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Stage collapse at Indiana State Fair kills five, injures dozens more

Five people were killed and dozens more were injured when a stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed onto concert-goers as they awaited for the band, Sugarland, to perform. State fair officials were in contact with the National Weather Service in order to determine if the fair grounds should be evacuated because a storm was… Read More

Legislature passes bill to raise taxes to pay for nursing home facilities

State authorities have announced that a bill has been passed that will raise the taxes that is currently levied in nursing homes in order to bring in an estimated $145 million next year. After this money is brought in, the government health care funding will approve for that number to be matched nearly the same… Read More

Texting while driving laws in Illinois

In the past few years, numerous studies have examined the effects of using cell phones while driving. In general, drivers who use cell phones to make calls or texts are more likely to be involved in a car accident. As a result, states like Illinois have implemented laws that restrict the use of cell phones… Read More

Illinois Supreme Court: No Caps on Malpractice Lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits are against the state’s constitution. The limits were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2005, but the court has ruled that the legislation infringed on the power of the state’s judicial branch. Doctors’ advocacy groups… Read More