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Railroad crossing deaths are rising in Illinois

Illinois is home to one of the largest railroad networks in the U.S., and the country’s single largest rail hub is based in Chicago. Not surprisingly, Illinois has more railroad crossings than any other state save Texas. According to the Illinois Commerce Commission, the state has over 8,400 highway rail-grade crossings and almost 400 pedestrian […]

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Ankin Law Office LLC Representing Woman Injured in Fatal Chicago Bus Crash

A woman who was recently injured in a fatal bus accident here in Chicago has chosen the Ankin Law Office LLC to represent her in a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney John Topolewski sat on a phone call that the victim, 34-year-old Martine Anoine, held with the Chicago Tribune. Four months ago, Antoine moved to Chicago […]

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Local college sued over Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act

In Illinois, members of the public have a right to request information about the actions that government entities, public employees and other officials undertake. The state’s Freedom of Information Act gives people the power to seek records and other relevant information from any of these parties. Under the Act, The Chicago Tribune recently sued College […]

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Faster emergency response and medical care just a few benefits of Chicago’s first vertiport

Victims of car accidents and other emergency events will now be able to receive medical aid faster than before with the opening of Chicago’s first vertiport. Vertiports offer an efficient new alternative to emergency ground transportation by providing a space for aircraft to vertically take off and land. Vertiport flights can streamline travel from crowded […]

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Howard Ankin honored as a Super Lawyer

Ankin Law Office LLC is thrilled to announce that its owner and partner, Howard Ankin, has been honored as a Super Lawyer. This honor is bestowed to only those attorneys who have the highest legal ethics, professional achievements and peer estimation. In the state of Illinois, just 5 percent of attorneys have received this rating. […]

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New legislative bill seeks to give municipalities the option to file bankruptcy

In 2013, Detroit became the largest American city to file bankruptcy. This was one of the more highly publicized municipal bankruptcies to occur recently, but it was far from the only one. As The Chicago Tribune reports, 36 other municipalities have filed bankruptcy since 2010. Here in Illinois, many municipalities face similar financial strain but […]

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Chicago drivers owe $1.5 billion in driving ticket fines

At some point most drivers in Chicago have received tickets for parking violations, speeding or red light running. Every year, the city issues about 2.5 million parking tickets and thousands more speed or red light camera tickets, according to local news source DNAinfo. These tickets generate significant amounts of revenue, but collecting this money has […]

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Campus rape cases can be difficult to prove

Campus rape has become a national concern in recent years, as high-profile cases at various schools have highlighted the extent of this problem. One study suggests that as many as one in five women fall victim to sexual assault or attempted sexual assault at some point during college. Unfortunately, these victims often face significant challenges […]

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Robot competitions fuel Illinois kids’ interests in robotics

Robotics has rapidly evolved from a more specialized and costly branch of technology into a field with countless practical applications. This change has helped create numerous opportunities for people in Illinois to pursue personal interests in robotics. Students, in particular, have benefitted from various new ways to learn about robotics, from classes to club participation. […]

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Chicago disabled people helping disabled people through “Battle Buddies”

Many people who have suffered from debilitating injuries or illnesses in Illinois have trouble adjusting to the associated changes in their lives. These individuals may feel isolated or overwhelmed as they struggle with challenges that people close to them have never faced. Peer support groups can play an important role in helping these disabled individuals […]