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Reasonable Fees in Dissolution of Marriage Cases

By Donald C. Schiller
September
2006
Article
Page 474
A look at what the cases say about what constitutes a "reasonable" attorney fee in a divorce proceeding.

Reforming the Civil Jury System in Illinois: The 2006 Allerton Conference

By Jeffrey A. Parness
November
2006
Article
Page 608
Should jurors be given instructions at the start of civil trials? Should they be more free to ask questions? Find out what the Allerton conferees think.

Reliable enforcement of Public accounting act encouraged

January
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Part 1430 of Title 68, 68 Ill Adm Code 1430, has been amended by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. 

Religious freedom recognized by Condominium Property Act PA 094-0729

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
Section 18.4 of the Condominium Property Act (765 ILCS 605/1 et seq) has been amended to expand the powers and duties of the boards of managers for condominium associations while also recognizing the right of property owners to exercise their religious beliefs.

Reporting requirements for election expenditures updated

August
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 404
Effective June 9, 2006, the Illinois State Board of Elections has amended 26 Ill Adm Code 100, regarding "political committees that initially file a Statement of Non-Participation." 

Requirements for trifecta and superfecta wagering are standardized

August
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 404
The Illinois Racing Board has amended 11 Ill Adm Code 306, to create a common set of requirements for both harness and thorough-bred horse racing regarding trifecta wagering. 

Riverboat casinos authorized to upgrade their surveillance technology

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Effective April 26, 2006, the Illinois Gaming Board amended part 3000 of title 86, 86 Ill Adm Code 3000. 

Rule 222 -the high cost of noncompliance

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2006
LawPulse
Page 62
Plaintiffs who fail to heed the disclosure rule, which governs specified cases implicating $50,000 or less in damages, face the extinguishment of their claim. 

Rule changes concerning the evaluation, recognition, and supervision of public schools

December
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 650
The State Board of Education (Board) has made several changes to 23 Ill Adm Code 1, which governs public schools. The amendments became effective September 26, 2006.

Rule of Thumb

By H. Joseph Gitlin
July
2006
Column
Page 384
The phrase has its origins in legalized wife beating. Or does it?

Rules amended to allow state stewards to void horse races

December
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 650
The Illinois Racing Board has amended part 1306 of title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 1306. The amendment permits state stewards to have a race voided and to have that race's wagers refunded. 

Rules for interest accrual on child support judgments are clarified

October
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 526
Effective July 28, 2006, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (Department) has amended part 160 of title 89, 89 Ill Adm Code 160. 

Rules updated regarding electronic transmission of election information

December
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 650
Effective September 30, 2006, the Illinois State Board of Elections has added a new section to 26 Ill Adm Code 207. 

Safe Homes Act created to help reduce domestic violence- PA094-1038

December
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 650
The Illinois General Assembly passed the Safe Homes Act (Act) in an effort to reduce domestic violence by improving the ability of tenant victims and their families to escape "domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking."

The Safer Sharer

By Karen Erger
June
2006
Column
Page 322
Office sharers must keep their practices separate and their confidences secret.

School Code amended for additional sources of revenue PA 094-0714

March
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 118
On December 13, 2005, the "Contracts" section of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/10-20.21) was amended to better monitor contracts that generate supplementary revenue for school districts. 

School Code amended to include bonds as exempt from indebtedness PA 094-0721

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
Section 19-1 of the School Code (105 ILCS 5/19-1) has been revised to provide that bonds issued by school districts offering K-12 curriculum will not be considered indebtedness regardless of all previous law, including any limitations that may exist under this section. 

School zone speed limit now applies to park and recreation facilities PA 094-0808

August
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 404
Recently the Illinois General Assembly concluded that since lower speed limits near schools have protected children for years and since many children also use parks and recreation facilities near schools, the speed limits should be lower near the parks as well. 

A Second Season of Service - Master Attorneys

By Irene F. Bahr
December
2006
Column
Page 640
A special ISBA committee will help retired lawyers serve those who need counsel.

Section of the Illinois Election Code is unconstitutional

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
On March 6, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding unconstitutional section 7A-1 of the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/7A-1).

Selling a Client’s Company: A Cautionary Tale

By Lin Hanson
March
2006
Column
Page 150
The seller's lawyer should make like the buyer's and take a critical look at the business before the sale.

Separate but equal grooming standards okayed

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2006
LawPulse
Page 278
Requiring female but not male bartenders to wear makeup does not violate Title VII, the ninth circuit rules. 

Serving a Litigation Banquet

By Hon. Ron Spears
February
2006
Column
Page 92
Make sure your preparation and presentation are first rate for your juror guests.

Serving Members and the Public

By Robert K. Downs
February
2006
Column
Page 60
Much has been - and remains to be - done.

Shareholder Agreements in Illinois

By Lin Hanson
December
2006
Column
Page 680
The history of - and practice pointers about - shareholder agreements for close corporations.

Should You Store Your Client’s Will?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2006
Article
Page 532
More and more lawyers say it's a bad idea. But what do you do instead? Is a central will repository the answer?

Smoking now prohibited in all college dorms : PA 094-0770

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
While some college dorms permitted certain floors to allow smoking, the Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act (Act) now prohibits smoking in all student dorms. 

Sour notes

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
March
2006
LawPulse
Page 110
The destructive, expensive breakup of a string quartet leads to the obvious question: what advance legal planning might have kept things from getting out of control? And what can you do for your musician clients? 

Standards clarified for termination or denial of HSP services

January
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
In an attempt to clarify those customer actions that cause a customer's home Service Program (hSP) services to be terminated, the Department of Human Services has amended Part 684 of Title 89, 89 Ill Adm Code 684. 

Standards created to allow retired police officers to have concealed weapons

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Effective April 11, 2006, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has added new sections to part 1720 of title 20, 20 Ill Adm Code 1720. 

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