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Newsletter articles from 1999

Recent judicial appointments and retirements February 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements January 1999 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent legislation enacted into law December 1999 P.A. 91-589, effective January 1, 2000, creates the Capital Crimes Litigation Act (725 ILCS 124/1 et seq.).
Recent legislation enacted into law November 1999 P.A. 91-363, effective July 30, 1999, amends Code of Criminal Procedure. Adds new section 115-10.4 (admissibility of prior statements when witness deceased):
Recent legislation enacted into law October 1999 P.A. 91-145, effective January 1, 2000, amends Code of Civil Procedure. Rewrites section 2-301 (was "special appearance", now "objections to jurisdiction over the person") to provide that, prior to filing pleading or motion other than a motion for extension to answer or otherwise appear.
Recent legislation enacted into law March 1999 P.A. 90-805, effective December 2, 1998, amends Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/3-108).
State appropriations to court system for FY ’00 September 1999 In "An Act regarding appropriations and reappropriations" (P.A. 91-20) for state fiscal year July 1, 1999, to July 1, 2000, the General Assembly made the following appropriations to the Illinois Supreme Court for the operation of the Illinois court system.