The case for expanded stem cell research in IllinoisBy Gretchen LivingstonFebruary 2005Human embryonic stem cells were first isolated in 1998. Just a few years later, their promise was cut short by the policy of our federal government limiting federal funding of research involving human embryos.
The case for expanded stem cell research: An updateBy Gretchen LivingstonSeptember 2005Since last fall, when Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes announced his effort to fund all forms of stem cell research in Illinois through a bill that would have taxed voluntary cosmetic procedures and created the Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute, the move to expand stem cell research here in Illinois has taken a positive turn.
Desperate Housewives Chicago styleBy Margaret C. BensonSeptember 2005Now that Annie has convinced Roy to move in with her, what will happen with her plan to get guardianship of her orphaned niece?
Franchising opportunities for womenBy Anita Ponder & Alison HelinSeptember 2005With the complexities of juggling a family, career, and community service, franchising opportunities are especially appealing to women.
Gala 2005 to honor QuinlanBy Susan PiersonSeptember 2005The Illinois Bar Foundation will celebrate its 7th Annual Gala on Friday, October 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
Grandparents raising grandchildren—What they should knowBy Annemarie E. Kill & Avery Camerlingo KillFebruary 2005In the U.S. there are more than six million children who live with grandparents or other relatives. In Illinois alone, more than 100,000 grandparents are caring for their grandchildren.
The Legal Aid Safety NetMay 2005Low-income Illinoisans are only able to get legal help for one out of every six legal problems they face, according to a major new study of the legal aid system released in February.
Legislative reportBy Sharon L. EisemanSeptember 2005Despite the huge number of bills that died in session during this recent term, a great number of ones introduced made it to the Governor's desk and were signed into law.
Legislative updateBy Sandra CrawfordMay 2005Annually the ISBA, on behalf of its membership, monitors and formally comments through its Director of Legislative Affairs, James Covington, on hundreds of pending Illinois State Senate and House Bills.
Letter from the chairBy Meredith E. RitchieSeptember 2005In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I think we have all realized how important our volunteer efforts are-and the potential we possess to aid those in need.
Meeting Annie E. TharBy Meredith E. RitchieFebruary 2005Annie Thar's enthusiasm for the legal profession is contagious!
The Putative Father Registry in IllinoisBy Kimberly J. AndersonMay 2005Father may have known best in the 1950s, but in the seemingly more complicated new millennium, many fathers don't even know that they've become parents.
What you don’t know can hurt youBy Patrice Ball-ReedFebruary 2005The old adage "What you don't know can't hurt you" doesn't apply to your knowledge of Administrative Rules.
Women’s History Month 2005By E. Lynn GraysonMay 2005March 2005 marked the 18th year celebrating Women's History Month. This special celebration has its origins in the "Women's History Week" organized in 1978 by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California.