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New OSHA Rule Reduces Exposure Levels for Silica Dust

Approximately 2.3 million U.S. workers are exposed to dangerous silica dust on the job. Breathing in these particles may cause kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer or silicosis, claiming more than 600 lives every year. The… Read More

Speed Limit Increases Lead to More Fatal Accidents

In the 20-year period from 1993 to 2013, increases to maximum speed limits in states across the U.S. have caused approximately 33,000 accident fatalities. Maximum speed limits are set by the states and have been rising since 1995 when Congress officially… Read More

Four-Car Avondale Crash Kills Woman

A four-car hit-and-run accident in the Avondale neighborhood left one woman dead and her husband with serious injuries. A 33-year-old man has been charged in the accident. The accident occurred early last Sunday morning as the couple was driving to church… Read More

Chicago Teachers Union: Lack of Leadership Caused Contract Gridlock

After nearly a year of negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has yet to reach a contract agreement with the city. Last week, the organization cited the governor, mayor and Chicago Public Schools as the cause of the gridlock concerning state education… Read More

Pedestrian Fatalities Rise, IDOT Warns Drivers to Pay Attention

In 2015, 150 pedestrians were killed in accidents across Illinois, bringing the total to 18 percent more than 2014. Almost one third of these deaths occurred in Chicago, where the city’s pedestrian fatality rate increased 31 percent versus the previous… Read More

GAO Report Reveals Dangers Faced by Meatpacking Industry Workers

According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), meat and poultry plant workers face severe hazards on the job; many work injuries are thought to go unreported. Following a request from congressional Democrats, the GAO performed… Read More

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