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Safe Boating Week: Common Boating Violations

May 19-24 is National Safe Boating Week! During this week, individuals are called to promote boating and lifejacket safety to boaters everywhere. In Illinois, summer is approaching, meaning that lakes throughout our state will be crowded with boats and people. Even though boating is a great activity to partake in with family and friends, it […]


National Bike Month: Rules Cyclists Must Follow

May is National Bike Month! This month is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and is celebrated all over the country. The initiative of the month is to appreciate bicyclists and encourage others to ride bikes. Biking is a great way to get exercise, reduce commuting costs, and preserve the environment. With that said, […]


Upcoming Road Construction in Champaign

As summer approaches, we can expect to see more road-construction projects. Recently, The News-Gazette spoke to Ken Crawford, who is the project implementation engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation District 5, about the bigger construction projects in the area. Crawford mentioned 5 different projects throughout Champaign County, which included: Prospect Avenue Bridge: On June 1, […]


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 […]


James D. Spiros Selected As Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member

Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media, is a very respected resource that allows individuals to easily locate respected, reputable, and experienced lawyers. These lawyers are nominated by recommendations from other lawyers in the area, but also by approval from the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board, which is a board made up of premier lawyers […]


Steps to Take After a Dog Bite

Most of the time, dogs serve as a companion, providing their owners and others around them with love and affection. Unfortunately, when irresponsible owners abuse or improperly train their dogs, their dogs can become incredibly aggressive and dangerous. When dogs attack and bite they can cause immense pain and damage for the victim, and sometimes […]


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 […]


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 […]