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A finding of parental unfitness resulting in termination of parental rights must be based on conduct that occurred during the statutorily prescribed time periods

February
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 60
On November 22, 2000, the Fourth District of the Appellate Court of Illinois vacated and remanded the trial court's judgment that granted the state's petition to terminate respondent Christopher Fleming's parental rights.

Follow-up to preservation of evidence legislation P.A. 92-459

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
When Gov. Ryan signed P.A. 91-871 (governing evidence retention) in June of 2000, he expressed concerns with a number of provisions in the law including overbroad application to all physical evidence, arbitrary time limits for retention of evidence and unclear guidelines for the court in granting requests for early disposition of evidence.

Food stamp eligibility and benefit allowances

April
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On January 25, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 121 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.

A (Former) Young Lawyer Remembers

By Tim Eaton
October
2001
Column
Page 508
Recently I attended the Decatur Bar Association corn roast at Rex Brown's home in Decatur. 

From Office Sharing to Letterhead: The Ethics of Holding Yourself Out to the Public

By Deane Beth Brown
July
2001
Article
Page 369
A review of the ethical issues facing lawyers as they communicate the nature of their practices.

Funding Living Trusts: An Overview

By Richard P. Miller
December
2001
Article
Page 628
Creating a living trust is easy; funding it is another story. Here's a primer.

General Assembly approves changes to the Illinois Vehicle Code

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
Before adjourning, the General Assembly sent a number of bills to Gov. Ryan to amend the Illinois Vehicle Code.

General Assembly approves expanded application of the death penalty; H.B. 1812

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
The General Assembly recently approved a measure that will make perpetrators of gang-related murders eligible for the death penalty.

General Assembly passes legislation to make more information available to public; H.B. 3078, S.B. 1150

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
In May, the General Assembly approved an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act and sent it to the governor's desk.

General Contractors and Subcontractors’ Insurers: The Additional-Insured Provision

By John H. Mathias Jr. and Timothy W. Burns
October
2001
Article
Page 526
When can a general contractor rely on its subcontractor's insurance instead of its own? This article examines recent case law.

Goodbye to the “Same-Part-of-the-Body” Rule

By Saul Ferris
May
2001
Article
Page 261
A post-mortem of the Voykin case, which abrogated the rule.

Governor links motorcyclist, gay anti-discrimination measures

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2001
LawPulse
Page 510
Governor Ryan refuses to approve the Motorcyclist Public Accommodation Act unless the legislature passes a similar measure banning discrimination against gay men and women.

Governor’s amendatory veto to Criminal Code legislation accepted; P.A. 91-928

February
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 60
As one of its few acts during the fall veto session, the 91st Illinois General Assembly accepted Gov. George H. Ryan's amendatory veto of crime legislation.

Grandparents’ visitation; splitting the baby four ways?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2001
LawPulse
Page 510
Since the Illinois Supreme Court's Lulay decision, appellate courts have struggled case by case to determine whether grandparents' bids for visitation are constitutional.

The Great START Program

May
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
On February 5, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted emergency amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.

Had It with Technology? Remember the (Not So) Good Ol’ Days

By Paul Sullivan
May
2001
Column
Page 265
A look at how far we've come in law office technology in the last 30-plus years.

Health and safety standards

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On July 30, 2001, the Illinois Department of Labor (department) adopted an amendment to section 350 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 56 Ill Adm Code 350.

High risk home loans

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
On May 17, 2001, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (office) adopted a new provision to section 345 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 345.

Hospital reimbursement changes

March
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On January 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to section 152 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 152.

Housing discrimination

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On July 17, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Rights adopted amendments to section 2300 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 71 Ill Adm Code 2300.

How to Boost Office Morale without Spending a Dime

By Paul Sullivan
September
2001
Column
Page 491
The best motivator isn't money, it's recognition.

How to Spot the Client from Hell

By Karen J. Dilibert
November
2001
Article
Page 591
Learn how to identify the prospective clients you should turn away.

Human research subjects protected

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 17, 2001, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Authority) adopted additions to section 1580 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1580.

Illinois Constitution prohibits insertion of “corrupt or malicious motives” exception into the Tort Immunity Act

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
On June 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the lower court's holding that the common-law "corrupt or malicious motives" exception limited the immunity granted by the Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq, and that the village could be held liable in quasi-contract.

The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act: Birth and Death of an E-Commerce Approach?

By Kristin Mihelic
July
2001
Article
Page 356
The author argues that Illinois should abandon its Electronic Commerce Security Act and follow the national uniform approach.

Illinois General Assembly 2001 Spring-Session Wrap-Up

By Jim Covington
August
2001
Column
Page 402
A summary of selected bills affecting lawyers in Illinois.

The Illinois law prohibiting the unauthorized possession of weapons on public property is not unconstitutionally vague, nor does it violate separation of powers principles

April
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On February 16, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's finding that § 21-6 of the Criminal Code of 1961, 720 ILCS 5/21-6, was unconstitutional.

Illinois Litigator’s Guide to Naming Defendants in Collection Suits

By Scott Michael Alexander
July
2001
Article
Page 373
Properly naming your defendant can mean the difference between collecting a judgment and making a worthless claim.

Illinois Supreme Court 2000: The Last Work of the Court as We Knew It

By Nancy J. Arnold and Tim Eaton
April
2001
Article
Page 174
The last body of cases from a court that included Justices Bilandic, Heiple, Miller, and Rathje.

Implementation of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act

June
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
On April 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Aging (department) amended and adopted several new sections to section 270 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 270.

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