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Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755 July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Out 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). 
In Defense of Bulger v CTA By Anthony Longo May 2006 Article, Page 254 A defense lawyer applauds the Bulger court's finding that evidence of subsequent remedial measures is inadmissible
In mandatory arbitration, every minute counts By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2006 Lawpulse, Page 62 A plaintiff must go to the Illinois Appellate Court to overturn arbitrators' finding against him for arriving minutes late for his arbitration hearing. 
“In the course of employment” is the same as “in the line of duty” June 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 On March 31, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that a prior decision in a workers' compensation action collaterally estopped the defendant village from litigating the issue of causality in a Public Employee Disability Act (PEDA) action.
Increased number of publicly owned airports considered in Airport Hazard Zoning November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The Illinois Department of Transportation has amended part 16 of title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 16.
Increased security authorized at railroad terminals PA 094-0736 July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Due to increasing security concerns regarding public transportation after Sept. 11, 2001, section 18c-7503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/18c-7503, has been amended to provide for terminal security on railroad property by adding section 2.5 and amending subsection 3.
The Increasing Estate-Tax Exclusion Amount By David A. Berek August 2006 Column, Page 440 Here's a look at legislative proposals for making the higher estate-tax exclusion permanent.
Increasing umbilical cord blood donations made a public goal - PA 094-0832 October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Recently, section 2310-342 was added to the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make healthcare providers aware of umbilical cord blood donations. 
Information requirements for UCC forms updated February 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 Effective November 28, 2005, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended Part 180 of Title 14, 14 Ill Adm Code 180. 
Insureds must give reasonable notice of claims or suits to insurers By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2006 Lawpulse, Page 338 The supreme court holds that insurers may refuse to indemnify insureds who don't give timely notice of a claim, even if the insurer isn't prejudiced by the delay. 
Insureds to be viewed separately in determining coverage June 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 On April 3, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Will County, holding that a liability insurer, Illinois Farmers Insurance Company (Farmers), had a duty to defend and indemnify two insureds, Thomas and Cindy Kure. 
Interest on Past-Due Maintenance and Child Support: the New Calculus By David B. Yavitz February 2006 Article, Page 76 A new law imposes interest on overdue support and changes the formula for calculating interest.
Internet Legal Portals By Thomas Keefe May 2006 Column, Page 264 A look at some leading one-stop-shopping centers of legal research. 
Intrastate Removal: What’s a Noncustodial Parent to Do? By H. Joseph Gitlin October 2006 Column, Page 558 Make sure restrictions on intrastate removal are reasonable, Gitlin says.
Investing in Your Future By Irene F. Bahr August 2006 Column, Page 396 What has ISBA done for you lately, you ask? Here's what.
Is There Life After (and During) Law School? By Pamela Daley and Arla Lisa McMillan May 2006 Article, Page 256 Should law schools do more to help students cope with the demands of legal education and practice?
Judges’ Pet Peeves: Peevish Practitioners, Poor Preparation and More By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2006 Article, Page 20 From needless discovery squabbles and poor preparation among the bar to high-handedness on the bench, judges tell what bugs them.
Judicial Independence: A Citizen’s Right By Irene F. Bahr November 2006 Column, Page 576 Judicial Independence: A Citizen's Right
Kelo v City of New London - How Safe Is Your Castle? By Ronald S. Cope April 2006 Article, Page 186 A look at how Kelo affects municipalities' power to use eminent domain to promote economic development.
Lack of professional license not a bar to rendering expert opinion August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 On June 2, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversing and remanding the decision of the Circuit Court of Lake County to strike the affidavit of an expert witness because the witness lacked an Illinois professional license. 
The Latest on Predatory Lending Legislation By James K. Weston July 2006 Column, Page 380 Concerns persist about this anti-redlining program.
Legal Research and the Threat of the Available By Thomas Keefe November 2006 Column, Page 618 Is print research disappearing in the age of Google?
Legislation Would Reduce Confusion for Health Care, Property POA Agents By David A. Berek May 2006 Column, Page 262 Two important legislative proposals that estate planners should know about.
Legislature overturns one-year limit on family-law fee suits By Helen W. Gunnarsson September 2006 Lawpulse, Page 458     Family law practitioners now have 10 years to sue clients in an independent action for unpaid fees. 
Lender Leap-Frog: Conventional Subrogation in Lien Priority Disputes By Barbara A. Gimbel and Edward J. Anderson September 2006 Article, Page 494 A lender can take priority as lienholder even over a third party who recorded first. Find out how.
“Let Them Rest-in-Peace” Act passed PA 094-0772 August 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 404 In 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. 
Life, Lawyering, and the Bar By Robert K. Downs May 2006 Column, Page 220 We must continue to promote the ideals that drew us to the profession.
Limitation period in Public Construction Bond Act is merely a minimum April 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 On January 26, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that a contractually-mandated one-year limitation period did not conflict with the provisions of the Public Construction Bond Act (Act).
The limited lockstep doctrine By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2006 Lawpulse, Page 338 In a dog-sniff case, the Illinois Supreme Court wrote that it will interpret state constitutional provisions more expansively than their federal counterparts only under limited circumstances. 
A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation By James E. Sullivan and Arthur J. Murphy January 2006 Article, Page 26 A Q&A from Cook County about how mediation works in civil cases and how it can reduce time and money spent.