News & Articles

Nov 24, 2009
Chicago personal injury lawyers, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois all agree that Chicago intersections can be dangerous.  In an attempt to reduce Chicago intersection accidents, Chicago has installed red light cameras at many intersections.  At the end of 2009, 189 Chicago intersections will have red light...
Nov 20, 2009
Last week a former St. Louis police officer sued a Pontoon Beach police officer in federal court. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the lawsuit alleges that Aaron Morgan, an officer with the Pontoon Beach Police Department used excessive force and thereby violated the civil rights of Officer Christopher...
Nov 16, 2009
Recently, many federal orders to racially integrate public schools have been lifted, including here in Chicago.  Many of these orders have been in place for years and were meant to ensure that racial minorities had access to the same quality of education as Caucasian students. Chicago Public Schools must now...
Nov 13, 2009
Driver fatigue is one of the most common reasons that truck drivers are involved in accidents.  Accordingly, the government has developed hours of service regulations that are designed to decrease truck driver fatigue and increase the safety on American roadways. All drivers of commercial motor vehicles are required to abide...
Nov 12, 2009
When a priest is accused, or convicted, of abuse it is often a prominent news story.  One of the many reasons that the public is so interested in cases of priest abuse is because priests are in a unique position of trust and when they violate that trust in a...
Nov 10, 2009
Not all train accidents occur when a train crashes. Sometimes a train accident happens right at the platform.  Last week an Illinois mother had the frightening experience of having her toddler involved in a train accident on the train platform. The baby’s stroller allegedly got caught in the doors of...
Oct 30, 2009
Despite the many stories of clergy abuse that have come to light over the past decade, incidents of priest abuse are still shocking to many people and many people remain concerned about what will happen when a convicted priest reenters society after serving his prison time. Last week the Illinois...
Oct 29, 2009
Earlier this month a Chicago police officer, Richard Fiorito, was placed on administrative leave for allegedly trying to earn extra overtime pay by making false DUI (drunk driving) arrests and for lying on police paperwork.  Approximately 2 dozen people have filed federal civil rights lawsuitsagainst Officer Fiorito who allegedly falsely...
Oct 28, 2009
Driving can be dangerous.  We learn this in driver’s education courses and see it on the evening news. However, many of us give little thought to the potential dangers when we get behind the wheel of a car.  Many times the danger comes from other drivers. Last week, the driver...
Oct 26, 2009
Last week a federal jury awarded Jacqueline Fegan $1.5 million dollars in a civil rights lawsuit brought against four Chicago police officers. The incident that gave rise to the lawsuit occurred in May 2006. Ms. Fegan, a supervisor for Chicago’s Traffic Management Authority, refused to immediately discard a parking ticket...