The chair’s cornerBy Richard D. HanniganApril 2000Our Web site is up and running. Special thanks to Phillip Lenzini.
Chicago arbitratorsJune 2000Inasmuch as the arbitrators in Chicago are centralized at 100 West Randolph Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, the guidelines do not differ much from room to room.
Downstate arbitratorsJune 2000Arbitrator Akemann has a web site on which he publishes his Geneva call information.
Editor’s noteApril 2000You don't have to be a member of the section council to submit articles for the newsletter.
General informationJune 2000According to the Spring 2000 issue of Commission News, the Illinois Industrial Commission's publication, arbitrators decided, settled or dismissed nearly 73,000 workers' compensation cases in fiscal year 1999.
Hot topicsMay 2000For years, both the respondent and petitioner have been united in their fight against the high cost of obtaining medical records.
Hot topicsrecent decisionsBy Christine M. OryApril 2000Two recent appellate court decisions have placed the onus on the parties filing reviews or appeals to follow due diligence to ensure the circuit court clerk's office and the Industrial Commission's employees do their jobs in a proper and timely manner.
Industrial Commission newsMay 2000The Industrial Commission has converted its legal sized forms to an 8-1/2" x 11" format. As of March 1, 2000, the Industrial Commission is only accepting the letter sized forms.
Legislative newsMay 2000Senate Bill No. 1535, introduced by Senator Dillard on January 27, 2000, included in pertinent part the following proposed amendments to 820 ILCS 305/11, from Ch. 48, par. 138.11 of the Workers' Compensation Act, and 820 IILCS 310/11, from Ch. 48, par. 172.46 of the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act:
Notes from the editorJune 2000The Workers' Compensation Section Council has, over the last year, gathered information for an article advising its members how individual arbitrators handle their calls and trial dates.
Notes from the editorMay 2000Our last newsletter focused on topics other than Industrial Commission news, so we decided to devote much of this newsletter to what's been happening in recent months at the Industrial Commission.
The Stip SheetApril 2000This month, the issue we will address from the Request for Hearing, or "Stip Sheet," is average weekly wage.
Workers’ compensation on lineBy Phillip B. LenziniAugust 2000The purpose of this article is to initiate, but certainly not conclude, the presentation and discussion of useful sites or URL's ("Uniform Resource Locators," the Internet address if you will), for workers' compensation practitioners.