The crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet liner in Ethiopia this week has raised disturbing questions about the safety of this plane. Minutes after the plane took off, it plunged to the ground, killing all 157 people on board. Just five months ago, a Boeing 737 Max crashed in Indonesia with no survivors. As a result, all units of this aircraft model have been grounded around the world.
Any type of brain injury is one that requires your full and undivided attention. The last thing you want to do is assume that your brain will heal itself with time. Instead, you need to work with a qualified medical team who can implement the best treatment strategy at the right time.
You survived the holiday season! Hopefully it was full of family, fun, and festivities. But, the holiday season can also be filled with a lot of drama and dramatic injuries, and not everyone gets through it unscathed.
A startling accident led to 32 people suffering injuries Monday morning, as a CTA Blue Line train came off the tracks at O'Hare Airport station. The eight-car train derailed just before 3 a.m. this morning. After coming off the tracks, the train traveled up an escalator at the O'Hare station. Thankfully, the train accident caused no fatalities. The operator of the train was walking and discussing the incident with investigators later in the morning.
Most people in Chicago spend a lot of time walking to get where they are going. Unfortunately, the city is not always safe for pedestrians. To address that problem, the City of Chicago Department of Transportation has begun to implement more than 250 measures that should improve pedestrian safety in the Windy City over the next several years. The plan's priorities include making pedestrian areas around schools, parks and public transit safer. The plan also includes adding pedestrian islands to multi-lane roadways, using crosswalk countdown timers for pedestrians and installing improved beacons and signals. The city also will build more speed humps to slow traffic in residential neighborhoods.
A deadly outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has been traced to contamination at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago. So far, there have been eight reported cases of the disease. Two of the victims have died.
Last month, one of the victims of a 2011 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease sued the Ocean City, Maryland hotel where he contracted the illness, claiming that the establishment had negligently maintained its water system.