Animal cruelty now a felony in Illinois; P.A. 91-351December 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 636Until recently, torturing animals was only a misdemeanor in Illinois. However, individuals who intentionally torture animals will now face up to three years in prison and will be forced to undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations for a first offense.
Updated List of Illinois Endangered and Threatened FaunaJuly 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 351On April 26, 1999, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to section 1010.30 of the Illinois Administrative Code updating the list of endangered and threatened fauna in Illinois by adding new species to the list and removing those no longer endangered or threatened. 17 Ill Adm Code 1010.