New changes in child support law; P.A. 91-677March 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 128In a move to remedy some of the problems that have troubled the State Disbursement Unit for child support since its creation, Gov. George H. Ryan recently signed into law Public Act 91-677.
Illinois attempts to keep drugs out of stateJanuary 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 16As of January 1, 2000, Illinois drivers who own or operate vehicles containing hidden compartments may be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Public Act 91-359 amends the Vehicle Code by making it illegal to own or operate a motor vehicle when a person knows the vehicle contains a false or secret compartment.
Making the Most of the New Illinois Perpetuities StatuteBy Richard A. Campbell and Christopher D. DwyerNovember 1999Article, Page 594Illinois' recently enacted rule-against-perpetuities statute permits estate planners to create perpetual trusts, and that opens new estate-planning possibilities. The authors describe the options.
Illinois Continues to Augment DUI LawsSeptember 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 460Four pieces of legislation signed in mid-July by Governor George Ryan are the latest in a series of enactments augmenting the Illinois DUI law, 625 ILCS 5/11-501, and other DUI-related provisions.