Chicago, IL – September 20, 2017 – Patricia Ann Austin, 78, of Chicago, died in a bathroom stall at Lifetime Fitness Health Club (Club), 601 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL. Her body was not discovered for two days. According to the Burr Ridge Police, Austin died in a handicapped bathroom stall at the facility. Club records and the Police confirm that Austin checked into Lifetime Fitness on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 7:03 p.m., and her car remained in the same handicap accessible parking spot near the entrance. A club patron discovered Austin’s body on the evening of Friday, July 14, 2017. Subsequently, the family was notified. The Cook County Medical Examiner and Burr Ridge Police are involved in the investigation. (more…)
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The first Labor Day was celebrated in the late 19th century, when a group of industrial workers gathered together in New York to celebrate their contributions to building our country. They went a day without pay in order to march for their cause which began a labor movement that inspired subsequent generations. Those hardworking union members, and those who followed in their path, helped secure privileges and benefits which we all now take for granted. Through collective bargaining, their efforts created 40-hour work weeks and thus weekends, a minimum wage, overtime pay and workplace safety laws. Because of the battles which organized labor waged, our country benefits from Medicare, Social Security, and other retirement programs. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of organized labor. At Anesi Ozmon, we take great pride in the fact that representing union workers has always been the foundation of our firm. On this Labor Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who built our great nation, and whose spirit, courage, and hard work have created opportunities for all of us. Mark Novak President/Managing Partner
On August 7, 2017 a brave and grieving Nikki Rambo shared the story of her son's tragic and preventable death with reporter Natalie Martinez from NBC Chicago - Channel 5. Nikki hopes that sharing her son's story will raise awareness about the dangers children can face in the workplace so other parents can avoid this kind of unspeakable tragedy. To view the entire coverage from the newscast, please click here.