Browse articles by year: 2015 (277)
Responding to employees’ security fears
LawPulse, Page 10
Post-September 11, it's more important than ever to respond appropriately to employee worries about safety in the workplace. But that doesn't mean acceding to unreasonable demands, a Chicago lawyer says.
Retailers’ occupation tax
Illinois Law Update, Page 14
On October 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Revenue (department) adopted amendments to section 130 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 130.
Rule 213 changes take effect July 1
LawPulse, Page 226
Litigators from both the plaintiffs' and defense bar like the amended rule's new three-class system for opinion witnesses: lay, independent expert, and controlled expert.
A sizzling Rice soup for public officials?
LawPulse, Page 226
Public bodies violate the Open Meetings Act by acting on items that didn't appear on the agenda, the fourth district ruled recently in Rice v Board of Trustees.
Solicitation for Charity Act not Unconstitutional
Illinois Law Update, Page 66
On November 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that the Solicitation for Charity Act, 225 ILCS 460/0.01, is not unconstitutional.
Special security measures adopted at state facilities
Illinois Law Update, Page 402
On May 17, 2002, the Department of Central Management Services (department) adopted amendments to section 5000 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 44 Ill Adm Code 5000.
Stricter traffic penalties adopted
Illinois Law Update, Page 584
On September 3, 2002, the Illinois Secretary of State's Office adopted amendments to the Vehicle Code imposing tougher penalties for a violation of the laws governing emergency vehicles and reporting of vehicle accidents.
The supremes say “no” to a taxpayer suit against Gov. Ryan
LawPulse, Page 628
In Lyons v Ryan, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers lack standing to sue for damages caused by the licenses-for-bribes scheme because the attorney general alone has the authority to initiate litigation on behalf of the state.