Recent section council meetingsFebruary 2000The Chair, Claire Manning, presented an award to outgoing Chair Lance Jones. She and guest Robert John Kane reported on developments regarding administrative rules legislation considered at the spring session of the General Assembly.
Remand for presentation of new evidenceAugust 2000Morelli, a Will County deputy sheriff, was terminated by the Sheriff's Office Merit Commission after he was charged with conduct unbecoming an officer and other offenses.
State Gift Ban Act—Governor’s Ethics CommissionMarch 2000The State Gift Ban Act became effective January 1, 1999. This new Act prohibits Illinois governmental employees, elected officials and specific family members from receiving gifts from prohibited sources with some exceptions. Pursuant to the Act, the Governor's Ethics Commission has published the following informational material.
Statutory developmentsBy Robert John KaneMarch 2000The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act (IAPA) (5 ILCS 100/1-1 et seq.) has been amended by two public acts.
“Taking the Fifth” at an administrative hearingBy Rosalyn B. KaplanApril 2000During contested cases before administrative tribunals, it sometimes happens that a witness refuses to testify on the ground that his answer might tend to incriminate him.
Timeliness of petition for administrative reviewMay 2000Following the issuance of an arbitrator's decision denying Campbell-Peterson's workers' compensation claim, the employer moved to correct clerical errors that had resulted in the omission of certain information.