Posted on February 28th, 2011
State Representative John Bradley recently introduced a bill that he created that would allow cities and communities to ban certain dog breeds. House Bill 1080 proposes lifting the ban from determining if a dog is vicious or dangerous based on its breed from Illinois’ Animal Control Act.
Currently, the Animal Control Act uses a variety of factors to classify a dog as dangerous, but bans doing so based on a dog’s breed. Bradley says he created the bill so that smaller municipalities could have the power to completely ban a certain breed of dog.
Proponents of banning certain dog breeds mostly support this idea to reduce the chances of someone being bitten or attacked by a dangerous dog and believe that certain dog breeds are more likely to be aggressive. ”Everyone says that their particular dog is just wonderful…if that were truly the case in every case, many children would not have the scars of dog attacks,” said one supporter of the legislation.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack and would like to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact the Champaign injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on February 22nd, 2011
Last month, a Champaign County board member was arrested for driving under the influence after a Champaign County sheriff’s deputy says he witnessed him driving the wrong-way on U.S. 45 in Savoy. The officer stopped 31-year old Michael C. Richards at around 3:25 A.M. on January 27th.
The officer reported that he saw a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of the four-lane highway and decided to pull it over. After pulling the vehicle over, the officer says he smelled alcohol on the board member’s breath. In addition, police reports state that Richards failed field sobriety tests.
Richards refused to submit a chemical breath test. He was charged with a Class A misdemeanor DUI and improper lane usage.
Contact the Champaign drunk driving lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today, if you or someone you know has been accused of driving under the influence in Champaign.
Posted on February 15th, 2011
According to Illinois State Police, Lynwood Village clerk Roel Valle, 64, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless homicide and driving under the influence after being involved in a fatal car accident earlier this month. The accident occurred on Highway 394 on February 4th when his vehicle struck another vehicle driven by 27-year old Angelina Jones.
Valle struck Jones’s car after somehow veering from the northbound lanes of the highway into oncoming traffic in the southbound lanes. A passenger in Jonse’s vehicle, 32-year old Melikah Little, was killed in the accident. Jones is also facing charges of driving under the influence for the accident. Little’s family is pursing the charges against Valle.
If you have been accused of committing a traffic offense like reckless driving and would like to speak with an experienced defense attorney about how to best defend yourself against the charges, contact the Champaign reckless driving defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000.
Posted on February 9th, 2011
According to the Champaign Public Work’s Department, since December 29th the city has repaired more than 946 potholes. In addition, officials from the department say that they receive an average of 2 requests a day for pothole repairs. City officials say that they are still encouraging residents to report potholes and that they will try to repair them within two business days.
During the winter months, pothole repair can be hard to keep up with. Potholes are formed from a combination of factors including freezing and thawing, poor base support and traffic. It is very common for potholes to damage vehicles, especially to the rim or bumpers of the car. Even worse, potholes have been known to cause car accidents, typically because a driver either loses control of their vehicle after driving through a pothole or because a vehicle becomes stuck in a pothole and is struck by another vehicle.
To discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit in Champaign, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on February 1st, 2011
Today, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that they will be making changes to some of their procedures. The two most significant changes include issuing a ban on uncontested claims and shifting some downstate arbitrators.
The IWCC decided to make changes after investigators looked into a report from 389 workers at the Menard Correctional Center in Chester regarding repetitive motion injuries. Altogether, the workers received around $10 million in taxpayer-funded settlements.
If you have been injured as a result of workplace conditions, contact the Champaign workers’ compensation attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation about receiving the benefits you deserve.