Archive, December 2012.

A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health found that injury patients were less likely to die of they had alcohol in their blood. The more alcohol there was, the more likely the patient is to survive.The UIC injury epidemiologist Lee Friedman, author of the study, says this study is not to encourage people to drink alcohol. Alcohol intoxication, even the smallest amount, is very closely associated with an increased risk of injury.After an injury has occurred, however, intoxication seems to have a pretty substantial protective effect on the body, according to …
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On the 23rd of October, Logan T Krogman was driving around in his father’s car.  It is alleged that this 15 year-old was joyriding at excessive speeds when he crashed into a house in a neighborhood in Aurora.  It was around 1:40 in the morning when the crash occurred.  The crash resulted in the death of his classmate at Metea Valley High School, Devin Meadows.The local police said that Logan took his father’s 2012 Chevy Malibu without permission from his house near the 800 block of Amli Court.  While he was driving on the road slick from rain, he lost control of the vehicle.  He was …
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The Grayslake Police Department is urging all motorists to buckle their seat belts this holiday season, no matter where you are sitting in the vehicle.In a continued effort to promote traffic safety, the Grayslake Police Department participated in the Click It or Ticket Thanksgiving holiday campaign. The campaign ran for two weeks in the middle of November, ending on Nov. 25.The campaign warned motorists that whether they were traveling in town or across the state, if the driver or any passenger in the vehicle was not seat-belted, a ticket very well may have been issued to the driver.
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Dennis Quaid had recently filed from his wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, only six short weeks after Kimberly filed for a legal separation. This divorce case was filed in Los Angeles on November 30, according to writers at US Weekly.Quaid stated that he is fighting for joint legal and physical custody of  Zoe and Thomas Quaid, the Dennis’s and Kimberly’s five year old twins. He also said that he has offered to pay spousal support to Kimberly.In March of 2012, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid filed for divorce from Dennis, from quickly withdrew the petition after only two months. In October of …
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A court judge rejected the states arguments that only rabbinical courts have the authority to dissolve marriages, he instructed the Interior Ministry to register the former lovers as divorced.An Israeli court granted the divorce of a gay couple for the first time in the country’s history.Recently, the Ramat Gan Family Court approved the request of Uzi Even, a chemistry professor at Tel Aviv University, and Amit Kama, who teaches communications at Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, to order the Interior Ministry to register the couple as divorced.
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According to a recent article in Sound Vision, the rate of divorce in the Muslim community has gone up in recent years for a number of various reasons, “ranging fro incompatibility to infidelity.” The national divorce rate varies depending on which research is considered, but the commonly accepted rate of divorce among Americans is roughly 50 percent. That rate is traditionally much lower among the Muslim community, and a study cited in Islamic Horizons magazine notes that the divorce rate for American Muslims in the 1990s was about 31 percent. While this is much lower than the national …
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The holidays are an exciting time of the year. It takes a lot of planning, cooking, and present buying in order to prepare for a special week at the end of December. However much you might like the holiday as an adult, the chances are that your kids like it immeasurably more.The truth is many parents who are contemplating divorce wait until after the holidays. For a time of the year that means spending more time with more family, it is often easier for parents to suffer through the holidays for the sake of their children. The New Year might be an easier time to broach the subject with …
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The winter is slowly arriving, which means that roads will be slippery and newspapers will be full of car crash stories. One of these stories is a head-on crash on Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates that took the life of an 86-year-old woman. This traffic accident, along with many others, was covered by a story in the Chicago Tribune.The crash that took the elderly woman’s life happened around 4 in the morning on December 5. Helen Royce, 86, was pronounced dead at St. Alexius Medical Center, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The woman was declared dead about an hour after …
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A cousinly spat went horribly wrong when one cousin stabbed a man to death with a pair of scissors, incited by a shattered Marvel Comics drinking glass, according to the Chicago Tribune. Erik Jensen, 45, is being held on $800,000 bail and has been charged with the first-degree murder of Raymond Ogara, 43. Jensen, a married father, told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was play wrestling with his cousin before “things got out of hand.” Prosecutors stated that the cousins were drinking alcohol out of the collector glasses that the victim dropped, causing it to shatter. It was after the glass …
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According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “a man who claims he was routinely molested by a scoutmaster in Burbank during the 1980s is suing the Boy Scouts of America and the Chicago Area Council for failing to protect him from the man, who is now in prison.” In this bombshell injury case, Thomas Hacker, a former scoutmaster, who is currently serving a 100-year prison term for molesting a different member of a Boy Scout troop in the 1980s, is now facing new charges. Hacker, who was arrested in Indiana “for sexual assault and battery of boys in 1970” later moved to Illinois and was able to …
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An employee of a supermarket near 143rd Street and Wolf Road in Orland Park almost lost a hand in a workplace accident on November 3, according to a recent story in the Chicago Tribune. The employee was processing meat when his hand became stuck in a meat grinder.The Orland firefighters tried to disassemble the machine in order to take the injured employee to a hospital. However, they quickly found out that the only way they could get to the hospital was with the grinder still attached to the man. The firefighters did what they could to take apart the grinder and disassembled it into the …
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Many pieces of property are very difficult to split in a divorce, like bank accounts and stock portfolios. Although the assets that go to each party are up for dispute, each piece is essentially interchangeable and valued.Those property items, however, are the easier ones to divide up. Items of sentimental value are tougher to negotiate, including family heirlooms and items from deceased parents and grandparents, even professional sports franchises, and art have been responsible for dragging out divorce proceedings.It is recommended that going into a divorce with the knowledge of how …
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Speaking for Kim Kardashian, her divorce attorney shared that the star wants to move on with her life, but is unable to do so  because her divorce case is not yet ready for trial.Kardashian’s and NBA player Kris Humphries’s attorneys were told by the Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney to return to court in mid-February so a trial date can be set to either dissolve or annul the infamous 72-day marriage. He indicated that if all depositions and pre-trial investigations were completed by February 15, a trial could be held early in the year.Humphries, a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets…
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Herbert Simmons filed a lawsuit on November 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Shirley J. Harmon and Med Star Ambulance.Simmons claimed in his filed complaint that he was driving a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria north on North Illinois Street on December 28, 2010, when he stopped due to traffic. Harmon, who had been driving a 1991 Lexus behind Simmons, hit the Ford, according to Simmons’s complaint. The suit also states that at the time of the collision, Simmons was driving for Med Star.Simmons claimed that, in addition to his neck, back, spine, and face injuries, he also experienced …
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Brian Ingram, 34, was stabbed several times by his girlfriend on November 4, sustaining severe injuries to his lungs and ending up in a hospital, according to the Naperville Sun. The girlfriend, Diane M. Romano, was charged with three felonies. After Ingram was released from the hospital, he had no place to go and had to live in a borrowed truck. Luckily for Ingram, his cousin, Sharain Spears, helped him to find shelter.Spears was also a victim of domestic violence a decade ago. She remembers how she had to “drive around in a ratty old station wagon” with her children because there was no…
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A Cook County jury has awarded a former iron worker $64 million for a fall that snapped his neck, leaving him paralyzed. In 2007, Ronald Bayer of Monee was working on a warehouse addition in DeKalb when he fell from a beam and landed on a concrete foundation 15 feet below. The 41 year-old third generation iron worker has been left paralyzed from the chest down with very limited ability to move his arms.According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Bayer’s attorney said there were no safety cables provided on the steel beams for workers to hook onto. The attorney for the general contractor, …
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A former Chicago police detective was sentenced to eight years in prison for a 2009 charge of aggravated DUI that left two young men dead, according to the Chicago Tribune. Joseph Frugoli, who at the time was a 18-year veteran of the force, was ironically working as a homicide detective at the time of the accident. After slamming his Lexus SUV into the back of the victims’ car, which was disabled near Roosevelt Road, Frugoli fled the scene. “Prosecutors said Frugoli had been drinking at a nearby tavern and his blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit,” according to …
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It’s generally accepted that the divorce rate has steadily increased as a result of a more loose society, one in which young people cohabitate more often before marriage, and one that has turned away from the traditional core values of American society. Yet the world for which the Baby Boomer generation purports to long, could actually be undermined by the Boomers themselves, according to a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. According to a National Center for Family and Marriage Research study coming from Bowling Green State University, “boomers account for more than 25 percent of …
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There are few conversations that are more difficult to begin than the one in which you tell your spouse you want a divorce. Having a divorce attorney on your side at the very beginning is a good way to not only ease the burden of breaking the news, but also can provide important legal counseling regarding the specifics of your dissolving marriage. Yet, according to MSNBC.com, while “you can control how you proceed with a divorce, you cannot control your spouse’s reaction.” Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind as you begin the conversation is a willingness to acknowledge your…
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Everyone by now has heard the often-quoted statistic that approximately 50% of all marriages in America end up in divorce. However, what people may not realize is that marrying at a young age can significantly increase your change of divorce. According to roundupdaily.com, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that 60% of those individuals who marry between the ages of 20 and 25 will end up divorced.The article cites a number of reasons why young marriages are more likely to fail. Emotional immaturity, limited life experiences, lack of one’s sense as an individual, and a lack of…
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