Section Newsletter Articles on Charitable Organizations

ISBA YLD grants provide assistance for children in need By Michael G. Bergmann and Leighanne Root Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 The ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law.
Young lawyers and friends volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository By Gerald Napleton Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 On October 12, 2013, several members of the Young Lawyers Division gave up their Saturday afternoon to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
‘Women Everywhere’ project launches its 10th year of community service, court visits for high school girls By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, March 2009 In 2009, the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”) will be celebrating its first decade by again doing what it has done so well since its founding in 1999: sending women and men volunteer attorneys and legal support staff into community service agencies on a specified day to provide legal and labor-intensive assistance to agency staff.
Tax-exemption and charity care update By Carolyn V. Metnick Health Care Law, March 2008 Many stories out of Illinois topped the national headlines as several tax-exempt hospitals in central Illinois saw their property tax-exemption challenged and in some cases, revoked or denied.
Do charitable organizations have a safe haven from general real estate taxes? By Brent H. Gwillim Business and Securities Law, June 2001 The Illinois statute 35 ILCS 200/15-65, entitled "Charitable Purposes" provides that facilities for the aged shall be exempt from real estate taxes when the premises are actually and exclusively used for charitable or beneficial purposes, and not leased or otherwise used with a view to profit.