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Andy Purcell On Air at WVLI

Andy Purcell, Senior Associate at Spiros Law, P.C. was recently featured on 92.7 WVLI radio station.  While on air, Andy discussed the importance of turning to an attorney for all your personal injury matters, rather than an insurance adjuster. Andy explains that often times insurance adjusters claim that they are there to help you, but [….]


T.V. anchor recovering after suffering a dog bite on air

A television anchor that suffered serious injury after a dog bite occurred on live television has now been released from the hospital. The incident occurred Wednesday while the woman was during a news story on an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff that was rescued from an icy pond. A firefighter, also the dog’s owner, rescued the dog [….]


Chicago Westside House Fire kills one, leaves family homeless

In the early hours of June 20, 2011, a house caught fire in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. The fire left the family homeless and killed a two-month-old baby girl. The fire started on a mattress and became so hot that family members could not get Tiniya Coleman who was in a first floor bedroom [….]


Skippy Peanut butter recalled due to possible contamination

Unilever, the company that owns the Skippy Brand of peanut butter, announced in a press release that they were recalling the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter as they may have been contaminated with the salmonella bacteria.   Stores in sixteen states in the Midwest and the New [….]


Accident on Lake Mattoon leaves one dead, several injured.

Several people were injured when boats collided on Lake Mattoon on Saturday, October 9, 2010. One man lost his life as a result of the accident. According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette, Gary Enyart of Mattoon died Saturday at a local hospital after two boats crashed into each other just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  At [….]


Oil has stopped leaking from failing pipeline

Officials have said that after four days, oil has stopped leaking from the failed pipeline that caused 6,100 barrels of crude oil to be spilled onto the street of the industrial park. A spokesperson from Enbridge Energy Partners announced that crews have been working to remove the broke pipeline, but that they have drained the [….]


Former ONU chaplain recovering from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident

A well-known former ONU chaplain is recovering after a motorcycle accident last week left him with a fractured skull and three broken ribs. The accident occurred shortly after noon on March 16th at the Indian Oaks road and Career Center intersection, when a vehicle turned into him while he was riding his motorcycle in the [….]


Illinois Supreme Court: No Caps on Malpractice Lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits are against the state’s constitution. The limits were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2005, but the court has ruled that the legislation infringed on the power of the state’s judicial branch. Doctors’ advocacy groups [….]


Minier Woman Killed in I-74 Crash

A woman from Tazewell County had died as a result of a three-car accident on Interstate 74 Friday evening in Champaign County. 27-year-old Minier resident Jennifer Kautz was a passenger in a pick-up truck that crossed the center median and struck a westbound semi head-on. According to information released by Illinois State Police District 10 [….]


Italian Sausage Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

On Sunday morning, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Safety issued a consumer warning about sausage products made by Daniele International Inc. A federal recall has been initiated to remove nearly 1.2 million pounds of the sausage products due to possible salmonella contamination. Daniele International, Inc produces a variety of sausage products under different [….]