Interstates and other highways cross Illinois from the Mississippi River to the the border with Indiana. As a result, thousands of tractor-trailers and other heavy vehicles are on our roads at any given time. Although truck driving takes a lot of training and experience, no one is infallible, and accidents involving trucks have the potential to be very destructive.
A car accident often happens because of a single seemingly minor mistake. It's not as if every driver is recklessly, intentionally breaking the law when they cause a crash. Minor details that people often overlook can put themselves and others in the hospital.
A deadly holiday car crash in Waukegan is still being investigated, but early reports indicate that the police regard the main contributing factors in the crash to be excessive speed and alcohol use.
As of July 1, Illinois law became a lot tougher on drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel. In an effort to curb distracted driving, especially texting while driving, lawmakers have banned using a mobile device while driving. Having a phone in your hand will lead to a moving violation ticket and $75 fine for a first-time offense. It also will go on your driving record.
Funerals often cost far more than many people assume. This puts a lot of stress on the family. Not only do they have to deal with the emotional issues surrounding the death of a loved one, but they also have serious financial issues that demand their attention.