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“Transportation companies” defined and subject to Illinois income tax liability

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
DOR adopted an amendment to the Income Tax Code (86 Ill. Adm. Code 100 (effective Oct. 12, 2018)), providing a definition of "transportation company" for purposes of the apportionment formula for taxpayers providing transportation services.

18 Quick and Easy Tech Tips for 2019

By Ed Finkel
February
2019
Cover Story
Page 20
A sneak preview of Affinity Consulting partner Barron Henley's ISBA Free On-Demand CLE program, "60 Legal Tech Tips, Tricks, Gadgets, and Websites in 60 Minutes."

75 Ways to Make Your Writing Ineffective

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
June
2019
Column
Page 44
If you want to write well, don't do anything listed in this column.

Abandoned financial property rules modified

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Office of the Treasurer wholesale repealed previous rules on abandoned property in response to the General Assembly's passage of the Uniform Law Commission's legislation titled "Revised Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act," effective in 2018. The state treasurer adopted new rules (74 Ill. Adm. 17121 (effective March 25, 2019)) drawing heavily on the new legislation.

Abortion restrictions removed

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Following the previous administration's signing of legislation expanding the availability of abortion services in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has implemented changes to its rules reflecting the law's development (89 Ill. Adm. Code 140 (effective March 25, 2019)).

Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Supreme Court

By John A. Lupton
January
2019
Column
Page 46
Lincoln's appellate skills helped establish his reputation as a lawyer's lawyer.

Amendment to the Equal Pay Act prohibits wage discrimination against African-American employees

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Equal Pay Act of 2003 is amended to prohibit employers from discriminating between employees.

Amendment to the Illinois Public Aid Code provides for Medicaid Long-Term Care Provisional Eligibility

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Illinois Public Aid Code has been amended by changing section 11-5.4 ("Expedited long-term care eligibility determination and enrollment").

Amendment to the School Code creates Emotional Intelligence and Social and Emotional Learning Task Force

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The School Code has been amended to create an Emotional Intelligence and Social and Emotional Learning Task Force. The task force is created to develop curriculum, create assessment guidelines, and establish best practices on emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning.

Amendments addressing pediatric sexual assault survivors

July
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Department of Public Health adopted amendments to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Code replacing emergency rules that were effective Jan. 1, 2019 (77 Ill. Adm. Code 545 (effective April 17, 2019)).

April designated as Arab American Heritage Month

May
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The State Commemorative Dates Act was amended by adding section 6, which designates April as Arab American Heritage Month.

The Bail Project

By Pete Sherman
July
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
National nonprofit organization that provides free bail to the incarcerated opens up a Chicago office.

A Bale of Rules

By Rhys Saunders
May
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court announces new rules aligning with the 2018 Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.

A Better Approach to Installment Contracts

By Gary R. Gehlbach
June
2019
Article
Page 28
The inherent disadvantages of a traditional installment contract for deed are overcome by restructuring the transaction as an outright sale with seller-provided, purchase-money financing.

Boundless Energy

By Ed Finkel
July
2019
Cover Story
Page 22
Meet new ISBA President David Sosin, if you can keep up with him.

Branching Out

By Ed Finkel
May
2019
Cover Story
Page 22
Some people love to network; others, not so much. But connecting face-to-face has never been more important.

Breaking the Law

By Karen Erger
June
2019
Column
Page 46
Taking breaks during the workday can make you a better lawyer.

A Bridge Over Troubled Steamboats

By Ron Spears
May
2019
Column
Page 44
Abraham Lincoln and his involvement in a case defending the first train bridge over the Mississippi River.

Can You Record Me Now? The Illinois Eavesdropping Act and Its Effect on Attorneys, Employers, and Individuals

By Daniel C. Katzman
July
2019
Article
Page 44
Tracing the history of the Illinois Eavesdropping Act—amongst the strictest in the country—and its criminal, civil, and ethical implications.

Can You See It? Predicting an Augmented Future for Illinois Attorneys

By Alexander E. Porter
June
2019
Article
Page 38
Augmented reality technologies and the inherent legal issues that arise from them.

Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tax Act repealed due to unconstitutionality

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
DOR also repealed the Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tax Act (86 Ill. Adm. Code 428 (effective Oct. 4, 2018)), because the underlying statute was declared unconstitutional and is no longer enforced.

The CaseLaw Access Project: 360 Years in the Making

By Jesse Bowman
July
2019
Column
Page 50
A free database developed by the Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab provides access to American and territorial caselaw dating back to 1658.

Cases dismissed for failure to state a cause of action should not be awarded attorney fees under anti-SLAPP statute

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
A condominium association's board sued the property's owner seeking declaratory judgment regarding a parking-place lease.

A Cautionary Tale for In-house Counsel

By Sari Montgomery, Scott Kozlov, and Nancy Vincent
July
2019
Column
Page 52
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716 and the Illinois bar.

Cities and counties, not townships, control zoning process for wind farms

July
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
or areas that exist outside a city’s jurisdictional limits, the county is the only body that can enact wind-farm zoning regulations, even if the county has not “formed a zoning commission and adopted formal zoning.”

Clients From Hell

By Karen Erger
January
2019
Column
Page 48
A concise field guide to common and problematic client species you may encounter in the field.

Code of Criminal Procedure amended to allow informant testimony with less than 30-day notice

February
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is amended by changing section 115-21 ("Informant Testimony") as follows. Courts may permit the prosecution to disclose its intent to introduce the testimony of an informant with less notice than the 30-day notice required under subsections (c) and (d) of this section, if the court finds that the informant was not known prior to the 30-day notice period.

Companies may delegate authority to approve securities transactions

April
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
The Department of Insurance has adopted new amendments applying to internal security standards and fidelity bonds that define companies subject to the rulemaking and amends rules for securities transactions (50 Ill. Adm. Code 904 (effective Jan.11, 2019)).

Confiscation of car keys tantamount to arrest requiring probable cause

July
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On May 6, 2019, the Third District Appellate Court affirmed the circuit court’s decision to grant the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence because the police officer did not have probable cause to search the defendant’s vehicle without a warrant for evidence of driving with an open container of alcohol.

A Consistent Position

By James F. McCluskey
April
2019
Column
Page 8
The ISBA continues to support the longstanding ban on fee sharing with nonlawyers; meanwhile, the ARDC and the Chicago Bar Foundation have revised their arguments for lifting it.

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