A man is suing the Moline Menards, claiming he was struck in the head by a sign while leaving the store.
Christopher Moss, age and address unknown, filed the arbitration suit Wednesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court requesting less than $50,000 in damages. His suit claims the store should have warned customers about the "dangerous condition."
Mr. Moss sustained "personal injuries" from the sign, according to the suit, which did not indicate the type of sign.The complaint further claims the former store, at 4100 10th St. Dr., Moline, should have ensured the sign was installed correctly or repaired to prevent it from falling.
A manager at the store on Thursday declined comment.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2013. There are 20 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: The message of Abraham Lincoln, read in congress yesterday, is published in full in our paper today, with a new proclamation relating the terms upon which states can return to the union. 1888 — 125 years ago: An appropriation has been made by congress for the improvement of the upper Mississippi River with $200,000 set aside for the portion of the river between Keokuk and the mouth of the Illinois River. 1913 — 100 years ago: Work of remodeling First Swedish Lutheran Church at 4th Avenue and 14th Street was nearly completed. 1938 — 75 years ago: An unexplained outbreak of tularemia (rabbit fever) in the state has Illinois public health officials puzzled. Ten persons have died, and 243 are officially reported ill with the infection. 1963 — 50 years ago: A dramatic, multi-million dollar riverfront improvement project for the downtown area of Rock Island was unveiled at a meeting of 200 civic leaders at noon today. 1988 — 25 years ago: For several supporters of the Dispatch Goodfellow/Argus Santa program their donation is a year long project. Emma Pugh and Anne Persinger spent a good part of their spare time this year knitting forty pairs of mittens and slippers.