McHenry County Crash – 2 People Killed

McHenry County Crash – Early on Friday, July 13, 2018, two men were killed in a car accident which involved a semi-truck. According to police, the crash occurred in Dunham Township, which is in the northwest suburban area of McHenry County. Time of the McHenry County Crash The accident happened around 2:30 am on Friday,…

Why Independent Contractors Need Workers Compensation Insurance

During the months when the weather is warmer, there are independently owned contractor businesses doing everything such as remodeling homes and businesses, cleaning homes and business, and yard work. Most of these jobs can be very dangerous. However, most independent contractors don’t consider getting Workers Compensation Insurance to protect them. This type of insurance is…

Woman from Hanover Park Critically Injured in Crash in McHenry County

McHenry County – A 45-year-old woman from Hanover Park is in critical condition after suffering injuring from a three-car collision. On Thursday, authorities said that the incident happened on Wednesday in the area of northern McHenry County. The woman’s identity has not been released. McHenry County Sheriff’s police stated that the woman was driving westbound…

Workers’ Compensation Explained

The In’s and Out’s of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Enacted in 1911, workers’ compensation was designed to remedy employees that are involved in on-the-job accidents or illnesses. Workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. What exactly is workers’ compensation? Workers comp is a…

Crystal Lake Car vs. Semi Accident with Injuries

Crystal Lake – The driver of a car involved in an accident with a semi-truck was taken to the hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries. Photo Credit: Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com A car and a semi were involved in a crash at Route 14 and Teckler Blvd. according to Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas. The driver of the semi…

Work Injury Statistics in Illinois

Perhaps, you are one of the thousands that suffer a work injury and wonder about your options. The good news is that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act protects injured workers in the state of Illinois. The attorneys at FGM can assert your rights to benefits for work injuries through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Downward…

Beware of dog – owners

NEWS CONTACT: Brandon Noel, Founder – BarMembership™ (312) 622-8511 (Local to Wilmington) Brandon@barmembership.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beware of dog – owners (Merango, IL – March 2018) Each year 4.5 million dog bites occur and in 2017 nearly forty related deaths were reported throughout the United States.  While this is a decrease over 2016, there is…

Boone County First Responders Train for Active Shooter

Belvidere, IL (Boone County) first responders, firefighters and local deputies, are now receiving active shooter training at a local elementary school.   “It’s not a matter of when, but if it will happen to Belvidere, so we decided to be proactive,” said Captain Brian Harbison of the Belvidere Fire Department. “We have special equipment that the…

Personal Injury FAQs

Personal Injury FAQs In the event an injury is suffered in an accident or mishap, there are frequent questions that are commonly asked. Some questions have exact answers while other questions will have an answer that depends on the exact circumstances of the accident. There are many types of accidents that can result in personal…

McHenry County Bail Reform – No Cash Bail Needed for Certain Offenders

Nonviolent offenders could walk out of jail without having to post a cash bond. On January 1st, 2018 the Bail Reform Act went into effect. The Act requires individuals to be placed into tiers or categories based on the charge and the individual’s financial situation. Bail is determined based on which category the offender falls under. Category…