Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034May 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 230Some Illinois teens may soon find it more difficult to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. House Bill 1034 would raise the current minimum age to purchase such products from 18 to 19.
Tattoos for public servicework?; P.A. 91-98April 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 196Under two new laws that amend the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, some juveniles may soon be trading in their tattoos for additional community service hours.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie McGrathOctober 1999Column, Page 514Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.
School shooters excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction ; P.A. 91-15August 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 406The Juvenile Court Act, 705 ILCS 405/1 et seq, attempts to best serve the safety and ``welfare of [an accused minor] and the best interests of the community'' by shielding the minor from the full force and application of the Illinois Criminal Code.
Juvenile Justice Act Rewrite; PA 90-590January 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 13According to Senator Hawkinson, the re-write of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act incorporates mostly technical changes to meet the sponsors' intent to create a system that protects the community, holds juvenile delinquents accountable for their crimes, and lets juvenile offenders live responsibly and productively.