The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Local Government Law
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Newsletter articles from 2004
Contracts-Did one exist?
Plaintiff D.S.A. purchases accounts receivable from other companies at a discount. In November 2000, a representative from D.P. Staffing approached D.S.A. noting that D.P. Staffing had provided services to Provident Hospital, and as a result Provident owed D.P. Staffing more than $300,000.
Important new public acts
House Bill 223 amends the Criminal Code to exempt electronic recordings made of a custodial interrogation of an individual by a law enforcement officer at a police station or other place of detention from an eavesdropping violation. Statements made by suspects during custodial interrogation are presumed inadmissible unless they are electronically or digitally recorded.
It’s budget time again!
In a nice, sunny, warm summer day, the golf course is filled with county board members, county administrators and elected officials, as well as village presidents and village department heads.
Klaeren-One Last Time?
On October 12, 2004 the Second District Appellate Court issued its opinion affirming the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the Plaintiffs and its denial of Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint and petition for attorney fees.
The Public Works Contract Change Order Act: The creation of the re-bid requirement
To address the problem of bidders who submit unreasonably low bids to secure public works contracts and then seek large change orders that are more reflective of the actual cost of the project, on January 22, 2004, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed House Bill 940 into law as Public Act 93-0656, which is known as the "Public Works Contract Change Order Act." 50 ILCS 525/1 et seq. ("the Act").
Recent zoning cases decided under RLUIPA
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000cc et seq.) ("RLUIPA") is designed to protect individuals, religious assemblies and institutions (churches, mosques and synagogues) from zoning and landmarking laws that substantially interfere with their exercise of religion, including the use of land and buildings for religious purposes.
Termination not wrongful
The city clerk of Mattoon, Illinois was terminated from his position by the newly elected mayor and incoming city council.
Vested rights and tort immunity
n 1981 the Village and O'Malley entered into an annexation agreement. In 1994 the parties extended the original annexation agreement to 2001 and O'Malley submitted a development concept plan to the Village
Willful and wanton conduct
Plaintiff filed suit against the District and several paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters alleging the wrongful death of his daughter.
A year later: Klaeren v. Lisle and the troubles it has wrought
In the Fall of 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in People ex rel. Klaeren v. Village of Lisle, reversing more than 40 years of judicial precedent by proclaiming that "municipal bodies act in administrative or quasi-judicial capacities when those bodies conduct zoning hearings concerning a special use petition.