Illinois Schools Use of Seclusion and Restraint Increased in During the 2017-18 School Year

Children Locked Away in Illinois Schools The number of school districts that reported using seclusion, the practice of forcibly isolating a student in a small room or other space, also increased to 138 from 133, underscoring how entrenched the practice has been in the state. Dive Deeper Into Our Reporting Over the last year, in response to a November […]

Information for victims of drunk drivers

Information found here was taken from Illinois DUI Fact Book (2020) for your convenience. The full fact book can be found at https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/ Reckless Homicide A person may be charged with reckless homicide if he/she operates a motor vehicle,snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or watercraft while under the influence that resultsin the death of an individual. If […]

Process of a DUI arrest

An officer stops a vehicle at a roadside safety check or for probable cause, reasonable suspicion or unusual operation. The officer observes the driver and requests a driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. If the officer suspects the driver is under the influence, the driver is asked to submit to field sobriety tests. […]

Number of Kia Vehicles are Catching on Fire

Cronauer law is representing those affected If you have been injured as a result of your car catching on fire, get in touch with the lawyers at Cronauer Law. Cars should be made to not randomly catch on fire, and especially should not ever injure the people and drivers of these vehicles. We are helping […]

$300 Fine Approved for Those Without Masks in DeKalb, IL

The month of September has seen the greatest peak in Covid-19 cases for DeKalb County since the beginning of the pandemic, reaching 5,728 cases on the 4th. The county was marked with a warning level by the Illinois Department of Public Health on the 11th, joining over two dozen Illinois counties currently designated with an […]

I Got Hurt at Work, Now What?

Getting hurt or injured on the job can be frightening and is often the cause of anger, anxiety, and fear.  Often these fears revolve around the employee thinking that they will be fired or it was their fault. Fortunately, the law protects injured workers in Illinois.  Employers cannot fire or retaliate against someone for filing […]

10 New Laws Effective July 1st

As July abruptly arrived last week, the launch of ten new Illinois laws arrived as well. The new state laws cover a spectrum of topics- reacting to more recently highlighted issues, as well as building upon older legislative developments. Here are the 10 new regulations in effect after July 1st:   Coronavirus In response to […]