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Driving in Winter? Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Winter weather is now in full swing here in the Midwest. Last week, we saw a major winter snowstorm that covered the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. In fact, that storm was responsible for at least five deaths in Kansas and Missouri. Part of interstate 44 near St. Louis was […]


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 […]


Types of Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks fill our highways and interstates, and these large vehicles can pose risk to other drivers on the road. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, they can cause an immense amount of devastation to themselves and other drivers on the road when involved in an accident. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]


Tips to Follow After A Car Accident

The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic. With nearly 264 million registered vehicles and 218 million registered drivers, our country’s roads are busy which amplifies the dangers of driving. Even though Illinois is full of rural areas with less traffic, there is still a high rate of motor […]


Four Local Nursing Homes Fined for Violations

Four local nursing homes in Champaign and Piatt County were fined from violations that took place from July through September. The nursing homes that received charges include; Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab in Savoy, Illini Heritage Rehab and Health in Champaign, and Bement Health Care Center, according to the Illinois […]


Governor Rauner proposes measures seeking to improve business

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently presented proposed amendments to the state’s workers’ compensation system that aim to “rebalance the fee schedule to find savings while protecting access to quality care and still compensating providers fairly.” This has spurred the state House of Representatives Democratic Caucus to draft specific resolutions to make this possible. “While we […]


Florida workers’ compensation panel asks for creation of drug formulary

A state workers’ compensation advisory panel, called the Three-Member Panel, voted on Wednesday, January 4 to ask the Florida Legislature to look into creating a drug formulary to keep medical costs in check. The panel lays down policies on reimbursements and payment levels for health care providers, pharmacists, and medical suppliers who work with workers’ […]


TV and movie sets prone to workplace accidents

John Suttles, a truck driver, is one person unrecognized on the list of people who made The Avengers possible. Suttles died in an accident during shooting the $1.5 billion movie. Yearly, workers on both sides of the camera are exposed to injuries as they try to deliver quality entertainment that also seeks high ratings on the big screen. […]


Business interest groups frustrated by high cost of workers’ compensation in Illinois

Groups looking out for the interests of businesses said the high cost of workers’ compensation will continue to impede the growth of industry in Illinois, which will reduce state revenue growth. Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Mark Denzler said an Oregon study published in 2014 showed that Illinois employers have been […]