It’s autumn, and if you’re a deer, that means love is in the air.
Bucks are running after does around the countryside, and many are chasing the objects of their affection out of the woods and onto the roads. When a deer collides with a car, damage amounts to an average cost of $3,000, making this a potentially costly and scary time of year for motorists and insurance companies.
“Drivers really need to be aware of their surroundings and circumstances,” said Jim Taylor, head of claims customer experience at Farmers Insurance. “If you see a sign that says ‘Caution, deer crossing,’…
On Monday, the House’s Democratic campaign arm, which is working hard to ensure first-term U.S. Rep. Sean Casten wins reelection, called on Republican candidates hoping to unseat Casten to discuss where they stand on the Trump impeachment inquiry. Firebrand Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, issued a blistering statement saying she’s already publicly stated her position, while former Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti’s camp didn’t immediately respond.
What happened to former Circuit Judge Patrick O’Shea must have sent shivers down current Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert’s spine.
Although they come from different parts of Illinois — O’Shea from DuPage County near Chicago and Duebbert from St. Clair County near St. Louis — they share a common bond.
O’Shea was accused of lying to police about a gun mishap (I wrote about that in an Oct. 1 column), while Duebbert is accused of lying to police regarding a homicide investigation.