Month: May 2015

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  • May
    29 2015

    Workers Compensation Reform Battle Unites IL Dems

    Democrats in both houses of the Illinois Legislature voiced their unity in blocking Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s attempts at workers compensation reform. Both House and Senate Democrats voted down the governor’s proposals for workers compensation reform, which would lower insurance rates for businesses and cut benefits for injured employees. Governor Rauner had threatened to call […]

  • May
    21 2015

    Takata Airbag Recall Expanded To 33.8M Vehicles

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has expanded the massive Takata airbag recall to 33.8 million vehicles. The expanded Takata airbag recall is now the largest auto safety recall in U.S. history, surpassing the GM ignition switch recall of last year. The federal recall order comes after several automakers issued voluntary recalls for specific models […]

  • May
    19 2015

    Investigators Seek Answers After Fatal Amtrak Train Crash

    Local, state, and federal agencies are investigating a fatal Amtrak train crash near Philadelphia in which eight passengers lost their lives. The investigation centers around an accident involving Amtrak Northeastern Regional Train 188. Investigators have interviewed the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian, as well as other passengers and eyewitnesses. The train jumped the tracks last week […]

  • May
    15 2015

    Fatal Workplace Accident At KY Aluminum Plant

    A young worker at a Kentucky aluminum plant lost his life in a fatal workplace accident earlier this week. The accident occurred at the Cardinal Aluminum plant in Okolona, a suburb of Louisville. A 26-year-old worker reached for a piece of equipment when he suffered severe blunt force trauma. Local police and federal worker safety […]

  • May
    08 2015

    Workers Compensation Reform Debate Reaches IL House Floor

    A political battle over workers compensation reform in Illinois has pitted the Republican governor against the Democratic leadership of the state’s House of Representatives. In an unprecedented move, Speaker of the House Michael Madigan organized hearings for the entire House membership to hear testimony on workers compensation reform. The hearings included two representatives from the […]