Property tax exemptions for disabled veteransMarch 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 20The Property Tax Code has been amended to expand the property tax exemption for disabled veterans. The exemption now extends to property assessed up to a value of $100,000.
Fewer requirements for veterans’ commercial driver’s licensesJuly 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 320In applying for a commercial driver's license ("CDL"), military personnel must obtain school bus and passenger endorsements, but they may not be required to complete the pre-trip inspection, vehicle and road driving skills test, and road test. 92 Ill. Adm. Code 1030 (eff. March 28, 2014).
Procurement preference for service-disabled and veteran-owned small businessesMarch 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 120In an effort to meet the state's goal of promoting veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) adopted a new section to the administrative code giving preference to such businesses in the state's procurement process. 44 Ill. Adm. Code 20 (eff. Dec. 5, 2013).
A Guide to the Illinois Service Member Civil Relief ActBy Grant T. SwingerSeptember 2013Article, Page 478Illinoisans in the military - especially reservists - enjoy additional consumer rights designed to protect them while they answer the call to duty. Find out how the SMCRA works.
POWs receive free admission to museums. PA 096-0087August 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 400State lawmakers amended the Historic Preservation Agency Act to provide free admission to museums that receive state funding for former prisoners of war who are residents of Illinois. (20 ILCS 3405/27).
Flags will fly at half-staff for firefighters. PA 096-0436May 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 236Following the governor's decree, the United States flag and Illinois State flag fly at half-staff to honor those Illinois residents who are members of the armed forces and die by hostile fire or who are law enforcement officers and die in the line of duty.
Illinois military code amended. PA 096-0822March 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 128Under the Illinois Military Code, grants from the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund are now available for Illinois residents who are part of the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces or Illinois National Guard members and were injured while deployed in support of operations undertaken as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Lawmakers amend line of duty compensation penalties.February 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 70The State Prompt Payment Act and the Court of Claims Act have been amended to better enable persons designated by an Armed Forces member killed in the line of duty to obtain compensation. 30 ILCS 540/3-1, 705 ILCS 505/22.
“Let Them Rest-in-Peace” Act passed PA 094-0772August 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404In response to a Kansas church's recent anti-homosexual protests at funerals of those in the military and just before a potential protest at the funeral of a southern Illinois Army pilot, the Illinois legislature passed the "Let Them Rest-in-Peace" Act (Act). 720 ILCS 5/26-6.
Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755July 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334Out of respect for those in the military, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 17-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Code), by adding subsection (a-6). 720 ILCS 5/17-2(a-6).
When Johnny and Jenny come marching homeBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2005LawPulse, Page 8Their jobs had better be awaitin' and the accompanying job rights preserved, or their employers may be guilty of violating federal law.