On March 2, 2004, the Fifth District Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jasper County, entering an additur for the plaintiff's claimed medical expenses and affirmed the jury verdict for plaintiff motorist.
On December 27, 2002, the Department of Natural Resources (department) adopted amendments adding new sections to its rules regulating wildlife conservation measures and practices and the spreading of disease. 17 Ill Adm Code 635.
On August 6, 2002, Gov. Ryan signed House Bill 5625, which amends the Humane Care for Animals Act by providing that no person may knowingly create, sell, market, offer to market or sell, or possess a depiction of animal cruelty.
Until recently, torturing animals was only a misdemeanor in Illinois. However, individuals who intentionally torture animals will now face up to three years in prison and will be forced to undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations for a first offense.
On April 26, 1999, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to section 1010.30 of the Illinois Administrative Code updating the list of endangered and threatened fauna in Illinois by adding new species to the list and removing those no longer endangered or threatened. 17 Ill Adm Code 1010.