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Changes to Personal Assistance Services

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
On October 23, 1998 the Department of Human Services amended section 676.30 in an effort to increase the availability of personal assistant services to customers. 89 Ill Adm Code 676.

Changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program of the Office of Rehabilitation Services for Disabled Persons

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
On January 14, 1999, the Department of Human Services amended section 562 of its administrative rules to replace the standard budget allowance figure in the then-existing rule with the latest federal figures. 89 Ill Adm Code 562.

Child support enforcement

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
On September 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted emergency amendments to sections 104 and 160 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 104, 160.

Child-Care Provider Sanctions; Genital Mutilation — PA 90-684

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
Public Act 90-684 allows that any child care provider receiving funds from child care assistance programs under the Illinois Public Aid Code will, as a condition of eligibility to participate in the child care assistance program under this Code.

Choosing a Forensic Psychologist

By Leslie D. Star
March
1999
Column
Page 165
Here's how to size up a prospective (or an opponent's) psychologist-expert.

Church property leased to entity for the sale and distribution of goods to the needy falls within tax exemption for property used for exclusively religious purposes.

October
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 521
On August 17, 1999, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's decision to grant the plaintiff, First Presbyterian Church, an exemption from real property taxes for 1992 on a piece of property owned by the plain plaintiff.

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.

Civil Aiding and Abetting Liability in Illinois

By Ronald M. Lepinskas
October
1999
Article
Page 532
Long considered exclusively a criminal law concept, aiding and abetting is growing more important in civil litigation. Find out how.

Community Policing Volunteers—PA 90-651

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
Mayor Richard Daley called for the passage of legislation to increase penalties for crimes committed against community policing volunteers.

Conflicts of Interest in Document Authentication by Attorney-Notaries in Illinois

By Michael L. Closen and Thomas W. Mulcahy
June
1999
Article
Page 320
The authors argue that it's a conflict of interest for lawyer-notaries to notarize documents they have prepared.

Confronting Breach of a Settlement Agreement

By Robert A. Chapman
April
1999
Column
Page 217
What do you do when the other side breaches a settlement agreement? This article reviews your alternatives under Illinois law.

Construction Negligence: Out from the Shadow of the Structural Work Act

By Bruce M. Kohen and Darius H. Bozorgi
January
1999
Article
Page 34
A look at construction negligence litigation in the post-Structural-Work-Act present and future.

The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act does not apply to claims of excessive attorneys fees

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
On October 22, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's holding that the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act applied to the commercial aspects of a law practice, including billing for legal services.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
1999
Column
Page 626
Discovery and computer data.

Correspondence from Our Readers

November
1999
Column
Page 566
More on modifying custody

Correspondence from Our Readers

October
1999
Column
Page 510
No "apportion[ment] between preexisting conditions and a defendant's wrongful act''?

Correspondence from Our Readers

August
1999
Column
Page 398
The case for attorney-notaries

Correspondence from Our Readers

July
1999
Column
Page 346
"Legal Advocacy Service'' revealed...

Correspondence from Our Readers

June
1999
Column
Page 294
In their ably researched and written article on the parol evidence rule in the April Journal, Andrew R. Schwartz and Matthew R. Henderson succinctly summarize the rationale for the rule by posing the rhetorical question, "If the contract does not reflect the parties' agreement, why did they sign it?''

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
1999
Column
Page 234
Single-subject rule: falling on the sword of Damocles?

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
1999
Column
Page 122
Workers' comp; allow penalties for meritless claims

Correspondence from Our Readers

February
1999
Column
Page 66
ISBA and UPL

Creative and Strategic Estate Planning for Transfer of Qualified Retirement Assets

By Louis S. Harrison
September
1999
Article
Page 480
A review of some of the sophisticated strategies estate planners use to minimize taxes on the transfer at death of IRA and other tax-deferred assets.

Day-Care Information Line

July
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 351
On May 10, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services added several new subsections to section 378 of the Illinois Administrative Code governing the day-care information line. 89 Ill Adm Code 378.

Day-Care Licensing Records — PA 90-670

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
Public Act 90-670 amends the Freedom of Information Act to allow the public access to records including complaints, results of complaints, and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staff findings of licensing violations at day care facilities.

Definition of “child” expanded with regard to child pornography law; P.A. 91-229

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Public Act 91-229 expands the definition of ``child'' with regard to the offense of child pornography to include any material that conveys the impression that the [material] is of a person under the age of 18.

Dental office not included as a “place of public accommodation” as the term is defined under the Illinois Human Rights Act

July
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 351
On May 7, 1999, the Illinois Appellate Court for the first district reversed the order and decision of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and held that a dental office was not a "place of public accommodation'' under the Illinois Human Rights Act Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.

Despite Governor Ryan’s Support, ``Non-Discriminatory Bill” Pertaining to Sexual Orientation Encounters Dificulties in the Illinois House; HB 474.

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
If passed, House Bill 474 would add "sexual orientation'' to race, religion, sex, and eight other classifications already enumerated in the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.

The Dilemma of Jury Instructions in Federal Employment Discrimination Cases

By Chief Judge Joe Billy McDade, Robin Washburne Cozette, and Kimberly Prince Klein
May
1999
Article
Page 276
A review of the murky law in this area, with model jury instructions and special interrogatories to guide practitioners.

A Directory of Directories

By Jean McKnight
January
1999
Column
Page 57
Here's where to turn when the question isn't "Who ya gonna call?'' but "How ya gonna find 'em?''

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