Drunk Driver Hits Two Pedestrians in River North Neighborhood as NTSB Recommends Reducing Legal Blood Alcohol Limit

 According to a Chicago Tribune article, a Lisle man struck two pedestrians in River North Chicago, sending both women to the hospital. Fortunately, the women are reported to be in stable condition. The crash took place in the 100 block of Ontario Street, between LaSalle Avenue and Wells Street. After the accident, police cited the…

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Evanston Sees Decrease in Crashes Since Cellphone Ban Enacted

 Since the City Council banned the use of cellphones while driving in Illinois, the people of Evanston have experienced a drop in the number of car crashes. According to an article in The Daily Northwestern, the Evanston Police Department reported that the amount of roadway crashes decreased by 17 percent from 2009 to 2012. During…

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Wheaton-Warrenville High School Student Killed In DUI Crash

 Chicago citizens are reminded of the dangers of drinking and driving far too often. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 47 percent of Illinois motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol. That statistic translates to 918 drunk driving fatalities in 2011. The problem extends throughout the country. Statistics indicate that every 30 minutes, a…

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Waivers Signed by Parents are Not Necessarily Enforceable for Child’s Injuries in Illinois

 Parents are constantly asked to sign a “waiver” in order to enroll their child on a sports team, to participate in some challenging activity (e.g., rock-climbing), or even to play on certain gym equipment at a friend’s birthday party. In all likelihood, a great percentage of parents fail to read the fine print before signing…

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Driver in Boating Accident Pleads Guilty to Aggravated DUI For Killing 10 Year-Old Boy

 In what has been described as a horrific scene, the driver of a speedboat struck and killed a 10 year-old child on the Chain O’ Lakes last summer. According to a Chicago Tribune article, the fifth grade boy had been riding on an inner tube that was being pulled by a pontoon boat driven by…

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