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Lead Contamination in Illinois Water

Aqua Illinois has issued a water advisory for the south suburbs of Illinois due to lead contamination. Residents were made aware of the advisory on Friday evening and since then, have been taking extra precautions to avoid using the contaminated water. Aqua Illinois has announced that it is now safe to consume water in certain […]


Illinois Cracks Down on Distracted Driving Violations

Illinois state representatives are increasing restrictions and cracking down on distracted driving violations. Warning citations will no longer be given for first-time offenders. A moving violation along with a fine will be administered beginning on July 1st, 2019. The goal of these stricter regulations is to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate these […]


Sandy Loeb Received Leading Lawyers Recognitions

One of our partners at Spiros Law, P.C., Sandy Loeb, was recognized as being among the Top 100 Downstate Illinois Leading Consumer Lawyers, as well as being a part of the Top 10 Downstate Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. In the Leading Lawyers May 2019 edition, Sandy was interviewed and written about, revealing achievements from her […]


Crash On I-57 Results In Four Injuries

Over the weekend, a collision between a Nissan van and an International truck tractor resulted in the injuries to two adults and two minors. The crash occurred early Saturday evening and caused the closing of Interstate 57 for about five hours. According to Illinois state police, the driver of the 2004 Nissan van, Petona J. […]


Two Drivers Killed in Dewitt County Crash

A car accident that occurred around 12:35 a.m. on Monday morning that unfortunately took the lives of both drivers involved.  The DeWitt County coroner, Randy J. Rice, identified the drivers as Marion Kathleen Geary, 54, of Williamsville, and Jeremy Bozarth, 19, of Riverton. The accident took place at Illinois 54 and Spirit Road near Kenney, […]


Wrong-Way, Head-On Collision

In the early morning hours, there was a head-on collision southbound Interstate 57 at the Interstate 74 interchange. After the collision, traffic was diverted off I-57 onto I-74 for about 45 minutes. Shortly after, the right lane of southbound traffic on Interstate 57 opened and traffic also used the right shoulder while authorities worked to […]


Three Vehicle Crash on Interstate 57

A recent crash left three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash occurred on Interstate 57 north of Pesotum. State police reported that two minivans and an SUV were heading south on I-57 at mile marker 221 when the driver of one minivan, Pranav I. Patel, 38, of Paducah, Ky., tried to pass the […]


Troubling Numbers Released in Recent DCFS Report

Troubling numbers have been released in a recent report on the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The report states that nearly 100 children connected to DCFS died in the 2018 fiscal year. Exactly 98 child deaths investigated by the department occurred between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Of the 98 deaths […]


Champaign County Receives Low Rating in School Zone Safety Study

Zendrive, a company that sells analytics to insurance or fleet companies, started a national campaign called “#FundMyStreets”. The campaign is designed to rank different school zones by their level of safety, with a goal to ultimately promoting safe driving. By using data collected from smartphones, the company was able to analyze drivers on roads within […]


One Hurt, Two Dead in Douglas County Car Accident

A car accident occurred around 4:48 PM on Friday, December 7 at 1835 East County Road 1450 North, just east of Villa Grove. A Mercury sedan, carrying three people, rear-ended a piece of construction equipment called a skid-steer, which is used to clean up debris on the highway. Two people were killed and one badly […]