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Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety Tips

September is back to school day for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. There will be approximately 396,000 students traveling to and from school every day. Some children will ride the bus, but to qualify for bus service, students must live at least 1.5 miles from school. This means that, in addition to some bus riders, […]

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Water Park Injuries and Deaths

waterparks and injuries

Who is watching out for the safety of children and adults at waterparks? It appears that official regulation is inconsistent and in many cases insufficient. The statistics and reports of water park injuries and deaths suggests that greater enforcement of safety rules at water parks would prevent unnecessary harm to visitors. Many injuries and deaths […]

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Memorial Day Safety Tips

Memorial day celebrations and accidents

A study conducted between 2011 and 2015 found that you are four times more likely to die in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend than any other weekend, including the weekends of the Fourth of July or New Year’s holidays. An average of 312 people lose their lives in Memorial Day car wrecks every […]

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Chicago, We Have a Lead Problem

lead paint poisoning

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), lead poisoning is “the number one environmental illness of children.” Its primary cause is lead paint used in 75 percent of all homes built in the state prior to 1975. Despite having made some progress in alleviating the problem, Illinois has one of the highest rates […]

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Public Transportation & Injuries

public transportation personal injuries

In Chicago and the suburbs, public transportation is an important means for people to commute to work and other locations. Illinois residents rely on public transportation to get them from one place to another on a daily basis. This is especially true in the Chicago metro area, where the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRA)  and Chicago […]

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