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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, [….]

Increased Patrol for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) is utilizing this month to put a focus on the dangers of and ultimately help eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving by promoting their #JustDrive Campaign.  Disturbingly, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

Senior Associate Andrew Purcell Interviewed on Kankakee radio stations WVLI and WIVR

Today, Spiros Law Senior Associate Andrew Purcell was interviewed on Kankakee radio stations WVLI and WIVR. Andrew discussed the steps that people should take if they’ve been involved in a car accident. He also discussed the importance of knowing your rights when dealing with insurance companies after a collision. You can listen to the entire [….]

American Airlines jet forced to postpone takeoff in Chicago airport due to engine failure

Twenty-one people sustained injuries during the evacuation process when an engine malfunctioned and fell apart on an American Airlines jet and forced it to abort a takeoff from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois for Miami, Florida on Friday, October 28. Investigators were able to recover around 90% of the disk and there is evidence [….]

Illinois will now allow sick days for employees attending to family members

A newly enacted state law, the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act, which will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017, provides a mechanism for employees to file sick leave for attending to their sick family members. The leave must be used on the same terms under which the employee is allowed to use personal sick leave benefits. [….]

U.S. district judge says final approval of $75M concussion settlement to be finalized in 2017

United States District Judge John Lee, a federal judge in Illinois, said at a hearing in Chicago on Thursday, July 14 that a $75 million settlement of the concussion multidistrict litigation between a class of student-athletes and the National Collegiate Athletic Association will obtain final approval in 2017 after the opposing sides resolve issues regarding [….]

Bicyclist hit by pickup truck in critical condition

Sixty-six-year-old Kankakee, Illinois resident Elmer Caffee had been riding his bicycle when he was struck by a pickup truck operated by 24-year-old Clifton resident Larry Frantz on South Schuyler Avenue near the River Road intersection in Kankakee on Wednesday, September 2. Caffee was said to have sustained critical head injuries, a Kankakee Fire Department report [….]

Stricter rules on boating while impaired to be implemented

A new measure instituted in Illinois has been put in place to protect boaters this year, according to the Daily Journal on May 8. Senator Julie Morrison, Democrat of Deerfield, introduced a bill designed to bring penalties for boating while under the influence more on par with penalties for drinking while driving. This supplements a law [….]