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The Village of Streamwood is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Streamwood is located entirely within Cook County. Cook County has a population of approximately 5.3 million people, making it the second most populous county in the United States. Streamwood has a population of approximately 40,000 people. Streamwood makes up the "Tri Village" area, along with Bartlett and Hanover Park.

The area that is currently known as Streamwood was originally known as Hoosier Grove. Hoosier Grove was known as a home to Dairy Farmers from the 1830's through the 1950's. Streamwood was incorporated as a Village on February 9th 1957. After World War II and the Korean War, war veterans began building homes and establishing numerous instant subdivisions in the area. The residential building boom in Streamwood was largely a result of the GI Bill which provided the money to the veterans that allowed them to buy the new homes. Roughly 11 million new homes throughout the country were financed by the GI Bill. The GI Bill led to a construction boom throughout the country which contributed to the growth in Streamwood.

L&H Builders brought 21 pre-assembled homes that were shipped from Indiana to the corner of Bartlett and Schaumburg Roads. The pre-assembled homes were assembled by a local builder in less than two weeks. After the homes were assembled, the community had enough homes and residents for L&H builders to incorporate Streamwood as a municipality. The first Village Board of Streamwood consisted entirely of employees of the local builder that had assembled the pre-assembled homes.

By the 1970s, a housing surge allowed Streamwood to grow in size over five square miles. Its population surged to over 18,000 people. Shopping centers where developed along Bartlett Road and Irving Park Road. Streamwood High School opened on Schaumburg Road and the Library and the Park District opened up new facilities. By the 1980s Lake Michigan water was brought to Streamwood and the Village experienced great growth.

Currently, Streamwood is home to over 40,000 residents. Streamwood is one of the fastest growing communities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area and is recognized as being one of the most progressive communities in the area.

Streamwood Criminal Cases

Streamwood is part of the Cook County Judicial Circuit, the largest court system in the State of Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the United States. All Streamwood criminal cases are at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, which is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008. The Rolling Meadows Courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

All weekday Streamwood Bond Court hearings are at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Weekend and Holiday Bond Court for Streamwood cases is at 1:30 p.m., in Room 100 of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Building at 26th and California in Chicago.

Preliminary Hearings for Streamwood criminal cases are held at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Preliminary Hearings for Streamwood criminal cases are held in Room 108 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse throughout the day, Monday through Friday.

All Streamwood felony cases are at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. All Streamwood felony cases begin in Room 108 in Rolling Meadows. From there, all Streamwood felony cases are assigned to either Room 109 or 110 at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

All Streamwood Domestic Battery and Streamwood Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are in Room 207 of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. All Streamwood Domestic Battery cases are at 9:30 a.m. in Room 207 while Streamwood Aggravated Domestic Battery cases are at 1:30 p.m. in Room 207.

All Streamwood misdemeanor cases, such as Streamwood DUI cases, Streamwood Retail Theft cases, Streamwood misdemeanor Drug cases, Streamwood Theft cases, and Streamwood Battery cases, are heard on particular days of the month, throughout the first and second floor of the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Streamwood has set up Administrative Hearings for Municipal Code violations twice a month. Administrative Hearings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The hearings are before a licensed attorney at 4 p.m. at the Village Hall, which is located at 401 East Irving Park Road. Municipal Ordinance Violations are not criminal in nature but can impact a background search.

Experienced, Award-Winning Lawyer for Streamwood Criminal Cases and Streamwood Residents

Streamwood criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has spent the past 25 years concentrating in the practice of criminal law. Streamwood criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has developed a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works in Streamwood. James Dimeas has handled criminal cases throughout all of the courthouses in Cook County, and especially at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. James Dimeas has an office which is located within a short driving distance of Streamwood and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. He is known by the judges and the prosecutors at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and is well respected for his legal skills and recognized for his extensive experience in handling criminal cases at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse.

Streamwood criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, understands how criminal charges can impact your life. In today's highly competitive job environment, almost all prospective employers conduct very thorough background searches. If a prospective employer were to discover a criminal charge on a background search, that employer will be unlikely to offer you a job. If your current employer were to find out that you are facing criminal charges, your employer might fire you. The stress of facing criminal charges can impact your personal and your professional life. Streamwood criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, has develop the legal skills to effectively and successfully make sure that you win your case and you keep your record clean. James Dimeas will use his 25 years of experience in handling criminal cases to make sure that you obtain a successful outcome in your criminal case. He will make sure that you can go on with your life and can move beyond this case and have a prosperous and successful future.

An Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney with a Proven Track Record for Your Streamwood Criminal Case

Streamwood criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is an award-winning criminal defense attorney. Recently, James Dimeas was named a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction." The National Trial Lawyers have recognized James Dimeas as a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." Streamwood criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, has been recognized as a "Best DUI Attorney." Expertise has named James Dimeas as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago." The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys awarded James Dimeas the "Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Illinois." James Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any criminal defense attorney in the United States. Streamwood criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas is also a published author having co-written a book that instructs lawyers on how to properly and effectively represent clients charged with the crime of Identity Theft.

The Help You Need is Only a Phone Call Away

When you are facing criminal charges in Streamwood, only the best will do. You can contact James Dimeas anytime for a free and confidential consultation. Streamwood criminal defense lawyer, James Dimeas, is always available for appointments. You can always talk directly to James Dimeas by calling him at 847-807-7405.  The help you need and deserve is only a phone call away!
Client Reviews
I got into an argument with my ex-boyfriend. One thing led to another and when he came close to me I pushed him away. He called the police and when I spoke to the police I told them that I pushed him without realizing that you don't have to hit someone to be charged with a Domestic Battery. Being arrested was terrifying. I spoke to several attorneys who promised they would win the case and were charging a ridiculous amount of money. A friend referred me to James Dimeas. He was straightforward and honest with me and charged me a very reasonable and affordable fee. He got me into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. I successfully completed the program and I just received paperwork in the mail that the case has been expunged and completely removed from my record. I highly recommend Jim Dimeas. He is an honest and straightforward lawyer that will look out for your best interests. E.A.
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