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Rules for nonscheduled bus inspections changed
Illinois Law Update, Page 348
The Department of Transportation has amended Part 456, "Nonscheduled Bus Inspections," of Subchapter e, "Traffic Safety," to change the rules governing nonscheduled bus inspections. 92 Ill Adm Code 456.
Sales of intangible property during cessation of business activity is nonbusiness income
Illinois Law Update, Page 14
The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed on November 9, 2006, the Circuit Court of Cook County's grant of summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff after the Illinois Department of Revenue (Department) issued a notice of deficiency against her for alleged failure to report over $20 million in partnership income.
"Sex Offenders" but No Sex Crime?
Article, Page 482
Under the original law, some people who didn't commit sex crimes had to register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a new law that creates its own problems.
SLAPP suits take a hit
Lawpulse, Page 454
A new bill would discourage developers and others from suing - and thus trying to silence - opponents of their subdivisions, landfills, and the like.
Slavery reparations claims dismissed by 7CA
Lawpulse, Page 170
The court held that slave descendants' section 1982 claims are, inter alia, too speculative and the claimants too far removed from the wrong of slavery.
State must establish foundation for admittance of electronic conversation transcript
Illinois Law Update, Page 632
On September 28, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed and remanded for new trial the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County convicting the defendant of indecent solicitation of a child because the State did “nothing to establish a foundation for the admissibility of the transcripts as evidence.”
State must take reasonable steps to inform homeowner debtor of impending house sale
Illinois Law Update, Page 292
On April 19, 2007, in a case that was remanded to the Illinois Supreme Court from the United States Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, effectively, affirmed its own prior decision, holding that the state and the purchaser of a tax deed had made sufficient efforts to give notice to the delinquent taxpayer.
State-wide smoking ban passed. PA 095-0017
Illinois Law Update, Page 460
The Illinois General Assembly has passed the Smoke Free Illinois Act (Act), in order to protect Illinois citizens from the secondhand effects of tobacco smoke, "a harmful and dangerous carcinogen to human beings and a hazard to public health."
Station adjustments: not-so-rough justice for kids
Lawpulse, Page 510
For juveniles who break the law, "station adjustments" can mete punishment without creating a criminal record. Here's how to help clients make the most of the opportunity.
Steps taken to improve utilities retail market conditions -PA 094-1095
Illinois Law Update, Page 236
In order to promote a more competitive retail electric market for all Illinois consumers, the Illinois General Assembly (Assembly) has amended the Public Utilities Act by adding the Retail Electric Competition Act (Act) of 2006. 220 ILCS 5/20-101 et seq.