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All Illinois Passengers May Need To Buckle Up

June 28, 2011 Published in Articles

It may soon become illegal not to wear a safety belt while sitting in the back seat of a vehicle in Illinois. The Illinois Senate sent the legislation to Governor Pat Quinn on May 27th to be signed into law. Current laws in Illinois only require passengers under 19 years of age to wear seat…

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Illinois Launches Campaign Against Distracted Driving

June 24, 2011 Published in Articles

Illinois State Police have been targeting distracted drivers in a campaign called Operation Safe Star. The campaign was declared May 6th, a year after state trooper Starlena Wilson was struck and almost killed by a woman who was reading a text message while driving. Operation Safe Star is in honor of Starlena Wilson’s injuries, and…

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Battle Over Illinois Workers’ Comp Ends as Legislation Sent to Governor

June 21, 2011 Published in Articles

In the final hours of the spring legislative session, the Illinois House passed legislation overhauling Illinois’ workers’ compensation system. Reform of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system had been an issue of debate for quite some time. After passing in the Senate, the workers compensation package initially failed in the House by a 55-39 vote, but after…

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Lawmakers Push for Safer Buses

May 26, 2011 Published in Firm News

After two fatal bus accidents this spring involving commercial tour buses, lawmakers and regulators are taking action to improve the safety of buses. In early March, a World Wide Travels tour bus crashed in New York killing nearly half of its passengers. Although the cause of the accident is still under investigation, some reports indicate…

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