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Section Newsletter Articles From Patti Gregory-Chang

Case summaries By Patti Gregory-Chang and Hon. Edward Schoenbaum, (ret.) Administrative Law, January 2018 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Necessary parties: New case, old issue—Manheim School District No. 83 v. Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2015 In this recent case, the Appellate Court reviewed the trial court’s dismissal of a complaint for administrative review for failure to name necessary parties.
License revocation upheld By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2014 In the recent unpublished opinion of Addy v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, the first District Appellate Court recently upheld revocation of appellant’s Chauffeur license. The order is instructive.
Red light cameras upheld in unpublished order By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, February 2013 The First District recently entered an interesting order in Keating v. City of Chicago. This case involved tickets issued as a result of red light camera footage.
Fastcase for Apple devices By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, October 2012 Have you ever wanted to look up a case in court or check a statute just before a meeting? Now it is easy to do.
Chairs’ columns By Patti Gregory-Chang and Sheila Harrell Administrative Law, June 2012 Messages from both the outgoing and incoming Section Chairs.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2012 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, April 2012 A review of Lucie B. v. Department of Human Services, which expressly holds that specific findings must be made that are sufficient to allow meaningful review.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, March 2012 A review of the recent case of Sustatia v. Shannon.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, February 2012 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2012 An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Rules and Regulations for the City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2012 An overview of the Rules and Regulations for the City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings. 
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, December 2011 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, November 2011 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, October 2011 An introduction from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Trial practice in municipal code enforcement matters By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, October 2011 The second and final part in this series addressing how improper actions by municipalities through their employees can lead to liability. This article reviews some tips relative to handling of high volume ordinance or statutory violation matters.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, September 2011 A message from Administrative Law Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, August 2011 An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Trial practice in municipal code enforcement matters By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, August 2011 Improper actions by municipalities through their employees can lead to liability. This article takes a look at what conduct is unconstitutional at all phases.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, July 2011 A welcome message from new Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Reflections on Law Day By William A. Price and Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2011 Two Section Council members recall what Law Day means to them.
Corporate shell game shot down by the First District By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2010 On September 1, 2009, the First District handed down a ruling in the case of Vino Fino Liquors, Inc. v. License Appeal Commission of the City of Chicago, No. 1-07-3269 (Ill. App. 9/1/2009) (Ill. App., 2009).
Web Committee By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, October 2009 Our Web committee has been working to update our ISBA Administrative Law Web page. We want this to be an essential tool for practitioners. Toward that end we hope to add links to useful Web pages and forms. We are soliciting members’ assistance. If you have an administrative law link or link to a form that is helpful please send it. Forms or agency rules which are up-to-date and not published elsewhere on the Web are also solicited.
Chicago red light cameras scheme constitutional By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, March 2009 In Chicago, red light cameras take pictures of cars whose drivers run red lights and make illegal turns at intersections. Owners of vehicles, with the exception of leased vehicles, are liable for tickets.
Does a Board of Education have standing to bring Administrative Review complaint? By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, March 2009 In the case of The Board of Education of Bremen High School District No. 228 v. Mitchell, the Appellate Court tackled the issue of who has standing to appeal an agency decision pursuant to the Administrative Review Law.
Fines in Building Code cases—Mandatory By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2008 This article explores two lines of cases dealing with the imposition of fines in municipal code enforcement cases. It argues that the more compelling line requires courts and administrative bodies to rule within the mandates of ordinances which specify minimum and maximum fine ranges.
City of Chicago attains another victory in ordinance violation enforcement By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, September 2007 The Appellate Court for the First District recently handed down a ruling with far-reaching implications for municipal administrative law in Illinois.
Exhaustion of administrative remedies clarified? By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2007 The Appellate Court in Illinois Health Maintenance Guar. Ass’n v. Department of Ins. left as many questions unanswered as it clarified regarding exhaustion of administrative remedies.
Necessary parties—Strict adherence again By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, September 2006 On July 21st, 2006 the First District rendered its opinion in Catamount Cargo Serv. v. Illinois Dep’t of Employment Serv. This case relating to necessary parties follows a long line of cases strictly interpreting the Administrative Review Law.
Proper exhaustion of administrative remedies? By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, August 2006 The majority of the Justices on the Supreme Court of the United States recently declared that an appellant must PROPERLY exhaust administrative remedies before pursuing a claim in Federal Court. Woodford v. Ngo, 126 U.S. 2378 (2006).

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