Police charge man in suburban Chicago sexual assault wave

During the months of March through June of this year, south suburban areas of Chicago experienced a rash of sexual assaults. Six separate incidences involving groping and similar sexual attacks were reported across the Richton Park and Park Forest area. Now, police have charged a Steger man in connection with the assaults and believe he may be responsible for three other attacks. …

Million-dollar bail for driver accused in fatal truck accident

Illinois State Police say that 51-year-old truck driver from Leesburg, Indiana, is responsible for a multi-vehicle crash that killed four people and injured four others. Police say the truck driver was traveling in excess of posted speeds on July 21 when he attempted to abruptly change lanes in a construction zone on I-55 near Arsenal Road in Elwood, Illinois. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. …

Filmmakers say not guilty to manslaughter in wrongful death case

Losing a loved one is never easy to cope with, but sometimes, it seems like an actual crime that demands some form of punishment. This is how the family of a young woman killed during the making of a film may feel, particularly in light of the horrendous nature of her death. The family is pursuing a wrongful death claim naming several parties. …

Lawsuit filed after team exercise becomes workplace accident

Earlier this month, a man filed a workplace injuries lawsuit after 2012 incident in which he says he suffered a fall during a mandatory training workshop. The lawsuit, filed in DuPage County, alleges that the plaintiff was asked to participate in a workplace exercise that was originally designed to foster mutual respect, understanding and empathy between the employees at a fire safety company located in Addison, Illinois. The lawsuit names a third-party business consultant as a co-defendant in facilitating what the plaintiff says is an incident that caused him mental and physical pain and suffering after he fell to the floor and injured his knees to the point where he required surgery. …

Possible negligent driver causes fatal Illinois car accident

Last Friday, July 11, a four-vehicle car accident along interstate 80 took the life of a 50-year-old man. The police reportedly told the man’s family that some form of negligent driving may have been a factor in the accident. The police said an investigation into the car accident is currently underway, and they have not filed any charges or issued any tickets as of Saturday, July 12. …

Election race draws focus on nursing home medical malpractice

The current election race for Illinois state governor has drawn attention to the plight of residents in nursing homes. Recently, it has come to light that Republican candidate Bruce Rauner once shared ownership in a chain of long-term nursing homes involved in a series of lawsuits for wrongful death and other patient injuries. An advocate of the gubernatorial candidate points out that Rauner technically did not participate in the day-to-day operations of the company, but instead he sat on the board of its controlling private equity firm. …

Geneva, Illinois, doctor charged with felony sexual assault

Police have arrested a Geneva doctor for sexually assaulting a female acquaintance in 2012 at his home. In a statement released by the Kane County state attorney’s office, the 55-year-old physician has been charged with one felony count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and an additional felony count of criminal sexual assault. According to news sources, the doctor allegedly assaulted the woman in his former house in November of 2012. …