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Stopping Noise Pollution

A developer bought several pieces of property next to our three flat last year and tore down the two houses. A few weeks ago a construction company showed up, fenced off the empty lots and began to dig a foundation. Given the rainy weather, they have finally started to frame the house and they are […]

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Attractive Nuisance On Your Property

We so often hear people talk about an attractive nuisance when referring to items in yards such as a swimming pool, but what does that mean? The doctrine of attractive nuisance refers to unenclosed pools, machinery or stacks of building materials that are simultaneously both a lure and a hidden danger to children. Natural conditions, […]

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Dog Days of Summer Responsible Dog Owner

You have probably seen the Montrose Dog Beach on Lake Michigan where canines and their human companions can romp in the sand and splash in the water. This is just one of more than a dozen dog parks in Chicago where dogs are allowed to be off –leash. Many of these sites have doggie drinking […]

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Chicago is one of the nation’s bike-friendliest cities

Chicago is one of the nation’s bike-friendliest cities, but it wasn’t always that way. At one point, the two-wheelers / “High Wheelers”, introduced in 1870, were banned from parts of the city; according to the Chicago Park District, the “High Wheelers” were prohibited from Lincoln Park because of the danger they posed for riders and […]

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Health Care Fraud Schemes To Defraud Medicare

Recent news agencies in the Chicago areas have reported that area physicians and health clinic owners are among defendants charged in health care fraud schemes to defraud the Medicare program and/or private health insurers of millions of dollars. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force, operating in major cities, has charged more than 85 defendants, including doctors, […]

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Who’s Insurance Pays If You Fall At A Friends Home?

It can happen: You are visiting a friend or a relative and you take a nasty fall and hurt yourself. The question of liability arises and you, as the injured party, wonder if you can recover the costs associated with your injuries from the homeowner or renter. You may be hesitant to file a claim […]

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What Kind of Auto Insurance Do you Have?

Most people discover that they have improper insurance coverage when it is too late. You don’t want to be in a situation where you are involved in an accident with someone who is inappropriately insured and find out there is not enough insurance money to cover your expenses. Auto insurance protects some of the most […]

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Chicken Coops are Allowed In Chicago

While many of us are heading to the neighborhood farmer’s markets this year, others are participating in community gardens or just growing a tomato plant on the balcony of their apartment. It may surprise you that the City of Chicago also allows residents to keep chickens or raise bees within the City limits. The City […]

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Safe Haven For New Mothers

The first Safe Haven law in Illinois was unanimously passed both the Illinois House and Senate and was signed into Illinois law in August of 2001. Illinois Safe Haven law provides options for mothers and their newborn child. According to the Safe Haven Law, a parent can anonymously take their newborn to a safe haven […]

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Student Interns and Sexual Harassment

We most often think about sexual harassment in the workplace and envision a corporate boss and his secretary as the typical scenario but we forget about students and interns. Temporary summer workers and student interns are also protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance. Sexual harassment in the workplace […]