On November 13, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the order of the Circuit Court of Cook County by holding that an employer’s unilateral offer of new benefits did not effectively modify an employee’s contract to convert him to an at-will employee.
On June 27, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of McLean County ordering the respondent to pay the petitioner maintenance of $12,500 per month for a period of 111 months.
On December 3, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Du-Page County granting in part Northern Trust Company's motion to disqualify counsel for Peter Wright.
On October 8, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed and remanded the decision of the Circuit Court of Du Page County declining to hold the petitioner in contempt and ordering the petitioner to pay the respondent past-due maintenance interest from the date of judgment.
A new program has been created at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Southern Illinois University to “expand their focus on enrolling, training, and graduating forensic mental health professionals.”
The General Assembly has enacted the Diabetes Initiative Act, Section 5 of which states that the Department of Human Services "shall develop a strategic plan to slow the rate of diabetes as a result of obesity and other environmental factors by the year 2010."
On February 4, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, affirmed the judgment of the circuit court allowing grandparent visitation but ordering that the visitation shall not diminish the time during which the mother currently has the child.