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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Emergency Preparedness

New act allows for interstate cooperation between emergency aid providers January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The recently enacted Interstate Mutual Emergency Aid Act allows local municipalities to establish mutual aid agreements with government units from other states for the purpose of addressing "emergencies that extend or exceed a jurisdiction's emergency response capabilities."
Contagion and the Courts By Hon. Ron Spears November 2011 Column, Page 588 Health care providers aren't the only ones who have to respond to public health emergencies.
Penalty and sale delays for mobile homes in disaster areas. PA 096-1211 December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 Those who own mobile homes in declared disaster areas are now provided a delay of penalties and sale by the Illinois General Assembly. 35 ILCS 515/9.3.
Legal Immunities for Local Governments in Public Health Emergencies By Christina Marie Webb June 2010 Article, Page 314 A brief review of immunities available to local governments, governmental employees, and volunteers if they're sued for conduct arising from public health emergencies.
Emergency Contact Database to be created. PA 095-0898 January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Identification Card Act has been amended by adding section 11A, and the Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended by adding section 6-117.2. 15 ILCS 335/11A and 625 ILCS 5/6-117.2.
In the Wake of the Flood: A Reminder about Disaster Readiness By Karen Erger August 2008 Column, Page 422 Plan for disasters natural and manmade now, while the river is in its banks.
Disaster leave policies amended October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (Department) has amended part 303 of title 80, 80 Ill Adm Code 303. 
Illinois seeks efficiency in the event of a disaster PA 094-0733 July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Perhaps due to problems with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina, the Illinois General Assembly amended Section 2105-400 of "The Department of Professional Regulation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois." 20 ILCS 2105/2105-400. First, subsection 
Disaster Recovery Basics By Todd Flaming December 2001 Column, Page 659 With some basic disaster planning, you can keep your practice up and running even if your office is damaged or destroyed.
Disaster volunteers December 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 14, 2001, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.