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Andrew Purcell Discusses Dog Bites

Spiros Law attorney, Andrew Purcell, was recently interviewed on the local radio station, 92.7 The Valley, in Kankakee. Listen to the full interview on the above audio. People around the world enjoy the loving companionship of dogs and Summer weather brings nicer days to take your pets for walks outside. With an increased animal presence, [….]


National Bike Month: The Importance of Coexisting With Bicyclists

The month of May is National Bike Month! This month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and is celebrated all over the country. Spiros Law is using this month as an opportunity to educate drivers on how to properly share the road with bicyclists, as it is extremely important for the safety of everyone [….]


Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics of 2016, Kankakee County had a total of 2,344 car accidents, with 21 being fatal and 663 resulting in injury. Car accidents are among the most common types of crashes that result in fatalities or injuries, and that is no exception in Kankakee County. No matter how many [….]


Chebanse Man Loses His Life in Accident with Semi

Sunday night, a 71-year-old Chebanse man lost his life when his car crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on Route 45/52. On December 16th, Milliard Ramsey was sitting in his car at a stoplight behind a semi trailer truck on Route 45/52 at the intersection of South Tec Drive on the south end [….]


Foggy Morning Accident Leaves One Man Dead and Another Injured

A 21-year-old Limestone firefighter from Kankakee was killed last week when his car was struck by a tanker truck. Alex Geistwhite  was traveling on 2000 North Road on November 21st. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. Geiswhite pulled up to the intersection of 2000 N and Warner Bridge Road. At the same time, a tanker truck driven [….]


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 [….]


Bike-Car Crash Results in Two Children Taken to the Hospital

Two children riding bicycles in Kankakee were sent to the hospital after being struck by a car on Tuesday afternoon. A boy and girl were on their bicycles heading west on Merchant Street when they approached South Washington Street. Just after 2:45 p.m. on August 7th. They entered the intersection without stopping, according to witnesses. [….]


Ottawa Boy Chased and Bitten by Two Dogs

An Ottawa boy was bitten by two dogs on Monday, April 2, 2012 and was taken to the emergency room. The seven-year-old was chasing another boy just before 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon when the first boy chased the other into the second boy’s house. The house contained two dogs, a Labrador retriever and a [….]


Kankakee Man killed, Two People injured in Two Car Crash in Limestone Township

Route 17 to the west of Kankakee was the scene of an accident that injured two people and killed a 56-year-old Kankakee man. George McGrath was driving west on Rt. 17 near 6000 West Road in Limestone Township. Illinois State Police determined that McGrath ran off the road. When he over corrected, his Dodge Caravan [….]


Kankakee Man Dies After Auto Collision

A Kankakee resident lost his life after the car he was riding in hit into a squad car of an off-duty Kankakee County Sheriff’s officer. On Sunday, October 23rd, Jacob Roof, 23, was a passenger in a 1993 Oldsmobile driven by Tony Larry, also of Kankakee.  Around 8 p.m. the car was headed west on [….]