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Month: October 2013

Did federal shutdown affect consumer safety in Illinois?

The recent government shutdown had most Americans and many others around the world sitting on pins and needles. There was considerable speculation about which government agencies and how many residents, Chicago included, would be affected. The Consumer Products Safety Commission …

Chicago victims of medical malpractice may need legal help

The number of people affected by medical malpractice in Chicago and across the nation is staggering. In fact, in November 1999, the Institute of Medicine estimated that anywhere from between 44,000 to 98,000 individuals lost their lives annually due to …

3 people killed in crash with garbage truck in Chicago suburb

When most people think of truck accidents, they picture a giant tractor-trailer rolling down the highway with an inattentive or drowsy driver behind the wheel. While these types of truck accidents are all too common on Illinois roads and highways, there are …

Chicago nursing home patient dies after shirt catches fire

Chicago nursing homes can be rather expensive. However, for residents who wish to have the best care possible for their loved ones, the expense is a small price to pay. Sadly, some nursing homes do not live up to the …

Study: Men more likely to think they can handle texting & driving

Despite Illinois laws that ban texting while driving, it is still a pervasive problem here in Chicago and across the state. It has already been well established that distracted driving is dangerous. Therefore, newer studies are focusing more on the …