The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m.

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Two people were transported to hospitals after a semi-truck crashed into a residential building in south suburban Lansing Tuesday morning. The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m. At about 7:58 a.m., crews were able to extricate the driver from the cab of the semi-truck, …

How Murder Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Claim by Walner Law

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Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, will be sentenced on August 15 after being convicted in the 2014 death of a student attending Southern Illinois University. The two men, ages 19 and 24, were intoxicated and fighting while out looking for cocaine. Bethune hit the student so many times it resulted in a head injury that …

Man Killed in Hit-And-Run In West Humboldt Park

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 42-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run early Thursday, apparently while riding a bike in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said the victim was found lying unresponsive in the middle of the street around 3:15 a.m. near Division and Kostner. Investigators determined the man was the victim of a hit-and-run. …

Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Illinois Veterans Home

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A lawsuit has been filed against a Quincy, Illinois, Veterans Home after a male resident died following a bout of Legionnaires’ Disease that struck the facility. The family of the veteran is seeking $100,000 in the wrongful death of the man. The lawsuit claims the facility was negligent in maintaining its water systems and the …

Chicago-Area McDonalds Linked to Foodborne Illness Outbreak

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Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health are investigating several food poisoning cases that may be linked to McDonald’s salads. About 90 cases of an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis caused by the cyclospora parasite have been investigated since people started becoming ill in May. Many of the people had eaten salad at a Chicago-area …