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Section Newsletter Articles From Sharon L. Eiseman

Welcome to a new year By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, November 2007 It has been my privilege to serve as a member and supporting officer of the Women and the Law Standing Committee for several years; this bar year, the privilege of service has extended to my chairing of the Committee.
Special needs of girls and women in prison: What can we do? By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, October 2006 During its 2005-06 term, the Women and the Law Committee welcomed special guest speaker Lori Levin, Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, to one of our meetings.
Legislative report By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, September 2005 Despite the huge number of bills that died in session during this recent term, a great number of ones introduced made it to the Governor's desk and were signed into law.
High-tech hits home: Can local government officials use electronic communication tools without violating the sunshine laws? By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. & Sharon L. Eiseman Administrative Law, July 2003 It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business
High-tech hits home: Can local government officials use electronic communication tools without violating the sunshine laws?* By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. & Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, May 2003 It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business.
High-tech hits home: Can local government officials use electronic communication tools without violating the sunshine laws? By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. & Sharon L. Eiseman Local Government Law, February 2003 It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business.
Two awards bestowed upon the Women Everywhere Service Project By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, December 2001 Two bar associations have presented awards to the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project.
Seventh Circuit deals a blow to affirmative action set-asides for women and minorities in Illinois By Sharon L. Eiseman & Stephen P. Ellenbecker Women and the Law, October 2001 The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently dealt a set-back for set-aside programs implemented by Cook County, Illinois. Builders' Assn. of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, F. Supp. 2d 1087 (N.D. Ill. 2000), aff'd, 256 F.3d 642 (7th Cir. 2001), involved a Cook County ordinance that required a minimum of 30 percent of the dollar value of public works contracts awarded by the county to go to minority-owned business enterprises (MBE) and at least 10 percent of the value of such contracts to be awarded to women-owned business enterprises (WBE.)
A guide to annexations and annexation procedures By Sharon L. Eiseman Local Government Law, December 1999 Division 1 of Article 7 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/7-1-1, et seq.) provides for several means of annexing property to a municipality. The following outline is intended as a guide for municipal staff and officials.

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