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Tent Collapse Kills 1, Injures Several in Wood Dale

On August 2, 2015, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a microburst rolled through western Chicagoland and wreaked havoc on suburban Wood Dale's Prairie Fest. As the storm hit, festival attendees took to the main tent for shelter from the rain and hail. However, the tent buckled under the storm's winds and sent its tarp and support poles, along with audio equipment from the nearby concert stage, flying onto the crowd.

The emotional difficulty of a wrongful death case

Many times, people in Illinois who have legitimate wrongful death claims simply neglect to move forward and take legal action. They do not pursue any financial compensation. While this sometimes happens because they do not know that they are entitled to such compensation, it can also happen just because the time is so emotionally difficult.

DUI car accident leads to 2 wrongful deaths in Naperville

An early morning crash over the weekend left two men in their early twenties dead while the driver was able to swim to safety. Preliminary investigations indicate a 2007 Chevy Impala was driving on Aurora Avenue and Eagle Street where the vehicle left the roadway. The Impala then crashed through a fence, traveled down an embankment and plunged into a Naperville Park District quarry lagoon, located across the street from the Naperville Municipal center. The two victims were unable to escape the vehicle and drowned.

Wrongful death suit filed against employer of man killed by swan

We often think of workplace accidents with regards to machinery incidents, transportation crashes or even construction-related falls. The fatal accidents that involve biological causes are often overlooked, however. Workers may be injured or killed when they encounter wildlife on the job. That is exactly what happened to one Illinois man who drowned after he was attacked by a swan at a pond he was tending. That incident occurred two years ago; now, the man's wife is seeking financial damages in connection with his wrongful death.

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