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14 Troopers Hit This Year in Illinois Despite ‘Move Over Law’

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Fourteen Illinois State Police officers or their vehicles have been struck in roadside crashes this year. That’s double last year’s total of eight. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Police on Monday urged motorists to observe the “Mover Over Law ” when approaching vehicles on the side of the road. The law requires motorists approaching vehicles along the roadside…

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Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

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Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said. E-cigarettes and vaping devices often contain substandard lithium-ion batteries rejected by major battery manufacturers, attorney Chris Stoy, a partner in the Fort Worth law firm…

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Update: At Least 20 Injured in Indiana School Bus Crash

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A school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana on Wednesday, seriously injuring one student and leaving 20 people hurt, authorities said. Preliminary information indicates that 18 students, the bus driver and the driver of the garbage truck were injured in the crash, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles. Aerial photos from the scene show the front of…

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Police: 5 Hurt in Indiana Church Bus Crash; Driver Arrested, Charged with DWI

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Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off the road in northwestern Indiana. Indiana State Police say the bus carrying nearly 50 people went onto an embankment late Monday along the Indiana Toll Road and passengers were tossed from…

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Indiana City Shares Responsibility for Crash That Killed 3, Lawsuit Says

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A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians in Elkhart, killing 8-month-old Dolly Thomas, 11-year-old Courtney Smith and 22-year-old Shawn Wolcott. He was sentenced in December to 15…

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Woman claims Mayfield Care Center failed to provide adequate care, leading to her mother’s death

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A woman is suing Mayfield Health Center, alleging the long-term care facility improperly cared for her mother, contributing to her mother’s death. Linda Brown filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging they breached their duty to provide appropriate care to her mother, Christine Miles. According to the complaint, from January-March 2017, Miles “suffered from multiple…

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Court questions if team should have known stadium roof slippery

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An Illinois appeals court held that questions remain over whether the Chicago White Sox and their roofing contractor failed to protect an electrician who slipped and fell on the roof, suffering career-ending nerve damage. In Zahumensky v. Chicago White Sox Ltd., the Appellate Court of Illinois, 1st District, 1st Division on Tuesday reversed a circuit court decision that dismissed the…

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Advocate Christ Medical Center allegedly enrolled unqualified patient in medical trial

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A woman is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center and others medical providers, alleging they enrolled another woman in a medical trial despite her not meeting study criteria. Lisa Villanova, who is serving as executor of the estate of Evelyn Gall, filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court. According to the complaint, Gall — who suffered from…

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