How can I lower my risk of having an accident this winter?
While the holiday season is drawing to a close, winter is in full swing all over the nation. In Illinois, many drivers are not looking forward to poor road conditions caused by winter storms. While you cannot always prevent accidents from happening, there are steps you can take to decrease your accident risk while...read more
How can you protect against winter property hazards?
Of all the seasons, one of the most hazardous is winter. With heavy Illinois snows and the ice that comes with it, everyone has to take extra precautions when outside. It is easy to slip and fall on unseen ice buried beneath the snow. For homes and businesses, the ice that surrounds your property...read more
New law takes effect setting court fines and fees in Illinois
Critics have long said that Illinois’ legal system is disproportionately harsh on low- and middle-income citizens compared to the wealthy. Excessive fines and fees for traffic offenses, DUIs and other violations can hurt access to employment, transportation and housing for low-income people.A new law, which took effect in July, was supposed to address those...read more
What to know about Illinois’ distracted driving laws
Illinois, like several other states in 2019, implemented a new distracted driving law looking to hold motorists accountable for their actions behind the wheel.According to the Illinois Tollway, more than 11,000 distracted driving crashes occurred in the state between 2013-2017, with 79 of those crashes being fatal. Illinois was also rated as the tenth...read more