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Semi-truck Strikes Pedestrian

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the details surrounding a man that was struck by a semi-trailer tractor truck in the early morning on Friday, April 3. The man, who was on foot, was reportedly conscious after the accident that occurred at 5 a.m. and was then taken to the hospital to assess his […]


Bicyclist Struck by a Semi-truck in Mahomet

Following a collision between a bicyclist and a semi-truck that took place in the morning of Friday, April 3, Illinois 47 north of Mahomet was shut down. After dealing with the crash, Mahomet police chief Mike Metzler reported that the area has since been reopened. According to Illinois State Police Trooper Mindy Carroll, the collision […]


Motorcycle Crash Leaves Two Injured

A motorcycle and vehicle collision in Mahomet on March 30th has left two injured persons: the driver and passenger of the motorcycle. The collision occurred when the motorcycle illegally attempted to pass the vehicle at an intersection. According to Illinois State Police, the collision occurred on U.S. 150 at Champaign County Road 125 E, west […]


Remote Legal Assistance

Out of concern for the well-being of our clients, staff, and community, we are implementing some adjustments in order to comply with current state guidelines. In doing our best to help keep everyone as healthy as possible, our physical offices will be closed while Illinois has been ordered to “shelter-in-place.” Although our offices are closed, […]


Illinois Plane Crash

A small plane crashed this past Tuesday morning shortly before 9 a.m. along Interstate 55 near Lincoln. Unfortunately, all three individuals aboard the plane died as it was fully engulfed once it crashed into the middle of the interstate, leaving the southbound lane of I-55 blocked until later in the afternoon. Authorities from the FAA […]


March is National Ladder Safety Month

Each year, over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents and thousands suffer from disabling injuries at work and home. Without better safety planning, training, and innovation in product design, we will continue to see fatalities resulting from ladder falls. To promote the safe use of these tools, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March […]


Local Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide and Aggravated DUI

Following a three-vehicle accident that occurred on January 8th in Monticello, a Bement man has been charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI. The collision that happened on Illinois 105 resulted in the death of one of the three drivers involved. Illinois State Police reported that the collision occurred at 2:01 p.m. when the Bement […]


Paramedic Arrested and Charged With Two Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault

Following a sexual assault report from July 22, a Gifford man, Jeffrey Sanford, has been arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault by State’s Attorney Julia Rietz. Sanford, a veteran paramedic for OSF PRO, was accused of sexually assaulting a patient who was being taken to the hospital via ambulance. According to […]


Elder Rape Reported at a Peoria Nursing Home

A Peoria nursing home, Generations at Peoria, is responding to allegations that someone raped a resident in their care. According to a police report, the incident occurred back in  August of 2019 and it was a CNA who alerted superiors to an alleged sexual assault. The CNA who reported the alleged sexual assault stated that […]


Local Nursing Home Receives Violation

Following an Illinois Department of Public Health report from this past August 2019, a Champaign nursing home has been fined $25,000 for a violation. The nursing home, Champaign Rehab Center located at 1915 S. Mattis Ave, failed to properly treat a patient with Type 2 diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Nursing home staff members neglected […]