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Fire in Near North Parking Garage Kills One Person and Injures Four Others

A fire in a parking garage in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Saturday, December 29th left one person dead and four others injured who are reported in critical condition. Flames and heavy black smoke captured on cell phone video surrounded the area and were shooting from the roof of the building at Hubbard Avenue and Orleans Street about 1:20 p.m. Smoke could be seen for...
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Some 80 Percent of Public Pools Test Positive for Health or Safety Violation

A surprising one out of every eight public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds test positive for at least one health or safety violation, according to data released by "Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report." The data was collected in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from five states that have the greatest number of these facilities: Florida, Arizona, New York, California and Texas. The...
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Winter’s Coming — What Rights do you have to save that street parking spot you shoveled out?

The Law of "Dibs" by Robert A. Clifford Reprint from the American Bar Association Litigation Journal, Fall 2015 You're patiently waiting in your car for someone to pull out of a parking spot only to have someone come out of nowhere and zip into it without any acknowledgment that you had dibs on it. George Costanza on Seinfeld would have none of that when he...
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