Illinois counties must have homicide protocol P.A. 92-0802December 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 634Effective January 1, 2003, the Counties Code will be amended to require Illinois counties, other than "home rule" counties, to establish a written protocol to deal with homicides and questionable deaths.
2002 Spring Session RoundupBy Jim CovingtonAugust 2002Column, Page 398A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.
JULIE, Digger and Liability for Damage to Buried UtilitiesBy William F. ZieskeJuly 2002Article, Page 354A review of the newly amended Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act, which protects underground utilities from construction damage and governs the legal relationship between contractors and utilities
Legislation makes changes to criminal laws involving computer technology P.A. 92-0175July 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 344New legislation signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan helps in the fight against the spread of child pornography on the Internet and identifies the crime of cyberstalking. Public Act 92-0175 mandates the forfeiture of any computer containing a depiction of child pornography in any encoded or decoded format.