With the advances in modern medicine, most pregnant women in Illinois expect that their labor and delivery process will result in a healthy baby being born, with little to no issues. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 50,000 women annually will suffer serious or even near-fatal complications from childbirth. In fact, of the industrialized nations worldwide, the United States is the country with the highest maternal mortality rate.
It seems like instances of sexual misconduct in the workplace are dominating the news this day, involving many prominent people in politics and the entertainment industry. However, gender discrimination can occur just about anywhere, affecting women in Illinois and nationwide, as one recent survey from the Pew Research Center shows.
Winter weather is coming to Illinois. This means the inevitable ice storms and even snow storms. While different areas of the state experience different types of winter weather, what everyone can agree on is that simply put, it is a hassle. It makes driving difficult but even more important it leaves even basic activities such as taking a walk difficult.
Although winter weather is upon us, construction activities are still going on around Illinois, including projects on the interstate. While some people may get frustrated with the seemingly never-ending roadwork they encounter every day, it is important that motorists drive safely in construction zones. The failure to do so could lead to a catastrophic event, as one recent crash shows.
When you take to the roads of Illinois, you know there will be times when you're in close proximity to large tractor trailers (and other commercial vehicles).