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Tag: Illinois

Illinois man dies in work-related accident while working on barge

Often, work-related deaths occur on construction sites due to the heavy equipment and dangerous conditions on those sites. However, work-related deaths are not limited to construction accidents only. They may also occur in offices, warehouses and other types of workplaces. …

The causes of work-related deaths in Chicago and across the state

Residents of Chicago may be familiar with television shows like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Code.” These shows are about firefighters and police officers. Their jobs seem dangerous. However, in reality, transportation and agriculture jobs pose even greater risks to workers. …

Many New Illinois Laws Aimed at Protecting the Elderly

Recently, Illinois took a step in the right direction, passing a number of laws meant to protect the rights of senior citizens in the state. Sadly, it is not uncommon for the elderly to be mistreated by those entrusted with …

Quality of Illinois’ Health Care Low Compared to Nation

A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ranked Illinois 35th nationwide in terms of its health care quality. The rankings for the 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report were based on numerous quality metrics and …