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Penalties enhanced for unlawful discharge or sale of firearms near schools; PA 91-12 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 According to 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2, "aggravated discharge of a firearm'' is, inter alia, firing a gun at a person, or into a building or vehicle when the shooter knows it is occupied.
School officials must report armed persons on school grounds; PA 91-11 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 According to PA 91-11, a school official must notify the school principal if he/she observes a "person in possession of a firearm on school grounds.''
School shooters excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction ; P.A. 91-15 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 The Juvenile Court Act, 705 ILCS 405/1 et seq, attempts to best serve the safety and ``welfare of [an accused minor] and the best interests of the community'' by shielding the minor from the full force and application of the Illinois Criminal Code.
Secondary Education and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 112.78 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
Amendments to the School Code; PA 90-802 April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 Public Act 90-802 amends the School Code. This Act was passed after the Governor's technical recommendations were incorporated.
Charter Schools November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 3, 1998 the state board of education adopted amendments to sections 650.30, 650.40, and 650.60. 23 Ill Adm Code 650.
Independent contractors are not considered to be employees under the ADEA November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that the defendant, the North Knox School District.