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February 2019

Bill would start comp soon after responders incapacitated

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A bill introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate would amend the state’s current Workers Compensation Act to begin compensation almost immediately for seriously injured volunteer, paid-on-call or part-time firefighters, emergency medical technicians or paramedics. S.B. 1219, introduced by Illinois state Sen. Neil Anderson, R-Moline, would amend the current law to allow for coverage of total temporary incapacity to commence the…

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Illinois FedEx Worker Died of Fall, not Cold, Autopsy Shows

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An autopsy found that a FedEx worker found dead outside in western Illinois amid record low temperatures died of a traumatic head injury. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old William L. Murphy’s death was due to a fall. Police say a colleague found the Moline man’s body between two semitrailers at the delivery company’s East Moline facility Thursday…

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Insurer: Man who allegedly resisted arrest should repay $121K for worker’s comp paid to injured Northlake cop

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An insurer is suing a man who allegedly resisted arrest in Northlake, as the insurer seeks to collect reimbursement of workers’ compensation benefits paid to an officer who was injured in the incident. The Illinois Public Risk Fund, through the Northlake Police Department, filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court against John A. Cottone, alleging the…

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Glenview Terrace Nursing Center named in wrongful death lawsuit

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A man is suing Glenview Terrace Nursing Center and Advocate Medical Group, alleging negligence and wrongful death. John F. Wagner filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants over the treatment of Helen T. Wagner. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges in August 2017, Helen Wagner was admitted to defendants’ long-term care facility…

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Woman alleges broken ankle from slip-and-fall on ice, snow at Chicago shopping center

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A woman alleges she broke her ankle in a fall at a Chicago shopping mall because of snow and ice in the lot. Pauline Owens filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against Semmer Landscape LLC, and others, alleging negligence and other counts. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on April 4, 2018, she fell…

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