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Small Subset of Doctors Responsible for Majority of Malpractice Claims

Stanford researchers have found that a mere one percent of physicians are associated with one-third of paid malpractice claims in the U.S. Researchers analyzed over 66,000 paid medical malpractice claims filed against 54,000 U.S. physicians from 2005… Read More

Illinois "Click It or Ticket" Campaign Underway

In early May, Illinois law enforcement agencies, together with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, kicked off the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign, aimed at encouraging seat belt use and enforcing compliance with seat belt laws throughout… Read More

After Several Deaths, Families Demand Change on Willow Springs Road

In the last year, four deaths have occurred along a dangerous section of Archer Road in Willow Springs. Survivors and victims’ families are urging lawmakers to take action and improve safety along Archer Avenue. According to those pushing for change,… Read More

A Focus on Safety for Motorcycle Awareness Month

In 2015, there were 146 motorcycle accident deaths in Illinois, which is 28 more than the previous year. Motorcycles account for only three percent of all vehicle registrations in the state, but they are involved in nearly 15 percent of total traffic… Read More

Largest Auto Recall in U.S. History Continues to Grow

Already the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, the Takata airbag recall will be growing – significantly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered Takata to recall an estimated 35 to 40 million more airbags. Previously,… Read More

Second Talcum Powder Lawsuit Receives Verdict

Earlier this month, a St. Louis jury announced the verdict of the latest talcum powder case involving manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The company has been ordered to pay $55 million to the plaintiff, who claims her ovarian cancer was caused by use of… Read More

Teachers Union Unlikely to Strike in May

Despite threats of a strike, the Chicago Teachers Union likely won’t walk out in May. Concerns of a strike’s impact on pay and health insurance may keep teachers on the job until the end of the school year. Teachers’ salaries are often paid out over… Read More

Could the Textalyzer Stop Texting and Driving?

Despite state laws banning texting and driving, this distracting behavior contributes to numerous accidents, injuries and fatalities in the U.S. each year. A new device, the Textalyzer, could help put a stop to cellphone use behind the wheel, and New… Read More

Two Additional Fatalities Linked to Defective Takata Airbags

Two additional deaths have been tied to faulty Takata airbags. Exploding inflators in the defective airbags have caused 11 fatalities in the U.S. so far. On March 31, a Texas teen was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in which the 2002 Honda… Read More

New Bill to Ban Anonymous Complaints Against Nursing Homes

A new controversial state bill aims to ban anonymous complaints against nursing homes by no longer accepting or investigating anonymous reports. Introduced by Representative Mike Unes and supported by nursing home lobbyists, H.B. 5601 would change Illinois’… Read More