Juvenile Court Act gives court authority to determine independent basis of abuse or neglectApril 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 180On February 4, 2011, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/1-1 et seq) confers upon the court authority to determine that "'an independent basis of abuse, neglect, or dependency' exists, without strictly adhering to the procedural requirements for neglect petitions in Article II of the Act." K.D. at *1, quoting 705 ILCS 405/5-710 (1)(a)(iv).
A Critical Look at the Shaken Baby SyndromeBy Roger H. Kelly and Zachary M. BravosApril 2009Article, Page 200Recent research shows that factors other than abuse may be the cause of damage thought to result from shaking, the authors argue.
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act amended. PA 095-0905November 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 554Illinois lawmakers amended the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act by prohibiting the sale of "loose" cigarettes "not contained within a sealed container" to minors, and making it a crime for minors to use false identification to obtain cigarettes and other tobacco products. 720 ILCS 675/1.
Criminal Code of 1961 amended. PA 095-0849October 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 504Effective January 1, 2009, the Criminal Code of 1961 is revised by adding a Cyber-bullying Law which provides penalties for harassment through electronic communication mediums. 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5.
You’ve been appointed GAL-now what?By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2008LawPulse, Page 438Might you be a minor child's court appointed guardian ad litem? If so, here are some pointers from a colleague who's been there.
Child counseling amended in IMDMA PA 094-0640November 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 564In an effort to provide better representation for children in custody actions, section 506 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (Act), 750 ILCS 5/101 et seq.
Appellate Jurisdiction Over Child Protection OrdersBy Charles P. Goldbert and Kass A. PlainSeptember 2005Article, Page 466When can lawyers for parents, children, and other parties seek appellate review in child protection cases? This article discusses the details.
Child Curfew Act amended - PA 093-1092June 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 280On March 29, 2005, the Illinois legislature amended The Child Curfew Act, 720 ILCS 555, and adopted precise definitions confining the activities of youth outside the home to specified time parameters, while recognizing viable defenses to violations and guiding actions of enforcement.