Several large businesses call Hoffman Estates home. It serves as the headquarters location for the Sears Holdings Corporation after the company left the Willis Tower in Chicago. Additionally, many employees commute to the Midwest headquarters for AT&T and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. Hoffman Estates is to the west of Schaumburg and Rolling Meadows. In fact, the opening of the Woodfield Mall to the east in 1971 made the area a major business center. In addition to the commerce, approximately 48,000 people live in Hoffman Estates. Hoffman Estates also has a large amount of forest preserve land for residents to enjoy when the weather is nice. Lastly, Hoffman Estates High School is near the corner of Golf Rd. and Higgins Rd.
Where to Go for Fun in Hoffman Estates
For entertainment, Hoffman Estates owns the Sears Centre. Right off of I-90 (the Jane Addams Expressway), the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League played at the Sears Centre. Currently, the Chicago Mustangs of the American professional indoor soccer team play at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Many weekends include events at the Sears Centre. Nearby is also a series of large stores including Cabela’s. The facility is in the Prairie Stone, which is located at I-90 and Route 59, just twenty minutes from O’Hare Airport, and surrounded by forest preserve, Prairie Stone is a 780 acre master planned business park which celebrates the Midwestern landscape and provides a backdrop for innovation. Future development will include further office buildings and retail development, Sun Island Hotel and Water Park, an amphitheater, restaurants, and a Metra Star Line rail station. The Star Line is proposed to go through Des Plaines and Arlington Heights to take people from O’Hare to Joliet and the western suburbs.
Taking a Walk in Hoffman Estates – Avoiding Slip, Trips, and Falls
As mentioned above, Hoffman Estates has many forest preserves for recreation, including:
- the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve,
- Poplar Creek Forest Preserve,
- Crabtree Forest Preserve
- Shoe Factory Woods Forest Preserve, and
- Spring Creek Forest Preserve.
The forest preserves are mainly off of Algonquin Rd (IL-68) and Higgins Rd (IL-72). Be safe this spring and summer while enjoying a walk in the woods!
According to Hoffman Estates, on average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash every 8 minutes. They also recommend these tips for walkers:
- Always walk on the sidewalk. However, if there is no sidewalk, always walk facing traffic. That way you can see any car that might go out of control.
- Dress to be seen. Brightly colored clothing makes it easier for drivers to see you during the daytime. At night, you need to wear special reflective material on your shoes.
Additionally, the Hoffman Estates Park District has two community centers, a premier 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center, twin ice arena, family aquatic center, and 72 parks. The Bridges of Poplar Creek has been recently renovated with fifteen holes undergoing significant renovation.
If you are injured as a pedestrian on the Poplar Creek Forest Preserve loops or while you are walking anywhere in Hoffman Estates, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
With Many Businesses and Events, Beware of Car Accidents in Hoffman Estates
On March 4, 2016, an Oak Lawn man has died after a car crash Thursday night in Hoffman Estates in a two-vehicle collision at Route 72 (Higgins Rd.) Two passengers in one of the vehicles were taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with life-threatening injuries, according to the release. Unfortunately, a 21 year old passenger died. When driving through Hoffman Estates, be careful and stay safe. If you are involved in a car accident in Hoffman Estates, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
Additionally, many people ride their motorcycles on I-90 or Golf Rd and the other thoroughfares in Hoffman Estates. Motorcycle riders need to be aware of the risks when writing. A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash Friday afternoon in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Hoffman Estates, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates
Many people have brought to in Hoffman Estates after an injury in Hoffman Estates. St Alexius Medical Center is a 310 bed hospital located in Cook County, Illinois. If you or your child was harmed after an admission to St. Alexius Medical Center, it may have been related to medical negligence. Contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd for a free consultation to answer your questions.