Long Grove, Illinoig has very strict building ordinances to preserve its “country-town atmosphere”, including prohibitions on sidewalks, fences, and residential street lights. While walking on Old McHenry Rd., it is like going back to a time long past. These ordinances keep a small town, walking friendly feel for people to enjoy their days. In fact, many people come to Long Grove just to walk and window shop The Shops of Long Grove – all at the corner of Old McHenry Rd. and Robert Parker Coffin Road. “As Illinois’ first historic district, Long Grove’s charm is distinctively real.”Additionally, the town was recently named one of Chicago’s Best Public Spaces by the Metropolitan Planning Council. Don’t miss the covered bridge!
Where to Eat in Long Grove
In downtown Long Grove, there are a variety of restaurants to stop in and have a bite to eat, including:
- Broken Earth Winery,
- Beans and Leaves,
- Chatter Box of Long Grove,
- Enzo and Lucia,
- The Village Tavern (established in 1847), and
- White Oak Gourmet
Long Grove Festivals – Be Conscientious While Walking
Long Grove has many annual events:
- Chocolate Fest
- Summer Fest
- Craft Beer Days
- Vintage Days
- Irish Days
- Heritage Race
- Apple Fest
- DIY Scarecrow Day
- and other Holiday Festivities.
However, when you visit Long Grove, be careful not to slip, trip, or fall on their busy sidewalks. Remember though that a person injured in a slip, trip or fall case is not automatically entitled to compensation for their injuries just because they were injured on someone else’s property. When a property or business owner does not take care of their property and someone is injured as a result from their negligence, the injured person who has slipped, tripped, or fell may be able to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and other costs of the accident.The plaintiff must also show that the owner or possessor of the property knew or should have known of the unsafe condition. If you or someone you know has fallen in Long Grove, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.
Car Accidents in Long Grove
With so many festivals in Long Grove and a lot of commuters and local residents traveling through the town, unfortunately, car accidents are a part of everyday life. In October 2015, five people were taken to the hospital after a four car accident in Long Grove on Hicks Road near Robert Parker Coffin Road around lunch time. In all, five people were taken to the hospital and three declined medical attention, fire officials said. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Long Grove, Illinois, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.