In response to the problems of hunger and food insecurity facing Illinois families as a result of increasing unemployment, the Childhood Hunger Relief Act was passed on February 15, 2005, as a means of alleviating malnutrition and promoting academic achievement in low-income children.
On March 31, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed the judgment, via a jury verdict, of the Circuit Court of Du Page County, convicting the defendant of misdemeanor theft of services.
On August 24, 2004, the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administration Code was amended by adopting the Illinois Transit Ridership and Economic Development (TRED) Pilot Project Program, 20 ILCS 2705/2705-321
On May 26, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, vacated and remanded the decision of the Illinois State Labor Relations Board ("Board") finding that the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241 ("Union") did not violate its duty to bargain in good faith when it contemplated and took actions in furtherance of a strike.
In response to findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that diagnoses of autism have risen considerably in Illinois, the general Assembly has promulgated the Autism Spectrum Disorders reporting Act.