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The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in Chicago – 2019 Edition

Published on Sep 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm in Fun Stuff.

A distinct chill is blowing through the Windy City, and we couldn’t be more excited! There are plenty of fall-themed activities for you in the city and surrounding areas so that you can make the most of the season. Whether you’re into football, the arts, photography, food, spooky attractions, or all of the above, Chicago has just what you need. Put on your flannel shirt, sweater, boots, and a beanie, and head out to these festive fall events.

Riding an E-Scooter While Intoxicated is Breaking the Law

Published on Sep 11, 2019 at 10:33 am in Scooter Accidents.

E-scooters are quickly filling up cities around the country. Cruising up to 15 miles per hour, the rental scooters are all over Chicago. While many visitors and locals are taking advantage of the new and efficient mode of transportation, not everyone is operating the vehicles responsibly.

Riders have been found riding the vehicles on sidewalks, leaving them in inappropriate places, running red lights, and striking pedestrians. One of the more dangerously irresponsible behaviors is riding an e-scooter while intoxicated. While some may not realize this, doing so is breaking the law. Not only could the rider face legal consequences, but they could hurt themselves or others.

Vaping Causes Teenager’s Lungs to Become Completely Blocked

Published on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:46 am in Product Liability.

On July 26, 2019, 17-year-old Tryston Zohfeld’s previously healthy lungs suddenly failed. He says he woke up vomiting, and his heart was beating rapidly. The Texas teen was rushed to the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma while they ran tests to figure out the cause. Tests for diseases like pneumonia all came back negative even though chest X-rays showed his lungs were completely blocked.

His condition kept getting worse and doctors didn’t know the cause. That’s when a family member revealed that Tryston had vaped since he was in the eighth grade. His parents were shocked because they hadn’t known about his secret habit. His father, Matt Zohfeld said to ABC, “The lightbulb started coming on. It started making sense why we weren’t finding anything else.”

Cincinnati Priest, Rev. Geoffrey Drew, Indicted on 9 Counts of Rape

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 1:50 pm in Title IX.

On August 19, 2019, Rev. Geoffrey D. Drew, a priest from St. Ignatius of Loyola, was indicted on nine counts of rape by a Hamilton County Grand Jury. Drew was placed on leave from the church in July 2019. According to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, Drew faces life in prison if convicted.

The incidents happened between 1988 and 1991. While Drew wasn’t ordained until 2004, at the time of the alleged rapes he was employed as a music minister at St. Jude School in Green Township. According to WCPO Cincinnati, a 41-year-old man testified before a grand jury the week prior to the indictment. He said he was 10 and 11 years old and an altar boy when the incidents occurred.

What Does the NFL Do When a Player Gets a Serious Concussion?

Published on Aug 20, 2019 at 10:30 am in Brain Injury.

It’s no secret that football can be a dangerous sport. Because of this, the NFL has taken steps to ensure any player with a concussion is tended to as quickly as possible. This is done to prevent further brain injury. Over the years, a number of modifications have been made to their medical emergency protocols. These protocols reflect the most up-to-date medical consensus on the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of a head injury.