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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Forfeitures

Trial court overturns vehicle forfeiture statute By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2010 Lawpulse, Page 10 Among other constitutional infirmities, the law does not require a prompt post-seizure judicial review, a DuPage County judge opines.
Challenging Property Seizures Under Illinois Civil Asset Forfeiture Law/Raising an Excessive Fines Clause Challenge By Hon. William James Haddad and James C. Murray Jr. July 2004 Article, Page 365 Illinois law gives the state broad power to seize drug and crime assets; here's how to mount a challenge.
Legislation authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of cars belonging to individuals who drive on suspended or revoked driver’s licenses P. A. 92-0688 September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On July 16, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1730.
Law permits seizure and disposition of gang property - P.A. 91-876 December 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 690 Beginning next year, Illinois law enforcement officials will have an additional incentive to identify members of streetgangs.
The U.S. Supreme Court Expands Excessive Fines Clause Protection in Austin and Bajakajian By Michele M. Jochner February 1999 Article, Page 78 These two rulings give practitioners new ammunition with which to challenge civil and administrative fines and sanctions.