Explore Some Fascinating Grayslake History with Us!

Grayslake historyChurchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd is a proud member and supporter of the Grayslake community.  In fact, our commitment to providing the expertise of a large firm in a small-town environment is rooted in our long and successful history in the village.  As Grayslake celebrates 125 (+1) years, we invite you to explore a little about the history of our firm, as well as some interesting facts about the village throughout the years.

Village of Grayslake

Early settlers arrived to the area in the mid-1830s, including William M. Gray.  Gray, along with other early families, established land around an unspoiled lake, which came to be named Grays Lake.   Eventually, the area began to expand, and in 1895 the local citizens petitioned to incorporate as a village.  On May 9, 1895, the Village of Grayslake was officially established.  Grayslake cherishes its history, and in fact, many of the original businesses and structures that were established in the early years are still standing today.

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman &Hamilton, Ltd

Our history in Grayslake goes back almost as far as the village itself.  And our high caliber of legal services was established right from the start.  Back in 1903, R.W. Churchill founded the firm with the commitment to become an integral part of the community’s fabric, while providing honest, high-quality service to our clients.  Families and legacies were important to R.W., and the firm has retained those values as new generations continue to join the practice.

As we have been located on the same street corner for over 100 years, we have seen great changes and growth in our community.  Through it all, we have been dedicated to supporting local events and organizations throughout Grayslake and Lake County.  We are also proud to share some of the memorable historical moments that defined our village and contributed to its overall sense of community.  Please enjoy this video series presented by the Village of Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum that highlights some fun facts about the village through the years.

Check back often to enjoy additional videos as they are added!