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coronavirus infection

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Coronavirus Infection?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Almost overnight, the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19) has become an unavoidable fact of life worldwide. In Illinois and across the United States, even the most mundane aspects of everyday existence are being reshaped dramatically as the nation seeks to stop the spread of this terrible virus. This includes the workplace, where employers are struggling to>> Read More

Fair-Share Fees

Past Fair-Share Fees Sought in Petition to Supreme Court

A former Illinois government worker whose lawsuit ended mandatory fair-share fees for public-sector unions has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court seeking reimbursement. Fair-Share Fees and Janus v. AFSCME The plaintiff, Mark Janus, previously worked as a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under a contract negotiated between>> Read More

Rockford hit-and-run crash

Rockford Hit-and-Run Crash Sends Woman to Hospital With Injuries

A woman had to be extricated from her minivan and transported to an area hospital following a Rockford hit-and-run crash. Driver Fled on Foot in Rockford Hit-and-Run Crash On March 9, 2020, at approximately 12:44 p.m., first responders from the Rockford Fire Department were called to the 2400 block of North Rockton Avenue, where they>> Read More

Auburn-Gresham CTA Bus Accident

CTA Bus Accident Hospitalizes Ten in Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood

Ten people were hospitalized following a three-vehicle CTA bus accident in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. CTA Bus Accident Sends Victims to Four Hospitals The CTA bus accident took place at the intersection of 79th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue on March 2, 2020, shortly after 4:00 p.m. According to preliminary information>> Read More

Contigo kids water bottles

Contigo Kids Water Bottles Recalled Because of Choking Hazard

Millions of Contigo kids water bottles are being recalled for the second time in less than six months because of a possible choking hazard. Spouts on Contigo Kids Water Bottles May Detach The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of “Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles” on February 19, 2020. According to reports,>> Read More