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Settlement Approved for Woman Killed While Removing Bike From Bus

The estate of a Chicago woman, killed while removing her bicycle from a CTA bus, will receive $5.45 million dollars. On December 31, 2007, Ludwika Szynalik stepped off the No. 152 Addison bus and went to remove her bicycle from the carrier attached to the front of the bus. The bus driver began to accelerate [….]


Wrongful Death Suit Settled with Family of Worker at Joliet Asphalt Company

A lawsuit brought against a Joliet asphalt company in regards to the 2004 death of a Channahon man has been settled. Jason Shelton, 26, was working at the Gallagher Asphalt Corp. at their Brandon Road facility on a November night just before Thanksgiving of 2004. He was monitoring the flow of sand in a bin [….]


Family of Motorcyclist Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of a man killed in a motorcycle-and-car crash last year have filed a wrongful death suit against a Channahon man. George Weikum, 58, was northbound on Route 59 in Plainfield on October 8, 2011. Chanahon resident David Deitrich was heading southbound when he lost control of his 2005 Ford Ranger Pick-Up truck. It [….]