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
Steps to take after a dog bite
Dogs may be known as a man’s best friend. But not every k9 is well-trained or has a responsible owner, which can put anyone who gets in its way at risk.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4 million dog bites occur in the U.S. every year. Out of that...read more
Could wet leaves lead to injury?
Fall is a beautiful time in Illinois. The leaves change to a rainbow of different colors that make the landscape stunning. However, soon after changing colors, leaves start turning brown and falling off the trees. You probably already know that leaves on roadways become quite dangerous if they get wet. The same is true...read more