Winter Driving Tips and Packing a Winter Storm Emergency Kit

In Central Illinois, it's best to always be prepared for the coming of winter.  While weather here can make it a beautiful winter wonderland, it can also make for lousy driving conditions.  Sleet and snow decrease visibility, reduce pavement friction,...
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Coats for Sheridan in 2021

For the past few years, my wife and I have donated coats to students in need at Sheridan Elementary School. Last year we donated 100 coats along with some hats and gloves. This year, with a new baby at home,...
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Keeping Our Young Passengers Safe

The birth of our new daughter means we recently added a second car seat to our family car.  It brings to mind some safety tips for transporting the wee ones -- our most precious cargo. In 2019, 608 child passengers...
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Don’t Veer for Deer

Along with beautiful colors and crisp weather, fall brings increased road hazards to central Illinois.  The peak mating season, or rut, for white tailed deer across our state is late October to mid-November.  During this period, deer tend to move...
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Driving Safety Tips for Harvest Season

Another harvest season will be here in no time.  There'll be lots of opportunities to get out with our families to get some cider or enjoy those pumpkin patches.  But, fall harvest is a prime time for road-related accidents, when...
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Common mistakes in Illinois dog bite cases

After helping many families through dog bite claims, and speaking to countless other potential clients about their cases, we've observed some common mistakes people tend to make in dog bite cases, particularly when they choose to proceed without a lawyer....
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Back to School Safety Tips for Drivers

Late-August is such an exciting time for kids, a time to return to school, reconnect with old friends and make new ones. My household has its first wave of this excitement, as my son Graham just started pre-school. After so...
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Back to School Safety Tips for Kids

The beginning of a new school year is a great time for parents to have conversations with their children about safety. We have to do everything we can to make sure our families are safe. In addition to always by...
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Cornfield Crossroad Safety Tips

With the corn crop now at its mature height in late-July, it’s a good time to review some safety tips for traveling to rural areas this time of year. We’ve all seen drivers speed on country roads and come to...
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Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

How to avoid an injury on the Fourth of July With most public fireworks displays canceled in 2020 to the pandemic, everyone is looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July more than usual in 2021. Unfortunately, this may mean...
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