Continued expansion of administrative adjudication authority
Beginning January 1, 1998, pursuant to Public Act 90-777, nonhome rule municipalities will have the expanded power, under 65 ILCS 5/1-2.2, to establish a system of administrative adjudication for violations of municipal ordinances other than building code violations and moving motor vehicle violations.
Floodgates open to equal protection claims
The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment provides that "[n]o State shall . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
A guide to annexations and annexation procedures
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.
Local government law on the Internet
Many attorneys are discovering the numerous Worldwide Web sites on the Internet that can be of substantial benefit in performing legal research.
State Gift Ban Act—Attorney General Opinion
Recently, Attorney General Jim Ryan issued an opinion regarding the implementation of the provisions of the State Gift Ban Act (added by Public Act 90-737, effective January 1, 1999, to be codified at 5 ILCS 425/1 et seq.)