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National Radon Action Month

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer, claiming the lives of 21,000 American lives each year. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Surgeon General urge people to test their homes, schools, and buildings for radon, which is easy and relatively inexpensive. If high levels of radon are detected in your home, [….]

Fall into Grain Elevator Results in Death

A St. Anne man died after falling into a grain bin and becoming trapped while at work for First Elevator Co. The business is located three miles west of Grant Park, IL and the grain bin was storing 10,000 bushels of corn at the time of the accident. The employee, an unfortunate victim, was 58 [….]

Holidays in the Nursing Home

Celebrating the holidays is a wonderful time for many families, but this time of the year can be an uncomfortable reminder to nursing home residents that they cannot participate in festivities like they once could. If your loved one was placed in the care of a nursing home facility, the holidays can bring anxious and [….]

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving may be over, but the holiday season has only just started. Holiday safety is an issue that is most prevalent from late November to mid-January, being the time that families and friends gather, parties and gatherings are scheduled and travel spikes. It is important to take extra precautions that ensures yours and your family’s [….]

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Aging is an inevitable process of life that many people do not want to confront, but the changes that are associated with growing older can affect many areas of life, including driving. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has designated December 2nd as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Age increases bring about certain changes in [….]

Frozen Raspberry Recall

At the beginning of November, Wawona Frozen Food issued a voluntary nationwide recall for frozen raspberries and berry medleys sold at Aldi for a possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recall came after these products, which are sold under Aldi and Raley’s private labels, tested positive for Hepatitis A during a government sampling program. The following [….]

Hunting Safety Protocol

Hunting seasons, designated dates where it is legal to hunt a particular kind of animal, are now in full swing. In Illinois, there are opportunities to hunt a variety of standard game animals, including deer, turkey, coyote, and rabbit. To hunt, you must retrieve a hunting permit registration that can be found online. Permits to [….]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2019

To reduce the number of crashes that result from drowsy driving, the week of November 3-10, 2019 is being designated as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, promoted by the National Sleep Foundation. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 deaths in the United States each year. These crashes are caused by people who voluntarily [….]

Pedestrian Injuries on the Rise

In a recent news article, a problem that has continued to plague the nation, pedestrian deaths, was brought to light. Unfortunately, the nation’s pedestrian death toll has been steadily rising for the past 10 years and states are projected to see even more unnecessary and avoidable injuries and deaths in 2019. While there is not [….]

Jim Spiros Live on Air Discussing Teen Driving Safety Tips

Founding Partner Jim Spiros was recently featured on two local radio stations to discuss National Teen Driver Safety Week. On air, he was interviewed by Denny Case from WIVR and Tony Kelly from WVLI where he talked about the importance of teen driver safety. Jim told the interviewers and listeners how the week is designed [….]