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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 [….]


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 [….]


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 [….]


Ground Turkey Recall

There has been a recent nationwide recall of ground turkey that is tied to a deadly outbreak of salmonella. Jennie-O has now recalled five different variations of their 1-lb packaged ground turkey, all with “Use by” dates of October 1 or October 2. The result is more than 147,000 pounds of recalled turkey. According to [….]


Unfortunate Car Accident Kills Two in Homer Township

A fatal accident occurred in Homer Township, Illinois on Sunday, October 21st around 9:30 p.m. Illinois State Police said a 62-year-old man in a Porsche Boxster was driving northeast on Archer Avenue when he crossed the center lanes and slammed head-on into a Toyota Tercel driven by a 36-year-old woman. The man was taken to [….]


Three Killed and Two Injured in Crash

A tragic crash occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, October 16th leading to the death of three passengers. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo was southbound on Road 447 and failed to stop at a stop sign causing it to drive into the path of an oncoming Buick Enclave on U.S. 30 east of Overton. According [….]


Listen to Attorney Jim Spiros’ interview on WLVI – The Valley

Last Thursday, attorney Jim Spiros was interviewed on WLVI – The Valley. In the interview, he discusses the types of cases the firm handles, and why you should hire an attorney if you’ve been hurt due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person. Attorney Spiros discusses the benefits of being able to focus [….]


As farming remains a deadly career, experts urge the use of ROPS and a seatbelt

The risks of farming have decreased significantly over the past 50 years, dropping from 60 to 18 deaths per 100,000. Even so, farming lags behind similarly dangerous jobs, where recent technology has allowed their mortality rates to reach even lower. In 2015, 11 Illinois residents died while working the land, and as temperatures rise, more [….]


Miranda Soucie featured in Emerging Lawyers Magazine

Miranda L. Soucie, a partner at , was featured in Emerging Lawyers Magazine this year. The article touches on numerous points of Miranda’s career, including the story of how she was hired at , her strong connection with clients, and community outreach work. You can read the full article by clicking here. Miranda is a [….]


Justice Clarence Thomas speaks up in oral argument for the first time in 10 years

Throughout history, oral arguments have been an important part of our judicial system. With the intersection of technology, oral arguments have begun to take a back seat. Many Courts have started eliminating the tradition. However, the tradition continues proudly in our Supreme Court, and we are listening closely as a Justice of the Supreme Court [….]