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Two teenagers killed after being hit by train in Joliet

Two teenagers who were trespassing on railroad tracks died after being struck by a Metra Rock Island train in Joliet, Illinois. A Metra spokesperson said a train engineer spotted a group of three males walking along the tracks on a bridge at night. Authorities said the teens were hit by Metra Rock Island train No. …

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Widow of Illinois electrician files wrongful death lawsuit

The widow of an electrician who died in a work accident at an Illinois shopping mall has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the signage company that subcontracted his employer. The mall operator and management company were also named in the complaint. Donald Tentler II, 47, was putting up a sign on the bell tower …

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Elderly pedestrian dies after getting trapped under car

A 71-year-old female pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car and getting trapped under its front right tire in downtown Hinsdale, Illinois. Authorities said the woman had to be extricated from underneath the car and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. Although she was conscious and spoke to firefighters while being rescued, she died …

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Two drivers face wrongful death lawsuit after elderly woman dies in car crash

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against two drivers after an elderly woman was killed in a car accident in Joliet, Illinois. The case centered on a September 2016 crash that occurred in an intersection close to a bridge over Interstate 55. The complaint was filed at Will County Courthouse on behalf of Joylene Bournas, …

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Mother sues Chicago school board over son’s drowning death

The mother of a special needs student who drowned in a high school swimming pool filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages. Rosario Gomez, 14, was a student with autism at Kennedy High School in …

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Police officer not charged in wrongful death case of Naperville woman

The daughter of a 73-year-old woman who died in a car accident filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Naperville, Illinois. She is seeking over $50,000 in damages. Tracy Heusinkveld, a veteran officer of the Naperville Police Department, was also named a defendant in the lawsuit. However, authorities said she will not face …

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Wrongful death lawsuit against Metra Electric District

On Friday, January 13, the mother of a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a Metra Electric District (Metra) train filed a wrongful death lawsuit. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Felicia Roberts filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence on the part of Metra and the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation. …

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OSHA investigates garbage hauler’s death in landfill accident

A man died after being crushed under the weight of an overturned garbage truck and its concrete debris at Winnebago Landfill in Rockford, Illinois. Gonzalo Trevino Sr., 54, worked as a hauler for a garbage company. Investigators said Trevino was unloading his truck when another dump truck accidentally emptied its contents on him. The load …

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OSHA fines four Illinois companies after construction worker’s death

An employee sustained fatal blunt force injuries while working at a wastewater treatment plant in Springfield, Illinois, in October 2015. The 42-year-old man was testing joints for leaks inside a 54-inch pipe when an inflatable bladder burst. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Henderson Construction of Central Illinois …

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The occurrence of pharmacy errors after hospital discharge

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, two weeks after a patient named Joyce Oyler was discharged from the hospital, she had sores in her mouth and throat, and blood was flowing from her nose and bowels. Her daughter attributed her mother’s condition to a medication error. One drug that her mother was prescribed was missing. …

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