News & Articles

Sep 3, 2009
On August 23, 2009 a Chicago man died when he stepped off the curb in order to cross the street at the corners of Chicago and Ashland Avenues in the Wicker Park section of Chicago.  The man, Stephen Richardson, was hit by a big truck at about 10 p.m.  Mr....
Sep 2, 2009
Many commuters arrive home after the evening rush with white knuckles and tense muscles.  The crowded Chicago roadways have increased their stress levels and they can finally breathe a sigh of relief that they have arrived home safely and without being in an accident. However, Illinois drivers should be aware...
Sep 1, 2009
Last year the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Department of Transportation began a new initiative designed to catch drivers who endanger pedestrians in crosswalks. The program began as a daytime series of undercover police stings that pulled over and fined drivers who did not yield to pedestrians in the...
Aug 26, 2009
Most of the time we think of female plaintiffs bringing sexual harassment claims against their male bosses or colleagues. However, that is not always the case.  Men have the same rights as women to file sexual harassment lawsuits. In fact, a male employee of Kenny Construction Company in Northbrook recently...
Aug 25, 2009
An overturned truck caused not only a significant traffic problem in Claxton, Tennessee but also contributed to a second accident.  An Anderson County Chief Deputy was officially assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol by directing traffic in the area of the overturned truck on August 15, 2009.  While he was directing...
Aug 21, 2009
In the past few years, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Illinois civil rights attorneys have all been concerned about the alleged beating of inmates at the Cook County Jail.  Chicago Breaking News reports that a 2008 federal report found,  “inmates were systematically...
Aug 20, 2009
As the new school year approaches, it is important for parents and children to be aware of how dangerous trucks can be on local roads.  It is difficult for a truck driver to see pedestrians and bicyclists, particularly children, even when they are traveling at a slow rate of speed. ...
Aug 19, 2009
Last month, the Illinois Office of State Guardian filed a lawsuit against two sheriff’s deputies who allegedly tasered unarmed adolescents at the Southern Thirty Adolescent Center near Mount Vernon.  Southern Thirty Adolescent Center is an emergency shelter for children aged 11- 18.  The sheriff deputies were called to the Center...
Aug 17, 2009
Preventable medical injuries kill an estimated 200,000 Americans every year.  These people are dying from mistakes that are well known to the medical community and the government.  In fact, a now decade old federal report called “To Err is Human” highlighted the medical mistakes that most often needlessly kill Americans. ...
Aug 13, 2009
Many families trust nursing homes to care for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves.  While a number of different factors may go into the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, the desire to get the best possible care and attention for the nursing...