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The Chicago Bears and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

By |2017-10-15T16:31:00-06:00February 28th, 2017|In the News|

A proposed bill would limit professional athletes from receiving Illinois workers' compensation wage differential benefits past the age of 35, rather than the current age limit of 67 that applies to all employees, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports. The proposal is reportedly the responsibility of the McCaskey family, who own the Chicago Bears. It is

Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health, and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

By |2017-02-27T15:06:55-06:00February 27th, 2017|In the News|

Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman convicted and sentenced to prison for misusing campaign funds, is collecting about $100,000 a year in federal workers' compensation benefits for bipolar disorder and depression, the Chicago Tribune reports. The story has not so surprisingly generated collective outrage (at least in online comment sections) with suggestions of public corruption