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Bedford Park factory Sued by Family of Worker Who Died From Acid Burns

The family of a 50-year-old man, who died last year after being burned on over 80% of his body, is suing the man’s former employer. Carlos Centeno worked as a contractor at Raani Corp., which manufactures household and personal grooming products. In November of 2011, Centeno was cleaning a tank when heated citric acid exploded [….]


Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident

Early Sunday morning, a teacher in the Ottawa, Illinois  school district lost her life when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in lost control and crashed. Chad Marks was driving his 1997 Ford Mustang on Route 6 in Grundy County just north of Longpoint Road with Brittany L. Judy, 26 as his passenger. [….]


OSHA Proposes Fines at Kankakee Company for Failing to Protect Workers.

A Kankakee company has been cited for failure to protect its workers from asbestos exposure by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and face paying up to $59,000 in proposed fines. OSHA stated the Kankakee Johnson Controls facility failed to require workers to wear appropriate protective gear including respirators and protective clothing while workers [….]


Brain Injury Propels Shaun Gayle’s Lawsuit against NFL and Helmet Manufacturer

Former Bear standout player Shaun Gayle has filed a lawsuit in Cook County against the National Football League and Riddell Inc., a football helmet manufacturing company, alleging the multiple head injuries Gayle received during his 12-year career has lead to a debilitating chronic health condition. This lawsuit states the football league was aware that repeated [….]


Ranger Falls to His Death While Aiding in Rescue

While helping in the rescue of four injured climbers, a Mount Ranier ranger fell to his death. Mount Rainier is a massive volcano located in Washington State and has an elevation of 14,411-feet. A group of four climbers from Texas were on Mount Rainier in the national park when they fell. The group was tied together and the [….]


Two men Injured in Will County Jail Expansion Project Receive $6 Million Settlement

In October of 2007, two construction workers were injured when a floor at the Will County Jail expansion project collapsed. This past week, settlements for the men were finalized. Ramiro Zavala and Joshua Comer were pouring concrete on the 3rd level of the jail’s expansion project. Instead of being able to finish the job they [….]


Extra Injured on the Set of “Transformers 3” Awarded Settlement

A woman who was injured while working on the set of Transformers 3 as an extra has been awarded a settlement over $18 million. Gabriella Cedillo was on the set in September 2010, getting ready for a scene inside of a car. That is when a metal bracket for a wire went flying and came [….]


Explosion at Arlington Heights Factory Kills One Man, Sends 10 Others to Hospitals

Arlington Heights was the scene of an explosion, fire and chemical leak that killed one man and sent 10 others to area hospitals. Witnesses stated that around 8:30 a.m. on May 22 they heard a loud booming noise that sounded like a car backfiring. Firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. that there was a [….]


Early Morning Crash Injures Window Washer after crashing into Scaffolding

An early morning car chase ended up causing injury to a window washer on scaffolding upon collision with the scaffolding in downtown Chicago. During the early morning hours of April 26th, the driver of an Infiniti was headed east on Ohio Street when a BMW began following the car and rear-end it once. The BMW [….]


Report of Chemical Odor at Northwest Side School Sends Two Adults to Hospitals

On Friday, April 20th, firefighters responded to reports of a chemical odor at a Chicago Northwest Side grade school. At least five ambulances arrived at the school in the 2000 block of North Mobile during the EMS Plan 1 and a Level 1 Hazmat response. First reports stated the odor smelled like pepper spray and [….]