Archive, June 2016.

Despite taking all necessary precautions, many cyclists are tragically injured in collisions involving another vehicle. These types of bicycle accidents can result in severe and often permanent or life-threatening injuries.
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This coming Monday, our great nation will celebrate its 240th birthday. No country or institution is perfect, but we are fortunate to live in a land that recognizes personal freedom and the value of hard work. Regardless of your political leanings or who you will be voting for in this November’s presidential election, take some time this weekend to appreciate the liberties offered by the United States of America. It is important, however, to do so safely and without putting others at risk. If you are going to drink during Independence Day celebrations, do not get behind the wheel; avoid a …
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Summer is a time for fun, recreation, and relaxation for many people. Baseball games, barbecues, or days at the beach can bring families and friends together in the sunshine and warm weather that has started to become more prevalent in Northern Illinois. Unfortunately, summer is also the setting for what the American Automobile Association (AAA) calls the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.
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Under the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 (750 ILCS 46), the determination of parentage is defined as the establishment of the parent-child relationship through the voluntary and legal acknowledgment of a declared minor child. In the event the parents of the child were not legally married before or following the birth of a child, Illinois law requires the alleged father to establish positive paternity via a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP) form following the legal establishment of paternity through voluntary declaration or testing before his name can be recorded on the child’s …
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Not only is divorce an emotional experience, but it is also one that perhaps can cause havoc with your FICO credit score. Once the divorce dust has settled, many women are often faced with financial difficulties resulting in a decline of their personal credit score. Others may be left wondering how they can establish their own personal credit history.
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It has probably happened to you. You are driving behind another vehicle that seems to be operating rather erratically. The car keeps speeding up, slowing down, or drifting to either side of the travel lane. When you finally are able to get safely get around the car, you cannot help but to glance at the driver to see what caused the trouble, expecting to see him or her engaged in sending or reading a text message. Instead, you watch the driver seeming to talk to him- or herself, gesturing and reacting, despite being alone in the car. Then it dawns on you: the driver is in the midst of a phone …
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Re-elected to her fourth term in 2014, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D), has continued her fight against domestic violence. Supported by Illinois legislative statutes under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS) and the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, Madigan has waged war on domestic violence through the efforts and programs structured under the Violence Against Women Unit.
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For those recently granted a divorce under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS/5), your divorce attorney may have already disclosed that you will be receiving a certified dissolution of marriage certificate from the circuit court clerk within the county of dissolution.
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