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The Foreclosure Explosion: How Illinois Courts Are Responding

By Joseph R. Fortunato and Steven B. Bashaw
July
2010
Column
Page 380
How judges, lawyers, and litigants in Chicagoland are responding to the foreclosure crisis.

Foreclosure Prevention Program provides counseling, prevention funds. PA 96-1419

November
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
The Illinois Housing Development Act was amended by Illinois lawmakers to create the Foreclosure Prevention Program. (20 ILCS 3805/7.30)

Foreseeing the “Four C’s” (Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions)

By Hon. Ron Spears
August
2010
Column
Page 432
The collateral consequences of conviction are often the gravest.

Freedom of Information Act laws enhanced. PA 096-0542

April
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
State lawmakers recently beefed up sunshine laws to help ensure open and transparent government. (For more, see Two Cheers for the New Freedom of Information Act in the February IBJ.)

GALS and cross-cultural custody

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

General Assembly creates program to support solar and wind generation projects. 096-0725

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
A School Wind and Solar Generation Program has been created by the Illinois General Assembly. 20 ILCS 3501/825-100.

Get Ready for the New Illinois Power of Attorney Act

By Mary D. Cascino
November
2010
Article
Page 568
A sweeping rewrite of this important Act creates new statutory POA forms for healthcare and property that better protect principals, agents, and third parties. Here's what you need to know - and see the link to new statutory forms on page 569.

Getting fees from the other side in divorce

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446

Getting What’s Due: Prejudgment Interest in Illinois

By Adam N. Hirsch
August
2010
Article
Page 412
The accrued interest on your client's damage award can add up to real money. This article explains how to get it.

The Google-ization of Legal Research Continues - This Time Literally

By Tom Gaylord
January
2010
Column
Page 48
Google now offers its own searchable case law database.

Government Lawyers and the ISBA

By John G. O’Brien
May
2010
Column
Page 228
Lawyer public servants explain why they belong.

Greater protection for Illinois employees; new penalties when employers fail to pay. PA 096-1407

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
Illinois lawmakers have put into place greater security measures for Illinois employees who are not receiving their wages.

Greater security of parental rights regarding appointed guardianship. PA 096-1338

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
The Probate Act of 1975 has been amended to safeguard parental rights. (755 ILCS 5/11-5)

A Guide To The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

By Hon. Laninya A. Cason
May
2010
Article
Page 250
The Act, with a powerful arsenal of civil relief centered on the order of protection, offers help and hope to victims of domestic violence. Here's an overview of its provisions.

The hard work of running for judge

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446

Helping Women in the Profession and Beyond

By John G. O’Brien
February
2010
Column
Page 64
A look at the work of ISBA's Committee on Women in the Law

Humpty Dumpty Child

By Hon. Ron Spears
November
2010
Column
Page 588
Healing broken children is hard but essential work.

Illinois adopts adverse health care event reporting rules

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Department of Public Health (the department) recently created new rules implementing the Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005.  

Illinois adopts new eligibility requirements and amounts for certain veterans grants

August
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 400
The Department of Military Affairs recently adopted new regulations increasing benefits for active duty service members as well as changing the minimum period of duty necessary to be eligible for certain status and needs-based grants. 

Illinois adopts new regulations for amusement parks and carnivals

April
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Illinois Department of Labor (the department) recently adopted improved regulations for amusement parks and carnivals. 

Illinois adopts rules for registration of violent offenders against youth

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The Department of State Police recently adopted new rules outlining policies and procedures for registration of violent offenders against youth. 

Illinois adopts rules to improve the quality of youth group homes

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The Department of Children and Family Services adopted amended rules to improve the care and quality of life for children housed at group homes.

Illinois allows guardianship assistance agreements for grandparents and other relatives

May
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted a new section to its rules regulating state payments to guardians who care for children as foster parents. 

Illinois amends community care program for elderly

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
The Illinois Department on Aging (the department) modified the state's community care program to add an emergency home response service (EHRS) as a core service under the program. 

Illinois amends layoff protocol for merit compensation/salary grade employees

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (the department) modified the regulations concerning the layoff of merit compensation system employees of state agencies. 

Illinois amends state’s vending facility program for the blind

April
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
The Illinois Department of Human Services (the department) amended the state's vending facility program for the blind. 

Illinois Family Mediations: The Case Against Allowing GALs

By Suzanne J. Schmitz
November
2010
Article
Page 576
Because their presence may hinder family mediation, GALs should be excluded, the author argues.

Illinois Forestry Development Council created. PA 096-0217

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The general assembly recently created a 29-member council tasked with developing Illinois forestry. 525 ILCS 15/6b. 

Illinois General Assembly penalizes carrying of firearms and ammunition by street gang members. PA 096-0829

August
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 400
The Illinois General Assembly amended the criminal code regarding aggravated unlawful use of a weapon to include specific penalties for the unlawful possession of a fi rearm by a street gang member.

Illinois General Assembly provides support for community schools and programs. PA 096-0746

July
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 348
The Illinois General Assembly recently amended the School Code to provide aid for children through Illinois community schools. 105 ILCS 5/2-3.148.

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