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Dec 16, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month. Cook County’s bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate dragged on over how the pilot program would work in the nation’s largest unified...
Dec 3, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House has approved a bill allowing more time to file a lawsuit over asbestos-related disease. The initiative was adopted 70-43 Tuesday and moves to the Senate. Rep. Elaine Nekritz is a Northbrook Democrat. Her bill would remove a time limit for filing a civil action related...
Dec 1, 2014
Illinois residents could have a harder time accessing government information under new legislation before the General Assembly. The plan, SB2799, makes it harder for people to get repaid legal costs when a government wrongfully denies access to public documents. At the same time, it makes it easier for governments to...
Nov 16, 2014 , Tags: ,
As winter weather descends, so does the snow. Knowing how to keep safe and avoid dangerous equipment may save your health in snowy months to come. During the winter season, moving snow is a necessity for many people. Digging out a car or driveway takes time and energy. For those...
Sep 11, 2014
A lawsuit accuses the owner and managers of a building where four children died in a fire of failing to equip their apartment with escape routes and working smoke detectors. “They created a death trap for this family who had no chance of escape,” said attorney Marty Dolan, who filed...
Sep 2, 2014
Electronic cigarettes may not have the same harmful particles as traditional  cigarettes do — but they might have worse ingredients. Researchers from the University of Southern California found higher levels  of harmful metals in secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes than traditional  cigarettes, according to a report in the Journal of Environmental...
Aug 19, 2014
On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.” The...
A construction worker has died from injuries after a recent construction accident on the Near North Side of Chicago. The worker, 46-year-old David Varga from Lockport, was at a construction site on the 1400 block of North Ogden Avenue when a concrete wall fell directly on him. He was taken...
Aug 11, 2014
Barneys New York has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit over claims that it targeted black and Latino customers for credit-card fraud checks and surveillance while they shopped in its luxury clothing stores, city officials said on Monday. The lawsuit followed claims last fall that the store falsely accused...
According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report, patients are often not told when a hospital makes a mistake with their medications. The research indicates that hospitals inform patients about a medication error in only 2 percent of occurrences. Therefore, it’s important to remain vigilant about what you...