Reliable 24/7 Towing & Recovery Since 1956

Since 1956

24/7 Towing & Recovery in Northern Chicagoland

Towing & Heavy Rescue

Since 1956, Ernie’s has been a trusted name in towing and recovery services, proudly serving Northern Chicagoland, Lake County, and the surrounding areas. 

As one of the longest-standing businesses in the region, we offer unparalleled expertise and reliability. Family-owned and operated for three generations, we are dedicated to providing exceptional 24-hour service, 365 days a year.

Our Services


safe transport for all vehicle types, preventing further damage during transit

Heavy Duty Towing

Specialized equipment for large vehicles like trucks, RVs, and buses

Accident Cleanup

Emergency Lighting


Extrication Assistance

Air Cushion

On scene rescue

Heavy Rotators

Fuel transfer & Cleanup

Lowboy Service

Industry Leading Experts

Our Experience And Competitive Pricing Have Made Us Trusted By Many Local Municipalities, Dealerships, Body Shops, Corporate Accounts, And Motor Clubs.​

Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County

Authorized Illinois Tollway Tow Operator

Certified Towing & Recovery Specialists

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909 South Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Dispatch Available
24 Hours a day, 365 Days a Year

Tow Office

Our main tow office is located at 909 S. Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

For any inquiries or immediate assistance, please contact us:


Impound Information

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Ernie’s Wrecker Service Dispatch is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year