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New amendments to the Open Meetings Act require Web site posting By Galen T. Caldwell Government Lawyers, September 2005 Public Act 94-028, effective January 1, 2006, amends the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.) to require that: (1) notices; (2) agendas; and (3) minutes of regular meetings of a public body be posted on the public body’s Web site.
Price v. State of Illinois: complaint against State’s Attorney must go to Court of Claims By Galen T. Caldwell Government Lawyers, June 2005 In Price v. State of Illinois, 354 Ill. App. 3d 90, 820 N.E.2d 104, 289 Ill. Dec. 596 (2004), the appellate court held that because a State's Attorney is a State employee who was acting within the scope of his employment during a sentencing hearing, the circuit courts lack subject matter jurisdiction to hear actions brought against the State's Attorney and related vicarious liability claims against the State of Illinois arising from acts performed within the scope of the State's Attorney's employment.

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