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Articles on Public Records

New Law Broadly Expands Sealing of Criminal Records

By Janaan Hashim
November
2017
Article
Page 32
Until now, only nine felonies qualified for sealing of records. With passage of HB 2373, nearly all felony convictions qualify. Here's what the expansion could mean for your client.

From the Discussions - Can you expunge only part of a criminal file?

September
2017
Article
Page 42
Q. Can you expunge dismissed counts of a file when one count is not yet eligible for expungement but all counts are in the same file?

Illinois updates its unclaimed property law

By Matthew Hector
September
2017
LawPulse
Page 12
The Illinois statute governing the disposition of unclaimed property gets its first significant update since 1961.

New policies for requesting publicly available records pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act

September
2017
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
Recent amendments adopted by the Illinois Community College Board implemented changes to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") regarding records, specific procedures, and provisions for appealing a denied request.

Outdated procedures for compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act repealed and replaced with new regulations

February
2017
Illinois Law Update
Page 20
The Workers' Compensation Commission revised their regulations regarding the procedures by which interested persons may inspect or request copies of the Commission's public records to match corresponding changes in the FOIA legislation.

Records under the Mental Health and Developmental Confidentiality Act are protected from disclosure

March
2016
Illinois Law Update
Page 26
The Mental Health and Developmental Confidentiality Act was amended by changing what constitutes a record and when records are protected from disclosure.

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