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Chicago-Area Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

A local bicyclist was struck and killed by a silver sedan in a hit-and-run accident earlier this month. Jeffrey Schultz, 40, lived just around the corner from the scene of the accident in Forest Park and was riding home at around 11 p.m. Neighbors say that Schultz, who worked as an architect for OfficeMax and… Read More »

DCFS sued over the ‘torture’ death of girl, 8.

The family of an 8-year-old girl found beaten and strangled in her Austin home are suing the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, claiming the agency failed to protect her from abuse that amounted to “torture.” Gizzell Ford was found dead in her family’s home in the 5200 block of West Adams Street last… Read More »

Chicago Woman Killed in Train Accident

A Union Pacific Northwest Train recently ran over and killed a pedestrian on the tracks near Arlington Park in Chicago. The woman was examined by the Cook County medical examiner and identified as 34-year-old Barbara Scoglietti, a local resident. She was struck at around 7:30 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene less than a… Read More »

Summer Heralds Increased Playground Injuries

There are few things children love more than visiting a playground on a nice summer’s day. However, playground injuries account for hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits each year. Swinging and sliding, while fun activities, may lead to sprains, strains, cuts, bruises and even concussions. Broken fingers, twisted wrists and ankles, dislocated elbows, and… Read More »

Two Motorcyclists Killed in Fatal Bridgeview Crash

A fatal motorcycle accident in southwest Bridgeview recently left two people dead, according to authorities. The motorcycle, which was carrying 42-year-old Mark E. Hulihan and a female passenger in her forties, was struck by a vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. in Bridgeview. The woman was pronounced dead at the accident scene, and Hulihan was taken… Read More »

Study Finds Pregnant Women May Face Higher Auto Accident Risks

A recent study found that women have a 42 percent higher risk of being involved in a serious car accident during the second trimester of pregnancy. The University of Toronto study, conducted over a five-year period, surveyed data on all the adult women who gave birth in Ontario during that time. The data showed that… Read More »

Tragic Truck-Car Accidents Demonstrate Big Rig Risks

While fatal collisions involving large trucks have actually been on the decline for close to 40 years, truck-car collisions remain a deadly danger on Illinois roads. Such crashes are twice as likely to result in fatalities as accidents that only involve automobiles. Unlike the recent Chicago case above, car drivers are far more likely to… Read More »

A Minor Brain Injury Is a Major Health Issue

Called a silent epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a serious concern for victims of automobile and other accidents in Illinois. According to the CDC, two leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are falls and motor vehicle accidents. While broken bones, lacerations and bruises… Read More »

Elevator conversation results in new trial for BP engineer convicted in Deepwater Horizon case.

A federal judge in New Orleans on Thursday blasted defense lawyers in a high-profile criminal case for interviewing jurors after their guilty verdict. Doing so may have violated his instructions to the jurors not to discuss their verdict even after the trial had concluded, suggested U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. He called the interviews… Read More »

Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying

Chicago Public Schools has found itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of anti-Semitic bullying of an eighth-grade boy by other students at Ogden International School on the Near North Side. Three boys were suspended and apologized, but the victim’s mother and other parents are demanding that the students be punished more… Read More »

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