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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Domestic Violence

Illinois enacts laws to further deter and combat domestic battery October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 Three pieces of legislation signed in July and August by Governor George Ryan are intended to further deter and combat domestic battery.
Offense of aggravated domestic battery created; P.A. 91-445 October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 Public Act 91-445 amends the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq., to create the offense of aggravated domestic battery.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 1999 Column, Page 234 Single-subject rule: falling on the sword of Damocles?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath March 1999 Column, Page 126 The "Frye plus reliability'' standard.
Insurance Company Policyholder Decisions Cannot Depend Solely on Domestic Violence Injuries; PA 90-700 January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 In determining policyholder ``rating, underwriting, or claims handling'' decisions, insurance companies cannot solely consider the fact of domestic violence injuries.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath December 1998 Column, Page 658 RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!
Prior Order of Protection Violators Subject to Increased Domestic Battery Penalties; P.A. 90-734 December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 According to Public Act 90-734, domestic battery committed by a defendant with a prior conviction for violating an order of protection is a Class 4 felony.