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Counties Code amended. PA 095-0805
Illinois Law Update, Page 612
The Counties Code has been amended by adding section 42000 dealing with county ownership of a wind farm. 55 ILCS 5/42000. This new section provides that a county may "own and operate a wind generation turbine farm [wind farm]."
Court affirms sua sponte dismissal of will
Illinois Law Update, Page 390
On May 19, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Champaign County which sua sponte dismissed an Illinois action, and vacated its earlier order admitting the will of Charles Ray Hoch to probate because of a similar case pending in Louisiana.
Court upholds penalty against employer for not withholding income for child support
Illinois Law Update, Page 340
On May 1, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Lake County ordering the ex-husband's employer, Knobias, to pay $369,000 to the employee's ex-wife as a penalty for knowingly failing to pay, within seven business days, child support from wages of the ex-husband.
Court upholds per se conflict doctrine
Lawpulse, Page 606
A conflict exists whenever an attorney represents both a criminal defendant and the alleged victim, the Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Criminal Code of 1961 amended. PA 095-0849
Illinois Law Update, Page 504
Effective January 1, 2009, the Criminal Code of 1961 is revised by adding a Cyber-bullying Law which provides penalties for harassment through electronic communication mediums. 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5.
Lawpulse, Page 10
Your client’s ex-husband, who moved to Texas and had custody of the children, dies. Your client wants the kids, her ex’s Texas relatives say no. What do you do?
Denial of forum non conveniens constitutes error
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
On December 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss based upon interstate forum non conveniens.
DUI changes effective June 1
Lawpulse, Page 278
Thanks to a law signed last year, a crazy quilt of DUI laws taking effect June 1 isn't so crazy. But ambiguities remain.
DUI Law: The BAIID Era Begins
Article, Page 616
Goodbye JDP, hello "monitoring device driving permit." Here's a look at the sweeping new DUI law that takes effect January 1.