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Marc E. McCallister

Investigation Continues at Burr Oak Cemetery, May Re-Open Soon

As the investigation into the mishandling of buried loved ones at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois continues, the court recently appointed Roman Szabelski to oversee the cemetery. Szabelski, who…

Marc E. McCallister

Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Prompts Lawmakers to Act

As the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal grows bigger, lawmakers are moving to enact tougher regulations to ensure buried family members bodies are properly taken care of and respected. The Illinois Senate…

Marc E. McCallister

Missing Loved Ones at Burr Oak Cemetery

The Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois is being investigated after news broke last week that cemetery workers were removing bodies previously buried at the cemetery and reselling the plots. Since…

Marc E. McCallister

Chicago Cop Being Investigated for Tasering an 82-Year Old Woman

Chicago’s Police Department is investigating a cop’s use of a taser gun on an 82-year old woman, who police say was swinging a hammer at them when they arrived. Officials with the city’s Department on Aging went to her home Oct. 29 to make a welfare check, and called police when they saw Fletcher in a window swinging a hammer back and forth, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said Tuesday. Police…

Marc E. McCallister

Safety on Halloween Night

Halloween is an exciting time for people of all ages. Children and adults enjoying dressing up in costumes and being part of the Halloween spirit. While celebrating is fun, children and adults should take precautions to make certain that they are safe on Halloween night.Be attentive to whether or not costumes are flame resistant. If you are not careful, you may be wearing a costume that is…

Jenny Albano

Salmonella Outbreak at the Taste of Chicago

Now 126 people have reported being ill after eating at a booth at the Taste of Chicago festival. At least 10 people have been hospitalized, and one child still remains in the hospital for recovery. A spokesperson from the Health Department, Tim Hadac, states that officials are taking food histories from all the sick and are “connecting the dots”.The festival visitors all reported eating at the…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Girls Feet Amputated After Six Flag Ride Fails

A thirteen year old girl’s feet were amputated after a ride at Kentucky’s Six Flags theme park malfunctioned. The Superman ride at the theme park raises riders into the air 154 feet and drops them at a rate of 54 miles per hour. The ride stops just 20 feet before the riders hit the ground. It is believed that a cable broke during the ride and became wrapped around the girl’s feet causing them…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Illinois Law Allows Damages for Grief, Sorrow, Mental Suffering

As previously posted, it was up to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to pass a much needed law allowing families to recover for grief, sorrow and mental anguish they suffered as a result of a wrongful death of a family member. On May 31, 2007, the Illinois Governor signed into law an amendment to the Wrongful Death Act allowing families to now recover these type of damages.Previously, families…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Falling Debris Injures Chicago Pedestrian

The cold weather in Chicago has brought high wind gusts which caused injuries to a pedestrian in downtown Chicago on Wednesday. The injured man was walking near Dearborn Street and Hubbard Street when winds caused a two-by-four to tumble from a construction site and strike the man. The man was reported in stable condition.There are no additional details at this time about who owned the…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Child Found With Serious Head Trauma

A five year old girl was found with serious head trauma at her home in unincorporated Maine Township last evening. The girl was taken to Lutheran General Hospital. She was found by police at her house, but there is no information on why the police came to the home in the first place or how the little girl was injured.There is an investigation currently pending regarding the girls head injury. …