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COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

Update: As of August 6th, it has been reported that Ford County saw 13 new COVID-19 cases. Of those 13, eight are linked to the Accolade Healthcare of Paxton on Pells long-care facility. Accolade Healthcare of Paxton houses 106 beds in their facility. All of the residents who tested positive were asymptomatic according to Jason… Read More


Champaign County Affected by Contaminated Lettuce

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is reporting six cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness believed to be linked to packaged lettuce mix. This illness, caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite, is now part of a multi-state outbreak that has affected people in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota,… Read More


The Risks of Tree Stands During Hunting Season

As the winter season approaches, so does various hunting seasons, one of which has already begun in Illinois. Hunting seasons are designated times where it is legal to hunt particular kinds of animals, the most popular animal to hunt being deer. In Illinois, the deer hunting seasons include archery from October 1st through January 19th,… Read More


June is National Safety Month

The month of June is recognized as National Safety Month, which is promoted by the National Safety Council each year. The purpose of National Safety Month is to focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, as well as in homes and communities. The National Safety Council advises people… Read More


Billion-Dollar Spinal Surgery Scam Exposed

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a common reality for many people across the United States. For those lucky enough to have not been affected, medical malpractice is a legal issue that occurs when a medical or health care provider strays from their normal course of action causing injury to their patient. A recent article details how… Read More


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… Read More


Local bus strikes UI student

A young woman was recently struck and subsequently trapped under a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) bus, according to reports from The News-Gazette. The incident happened at the corner of Kirby Avenue and First Street around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 28. The University of Illinois student’s current condition is not known, but those at the… Read More


Lisa Madigan proposes nursing home security camera law

Lisa Madigan, Attorney General for the state of Illinois, has proposed a new law that would allow families to install video cameras and audio recording devices in the rooms of relatives who live in nursing homes and similar assisted living facilities. Madigan stated that she felt compelled to take action after hearing  complaints of abuse in… Read More


Newman man dies after Amtrack train accident

On Thursday, April 24 a Newman man died after being struck by an Amtrack train. The incident occurred in Savoy around 7 p.m. when farm chemical company employee, Brent E. Stewart, 42, drove a three-wheeled fertilizer applicator in front of a train. Emergency responders reported to the accident site near U.S. 45. Stewart was airlifted to… Read More


Woman sues Illinois PD for smashing her face into a jail cell bench

A woman filed a lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department after she sustained several facial bone injuries when an officer smashed her head into a jail cell bench. 47-year old Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago was being led out of her jail cell when Officer Michael Hart threw her back inside so forcefully, she slammed face-first… Read More