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Court upholds decedent’s testamentary gift to dental school, which a university closed several months prior to testator’s death, because plain language of will revealed testator’s intent to provide university with a gift. September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 13, 2000, the Third District of the Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Northwestern University ("university").
College Savings Pool July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On March 24, 2000, the Illinois Treasurer's Office adopted emergency rules to section 2500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 2500.
School Construction Program July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On March 17, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted new sections and amendments to section 151 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 151.
Public schools evaluation, recognition and supervision June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 On March 21, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted emergency amendments to section 1 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 1.
School Construction Program June 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 310 On March 17, 2000, the Illinois State Board of Education amended and adopted new sections to section 151 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 151.
School Based and School Linked Clinic Programs March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 On December 1, 1999, the Illinois State Department of Public Aid adopted amendments to section 140 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 140.
Schools’ Liability for Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment Under Title IX By James W. Hulbert and Linda C. Kramer February 2000 Article, Page 88 A review of the impact — especially in Illinois — of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Davis v Monroe County School Board ruling.
A university has presumably complied with portions of Title IX if it can show a substantial proportionality between the gender group’s enrollment at the university and the gender group’s participation in athletics February 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.
Stopped school bus law extended to school property; P.A. 91-260 December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 Public Act 91-260 extends, to school property, the law on ''[a]pproaching, overtaking, and passing'' a stopped school bus.
Placement of Downs Syndrome child in program limited to handicapped children or in an “at risk” program did not constitute free appropriate public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 On July 29, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the lower court that placement of a Downs Syndrome child in a program limited to handicapped children or in a program for "at risk" children did not constitute a free appropriate education.
Provisions for Reading Improvement Program September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 On June 2, 1999, the Illinois Department of Education adopted new amendments to section 260 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 260.
Illinois responds to recent school shootings with preventative and punitive legislation August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 In response to high school shootings in Arkansas, Colorado, and other states, the General Assembly enacted several bills into law that attempt to deter and more harshly penalize school shooting offenders.
Penalties enhanced for unlawful discharge or sale of firearms near schools; PA 91-12 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 According to 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2, "aggravated discharge of a firearm'' is, inter alia, firing a gun at a person, or into a building or vehicle when the shooter knows it is occupied.
School officials must report armed persons on school grounds; PA 91-11 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 According to PA 91-11, a school official must notify the school principal if he/she observes a "person in possession of a firearm on school grounds.''
School shooters excluded from juvenile court jurisdiction ; P.A. 91-15 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 The Juvenile Court Act, 705 ILCS 405/1 et seq, attempts to best serve the safety and ``welfare of [an accused minor] and the best interests of the community'' by shielding the minor from the full force and application of the Illinois Criminal Code.
Secondary Education and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 112.78 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
Amendments to the School Code; PA 90-802 April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 Public Act 90-802 amends the School Code. This Act was passed after the Governor's technical recommendations were incorporated.
Charter Schools November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 3, 1998 the state board of education adopted amendments to sections 650.30, 650.40, and 650.60. 23 Ill Adm Code 650.
Independent contractors are not considered to be employees under the ADEA November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that the defendant, the North Knox School District.