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Injured in a drunk driving accident? The bar may be partially at fault

According to the 2014 Illinois DUI Fact Book, which was issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, there were over 37,000 drunk driving arrests on Illinois roadways in 2012, which is the most recent year for which the information is available. Sadly, though, even with such dedicated criminal enforcement, drunk driving accidents continue...

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New survey reveals why drivers in Illinois continue to text and drive

There are many different reasons why drivers continue to text and drive, despite recognizing the dangers of this activity. In Illinois, according to Distraction.gov, it is illegal for drivers of all ages to text and drive. However, a new survey, completed by AT&T, reveals that many drivers discount the fact that victims of car crashes are...

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Injured in a drunk driving accident? The bar may be partially at fault

According to the 2014 Illinois DUI Fact Book, which was issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, there were over 37,000 drunk driving arrests on Illinois roadways in 2012, which is the most recent year for which the information is available. Sadly, though, even with such dedicated criminal enforcement, drunk driving accidents continue...

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Caveat Contractor: Recent Cases Interpret The Home Repair And Remodeling Act

By Brian R. Kalb What happens when a contractor fails to use a written contract or otherwise comply with the Home Repair and Remodeling Act? Can homeowners use that failure to avoid paying for work done? This article discusses recent caselaw interpreting the Act and its impact on contractors and homeowners. Most homeowners have hired a contractor...

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Awareness necessary to decrease Illinois motorcycle accidents

In Madison County, motorcycles are becoming a more common sight thanks to increasing popularity. People are discovering that motorcycles are a cost-effective method of transportation, making them popular for people who are unable to buy a reliable car, and for those who enjoy traveling and exploring rural parts of the state with other...

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