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Five Killed in Eisenhower Expressway Wrong-Way Crashes

A total of five people were killed in two separate Eisenhower Expressway wrong-way crashes – one in Forest Park and the other in Chicago. Eisenhower Expressway Wrong-Way Crashes End in Flames The Eisenhower Expressway wrong-way crashes took place within thirty minutes of each other on the early morning of March 29, 2021. The first crash occurred>> Read More

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House Passes PRO Act to Strengthen Workers’ Right to Unionize

The House of Representatives has passed the PRO Act, a bill that would strengthen workers’ right to unionize. PRO Act Could Be “Game Changer” The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) was passed on March 9, 2021, by a 225-206 vote, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote for it. However, the PRO>> Read More

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Chicago Cubs Lawsuit to Move Forward Despite Arbitration Language

An Illinois appellate court ruled that a Chicago Cubs lawsuit can move forward despite arbitration language on the back of the plaintiff’s ticket. Chicago Cubs Lawsuit Prompted by Foul Ball Injury The Chicago Cubs lawsuit stems from a foul ball injury that occurred on August 27, 2018. On that date, Laiah Zuniga was attending a Cubs>> Read More

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Five-Year-Old Boy Struck and Killed in Englewood SUV Accident

A five-year-old boy was struck and killed and two other people were injured in an Englewood SUV accident on Chicago’s South Side. Curb Jumped in Englewood SUV Accident The Englewood SUV accident took place at approximately 11:10 p.m. on March 19, 2021. At that time, a 44-year-old man was driving an SUV westbound in the 600>> Read More

GWC Obtains Significant Settlement for Injured Bartender

GWC attorney Jacqueline C. Hickey has obtained a settlement for an injured bartender worth more than ten times the original offer. Bartender Slips and Falls at Work GWC’s client was a part-time bartender for a major national restaurant chain. One day, she slipped and fell on the job, suffering an injury to her neck that>> Read More

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Purdue Pharma Proposes Billions Towards Opioid Settlements

OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma has filed a bankruptcy plan that promises to provide billions of dollars towards opioid settlements. Different Kind of Company to Be Created Purdue Pharma’s plan was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on March 15, 2021, following months of negotiations over possible opioid settlements on hundreds of thousands of lawsuits against the pharmaceutical>> Read More

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“Violent” Detroit Tesla Crash Under Federal Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is investigating the cause of a “violent” Detroit Tesla crash. Detroit Tesla Crash Involves Tractor-Trailer The Detroit Tesla crash took place on March 11, 2021. According to an email from the Detroit Police Department, the incident occurred when a Tesla sedan operated by “an unknown male>> Read More

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Alabama Amazon Unionization Vote Could Have Ripple Effect

A historic unionization vote by Alabama Amazon workers could have a ripple effect across the United States – one that the company is likely to challenge. Alabama Amazon Vote Attracts National Interest On Feb. 8, 2021, workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, AL began voting by mail on whether or not to join the Retail,>> Read More


Three Dead, Another Injured in Mount Prospect Traffic Accident

Three people were killed and another person was injured in a Mount Prospect traffic accident involving two vehicles in the northwest suburb. Rollover in Mount Prospect Traffic Accident The fatal Mount Prospect traffic accident took place on the early morning of March 7, 2021. At approximately 7:45 a.m., officers from the Mount Prospect Police Department>> Read More

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Man Killed in Loyola Red Line Train Station Accident

An Edgewater man was killed in a Loyola Red Line train station accident in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Man Struck in Loyola Red Line Train Station Accident The Loyola Red Line train station accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. on March 4, 2021. At that time, a 71-year-old man was walking on the platform at>> Read More

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COVID-19 Bill Helping Essential Employees Becomes Law

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a COVID-19 bill that would make it easier for essential employees to receive workers’ compensation benefits. COVID-19 Bill Effective Immediately Gov. Pritzker signed the COVID-19 bill, known as HB4276, on Feb. 26, 2021. HB4276 extends the expiration date for an earlier law by six months to June 30,>> Read More

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One Person Killed in Hickory Hills Truck Accident

One person has been killed in a Hickory Hills truck accident on the northbound Tri-State Tollway, according to the Illinois State Police. Rear-End Collision in Hickory Hills Truck Accident The Hickory Hills truck accident occurred before 7:00 a.m. on March 2, 2021. At that time, two semi-trailers were traveling northbound on the Tri-State Tollway near>> Read More