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Newsletter articles from 2000

The chair’s corner By Richard D. Hannigan April 2000 Our Web site is up and running. Special thanks to Phillip Lenzini.
Chicago arbitrators June 2000 Inasmuch as the arbitrators in Chicago are centralized at 100 West Randolph Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, the guidelines do not differ much from room to room.
Downstate arbitrators June 2000 Arbitrator Akemann has a web site on which he publishes his Geneva call information.
Editor’s note April 2000 You don't have to be a member of the section council to submit articles for the newsletter.
General information June 2000 According to the Spring 2000 issue of Commission News, the Illinois Industrial Commission's publication, arbitrators decided, settled or dismissed nearly 73,000 workers' compensation cases in fiscal year 1999.
Hot topics May 2000 For years, both the respondent and petitioner have been united in their fight against the high cost of obtaining medical records.
Hot topics­recent decisions By Christine M. Ory April 2000 Two recent appellate court decisions have placed the onus on the parties filing reviews or appeals to follow due diligence to ensure the circuit court clerk's office and the Industrial Commission's employees do their jobs in a proper and timely manner.
Industrial Commission news May 2000 The Industrial Commission has converted its legal sized forms to an 8-1/2" x 11" format. As of March 1, 2000, the Industrial Commission is only accepting the letter sized forms.
Legislative news May 2000 Senate Bill No. 1535, introduced by Senator Dillard on January 27, 2000, included in pertinent part the following proposed amendments to 820 ILCS 305/11, from Ch. 48, par. 138.11 of the Workers' Compensation Act, and 820 IILCS 310/11, from Ch. 48, par. 172.46 of the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act:
Notes from the editor June 2000 The Workers' Compensation Section Council has, over the last year, gathered information for an article advising its members how individual arbitrators handle their calls and trial dates.
Notes from the editor May 2000 Our last newsletter focused on topics other than Industrial Commission news, so we decided to devote much of this newsletter to what's been happening in recent months at the Industrial Commission.
SB1658 amends both the Illinois Insurance Code and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act By Patrick A. Tallon August 2000 SB 1658, which amends the Illinois Insurance Code, as well as both the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and Occupational Diseases Act, was passed by both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate on April 13, 2000 at the end of the Spring Session. The bill will be effective January 1, 2001.
The Stip Sheet April 2000 This month, the issue we will address from the Request for Hearing, or "Stip Sheet," is average weekly wage.
Workers’ compensation on line By Phillip B. Lenzini August 2000 The purpose of this article is to initiate, but certainly not conclude, the presentation and discussion of useful sites or URL's ("Uniform Resource Locators," the Internet address if you will), for workers' compensation practitioners.
Workers’ compensation review: significant cases from 1999 term By Michael J. Colwell August 2000 The Industrial Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court hears appeals that arise out of proceedings before the Illinois Industrial Commission.
Workers’ compensation review: significant cases from the 2000 term October 2000 In Knox County YMCA v. Industrial Commission, 311 Ill. App. 3d 880, 725 N.E.2d 759, 244 Ill.Dec. 286 (3rd Dist. 2000), Anita Williamson was employed by the Knox County YMCA to perform day-care services for children of working parents.