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Articles on Municipal Law

Municipal Administrative Courts: Speedy Justice at What Cost? By Stanley R. Kaminski January 2000 Article, Page 46 Illinois’ new municipal administrative adjudication law raises concerns that the state has gone too far.
In malpractice action against local governmental entities, one-year limitation period of Tort Immunity Act applies December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On October 21, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court that the one-year limitation period in the Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/8-101 et seq (West 1996)).
Recreational Property and Injuries: “Playing” with Governmental Tort Immunity By W. Bradley Colwell December 1999 Article, Page 654 The trend, according to this author, is to expand the range of property deemed recreational and thus to expand immunity.
City did not have a duty to construct road medians to be safe for use by emergency road vehicles November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 On September 23, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's decision that the city of Chicago did not have a duty to construct road medians to be safe for use by emergency road vehicles.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath November 1999 Column, Page 570 Watch out, HMOs.
Authority of Non-Home-Rule County to Borrow Money from a Financial Institution May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 1, 1999, the Attorney General published an opinion on whether a non-home-rule county has the authority to borrow money from a financial institution and execute a multi-year installment note to secure the payment of the loan. Ill Atty Gen Op 99-002.
Part-Time Police Officers “Employed” by a Unit of Local Government May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 3, 1999, the Attorney General published an opinion on two issues: (1) whether the use of the terms "employment'' and "employed'' in the definitions of the phrases.
Vindictive action equal protection cases do not require an “orchestrated campaign official harassment” January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 On November 12, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals reversed the district court's holding that Email v Macrane, 53 F3d 176 (7th Cir 1995), required an "orchestrated campaign official harassment'' motivated by "sheer malice'' in vindictive action equal protection claims.