Our experience as a Gurnee bankruptcy lawyer helps you
If you're thinking about filing for bankruptcy but don't know if it is the right step for you, ask yourself these questions:
Filing for bankruptcy immediately ends the harassment and stress caused by accumulating debts. Pursuant to the automatic stay, creditors and tax collectors must stop calling you. In addition, filing for bankruptcy stops foreclosure on your house and business.
Attorney Redfield offers bankruptcy assistance to both individuals and businesses. His services include corporate dissolutions and assignments for the benefit of creditors and all chapters of bankruptcy.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: This form of bankruptcy is for individuals or corporations in need of serious debt relief. You can get a fresh start without the sale of assets.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Often called a regular income plan, a Chapter 13 case establishes a repayment plan to prevent the loss of your house and property. It also can be used to repay tax debt.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: A Chapter 11 case is filed by corporations or individuals that typically have too much accumulated debt. It requires a disclosure statement and a plan of reorganization and results in the restructuring of your business and debt. It may also be used by individuals who have exceeded the debt limits for a chapter 13 case.
Contact the law firm of John H. Redfield & Associates and discover the freedom of debt relief.
The early pioneers in the Gurnee region arrived by Prairie Schooners that were drawn by oxen via the Great Lakes and the Erie Canal, by horseback and on foot. They arrived from New York State from the community of Warren that was named after a Major General named Joseph Warren, who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In 1850, Warren Township was established that was also named after General Warren. In 1835, the first settlement of Warren Township was established in the vicinity of the Aux Plaines River, which is currently known as the Des Plaines River.
A land company built a Community House at the location of the old Gurnee grade school between 1835 and 1836 in order to accommodate families while they were receiving the government land grants for their farms and relocating to them. Close to the Community House there was a ford that the Indians used to cross the river. Around 1842, a floating log bridge was constructed there. Sometime later a stationary wooden bridge was built, and still later an iron bridge was constructed. Roads were built and this region became the center of the community with the completion of this permanent bridge. This was the junction where Milwaukee Road crossed the river from west to east and then continued in a northeasterly direction to eventually connect Milwaukee and Chicago. In 1836, three early pioneers named Richard Steele, Mark Noble, and Thomas McClure planned this road. This east-west road, currently known as Grand Avenue, was a primary route from McHenry County to the port of Waukegan. As late as 1890, stage coaches still ran on this route.
At the intersection of grand Avenue and Milwaukee Road, just east of the bridge, was the Maw Tavern, that was known earlier Marm Rudd's Tavern and more recently as the Mother Rudd House. This was a stage coach stop between Milwaukee and Chicago and was also a stopover for the western farmers who were traveling to Waukegan in order to trade their crops for supplies and to ship them out from the ports. In 1984, this building was purchased by the Village of Gurnee, has been renovated, and currently houses the Warren Township Historical Society.
The first post office in the region operated at the Abington Inn located at the intersection of Belvedere Road and Milwaukee Avenue in 1837. The Post Office was established in 1847 in what is currently known as Gurnee, but was then known as Wentworth, named in honor of a man from Chicago who was serving as a Washington Congressman named John Wentworth. This Post Office was renamed in 1870 to O'Plaine, which was a shortened version of Aux Plaines, which was the early spelling of the Des Plaines River. The Chicago, Milwaukee, and Saint Paul Railroad arrived in the community, and the name was changed to Gurnee Station, and later shortened to simply Gurnee. The name of the Post office and the community was also changed to Gurnee.
A surveyor for the railroad named Louis Gurnee was the namesake of the community. However, one of the early pioneers in the Chicago region was a Democratic, politician and at one time was the mayor of Chicago named Walter Gurnee, who, in 1836, arrived from the east. There are those people that believe the he was the namesake of the community. The population of Lake County was 2,634 people in 1840.
The population of Lake County had increased to 8,236 people in 1845, and again increased to 14,266 people by 1850. The livestock was abundant and good land sold for $5.00 an acre.
The Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad ran the stage lines out of business by running its trains between Milwaukee and during 1854 in the unprecedented time of five hours. The population of Warren Township was 1,124 people and the population of Lake County was 18,300 people in 1860. A small dairy factory was established by the Bowman Dairy Company out of Chicago in the region and the farmers brought milk there for train shipment to Chicago. Sometime later the building was used as a pickle factory. Although Gurnee also had a creamery located on the northwest corner of OPlaine Grand Road it was destroyed by fire several years ago.
A cobbler in the region carried his business from one house to another and lived at each house until new shoes or shoe repairs were completed and then moved on to the next family. There stockyards, a lumber yard, a tin shop, cleaners, an antique store and four hotels or inns in the community during the late 1800's. Around 1840, the first school in Gurnee was a one room log building that was located next to the river. Before long a larger school was required, and a new two room brick building was constructed around 1868. The new schoolhouse housed two years of high school and eight grades of grammar school in 1892. Students who wanted to continue their education traveled by horse and buggy every day or roomed and boarded in Waukegan. Tuition to Waukegan High School was $25 per year.
The first Christian church in Gurnee was established during the 1850s, and was known as the Gurnee Disciple Church. Until 1879, grade school students met there and then a church was erected next to the school. The church and school could share the plumbing facilities out back and the hitching rails out front.
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In addition to representing debtors for over 30 years, John Redfield served as a bankruptcy trustee, representing the Gurnee bankruptcy estates for 15 years. His knowledge of both sides of bankruptcy allows him to more effectively represent those in need of debt relief. Put this knowledge to work for you.
John H. Redfield and Associates is ready to help you get relief from the burden of uncontrollable debt, so contact a bankruptcy attorney today for your own personal consultation.