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Newsletter articles from 1999

Circuit court statistics June 1999 Preliminary statistical data compiled by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts show the following with regard to law jury cases over $50,000 terminated by verdict in the circuit courts during 1998.
Electronic imaging of court documents December 1999 On October 1, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court entered the following administrative order (M.R. 16182): Until further order of the Court, St. Clair County is authorized to function as a pilot site for electronic imaging of documents filed in traffic (TR) cases.
Judicial appointments and retirements November 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional assignment authority, has made the following assignment:
Judicial independence January 1999 The following remarks, slightly edited, were delivered by Supreme Court Judge John L. Nickels at the joint ISBA-IJA dinner in honor of the Illinois Supreme Court, held on December 11, 1998, in Chicago
Judicial salaries June 1999 On June 15, 1990, the 86th General Assembly adopted Senate Joint Resolution 192.
Legislature receives report of chief justice March 1999 Editor's note: Pursuant to section 17, article VI, of the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Chief Justice Charles E. Freeman, on behalf of the supreme court, recently submitted to the General Assembly an annual report suggesting improvements in the administration of justice.
Letters to the editor February 1999 The letter to the editor immediately below has been edited, and its author has requested that his or her name be withheld.
A message to the media April 1999 In People v. Smith, S. Ct. Doc. No. 81491 (Feb. 19, 1999), the Illinois Supreme Court, speaking through Judge James Heiple, reversed outright defendant's murder conviction and death sentence imposed in the circuit court of Cook County
New judicial education programs for judges hearing truck accident/DUI cases July 1999 The National Judicial College, in Reno, Nevada, prepared the press release below, which has been slightly edited.
New supreme court committee May 1999 On April 6, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court created the Special Supreme Court Committee on Capital Cases (M.R. 15833) "to study the trial and sentencing processes in capital cases in Illinois, including the respective functions of the prosecution, defense counsel, and the judiciary.
Notice December 1999 On October 1, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court entered the following order (M.R. 16183) regarding "resignation procedure for judges":
Recent appellate court opinion in brief July 1999 People v. Norris, 303 Ill.App.3d 163 (1st Dist. 1999, Campbell, P.J.). In a jury trial, defendant was convicted of felonies and sentenced to imprisonment.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief November 1999 In Stork, the appellate court had this to say about the kind of appellate advocacy before it
Recent appellate court opinions in brief September 1999 People v. Davis, 304 Ill. App. 3d 427 (2nd Dist. 1999, Rapp, J.). Following a jury trial, defendant was convicted of first degree murder and felonies and sentenced to imprisonment.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief June 1999 MBNA American Bank, N.A. v. Cardoso, 302 Ill.App.3d 710 (1st Dist. 1998, Buckley, J.). Plaintiff brought a collection suit for $6,233 against defendant.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief May 1999 People v. Vich, 302 Ill. App. 3d 214 (2nd Dist. 1998, McLaren, J.). Defendant was convicted of aggravated discharge of a firearm (720 ILCS 5/24-1.2(a)(2)).
Recent appellate court opinions in brief April 1999 In re J.L.R., 301 Ill.App. 3d 498 (2nd Dist. 1998, Geiger, P.J.). In respondent's negotiated plea agreement to felony drug allegations in his delinquency petition, the respondent and the state agreed that respondent would receive jail time and other conditions in the recommended disposition in exchange for his plea of guilty.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief March 1999 George v. Ospalik, 299 Ill. App. 3d 888 (3rd Dist. 1998, Homer, J.). Plaintiffs' case was heard by a panel of arbitrators pursuant to the supreme court mandatory arbitration rules.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief February 1999 People v. Williams, 299 Ill. App. 3d 791 (4th Dist. 1998, Steigmann, J.). Defendant pleaded guilty to public indecency and was sentenced to jail.
Recent Illinois Supreme Court decision December 1999 In Tosado v. Miller, S. Ct. Doc. No. 84712 (Oct. 21, 1999), the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court that in medical malpractice actions against public entities or their employees a one-year rather than a two-year statute of limitations applies (293 Ill. App. 3d 544), resolving conflicting decisions from that court.
Recent Illinois Supreme Court decision July 1999 People v. Atkinson, ____ Ill. 2d ____ (No. 83426, June 17, 1999). In a Vermilion County jury trial, defendant was found guilty, on the basis of accountability, of burglary for knowingly entering a motor vehicle.
Recent judicial appointments July 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment.
Recent judicial appointments June 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements December 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements October 1999 1 The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements September 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements July 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements May 1999 (1) The circuit judges have appointed the following attorneys as associate judges:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements April 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements March 1999 1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments: