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Incidental taking of endangered or threatened species

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On July 17, 2001, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (department) adopted a new part to section 1080 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 17 Ill Adm Code 1080.

Increase in state utility standard for food stamp recipients

April
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On January 29, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted an emergency amendment to section 121 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.

Increased penalties for driving on a revoked or suspended license; H.B. 2266

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
The General Assembly has also approved a measure that would increase penalties for persons convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license.

Insurance policy’s automobile business exclusion violates public policy of Illinois

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 20, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court, holding that the automobile business exclusion clause of an insurance policy was void as against public policy.

An Insurer’s Rights in Illinois Under the Common Fund Doctrine

By Beth C. Boggs
May
2001
Article
Page 242
A review of the law and advice to help insurers avoid paying unjustified attorney fees.

An Introduction to Knowledge Management

By Paul Sullivan
July
2001
Column
Page 375
You've heard the buzzwords, but what is "knowledge management" and what can it do for you? Read on.

An Introduction to Opinion Testimony Disclosures in Illinois

By Richard L. Miller II
January
2001
Article
Page 18
An overview of Rule 213(f) and (g) and the cases interpreting them.

The ISBA Needs You

By Herb Franks
January
2001
Column
Page 8
The president of any organization gets an overview of what is happening. This year we are losing two members of our Board of Governors who cannot run again because of age or term limitations.

Joint ISBA-CBA mandatory CLE proposal likely

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2001
LawPulse
Page 564
The ISBA and CBA gear up to submit a joint mandatory CLE proposal to the supreme court.

Just Another Day at the Office

By Paul Sullivan
January
2001
Column
Page 43
If you run the business side of a law practice, you've probably had a day or two like this one.

“Kelley’s Law” strengthens penalties for selling club drugs P.A. 92-256

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation in August that will place ecstasy and other "club drugs" on par with controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, morphine, methamphetamines, and LSD.

Law clarifies division of stock options in dissolution of marriage cases P.A. 92-306

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 433, which amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to clarify the current uncertainty about division and evaluation of stock options in dissolution of marriage cases.

Law provides guidelines to establish drug courts; P.A. 92-058

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In some Illinois jurisdictions, nonviolent drug offenders have the option of participating in "drug court" rather than going to jail.

Law requires expanded background checks for all potential employees of park and school districts; P. A. 91-885

February
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 60
Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation that mandates background checks of all applicants seeking employment at park districts or school districts.

Law requires labeling of gasoline containing MTBE—P.A. 91-718

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
In early June, Gov. George H. Ryan approved legislation that will let consumers know if they are buying gasoline containing the methanol derivative methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

Lawyers Give the Gift of Public Service

By Tim Eaton
November
2001
Column
Page 562
In August we lost a legend in our profession. William G. Clark was a lawyer, a former legislator and legislative leader, a former two-term attorney general and a justice and chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Clark's contributions to the legal profession and to all three branches of Illinois government are too numerous to mention.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
September
2001
Column
Page 450
Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
August
2001
Column
Page 394
Name-calling brief writers get a pass; Gramm-Leach-Bliley may require lawyers to send privacy notices; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
July
2001
Column
Page 338
Golfers in the (legal) news; capital punishment and the mentally retarded; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
June
2001
Column
Page 282
Knock-off alert for real estate contract; new Supreme Court Rule 99; time is money, and thus compensable; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
May
2001
Column
Page 226
Arbitration clauses in employment contracts are enforceable; visit the Illinois Supreme Court Web site; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
April
2001
Column
Page 166
Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
March
2001
Column
Page 112
Real Property Disclosure Act; legal department summon(s)ed in error; questions of law now collaterally estoppable; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
February
2001
Column
Page 56
When does may mean must? When it comes to appealing interlocutory orders

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
January
2001
Column
Page 10
Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.

Leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle may soon be illegal; S.B. 0028

March
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
Senate Bill 28, sponsored by Senator John Cullerton, D-Chicago, would make leaving a child under the age of 11 unattended in a motor vehicle a misdemeanor.

Legal limit on tobacco age may rise; H.B. 1034

May
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
Some Illinois teens may soon find it more difficult to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products. House Bill 1034 would raise the current minimum age to purchase such products from 18 to 19.

The Legal Risks of Monitoring Employee Conduct

By Spencer R. Wood
March
2001
Article
Page 134
Employers face serious liability risks when they investigate and monitor workers.

Legislation amends Joint Tenancy Act P.A. 92-136

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
Gov. Ryan recently approved legislation amending the requirements for creating a tenancy by the entirety.

Legislation authorizes sale of a decedent’s real estate on the Internet; P.A. 92-097

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In July, Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation amending the Probate Act of 1975.

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