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Month: November 2013

Illinois medical malpractice victim receives $2.4M for damages

In an unprecedented verdict, which has caught not only the attention of Illinois residents, but people across the country, a 47-year-old woman was awarded $2.4 million by the jury in her medical malpractice case. Unfortunately, she never got to see …

Tragic Illinois car accident kills five before holiday

It’s no secret that the days and weeks surrounding major holidays see an increase in vehicle crashes. More people are travelling, and they could be distracted by festivities and other thoughts. Whether or not such distractions were involved in causing …

Why Chicago residents should be wary of dietary supplements

Today, grocery and drug store shelves are stacked with different types of dietary supplements. However residents of, Chicago, Illinois, should be extra careful when buying such products, especially after a dietary supplement was recalled when it was discovered that it …

Truck accidents: Does the whole trucking industry need to change?

Earlier this week, we wrote about a fatal truck accident that killed an Illinois State Police trooper. That accident, which occurred last March, occurred because the young truck driver involved nodded off behind the wheel. He had allegedly worked a …

Criminal proceedings advance against truck driver in fatal crash

Several of our previous posts have focused on the increasingly stringent rules that govern commercial drivers; specifically those who drive giant semi-trucks. The trucking industry has railed against laws mandating rest breaks for drivers and laws that limit the number …

Can Chicago drivers and bicyclists find common ground?: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the long-standing dispute between bicyclists and automobiles. This problem can be seen on the streets of Chicago and in nearly every other densely populated urban area across the United States. Despite the …

Will new OSHA rule curb Chicago work-related deaths and injuries?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants more transparency when it comes to companies’ safety reports. This could be welcome news for employees as more transparency could mean fewer injuries and Chicago work-related deaths. The new rule, revealed by a source …

Can Chicago drivers and bicyclists find common ground?: Part I

Even with Chicago’s long and cold winters, many of the city’s residents choose to travel by bicycle whenever possible. Owning and using a bicycle makes sense in nearly any densely populated urban area. Bicycles are eco-friendly and promote exercise. Moreover, …