Transfer fee covenants prohibited. PA 096-1345January 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 16The Illinois General Assembly has prohibited transfer fee covenants, declaring them an impairment of the marketability and transferability of property.
Introducing the New and Improved Minor Guardianship StatuteBy Margaret C. BensonDecember 2010Article, Page 628An important new amendment to the Illinois Probate Act clarifies when nonparents have standing in minor guardianship cases and otherwise honors the rights of parents while protecting children.
Retail theft penalties adjusted. PA 096-1301December 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616 Penalties for theft have been adjusted by Illinois lawmakers to increase the value of property covered by minimum misdemeanor and felony sentencing. 720 ILCS 5/16-1.
Schools no longer obligated to comply with unfunded mandates. PA 096-1441December 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 616The School Code has been amended to allow public school districts and private schools to choose not to comply with statutory or regulatory mandates enacted after the effective date of this amendment, unless the mandate is fully funded by the government for the relevant school year. 105 ILCS/22-60.
Stiffer monitoring of sex offender information. PA 096-1104October 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 508While sex offenders have previously been required to report accurate information about their place of residence and employment, Illinois lawmakers have added required elements of identification to the list. (730 ILCS 150/3).