On December 31, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, concluded that the complaint instituted by survivors of decedents killed by guns manufactured or distributed by the defendants stated a cause of action for public nuisance.
On June 6, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of Lake County and concluded that the prosecution violated double jeopardy when it charged the defendant with reckless homicide after he previously pled guilty to reckless driving.
On July 12, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in a suit brought by an employee under Title VII.
On May 24, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of DuPage County and held that certain statements the defendant made as to ownership of items in his vehicle were properly suppressed by the trial court.
On August 1, 2002, the Department of Children and Family Services (department) amended rules in sections 300, et al., of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 300-02, 304, 315, 328, 337-38, 359, 402.
On August 23, 2002, the Department of Central Management Services (department) expanded the number of construction businesses that will be considered "small" businesses in title 44 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 44 Ill Adm Code 1.
On August 13, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, affirmed the ruling of the circuit court of Randolph County, and granted the Illinois Department of Corrections' (DOC) motion to dismiss this case.
On August 22, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 2030, which amends the Criminal Code of 1961 to include employees of the Department of Human Services (DHS) among the victims of aggravated assault or battery.
On December 28, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, affirmed the trial court's decision that the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) abused his discretion by refusing to grant good-time credit to the defendant because he was previously charged with domestic battery.
On August 17, 2001, Gov. Ryan signed House Bill 2265, which amended the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Unified Code of Corrections concerning the eligibility for restricted driving permits and minimum sentence requirements for drivers convicted of DUI offenses.
On October 22, 2001, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment for a former employer, holding that "liver function" was not a major life activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 USC § 12101 et seq.
On September 19, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a physician's employment agreement her employer violated the prohibition against the corporate practice of medicine and was void and unenforceable.
On November 26, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the decision of the trial court, holding that an estate of homestead is a defense to a condominium association's forcible entry and detainer action against a condominium owner who owes back assessments to the association.