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The Preventable Dangers of Residential Elevators

For more than 70 years, a defect that allows small children to get caught in between the doors of residential elevators has been known to executives in the elevator industry. Instead of working to fix the problem and notify homeowners, they have fought back against regulations even as children are being severely injured and killed. [….]


Miranda Soucie Recipient of the ISBA Young Lawyer of The Year Award

Spiros Law is full of talented attorneys that are there for you every step of the way. Today we are here to celebrate one attorney in particular. Her hard work and dedication to her clients has proven her to be one of the best. On Thursday, July 11th Miranda Soucie received recognition for being the recipient [….]


1 Dead, 2 Injured in Plane Crash Close to Chicago

Reports say that a woman from Tennessee died while two residents of Naperville were injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in a field about 60 miles outside of Chicago. Raymond Jakubiak was flying a Beech A36 aircraft on Friday July 5th. That afternoon the small, single engine plane experienced technical difficulties causing [….]


Major Food Recall Affects Grower Express Products

A food recall involving some of our favorite vegetables has impacted states across the US. Trader Joes, Green Giant, and Signature Farms, packaged vegetables have all been recalled due to the risk of a Listeria outbreak in the manufacturing plant. These vegetable products were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Growers Express. A single positive test [….]


Should You be Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse?

If your loved one is in a nursing home facility, an article from the Los Angeles Times details why it is appropriate to be concerned or alarmed. According to the article, there have been hundreds of nursing homes with a consistent record of low-quality care that has continued to be kept secret by government authorities. Senior [….]


July 1st Marks Stricter Distracted Driving Laws

The state of Illinois is cracking down on distracted driving. The consequences of texting while driving will no longer include a warning but could lead to a hefty fine and the suspension of your license. The goal of these stricter penalties is to ultimately reduce deaths caused by distracted drivers and to make Illinois roads [….]


The Boy Scouts Organization Faces Sexual Abuse Allegations

Amid a wave of accumulating sexual abuse allegations against the Boy Scouts organization, more men are coming forward with hopes to reveal that the pedophile problem is much more serious than previously thought. The victims’ detailed allegations of sexual abuse tell how men of influential positions in the Boy Scouts used their power and position [….]


Airbag defect investigation expands to include 12.3 million vehicles

A recent investigation has lead to the discovery of potential defects in airbags installed in 12.3 million vehicles made by Kia, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota. The ZF-TRW manufactured airbag, according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), could fail to deploy during a crash, and vehicles with the model years 2010 [….]


Cut Melon Linked To Salmonella

A recall has been issued on fresh melon products produced by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods. The recall includes fresh-cut honeydew melon, watermelon, and cantaloupe, as well as mixed fruit products containing any of the aforementioned melon. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall comes after links to potential contamination of Salmonella Carrau, [….]


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 [….]