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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 […]


Spiros Law Adopts-A-Highway in Champaign

At Spiros Law, our every day is spent helping people out in their time of need. We care about the communities we live in, and we want to take part in improving them, which is why we have partnered with Adopt-A-Highway. The Illinois Adopt-A-Highway program is affiliated with the Illinois Department of Transportation and works […]


4 Children Hospitalized After Crash

A multi-vehicle crash on Wednesday sent six people, including four children, to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The identities of those involved have not yet been released. The crash occurred north of Champaign around 3:42 PM. One vehicle was traveling south on Market Street when another vehicle, traveling east on Ford Harris Road, failed to […]


Distracted Driving Awareness

The number of automobile fatalities in the United States are on the rise in recent years. In fact, in 2017 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there were 37,133 automobile fatalities during that year. The number one cause of car accidents today is distracted driving, which is the act of driving while engaging […]


Woman killed after car trouble

Shana Outlaw, 23, of Rantoul, died Thursday morning after sustaining multiple traumatic injuries in a crash. She and her three children, aged 6, 4, and 8 months, were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where Ms. Outlaw was pronounced dead. The children’s injuries were non-life-threatening. Outlaw was traveling south on U.S. 45 near Urbana, south of […]


I-74 Speed Limit Lowered

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be lowering the speed limit on I-74 from 70 mph to 60 mph in response to a traffic study. The study demonstrated that the crash rate, number of interchanges, and prevailing speed justified a need for a reduced speed limit. The change affects the area between Cunningham Avenue in […]


Westville motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A crash on Illinois 1 Wednesday morning sent one Westville man to the hospital. State police investigating the crash report that around 11 AM on Wednesday, a pedestrian ran out onto Illinois 1 in front of a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling north between Danville and Belgium, near Greenwood Avenue. The 60-year-old driver from Westville […]


Herscher man hospitalized after crash

A crash on Illinois Route 115 on Thursday left one driver with life-threatening injuries. Tyler E. Frantz, 24, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn after the crash occurred around 5:30 AM. Frantz was traveling east on Route 115 in a 2014 Ford Transit minivan when a southbound semi-truck ran a stop sign on Lehigh […]


Hospitals fail to give women proper treatment in childbirth

A report by USA Today has found that the United States is the most dangerous country in the world to give birth in. 50,000 women are injured every year as a result of complications of childbirth, while another 700 die. The rate in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, is a third of ours. […]


Helia Healthcare fined $75,000 after two more resident deaths

Helia Healthcare, a nursing home in Champaign, has been fined $75,000 after two resident deaths. This comes less than a year after another resident death, for which the home was fined $50,000 earlier this year. In all three cases, Helia chose not to contest the fines and waived its right to a hearing, allowing it […]