Death penalty is abolished. PA 096-1543May 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 228Illinois lawmakers have abolished the death penalty in Illinois and all existing sentences may not be imposed. (725 ILCS 5/119-1 new). All monies previously held in the Capital Litigation Trust Fund are now to be used to provide services for families of the victims of homicide and to provide training for law enforcement personnel.
Collective bargaining agreement law amended. PA 096-0598February 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 72The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act has been amended for initial collective bargaining agreements entered into following the original certification of units with fewer than 35 public employees. 5 ILCS 315/7.
Navigating the Illinois Nursing Home Care ActBy Catherine D. BattistaFebruary 2011Article, Page 92This how-to for practitioners filing claims under the NHCA shows how they are often easier to bring than traditional medical malpractice or healing arts claims.