In the middle of downtown Park Ridge, it is impossible to not spot the tower of the Pickwick Theatre, which is an Art Deco builtin 1928, and was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Although smaller theaters have been added to the rear of the building, the main auditorium theater remains intact in its original large five-aisle state. The main auditorium can seat up to 1,400 people. In the 1980’s, the Pickwick’s facade was one of many used as the backdrop for the opening credits of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s At the Movies.
Downtown Park Ridge is also a perfect place for a nice date night. There are several restaurants and a walkable downtown. However, be safe while walking near the train lines and on the streets, which can be busy during anytime of the day. If you are injured while walking in downtown Park Ridge, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.
Be Careful While Driving Near Downtown Park Ridge and Dee Rd Metra Stations
Metra trains run through downtown Park Ridge and to a second station off of Dee Rd. Unfortunately, on occasion, accidents are caused on these tracks. In September 2014, a vehicle was struck by a train. Although the man was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Two Metra trains were stopped near the crossing, causing delays, as the car has not been removed. When these types of accidents occur, people walking nearby, in other cars, or on the train could be injured. If you were injured near the train tracks in Park Ridge, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.
What to Do in Park Ridge
Outside of seeing a movie at the Pickwick, the almost 40,000 residents of Park Ridge have many options for entertainment. Between Memorial Day and October, Park Ridge has a farmer’s market with local farmers from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin coming together to sell fresh herbs, flowers, fine specialty foods, delicious assortment of baked goods, and an endless selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. As with many farmer’s markets, many people bring their four-legged friends to enjoy the summer air. But whenever there are dogs around, there is a chance of a dog bite. Contact the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. if you or someone you know has been bit by a dog.
Be Safe Driving in Park Ridge
Additionally, Park Ridge neighbors Chicago, which makes it easy for its residents to head into the city for a large number of restaurants, theaters, and events. Many other suburbs also touch Park Ridge: Des Plaines, Niles, and Glenview. When you head out on Northwest Highway or Touhy Ave., be careful and patient while driving. You never know when there may be a underinsured or uninsured driver may impact your car. For example, a two car accident on Devon Ave. led to two women being taken to local area hospitals. In some instances, when you have been injured by an underinsured or uninsured driver, you may need to talk to a personal injury attorney. If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident in Park Ridge, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd today for a free consultation.
Lutheran General Hospital
One local area hospital is Lutheran General Hospital. When we go the hospital, we place our health and the health of our loved ones into the hands of the doctors and medical staff. Generally, they perform surgical procedures every day in a safe manner. However, on occasion, unfortunately, things go wrong and you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer. If you or your loved ones were affected with one of these unfortunate events at hospital in Park Ridge, please contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.