2013 school-years. Vernon Hills also has six excellent elementary schools and a middle school, which are served by the Hawthorn School District.
For transportation purposes, Vernon Hills has a rail station on Metra's North Central line. This train provides daily rail service between Vernon Hills and stops north and south through Chicago’s Union Station. The area is served by Pace buses. In addition the Illinois toll 294 is in easy reach to access Chicago and its suburbs.
One notable visitor’s attraction in Vernon Hills is the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. This is a home, which contains a beautiful art collection and gardens. The home was designed by architect Benjamin Marshall and constructed in 1914. Samuel Insull, founder of Commonwealth Edison, was the first owner of the home. In 1937, John Cuneo purchased the mansion. He is best known for establishing a local press and dairy company, as well as having several murals painted in the home.
Major employers in Vernon Hills are: Westfield Hawthorn (2,500 workers), Zebra Technologies (900), American Hotel Register (400), CDW (350), Mitsubishi Electric (350), Cole-Palmer (300), Richard Wolf (200), and Rust-Oleum (180).
Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including the Village of Vernon Hills. Chicago’s Kreisman Law Offices offers a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, Illinois medical negligence cases, Illinois nursing home abuse litigation, Illinois wrongful death law and Illinois business litigation. The Chicago attorneys at Kreisman Law Offices have over 40 years of trial experience. 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 in a convenient location for Vernon Hills' residents. Directions to Kreisman Law Offices from Vernon Hills are as follows: take Interstate 294 to the Edens Expressway towards Chicago. The office is conveniently located at the southwest corner of Monroe and Dearborn Streets in Chicago’s Loop. The Metra and CTA also provide public transportation alternatives to the office.