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Special Olympics – Chicago

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Chicago has held a special Olympics each year since 1968. The Chicago Park District offers programs in 21 park locations throughout the city of Chicago during the event. Special Olympics Chicago has grown from a small event at Soldier Field in 1968 to having over 5,000 athletes and offering events in 22 different sports. Their…

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Proposed Illinois Mileage Tax Withdrawn

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This past Friday, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton released a statement saying that he will no longer be pursuing his proposal to tax Illinois drivers for every mile driven. The proposed bill has received plenty of criticism from other legislators and the general public. Proportionate Taxation The goal of the proposal was to generate…

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How Do Functional Capacity Evaluations Affect Workers Compensation?

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First of all, let’s clarify exactly what a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is. Simply put, it is a string of tests that are performed in order to determine how capable a person is of working. A medical professional also might change the patient’s diagnosis base don the results of these tests. The abilities that are…


How To Make An Efficient And Effective 911 Call

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In the event of a serious life-threatening emergency, it is essential to contact the authorities as quickly as possible. However, getting help may not be as easy as simply dialing 9-1-1. In order to get help in a timely manner, you have to work with the 911 operators so they can effectively assess the situation…

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Food Poisoning Lawsuits

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Food poisoning is never a pleasant experience, but it affects countless individuals each day. In fact, claims that one-sixth of Americans fall victim to food poisoning each and every year. Because it is such a common occurrence and it often results in mild and short-lived symptoms, it is sometimes considered harmless. However, food poisoning…

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What to do After a Dog Bite

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According to many state and city laws, people can defend themselves or someone else if they are being attacked by a dog. However, dogs are rarely involved in a full-fledged attack, since they often respond in only a single bite. Most dogs that bite will do so quickly and out of fear, nervousness, or misdirected…

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Who is Responsible for Damages Caused by Bad Road Conditions?

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In many of these cases, the government entity that is in charge of maintaining the roads or area where your car was damaged would be liable. These entities can also be at fault in certain situations. Road conditions that apply to this include: Potholes Icy or snowy roads Construction zones Shoulder drop-offs Government Responsibility City,…


Looking Out for Motorcyclists

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As the snow begins to melt and the days get longer, more and more motorcyclists are getting back on the roads. This can lead to a spike in accidents and fatalities, but precautions can be taken to help make the roads safe for everyone: Keep a Safe Distance – Maintaining a good following distance is…

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving includes any activity that takes your attention from driving. Distracted driving accounted for 3,154 deaths in 2013 according to Approximately, 420,000 people are injured each year from someone being distracted and taking their eyes off the road. If you take your eyes off the road for 5 seconds to send a text…

Truck Accidents: Preventing Injuries

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Truck Accidents In The U.S. Over 3 million licensed truck drivers are traveling on U.S. roads each year. This number can increase towards holidays like Christmas and the New Year when consumers purchase more goods online. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there is an average of 100,000 people injured from truck accidents in…

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