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The Dangers of Below-Freezing Temperatures

Central Illinois is expected to face record-breaking wind chills throughout this week. As the polar vortex comes our way, we will see wind chill temperatures that could be as low as 40 below zero in parts of Central Illinois. When temperatures are this low, frostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes, so it is [….]


Senior Associate Andy Purcell Live on Air

You can listen to Andy’s full interview here: Andy Purcell, a Senior Associate at Spiros Law, was recently featured on the River and Valley radio stations in Kankakee. While on the air, he answered some general questions about our firm and how you can benefit from working with Spiros Law P.C. He starts off by sharing [….]


How Can You Prevent a Dog Bite?

Dogs can be some of our closest companions and we often think of them as affectionate pets and loyal friends. Millions of households across the United States have a dog as a pet, however, sometimes those dogs can bite. Not only are these bites painful, but they can also cause infection, injury, or nerve damage [….]


Legionnaires’ Diagnosis in Manteno

An individual in Illinois who was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on Tuesday, January 4th has now passed away. The individual was a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia and is caused by a bacteria called ‘legionella’. The disease can develop anywhere from two to ten [….]


Major Food Recalls of 2018

Unfortunately, numerous food and drink products were recalled throughout 2018. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database, there were 1,928 food and cosmetic recalls throughout this year. Regardless of the strict standards and screenings that the FDA abides by, numerous hidden dangers can sneak into our food, such as, food-borne bacteria [….]


New Years Eve: The Most Dangerous Time on the Road

New Year’s Eve is a fun time to ring in the new year with family and friends, however, according to SafeAuto.com, “there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31st at 6 pm and January 1st at 6 am”. On this night, a large number of people are [….]


Andrew Purcell Featured on River Country Radio Station

Senior associate, Andrew Purcell, was featured on River Country radio station in Kankakee where he shared different tips on how to safely drive during the winter season. Andrew stated that it is important to drive slowly, defensively, and pay attention to other cars and trucks around you. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, [….]


U by Kotex Recall

Kimberly-Clark issued a recall for some U by Kotex tampons after a “quality related defect” has caused the tampons to unravel or come apart inside of consumers’ bodies leaving pieces behind. The defect has caused a number of consumers to seek medical attention in order to remove the pieces left inside their bodies. There also [….]


When Companies Value Profits Over People

Today, more and more corporations are recognizing the importance of putting people over profits. This means leaders are understanding that profits come secondary to the value of employees and customers, putting respect, care, and kindness first. The idea is that when employees feel valued, they work harder, with more integrity, and their passions increase significantly. [….]


Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Driving around semi trucks is a daily reality for all drivers. Semis are different than regular vehicles and we have to acknowledge this while sharing the road with them. Driving next to semis can present many dangers on the road, mostly due to the size of the vehicle. Because these vehicles are so large they [….]