Police Hope State-wide Ban on Hand Held Devices Will Ease Enforcement and Save Lives

 The various regions of Illinois have had disparate ordinances and regulations concerning the use of hand held cell phones. Some locations prohibited the use while others restricted hand held use under certain circumstances. Needless to say, drivers have been confused. On January 1, 2014, a new statewide ban on the use of a hand held…

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Car Accident Outside of Chicago Leaves Four Dead, Another Four Injured

 The Illinois Department of Transportation maintains assorted traffic statistics on its website. As of September 27, there were 665 fatal crashes throughout the state in 2013. In the city of Chicago alone, there were 88 fatal crashes during the same time period. From this data, we can see that car accidents have the potential to…

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Drunk Driver Kills Toddler in Fatal Car Crash on Chicago’s South Side

 According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, a 27-year-old man was arrested and charged in the death of a two-year old girl who was walking with her great-grandmother to a daycare center when she was killed. The driver ran through a stop sign and although the great-grandmother tried to protect the toddler, she “sprung”…

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Two Workers Die in Separate Construction Accidents in Chicago Within Three Days

 The city of Chicago was the setting for two workers’ deaths in two separate construction accidents in recent days. The men who died were only 47 and 48-years-old, respectively. Construction accidents are tragic, causing many serious injuries and sometimes death. These accidents are usually of a serious nature due to a variety of factors, including…

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Husband to Pay $6 Million Wrongful Death Civil Award for “Smothering” Wife

 A Lake County judge awarded $6 million to the family of a woman who died after being “smothered” by her husband. This past spring, a jury found the husband guilty of involuntarily killing his wife in the couple’s living room, and sentenced him to eight years in prison. According to an article in a Chicago…

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