Browse articles by year: 2015 (331)
Freedom of Information Act amended. PA 095-0941
Illinois Law Update, Page 70
Illinois lawmakers amended section 7 of the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain data elements from the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry from public inspection and dissemination. 5 ILCS 140/7.
A Freer Hand for Police at Illinois Traffic Stops
Article, Page 624
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court issued decisions that give police more freedom to search and question vehicle occupants at traffic stops.
From Sheepskin to Shingle
Article, Page 448
Can you really go straight from law school into solo practice? What are the surest ways to succeed — or stumble?
Good Samaritan Act amended. PA 095-0874
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
The Good Samaritan Act has been amended by adding Section 30.5 titled "Alternative free medical clinic without physical premises patient notification practice." 745 ILCS 49/30.5.
Handling sartorial emergencies
LawPulse, Page 386
You show up for work dressed in business casual and discover you've miscalendared a hearing for the day. What do you do?
How to represent juveniles
LawPulse, Page 330
Representing a juvenile in a delinquency proceeding means walking “a fine line between defender and ‘best-interest advocate,’” an ISBA author observes.
Illinois Creates Emergency Contact Database
Illinois Law Update, Page 496
The Office of the Secretary of State adopted a new section to rules governing the issuance of drivers’ licenses and permits in the state of Illinois.
Illinois establishes married families domestic violence grants
Illinois Law Update, Page 392
The Illinois Attorney General established the Married Families Domestic Violence Fund (the Fund) to fund the delivery of free legal advocacy, legal assistance, and legal services to married and formerly married victims of domestic violence by means of grants awarded by the Illinois Attorney General to public or private non-profit service providers.
Illinois Estate Tax Planning in 2009 and Beyond
Article, Page 80
Beginning this year, the gap between the Illinois and federal estate tax widens. This article discusses the implications and makes the case for an Illinois QTIP.
Illinois Grain Code updated
Illinois Law Update, Page 174
The Department of Agriculture updated the state's Grain Code to establish a single system of governmental regulation for the Illinois grain industry. 8 Ill Adm Code 281.
Illinois Public Aid Code amended. PA 095-1013
Illinois Law Update, Page 226
Illinois lawmakers added section 5-5.05 to the Illinois Public Aid Code. 305 ILCS 5/5-5.05. Section 5.05 titled "hospitals; psychiatric services" provides that the "per diem rate" to be paid to a hospital for inpatient services as of July 1, 2008, "shall be $363.77."
The Illinois QTIP Election to the Rescue
Article, Page 612
Big news for estate planners - the new Illinois QTIP lets clients use the full federal exclusion without Illinois estate tax consequences.
Illinois Redeploy Program amended PA 095-1050
Illinois Law Update, Page 284
Illinois lawmakers amended section 16.1 of the Probation and Probation Officers Act by inserting and deleting language concerning the "Redeploy Illinois Program." 730 ILCS 110/16.1.