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Roofing Contractor Fined by OSHA for Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Norridge roofing contractor and issued a fine of $115,000 for exposing workers to fall hazards on two Chicago area jobsites within a one-month period. The agency issued one serious, one willful and three repeated citations to Ziggys Roofing Inc. Upon visiting one Chicago area jobsite, OSHA>> Read More

Nursing Home Workers More Likely to Lose Jobs After an Injury

According to new research, nursing home workers are twice as likely to be fired from their jobs within six months of being injured. Investigators from Harvard, Boston University and Portland State University analyzed employee data from 30 different New England nursing homes. The original goal was to analyze employee polices regarding workers safety, health and>> Read More

Case or No Case – Valentine’s Day 2016

In the 2016 Valentine’s Day edition of WCIU’s “Case or No Case”, Chicago attorney Lou Cairo discusses a variety of scenarios centered around Valentine’s Day themes including a canceled Valentine’s Day dinner and also a diamond ring being given to a potential partner. Click on the video below for the full segment!  >> Read More

Honda Recalling 2.2 Million More Cars Over Takata Airbags

In what quickly ballooned into the largest auto recall in U.S. history, the faulty Takata airbag recall has expanded once more. Popular car manufacturer Honda is recalling 2.23 million vehicles that contain faulty airbags made by the Japanese airbag manufacturer. The defect, which is now responsible for a massive recall that encompasses vehicles produced by>> Read More

Most Congested U.S. Roads in Chicago

Traffic is terrible in spots across the U.S., but if youre driving in Chicago, its bit worse: the Windy City is home to five of the top 20 most congested roadways in the country, more than any other city. In 2014, drivers in the Chicago region, including northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, were stuck in>> Read More

Volkswagen Likely To Buy Back Some Diesel Vehicles It Cannot Fix

If Volkswagen cannot make their diesel vehicles compliant with United States air quality regulations fast enough, the company will have to buy back some of the vehicles equipped with the company’s cheating software. Last year, Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests. Some of their diesel cars were using software that reduced nitrogen oxide emissions>> Read More