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How to stay safe while riding a bicycle

As we enter the warm weather months in Chicago, we see more and more people riding bicycles. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for bicycle crashes. The state of Illinois sees more cycling injuries and fatalities during the summer months than any other time of the year. It’s critically important that cyclists ride with safety in...

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Cleanliness critical for nursing home resident safety

When it comes to the safety and health of nursing home residents, a clean and sanitary facility is critical. Nursing home residents are often some of our most vulnerable friends, family and loved ones. They have weakened immune systems or other health conditions that require the specific skill care and safe environments we come to...

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Bill seeks minimum staff requirements at nursing homes

If your loved one resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you want to feel confident he or she is receiving proper care. You want to know there are enough nurses and caretakers at the facility at all times. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are understaffed, according to federal data. It’s a growing problem,...

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Why your personal injury lawyer's credentials matter

Whether you were injured in a traffic collision, or your loved one was hurt while residing in a nursing home, you may not be sure where to turn. The odds may seem stacked against you. In a perfect world, you would be able to file a personal injury claim. The negligent party's insurance company would...

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Cars that park in protected bike lanes endanger bicyclists

Many U.S. cities, including Chicago, are becoming increasingly more dangerous for bicyclists. This growing danger comes at a time when traffic fatalities among motorists have declined and more people have recognized the benefits of cycling. About three years ago, Chicago was named the top city for cycling by Bicycling magazine. Safety advocates, however, say that...

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Feds address alarming rise in bicyclist fatalities

Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in Chicago, often protected by nothing more than a helmet. Over the past five years, an average of 3.5 bicyclists were killed on Chicago streets. Preliminary data from 2018, however, shows that five were killed as of August 31. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

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Illinois is cracking down on distracted drivers but will that be enough to protect bicyclists and pedestrians?

Have you ever been bicycling through Chicago and have seen another driver using a cellphone or engaging in any other type of distracting behavior? If the answer is yes, then you may be aware of how prevalent the problem truly is. Many drivers feel confident in their ability to multitask. It only takes one second...

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Chicago's 'highway-like' streets are a threat to us all

Walking or riding a bicycle in Chicago should be a healthy and safe activity, but on highway-like streets in River North, pedestrians and cyclists are facing a real threat. Over the span of just two days in September, two people on foot were hit by cars within a few blocks of each other, according to...

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Beware of crash dangers, even in protected bike lanes

Thousands of Chicago residents get around by bicycle, both commuting to work and cycling recreationally, and more people recognize the health, environmental, and economic benefits of cycling. Unlike motorists, bicyclists are at a greater risk of sustaining serious or life-threatening injuries in a crash, however. Bicyclists only account for about two percent of all traffic...

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