Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois
202106.25
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Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois

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Last month the Illinois Legislature amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to expand benefits for firefighters in Illinois by including MRSA infections as being presumed to be caused by workplace exposure. HB 3662 amends 820 ILCS 305/6(f) and awaits Governor Pritzker’s final signature. There is little doubt it will be signed into law. Under this…

202004.18
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Here’s to the Essential Workers

Here’s to the Essential Workers. If you are still working outside your home during the Shelter-in-place order and you are diagnosed with COVID-19, contact Black & Jones immediately to find out what your rights are. Don’t bear the burden and cost of this virus yourself! Call us at 815-967-9000 for a free consultation!

Veterans Need to Avoid Being Targeted with False Information Online
201911.07
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Veterans Need to Avoid Being Targeted with False Information Online

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On September 19, 2011, Vietnam Veterans of America published an investigative report outlining their findings regarding the online targeting of American servicemembers and veterans by foreign entities. The full report can be found at http://vva.org/trollreport/ . The investigation revealed that thousands of veterans and servicemembers are being solicited online through social media accounts created and…

Blue Water Navy Veterans
201910.25
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Blue Water Navy Veterans

Are you a veteran that served aboard a vessel that operated within 12 nautical miles from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975? Do you suffer from medical conditions that have been linked to exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange? Up until recently, if…