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Uber to Monitor Drivers' Bad Driving Habits

Rideshare giant Uber has announced the implementation of a new software that will monitor driver’s habits while they are using the company’s app. The technology could not only help drivers better understand poor ratings, but could also help identify bad… Read More

Vehicle Crashes into Wilmette Salon

Three people were injured after a car ran through a Wilmette salon Wednesday, June 29. An 83-year-old woman mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake while in a handicap parking space outside Salon Fusion, propelling her vehicle through the salon’s… Read More

Record 4th of July Travel Expected This Weekend

Approximately 43 million Americans are expected to travel for Independence Day this year by plane, train and largely by automobile. With gas prices at their lowest in 10 years, as well as lower hotel and airfare costs, record travel is expected this 4th… Read More

Separate Suburban Chicago Workplace Accidents Lead to Two Deaths

In the past week, two separate workplace accidents in Chicago suburbs have led to the deaths of two people. On June 20, a 43-year-old Ohio man was working at a Willow Springs jobsite when he fell from a 48-foot by 140-foot asphalt tank under construction.… Read More

Lou Cairo Featured on WCUI's "Case or No Case" June 2016

In the June 2016 installment of WCIU's popular "Case or No Case" segment, GWC's Lou Cairo discusses a range of common situations that may require the assistance of a legal professional - including accidents involving cyclists, stray dogs running in the… Read More

Chemical Spill at Willy Wonka Factory Sends Workers to Hospital

Nestle’s Willy Wonka candy factory in Itasca was evacuated Friday, June 17, following a chemical spill that sent 11 people to the hospital. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, a ventilation pipe that contained a chemical solution used to keep the… Read More

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