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Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

Cook County’s Department of Administrative Hearings: The new kid on the block By J.A. Sebastian State and Local Taxation, January 2009 In today’s litigious society, more and more matters are being initially handled outside of the courts and in administrative proceedings—especially matters that involve government enforcement, compliance and collection.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING is about thinking in new ways about how we think. How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think.
Summary of recent decisions By Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, January 2009 Recent decisions of interest to administrative law practitioners.
ICE raids and regulations By Eileen Momblanco and Morgan Russell Administrative Law, December 2008 In April 2006, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced a more aggressive immigration enforcement campaign to hold employers more strictly accountable for employing undocumented workers.
Interpreting the rules By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2008 Client questions often call for careful parsing of language.
Nuts and Bolts seminar—A big success By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, December 2008 Giving up a bright warm and sunny Saturday in October, almost 50 lawyers attended our Section Council’s seminar in Springfield entitled “Nuts & Bolts: Representing Your Client in Drivers Licensing Issues at SOS – 2008.”
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, December 2008 Recent cases of interest to Administrative Law practitioners.
Section Council news By William A. Price Administrative Law, November 2008 News of interest to Administrative Law practitioners. 
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, November 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative lawyers.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, October 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative lawyers.
Administrative review bills that have been approved by the 95th General Assembly By William A. Price Administrative Law, September 2008 Senate Bill 2111 amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act in regard to procedures for naming parties and for serving summons and decisions.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, September 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Web links for Illinois Administrative Law (Sites current as of August 13, 2008) By William A. Price Administrative Law, September 2008 A list of Web sites that should be useful to administrative law practitioners.
Agency Procedures and Administrative Rules 1: Information Sources By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 Agency rules of practice, like the rules of court, often determine who wins and loses in administrative proceedings. These rules get rewritten from time to time.
Briefly Noted: Australian Administrative Law By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 It is likely that an Australian court, faced with an arbitrary or capricious (or purely political, without legal basis) administrative agency decision, and presented with appropriate precedents by competent counsel, would reach a result not-too-dissimilar to one that could be expected in Illinois.
Statutory Changes, 94th and 95th General Assemblies By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 This review notes revisions to the Administrative Procedure Act, Administrative Review Law, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Meetings Act in the 94th and 95th General Assemblies, based on keyword searches using the words of each of the above act’s titles in the Illinois General Assembly public acts database.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, August 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Thank you for 37 years of editorial work on the Administrative Law Newsletter, Paul By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, August 2008 Newsletter editor Paul Freehling has served as the first and only editor of this fabulous newsletter since 1971.
Inside Administrative Law, July 2008 An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, July 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners. 
The three standards of review and procedural default on administrative review By Bernard Z. Paul Administrative Law, July 2008 Cinkus v. Village of Stickney Municipal Officers Electoral Board et al concerns a challenge to Cinkus’ nomination papers heard before the municipal electoral board.
Inside Administrative Law, June 2008 An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
It is clear error for a school board to rely on an employee’s expunged record as a basis for discharge from employment By Andrew Creighton Administrative Law, June 2008 In Russell v. Board of Education of Chicago, the appellate court explained that when an administrative agency controls the manner of service of the final decision, the burden is on the agency to establish that the petition for review was filed more than 35 days after the final decision. 
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, June 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Fines in Building Code cases—Mandatory By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2008 This article explores two lines of cases dealing with the imposition of fines in municipal code enforcement cases. It argues that the more compelling line requires courts and administrative bodies to rule within the mandates of ordinances which specify minimum and maximum fine ranges.
A policeman’s disability application cannot be denied based upon one dissenting doctor selected by the Police Pension Board By Daniel P. Jakala and Stanley H. Jakala Administrative Law, May 2008 In a significant and ground-breaking decision rendered on November 1, 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no longer a requirement that three physicians selected by the board all certify that the applicant is disabled in order for a police officer to be awarded a disability pension.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, May 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Inside Administrative Law, April 2008 An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
The Local Records Act and Destruction of Public Records By Maryann Bullion Administrative Law, April 2008 Have you ever deleted an e-mail or a computer file and thought nothing of it? Well, if one of your local government clients deletes an e-mail or throws away a file that contains information that should be considered a public record, they could be charged with a Class 4 felony.
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge explains principles applied to review of administrative decisions By Andrew Creighton Administrative Law, April 2008 On March 10, 2008 Judge Diane P. Wood of the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals addressed the Administrative Law Judges Committee of the Chicago Bar Association regarding appellate review of administrative law judges’ decisions.