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Newsletter articles from 2006

ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2006 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition January 2006 TOPIC: Discuss a problem or issue arising at the intersection of constitutional and administrative law.
Adding necessary parties to administrative review actions—A practical approach By Carl R. Draper March 2006 A case that should have been under the watchful eye of all administrative law attorneys has now been resolved by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Ann Breen-Greco is a “woman with vision” By Paul E. Freehling December 2006 For nearly three decades, Ann Breen-Greco has been a political and community activist. She has focused much of her efforts on reducing violence against women, working with women’s groups and elected officials to promote the Violence Against Women Act, and continuing to lobby for its funding.
Appellate court analyzes procedures regarding the City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings By Andrew Creighton March 2006 The appellate court recently reviewed administrative procedures used by the City of Chicago in its Department of Administrative Hearings. Dombrowski v. City of Chicago, No. 1-05-0321, 1st Dist. 4th Div. 2005.
Appellate court analyzes the application of res judicata to administrative review By Andrew Creighton May 2006 The Appellate Court, Second District, has recently decided a case that discusses the application of res judicata to administrative proceedings.
Chair’s Column: A busy year By James W. Chipman July 2006 I write as your new Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council. Using our excellent newsletter as a platform, I want to share my agenda with you for the upcoming year.
Chair’s Column: The Illinois Open Meetings Act goes electronic By James W. Chipman September 2006 Thanks to revisions over the last two legislative sessions, the Illinois Open Meetings Act has joined the electronic age.
City of Chicago adjudication withstands challenge again By Patti Gregory-Chang February 2006 Once again, the City of Chicago's scheme for adjudication of Municipal violations has been upheld after a challenge in Dombrowski v. City of Chicago.
Correction December 2006 In the November 2006 issue of this Newsletter, the provocative article entitled “Thoughts about Conflicts of Interest” was written by Section Council member Jewel N. Klein.
Court sends a message to administrative agencies: “When drafting regulations, say what you mean” By Vickie Gillio December 2006 The substantive issue in Dusthimer is whether the University of Illinois regulation governing residency status is ambiguous.
Drafting committee for the Model State APA is seeking input January 2006 Those interested in the Model State APA have been asked to submit their ideas to Professor John Gedid, reporter for the drafting committee.
Feret v. Schillerstrom: Second District By Phillip B. Lenzini October 2006 In what might be the first exhibit of the proof that the Appellate Court has too much time on its hands, or improvidently issues unpublished orders under Supreme Court Rule 23, which then lead to subsequent appeals and published opinions, the Appellate Court, Second District, has recently decided the case of Feret v. Schillerstrom.
Hearsay in Administrative Hearings—Follow Up By Marc Christopher Loro July 2006 This is a follow up to an article which appeared in the April 2006 edition of this newsletter titled “The Use of Hearsay in Contested Cases: To be or not to be?”
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) holds first MCLE educational program By Judge Ann Breen-Greco August 2006 On June 9, 2006, the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) held its first MCLE Educational Program, “Judicial Training for the Administrative Law Judiciary,” featuring judges, law professors, and attorneys.
Illinois Attorney General issues opinions By Cynthia I. Ervin May 2006 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2002)), the Illinois Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to furnish written legal opinions to State officers and State's Attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Inside December 2006 Administrative Law Section Council member Ann Breen-Greco was honored recently by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois as a Woman with Vision.
Inside November 2006 Patti Gregory-Chang, a remarkable member of the Administrative Law Section Council, is profiled in the first article of this issue.
Inside October 2006 The first article in this issue provides insights into the role of an unusual ALJ, the Illinois Special Education Hearing Officer.
Inside September 2006 This issue of the Newsletter begins with commentary by the Section Council Chair, Jim Chipman (Executive Director and Legal Counsel to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, Springfield, Illinois).
Inside August 2006 This issue of the Newsletter begins with an article by ALJ Ann Breen-Greco, a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, concerning a well-attended educational program for ALJs recently held by the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges. Ann was a speaker at as well as one of the organizers of the program.
Inside July 2006 This first issue of the new ISBA year begins with three articles relating to the change in leadership of the Section Council from Vickie Gillio to Jim Chipman.
Inside May 2006 Do you think you know the difference between res judicata and collateral estoppel as those doctrines apply to administrative agency decisions?
Inside April 2006 This issue begins with a very well-written article which, admittedly, is partisan.
Inside March 2006 Two of the articles in the February 2006 issue of this newsletter concerned the very recent Illinois court decisions in Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10 v. Regional Board of School Trustees of St. Clair County, and Dombrowski v. City of Chicago.
Inside February 2006 The first two articles in this issue were submitted by Section Council members Vickie Gillio, the current Chair, and Terry Hoffman, the immediate past Chair.
Inside January 2006 Recent changes in the statute of limitations applicable to Illinois Medical Practice Act complaints are the subject of the first article in this issue of the Newsletter.
Medical reform bill’s effect on the statute of limitations clause pursuant to the Medical Practice Act By James Goldberg January 2006 The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, in fulfilling its obligation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of Illinois, administers the State statutes that govern licensure and discipline of professional and occupational groups.
Multiplicity of necessary parties: Naming defendants in administrative agency appeals By Vickie Gillio November 2006 Lawyers who practice administrative law should be aware of the necessary parties that must be named as defendants when appealing administrative agency decisions.
NAALJ holds annual conference in Chicago By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco February 2006 The National Association of Administrative Law Judges held its annual conference in Chicago October 30 to November 3, 2005.
Necessary parties—Strict adherence again By Patti Gregory-Chang September 2006 On July 21st, 2006 the First District rendered its opinion in Catamount Cargo Serv. v. Illinois Dep’t of Employment Serv. This case relating to necessary parties follows a long line of cases strictly interpreting the Administrative Review Law.