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The New Chicago Condominium Conversion Ordinance

By Joseph Fortunato
July
2011
Column
Page 366
It protects renters whose apartments are being converted and buyers of the new condos.

New IOLTA requirements effective September 1

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2011
LawPulse
Page 434
The amended rule forbids non-interest bearing pooled accounts, imposes new recordkeeping requirements, and obliges banks to report trust-account overdrafts.

New licenses for craft brewers. PA 097-0005

August
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 388
Illinois lawmakers have amended The Liquor Control Act of 1934 to establish provisions for craft brewers. 235 ILCS 5/1-3.33.

New limits on FOIA “recurrent requesters”

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2011
LawPulse
Page 434
New legislation would give governmental entities more time to respond to those who make numerous FOIA requests. A look at that and some Open Meetings Act changes.

The New, Online-Only Illinois Reports

By Tom Gaylord
September
2011
Column
Page 477
Now the supreme court publishes the official version of Illinois cases - here's what it means.

New regulations for real estate licensing

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently repealed and replaced the majority of the Real Estate License Act of 2000 with an updated and reorganized version. 68 Ill Adm Code 1450.

New rules for hospital prevention of patient abuse and neglect, patient injury

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
The Department of Public Health recently amended regulations to prevent abuse and neglect of patients in hospitals as well as to establish new policies to prevent patient injury.

New rules for the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act

July
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 336
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ("department") recently enacted rulemaking in conjunction with the Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act [Public Act 96-1420] ("act").

New scams target real estate lawyers

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2011
LawPulse
Page 550
Scammers are using smartphones and apps to steal home-sale proceeds.

New warning requirements for child-related articles and jewelry containing lead. PA 097-0612.

November
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 556
The Lead Poisoning Prevention Act has been amended to (i) narrow its definition of child care articles and toys containing paint, (ii) change the minimum statement required to appear on children's products, and (iii) define body piercing jewelry and worn jewelry covered by the Act (410 ILCS 45/6).

No common fund fee recovery for health care liens

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2011
LawPulse
Page 222

No Election Code violation from partisan nominating papers and non-partisan statement of candidacy

May
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 228
On March 10, 2011, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, reversed a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding no violation of the Election Code when a candidate files partisan nominating papers and a non-partisan statement of candidacy.

No evidentiary limitations to statements of a minor in a temporary custody hearing

January
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On October 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois held that the evidentiary limitations of section 2-18(4)(c) of the Juvenile Court Act do not apply to the out-of-court statements of a minor in a temporary custody hearing, where such statements relate to allegations of abuse or neglect.

Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section

By John E. Thies
December
2011
Column
Page 600
Our ISBA Family Invites You to Join an ISBA Committee or Section

Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section

By John G. Locallo
January
2011
Column
Page 7
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section.

Non-U.S. Corporations: Do You Know One When You See It?

By Stephen Proctor
December
2011
Column
Page 638
Corporations are often treated differently than other businesses for jurisdictional purposes.

OK Computer

By John G. Locallo
October
2011
Column
Page 488
Technology is changing the world of lawyering. Can we keep pace?

Ordering motorist to turn on blowers for dog sniff does not violate fourth amendment

June
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
On March 24, 2011, the Supreme Court of Illinois held that, as a matter of apparent first impression nationwide, police officers' actions in ordering defendant to roll up her windows and turn the blowers on high before they conduct a dog sniff of the defendant's truck exterior did not constitute an unreasonable search under the fourth amendment.

Part of Illinois’s Identity Theft Law found unconstitutional

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2011
LawPulse
Page 222

Past child support payments began to bear interest in 1987 through amendment to IMDMA

April
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
On January 21, 2011, the Supreme Court of Illinois vacated and remanded a judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that past child support payments began to bear mandatory interest in 1987 through amendments to the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. See 750 ILCS 5/505(d).

Patients’ immunization records to be collected, analyzed and released by the Department of Public Health. PA 097-0117.

September
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 440
Illinois lawmakers have enacted the Immunization Data Registry Act, which will be implemented by the Department of Public Health.

Payments ensured for mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment. PA 096-1472

March
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 124
State lawmakers amended the Department of Human Services Act to ensure payments are received for services treating alcoholism, mental health, and substance abuse.

Peace officers no longer required to swear to complaints issued for misdemeanors. PA 096-1206

April
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 180
Peace officers no longer are required to swear to complaints issued for misdemeanors, under recent amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. (725 ILCS 5/111-3).

A person who asks a third party to stalk a victim is guilty for the act. PA 097-0311

October
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 496
The Illinois Criminal Code has been amended to place accountability on a person who directs a third party to stalk another person. (720 ILCS 5/12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, and 12-30).

Personal jurisdiction found over out-of-state corporation in retaliatory discharge case

January
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On November 5, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed and remanded a decision of the Circuit Court of Champaign County, finding personal jurisdiction over a California corporation in a retaliatory discharge case.

Personal service on father insufficient for jurisdiction to modify foreign child support order

February
2011
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
On November 16, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, held that personal service on a parent is not sufficient to establish jurisdiction under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act for modification of a foreign child support order.

Plan for administering your digital estate

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66

Planning for a Civil Life

By Katarinna McBride
August
2011
Column
Page 421
Illinois' civil union law presents opportunities and challenges to those who advise same-sex couples.

Planning to Succeed

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2011
Article
Page 560
How many lawyers have a strategic plan, complete with a mission, goals, action points, and a system for measuring success? Here's why you should be one of them.

Post-Pueblo: Liability During Administrative Dissolution

By Owen R. Burgh and Terrence J. McConville
September
2011
Column
Page 476
LLC members and managers are protected from personal liability even after the LLC is involuntarily dissolved. Here's a call for change.

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