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Oct 23, 2019
Despite an overall decline in traffic deaths, more pedestrians died on U.S. roadways last year than at any time over the past three decades—continuing a troubling trend even as more cars come with advanced crash avoidance systems. Highway fatalities fell 2.4 percent in 2018, the second year in a row they...
Oct 22, 2019
On October 11, a three-judge panel of Illinois’ First District Appellate Court declared that an insurance company has a duty to defend a taxi service in a personal injury suit brought by a blind customer who alleges the company’s driver caused him to walk into a pillar at a hospital...
Oct 21, 2019
Across the country, more than 1,400 people have experienced serious vaping-related illnesses since March 31. Of the 1,479 confirmed and probable cases reported, 137 have occurred in Illinois – the most in any state, according to data released by federal and state health officials Thursday. California had the second-highest number...
Oct 9, 2019
An Illinois state appellate panel affirmed a jury’s $3.5 million verdict against the Chicago Board of Education on Friday over its liability for a young man’s death at a high school basketball game hosted by a public university. The family of the slain young man is represented by Mike Rathsack...
Oct 9, 2019
Data from a 2017 analysis reveals that in Chicago there were:   Total traffic fatalities: 147 Percentage of total traffic fatalities who were...
Oct 7, 2019
With a possible teachers’ strike only 10 days away, Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the Chicago Teachers Union of not providing the Chicago Public Schools with a detailed contract proposal to counter the offers the district has made over the last several months. “I’m concerned that CTU leadership is not exhibiting...
Oct 2, 2019
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just...
Oct 1, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
In September 2018, when the Cook County Board of Commissioners outlawed placing children younger than 13 in the county’s juvenile jail, advocates cheered the move. One group put out a press release in which Democratic Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin said the ordinance would “prevent young children from being scarred...
Sep 24, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration is again expanding its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs due to contamination with a cancer-linked chemical. Monday’s announcement targets an additional five lots of the generic drug losartan made by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. The lots include losartan potassium tablets and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. The recalled lots contain trace amounts of N-methylnitrosobutyric...