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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?''
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.
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.
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.
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.