The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted rules to regulate funds distributed to Illinois school districts throughout the state through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The School Code has been amended to allow public school districts and private schools to choose not to comply with statutory or regulatory mandates enacted after the effective date of this amendment, unless the mandate is fully funded by the government for the relevant school year. 105 ILCS/22-60.
On January 27, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed and remanded the decision of the Circuit Court of Lake County, which granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint.
The State Universities Retirement System (retirement system) recently amended rules which update and clarify requirements and procedures state university employees must satisfy to qualify for disability benefits.
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Public Employee Disability Act to allow the state to seek reimbursement of the benefits it must pay to an injured state worker when a third party is responsible for the employee's disability. 5/ILCS 345/1.
While sex offenders have previously been required to report accurate information about their place of residence and employment, Illinois lawmakers have added required elements of identification to the list. (730 ILCS 150/3).
Before, custody orders weren't final and appealable if other issues were pending. Now they are, and that's good for kids, an appellate justice says. But she warns that family lawyers must pay closer attention than ever to appellate rules and deadlines.