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Are Streets Safer in Chicago?

VISION ZERO INITIATIVE--MIXED RESULTS In 2+ Years, Road Fatalities Fall, But Danger Remains It has been more than 2 years since the City of Chicago adopted a plan to make roads safer. The "Vision Zero" plan aimed to reduce traffic casualties by promoting better sight lines, safe zones, and protection for cyclists. As the Chicago [...]

2019-11-12T02:49:39+00:00Car Accidents, Cycling|

Impeachment Law Podcast

Ben Joravsky Show Podcast (11/2/19) Jim Coogan Discusses Impeachment & The Law Below is a link to a recent Bonus Edition of "The Ben Joravsky Show," where Jim Coogan returns to the show answer Ben's usual question: "How Is This Legal?" In this episode, Ben and Jim examine some of the legal arguments being put [...]

2019-11-06T18:02:34+00:00Constitutional Law, News|

Protect Your Rights

US House Passed the FAIR Act--Restricts Arbitration Law could Restrict Arbitration Clauses in Employment and Consumer Contracts Access to the Courtroom is the only real protection of your rights. This column has previously brought attention to the scourge of private arbitration contracts and how they restrict access to justice and unfairly tilt the [...]


Dwyer & Coogan Client Story Featured

SARAH CRAYTON STORY FEATURED IN SUN-TIMES The July 21, 2019 Sunday Edition of the Chicago Sun-Times featured a report by Staff Reporter Stephanie Zimmerman.  The Page 6 article, "From Routine to Tragic," reported on the death of Sarah Crayton in 2014. Sarah's daughter, Shamona Nichols, hired the attorneys of Dwyer & Coogan to investigate her mother's [...]

Heart Procedure Leads to Death

The Incident A 61-year-old woman with lung and heart problems went to University of Chicago Medical Center in 2014 for her increasing shortness of breath. The doctor did a catheter procedure to measure pressures in her heart and caused damage to the access artery in the groin. After an attempt to fix the artery [...]


Federal CMS Releases “Special Focus Facility” Candidates The Federal Government provides oversight for Nursing Homes in the United States. Part of this is because federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid provide funding for nursing facilities. In their role overseeing complaints about persistent care problems, the Government compiles statistics and investigates facilities. This had previously led [...]



Drivers are Looking at their Phones Instead of the Road (CREDIT Copyright: Michael Heim). According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 3,166 Americans died in crashed caused by distracted driving in 2017. It is easy to say that those three-thousand one-hundred and sixty-six people simply did not have to die. Thousands more [...]

2019-04-09T13:46:28+00:00Car Accidents, News|