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Foster family licensing standards

June
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 310
On March 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted emergency amendments to sections 301 and 402 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 301, 402.

General Assembly approves Gov. Ryan’s amendatory veto of eavesdropping law changes; P.A. 91-657

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
P.A. 91-657 makes several changes to the eavesdropping sections of the Illinois Criminal Code, 720 ILCS 5/14-1 et seq. The act also closes a loophole and makes additional amendments.

General Assistance Program

June
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 310
On March 20, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted amendments to section 114 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 114.

Gifts and POAs: Authorizing an Agent to Give Your Money Away

By Wendy M. Goode
February
2000
Article
Page 100
A power of attorney without express language doesn’t allow for gifts, this author argues.

Goal of preserving family ties does not preclude consideration of other factors in determination of child’s best interests in adoption proceeding

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On May 15, 2000, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, held that the circuit court did not err when it permitted a minor child's foster parents, instead of the child's grandparents, to adopt the child.

Governor signs new law mandating the preservation of evidence, withholds authority to exercise amendatory veto P.A. 91-871

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
The 91st General Assembly has taken a second major step toward ensuring criminal justice by requiring that physical evidence used to convict criminals be preserved for DNA and other testing in post-trial proceedings.

A guardian has standing to continue a dissolution action that was commenced by the ward prior to the guardian’s appointment

April
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 196
On February 17, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that a guardian has the authority to continue a dissolution of marriage proceeding that was originally initiated by a ward.

Habeas corpus relief may be granted where defense counsel fails to object to identification tainted by the state’s suggestive procedures and which lacks independent reliability

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
On October 12, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals ruled that the district court erred in dismissing defendant's habeas corpus petition based on the finding that his trial counsel was not ineffective.

Harassing and Obscene Communications Act amended; P.A. 91-878

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
First-time offenders that place harassing telephone calls are normally guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and repeat offenders face a minimum of 14 days in jail or 240 hours of public service work.

Healing: It Takes More Than a Village

By Cheryl Niro
May
2000
Column
Page 248
Each time I reflect on our recent trip to Africa my first vision is of the little children we met in a tribal village in Zambia.

Helping Jurors Listen: Early Jury Instructions and Supreme Court Rule 239

By Susan M. Brazas
February
2000
Article
Page 80
How and why to present instructions to jurors before opening statements.

Hot ERISA Topics

By Mark D. DeBofsky
January
2000
Article
Page 27
A look at some cutting-edge ERISA issues and how courts are resolving them.

Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
On February 25, 2000, the Illinois Department of Public Health adopted emergency amendments and a new section to section 500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 500.

Illinois at Century’s End: The Old, the New, and the Changes Ahead

By Tim Eaton and Nancy J. Arnold
April
2000
Article
Page 202
In its '99 civil decisions, the court continued to exert authority over the way legislation is passed but defer to legislative policy choices.

Illinois attempts to keep drugs out of state

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
As of January 1, 2000, Illinois drivers who own or operate vehicles containing hidden compartments may be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Public Act 91-359 amends the Vehicle Code by making it illegal to own or operate a motor vehicle when a person knows the vehicle contains a false or secret compartment.

Illinois Bar Association Journals and Newsletters

By James E. Duggan
March
2000
Column
Page 175
For practical advice, bar periodicals are hard to beat (even if we do say so).

Illinois’ Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration: A Review of the Cases

By Timothy W. Kelly and Amy L. Mobley
March
2000
Article
Page 150
A practitioner's guide to recent Illinois mandatory-arbitration decisions.

Illinois Electronic Mail Act created; P.A. 91-233

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
Beginning January 1, 2000, electronic mail users now have increased protection over their accounts.

Illinois Legislative History

By James E. Duggan
November
2000
Column
Page 665
Difficult though they may be to research, legislative histories can make a difference in your case. Here's how to find what you need.

An Illinois Litigator’s Guide to Finding and Using Experts

By Terrence J. Lavin, John L. Nisivaco, and Martin A. Dolan
March
2000
Article
Page 168
Experts: should you find one and how?

Illinois Nursing Home Litigation 2000

By Stephen C. Buser
June
2000
Column
Page 302
For years lawyers ignored clients who wanted to file suit against a nursing home.

Illinois outlaws methamphetamine producing substances

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Public Act 91-403 amends the Controlled Substances Act by making it unlawful to possess any methamphetamine-manufacturing chemical with the intent to manufacture meth.

Illinois pharmacy practice; new rules for applicants licensed in other states

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On November 18, 1999, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation adopted amendments to section 1330.60 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 68 Ill Adm Code 1330.60.

Illinois Regulations

By James E. Duggan
July
2000
Column
Page 417
Keeping abreast of Illinois regulatory law remains a challenge, but now there are more options than ever.

The Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act and Its Qui Tam Provisions

By Tod A. Lewis
July
2000
Article
Page 392
Here's how to use this little-known statute, which allows private-sector whistleblowers to sue on behalf of the state and share any recovery.

Impeaching Jury Verdicts for Juror Misconduct and Prejudicial Influence

By Hon. Denise M. O’Malley
October
2000
Article
Page 568
A judge's perspective on how courts do—and should—respond to alleged juror misconduct and prejudice.

Indian Law for Illinois Practitioners

By Jennifer L. Nutt Carleton
November
2000
Article
Page 659
An outline of Indian-law issues that any lawyer might encounter.

Interest in maintaining relationship between grandparents and grandchildren of divorced parents does not warrant state’s interference with fundamental parental rights

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
On October 26, 2000, the Supreme Court of Illinois ruled on the following question of law certified to it by the circuit court:

Internet Torts and Cyberspace Insurance: New Issues for the E-conomy

By Adam H. Fleischer
May
2000
Article
Page 268
A review of new Internet-based theories of liability and the insurance-coverage issues raised by them.

ISBA Computer Book Brings You into the 21st Century

By Todd H. Flaming
August
2000
Column
Page 475
Find out how to put computers to work in your practice with this new book from the ISBA's Committee on Legal Technology.

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