Beginning Feb. 1, the Illinois Supreme Court will be running its Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) compliance requirements entirely online. Attorneys will be required to report their MCLE compliance electronically, and the agency that oversees the Court’s MCLE program will send notices via the internet as well.
In response to multiple e-filing systems serving the Madison County court system, the legal technology service provider Mozato has created a webpage to answer questions that have been raised about multiple vendors providing the relatively new services.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a decision barring employees from bringing tort claims against former employees for injuries incurred during previous employment that now are barred by the state Workers’ Compensation Act’s statutes of repose.
EDWARDSVILLE – The deadline for honorably discharged veterans facing financial difficulties to file for property tax assistance is approaching, according to a press release issued by the County Treasurer’s Office and the Veteran’s Assistance Commission (VAC).
As competition for the top leadership spot in Madison County government heats up, Board chairman hopeful Kurt Prenzler is calling for incumbent Alan Dunstan to return more than $25,000 in campaign contributions from a Metro East Sanitary District appointee whose car repair business is embroiled in controversy.
After Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan announced a proposed budget that reduces the county’s property tax levy by 2.3 percent, County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler responded that a plan he proposed first goes much further with a 10 percent cut.
By the end of the year, court reporting and litigation services company PholmanUSA hopes that all Madison County asbestos cases will be able to be accessed through the company’s new webtool, MyDocFileServe.
“This new poll shows what many people have been feeling for months: Illinoisans are fed up with a state economy that drives jobs across state lines, relies on tax hikes to try and balance state budgets, and politicians who refuse to address the political and economic problems facing the state,” said Nathaniel Hamilton, a spokesman for the Illinois Policy Institute.
"Jennifer Shaw, who is receiving a pro bono award, while serving as a guardian ad litem for free, went above and beyond her duties," said Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, who heads the Pro Bono Committee. "She took a trip to another state regarding an investigation, and due to her hard work, the case was heard smoothly and successfully."
Outmigration is at a record high in Illinois, according to Illinois Policy Institute's (IPI) analysis of IRS data from 2013.The analysis showed that every six and a half minutes, one resident and $50,000 in annual, taxable income moved out of Illinois in 2013. In fact, 81,000 total residents and $4.1 billion in taxable income was lost that year.
On Sept. 15, the Southwestern Illinois Employers Association (SIEA) sponsored a forum of local business owners and state officials to address their concerns with legislation under review in Springfield and Washington, D.C.