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.
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.
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.