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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 [….]


Fireworks: A Dangerous Tradition

Summer is notorious for its outdoor activities and family celebrations. Fireworks are a common and exciting tradition used in many celebrations. While fireworks are fun and legal in most states, they are extremely dangerous and should be reserved for professional use only. It is always safest to not use fireworks at home. The majority of [….]


Top Attorneys in Downstate Illinois

The Leading Lawyers selections have been released in the May 2019 edition of the Leading Lawyers Consumer Edition magazine. We are proud to announce that both founding partner Jim Spiros and partner Sandy Loeb have both been recognized this year. The selection process for creating the list of Leading Lawyers and designating awards consists of [….]


Legionnaires’ Diagnosis in Manteno

An individual in Illinois who was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on Tuesday, January 4th has now passed away. The individual was a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia and is caused by a bacteria called ‘legionella’. The disease can develop anywhere from two to ten [….]


Marissa two-vehicle collision injures six

A two-vehicle collision that happened last Tuesday, January 17 around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Illinois Route 4 and Heintz Road in Marissa resulted in six people getting injured. According to Marissa Fire Chief Jim Perrine, a gray Ford Escape and a white GMC Acadia, which were both traveling along the highway, collided. An [….]


Three-vehicle collision in Jasper County hurts one

A three-vehicle collision that occurred on Illinois 30 at County Road 600N resulted in one person getting injured. The accident occurred on Monday, December 26 at approximately 10:50 a.m. The accident involved three vehicles: a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck, 2013 Chevrolet Impala, and 2012 Ford Focus. According to preliminary investigations made by the Illinois State Police, [….]


Court rules homeowners protected from ice lawsuits

The Illinois Second District Appellate Court ruled to stop trial on a slip-and-fall lawsuit with a ruling on the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act of 1979. A different Appellate Court ruled that homeowners could not be held liable for accidents relating to the weather, such as those caused by slippery sidewalks. They could, however, be liable [….]


Child seriously hurt in vehicular accident caused by father

Eight-year-old Kazlynn Thompson remains alive today only because she has the help of a life support system. She is still in the hospital three weeks after getting seriously injured during a vehicular accident investigators suspect was caused by her father, who was driving drunk at the time of the incident. Kazlynn’s mother has supervised visits with her [….]


FAA bans flying with Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones

Due to numerous incidents of battery fires, the United States Federal Aviation Administration banned people from flying to, from, or within the country with their Samsung Note 7 smartphones. In a recently released statement, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the [….]


Wrongful death lawsuit asks over $50,000 from defendant in vehicular accident

The widow of 21-year-old Aurora, Illinois resident Jose Quitl is asking for over $50,000 in damages from 24-year-old Maple Park resident Brandon Haller. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Kane County, Haller caused the two-vehicle collision on Illinois Route 31 that killed Quitl on March 29, 2016. According to investigations made by the Kane County Sheriff’s [….]