Recovering court costs and attorney’s fees in administrative appealsJanuary 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 16Pursuant to amendments to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, if a municipal code hearing officer's decision is reversed by a court in an administrative review action, the plaintiff is entitled to all reasonable costs (including court costs and attorney's fees), provided that:
Extra time to pay toll way fees and finesDecember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 572Recent amendments to the State Toll Highway Rules have increased the amount of time that individuals are given to pay tolls, fees, and fines after a final order is entered following a toll violation hearing. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 2520 (eff. Sept. 25, 2014).
Speed limit increased on I-90 and I-88August 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 372The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has increased the speed limits on non-urban portions of I-90 and I-88 to seventy miles per hour. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 2520 (eff. May 9, 2014).
Modified procedures for inventorying and accessing natural heritage dataApril 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 168The Nature Preserves Commission (the "Commission") recently developed policies that clarify the type of data inventoried and maintained by the Commission, assess fees on those accessing the data, and limit how natural heritage data may be used. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 4020 (eff. Jan. 10, 2014).
Amendments to Consultation ProceduresOctober 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 504The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (the "Department") amended its consultation procedures effective as of July 5, 2013. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 1075.
Enforcing night speed limits on the Fox Chain O’LakesOctober 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 504Effective July 5, 2013, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted an amendment which allows Conservation Police Officers and local law enforcement officers to enforce the night speed limits designated by the Fox Waterway Agency on the Fox Chain O'Lakes. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 2030.30(g)(2).
Amendments to Illinois Gaming Board policiesSeptember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 452As of May 23, 2013, the Illinois Gaming Board (the "Board") made significant changes to the Illinois Gaming Board policies. See 11 Ill. Adm. Code 1800.
Fracking Comes to IllinoisBy Leonard S. Kurfirst and Colin P. O’DonovanAugust 2013Article, Page 404What exactly is fracking? How big an impact might it have in Illinois? This article reviews the process and the new state law.
Implementation of the Appraisal Management Company Registration ActMay 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 228Newly enacted section 1452 of Title 68 of the Illinois Administrative Code, promulgated by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the "Department"), is directed towards appraisal services and specifies rules implementing provisions of the Appraisal Management Company Registration Act, 225 ILCS 459. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1452.
Amendments to sewer discharge criteriaApril 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 176The Illinois Pollution Control Board (the "Board") recently adopted amendments to regulations governing wastewater pretreatment regulations. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 307.
Amendments to radiation installations requirementsFebruary 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 72The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (the "Agency") recently adopted amendments to registration and operator requirements for radiation installations. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 320.
Implementation of Emergency Medical Services ActJanuary 2012Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois Emergency Medical Services ("EMS") and Trauma Center Code ("code") were recently revised as authorized by section 210 of the EMS Systems Act ("act") [210 ILCS 50/1].
Changes in the Illinois AmeriCorps programDecember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 610The Illinois Department of Human Services ("department") recently took over responsibility for the AmeriCorps program, which was originally under the Lieutenant Governor's Office. 77 Ill Adm Code 2250.
Implementation of torture allegation investigationsDecember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 610The Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission ("TIRC") was recently created as authorized by §775 of the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission Act [775 ILCS 40].
Changes in hunting and trapping regulations for 21 animalsNovember 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 556The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently amended the Wildlife Code for hunting of raccoons, opossums, striped skunks, red foxes, gray foxes, coyotes, woodchucks, ducks, geese, coots, doves, crows, woodcocks, snipes, rails, and teals as authorized by various sections of the Wildlife Code [520 ILCS 5/1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.13, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 2.23, 2.26, 2.30, 2.33, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.27, 3.28, and 3.29].