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1 August January Volume DXCIX DXCXX Number 8 1 The Magazine of the Winnebago County Bar Association

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3 PRESIDENT S PAGE-JANUARY 2012 Page 1 ROCKFORD LEGAL FOLLIES 2012 Yes, on c e again the relatively new not for profit corporatio n w h ich has taken over the production of the Rockford Legal Follies is going to put on a show. It will tak e p lace on January 20 and 21 at The New Sullivan Theater. As always, the as yet unwritten show will be in the very bes t of taste. The purpose of this column is to simply beg for money, both directly and indirectly. The net proceeds of the 2012 show will go to the Winnebago County Bar Foundation. The Foundation w ill then give the bulk of the money to Prair ie S tate Legal Services. There are 3 general sources of incom e f or the Follies. One is ticket sales. In round numbers, they should bring in around $15, The other sources are advertising in the program and donations. Tickets will be $30.00 apiece and there will be no assigned seats. Once again, the WCBA office w ill handle ticket sales. Ticket sales have begin. Please send checks (only), payable to the WCBF and specify Friday or Saturday night. Advertisements are sold by the quarter page, the half page or the full page. Don ations in any amount ar e w elcome and donors whose donations are received w ith a December post mar k w ill be a acknow ledged in the program. Donations should be made to the Winnebago County Bar Foundation w ith a memo reference the to The Legal Follies. Donations are w elcome from anyone and everyone. I f y ou have clients or friends w ho might consider making a donation, please ask them. Last year the Rockford Legal Follies presented the Bar Foundation with a check for $15,000.00, all of which went to Prairie State. We would like to present a check for a greater amount this year. Whether that happens is, to a very great extent, up to you. Finally, ask around. You will find that all persons who attended The Follies, with apparently one exception, had a great time. This year we are shooting for 100%. Thomas E. Laughlin is a sole practitioner. A graduate of of the University of Illinois College of Law, h e was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in Mr. Laughlin is the President of the Win n e b a g o C o u n t y B ar Association. Title Underwriters Agency Service, Integrity, Quality. It s not a closing. It s an opening. To relationships. To finding answers. To getting solutions. { Need an answer fast? Need paperwork yesterday? Need an appointment today? At Title Underwriters Agency, we respond when you need us. We not only return your calls faster than anyone else, we give you the most comprehensive answers and the best solutions to the issues that concern you. We make the whole process as quick and easy as possible, and you can trust us to get the job done on time and done right, the first time. We re all about the relationship. We {do do what it takes to earn your business, and to keep it. Title Underwriters Agency is an Agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company Waterside Center 126 North Water St. Rockford, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Byron Office 117 S. Lafayette Byron, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Mulford Office 1235 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Roscoe Office 4908 Hononegah Rd. Roscoe, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Belvidere Office 417 South State St. Belvidere, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Oregon Office 119 S. 4th St. Oregon, IL ph: (815) fx: (815) Rochelle Office 242 May Mart Dr. Rochelle, IL ph: (815) fx: (815)

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5 WCBA REPORTING Page 3 Being treated unprofessionally? Have you witnessed unprofessional behavior? Seventeenth Circuit Court Peer Review Council Hon. Gerald F. Grubb Roberta Holzwarth Frank Martinez Azhar Minhas Keith Morse Frank Perrecone Contact one of the above council members to report any conduct believed to be in conflict with the Seventeenth Circuit Court s Statement of Professional Aspirations. Reports are confidential! For more details, please visit the Peer Review Council section on the 17 th Circuit s website: SAVE THE DATE! WCBA Solicitors Soiree DINNER DANCE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 ROCKFORD COUNTRY CLUB MUSIC BY THE SENSATIONS Invitations will be mailed shortly. BOOK CLUB NEWS The WCBA Book Club meets the firs t Wednesday of the month at Noon at the Bar Office. The book February 8 th book is Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. REPORT FROM THE ISBA ASSEMBLY Jus t a r eminder, at the ISBA Assembly meeting held on December 10, 2011, Chief Justice Kilbride reported to the Assembly that: 1. The ARDC has been granted authority to investigate and prosecute the unauthorized practice of law. 2. All civil and criminal jury instruction can be found on the Supreme Court s w ebsite. 3. The Supreme Court s w ebsite has been modified to make more user friendly. 4. For appeals E-filing of the common law r ec o r d should be available in all distric ts similar to what is now available in Second district. 5. E-filing is being proposed for all circuits to be adopted w ith reasonable individual modifications. Attending as your representatives w ere: Cheri Greenlee, Don Mateer, Frank Perrecone and Don Shriver. CALENDAR JANUARY Pizza w ith Judge Prochaska-Noon Bar Office 10Editorial Board-Noon Bar Office 11Senior Section-5:00 p.m. University Club 12Help Desk Committee-Noon Bar Office 16Holiday-Bar Office Closed 17Federal Section-Noon Bar Office 18Community Service-Noon Bar Office 19Diversity Committee-Noon Bar Office 20Child Advocacy-Noon Bar Office 23Clambake Committee-Noon Bar Office 24Board of Directors-Noon Bar Office 25Criminal Section-Noon Bar Office 26Diversity Committee-Community Outreach Event Sub- Committee-Noon Bar Office MEMBERS ON THE MOVE A n n Dittmar & Adrian C. Phillips have moved their practice to Guyer & Enichen P. C Reid Farm Road, Rockford, IL The phone is and the fax is Em a il Ann at a d i t t m a g u y e r l a w. c o m a n d Ad r ia n a t Susan Brazas has opened the office of Susan Brazas, Attorney at Law at 185 Buckley Drive, Roc kford, Il The phone is the fax is and her is Kelly Vecchio and Anne Vecchio have moved the Vecch io Law Office to One Court Place, Suite 101, Rockford IL Phone is and fax is Kelly at and Anne at Darlene Soderberg h as a new fax number. It is

6 SUPREME & APPELLATE COURT REVIEW Page 4 CRIMINAL As we begin the New Year please find below citations to cases o f significance in the criminal law arena issued by the Second District Appellate Court over the last several months of In re Terry H., 2011 IL App (2d) SUPERVISION: SEX OFFENDER Trial court properly revoked defendant's court-ordered s upervision for sex offense where juvenile offender failed to participate in counseling, notw ithstanding difficulty in dis c us s ing subject matter and mental health problems. Violations justifying revocation of supervision need not be "willful." People v. Barwan, 2011 IL App (2d) DISMISSAL OF CHARGES W h er e defendants w ere all charged w ith third o r subsequent (felo ny) DUI offense, but their second DUI violations all remained pending, trial court erroneously dismissed charging instruments alleg in g the defendants' thir d DUIs. Whether defendants w ere convicted of pending second DUI offense w as (1) beyond the four corners of charging instruments for third DUI violations, (2) a premature concern at best, and (3) an improper basis for dismissal of the charges. People v. Dillavou, 2011 IL App (2d) S UFFICIENCY OF THE EVIDENCE: BURGLARY/ RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY Defendant's conviction for r es idential burglary-based on the theory of burglary by remaining-affirmed w here defendant, a contractor, entered residence w ith permission, but permission w as implicitly w ithdraw n as soon as defendant formed intent to commit a theft, and did commit theft, regardless of the ow ners' know ledge. People v. Yaworski, 2011 IL App (2d) SENTENCING: RELIABILITY OF EVIDENCE No error in relying on presentence investigation report (PSI), which was admitted without objection, and listed a number of suspect prior DUI offenses. Additionally, unobjected-to admission of defendant's full driving abstract was prima facie evidence of prior DUI violations. ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME: DUI & DWLR DUI and driving w hile license revoked (DWLR) convictions w ere er roneously merged under one-act, one-crime rule, when they are in fact distinct offenses. See People v Nunez, 236 ILL. 2d 488 ( ). Though State forfeited issue by not raising it below, appellate court w ould address issue and enter senten c e on erroneously vacated DWLR conviction. People v. Bouchee, 2011 IL App (2d) ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME: Hom e I n v asion/criminal Sexual Assault Trial c o urt may properly sentence defendant to con secutive sentences for home invasion and criminal s exual assault. Under the abstract elements approach, home invasion statute rendered criminal sexual assault a predicate offense, but not a lesser-included offense. People v. Theis, 2011 IL App (2d) EVIDENCE - VIDEOTAPED INTERROGATION The unobjected-to admission of defendant's videotaped custodial interview w as not an error. Defendant's statements on the videotape were the admissions of a party opponent, w hile the officer's statements to defendant, w ere not im permissible hearsay assertions or opinions of guilt; rather, they formed the other half of a taped conversation, w hich is categorically non-hearsay. Had th e officer's statements been redacted, as defendant suggested, the tape would have been nonsensical. E V I D E N C E - B O D Y L A N G U A G E TESTIMONY/CLOSING ARGUMENT Of f icer's testimony regarding defendant's non-verbal conduct during questioning, after defendant w aived Miranda, w as admissible. Ad ditionally, defendant's body language could be seen on videotaped interview for the jury to draw their ow n conclusions. Also, prosecution's comments that defendant's body language indicated guilt in rebuttal closing argument w ere proper respon s es to defens e counsel's closing argument that defendant's body language indicated innoc enc e w hile defendant's accomplice's body language indicated guilt. OTHER CRIMES EVIDENCE - PROPENSITY TO COMMIT SEX CRIMES Pr o p ensity evidence properly admitted to show that defendant committed s im ilar sex crimes to another child v ic tim. Similarities included types of sexual acts, contr o l over victim, location of the crimes, and the active presence of an accomplice. People v. Martinez, 2011 IL App (2d) STATE APPEAL - DOUBLE JEOPARDY Trial court erred by denying request for a continuance and entering a directed verdict acquitting defendant of charges w here, after a jury w as selected, the prosecution requested a continuance to secure the appearanc e of material w itness es and refused to participate in a "sham trial." As prosecution did not participate, defendant w as never put to jeopardy. In re Darius G., 406 ILL. App. 3d 727 (2d Dist. 2010); In re Paul F., 408 ILL. App. 3d 862 (2d Dist. 2011); in re Quadaysha C., 409 ILL. App. 3d 1020 (2d Dist.

7 SUPREME & APPELLATE COURT REVIEW Page ) JUVENILE - ABUSE AND NEGLECT/ CON F LICT OF INTEREST In abuse and neglect proceedings, absent an on-the-record w aiver, the same attorney may not appear on behalf of different clients. Where attorney does not specify a limited scope of repr es entation, full representation and prejudice are presumed. Lawrence Bauer is the director of the Office of the State s Attorney Appellate Prosecutor-Second District. He is a graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law. Mr. Bauer was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in CIVIL Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arredondo et al., 2011 IL (2011). In Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arredondo et al., the Illinois Supreme Court recently clarified the test for w hether a noncompetition restrictive covenan t is enforceable in Illinois. Arnold Arredond o ("Arredondo") Rene Garcia ("Garcia") were employees of Reliable Fire Equipm ent Company ("Reliable"), w hich sells, installs, and services portable fire extinguishers and a variety of fire suppression and f ir e alarm systems in Chicago, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. Both Arredondo and Gar c ia had signed noncompetition restrictive covenants shortly after being hired. Ernest Horvath, Reliable's founder and board chairman, became co n c erned that Arredondo and Garcia w ere planning to compete w ith Reliable and confronted them, asking if they were starting their own business. They denied it, although in fact they had already formed High Rise Security Systems, LLC ("High Rise"), w hose stated purpose w as to supply engineered fire alarm and related auxiliary systems throughout the Chicago area. Arredondo subsequently resigned, and Garcia w as fired on suspicion of competition. Reliable filed suit against Arredondo, Garcia and High Rise, alleging that it had entered into valid and enforceable noncompetes w ith Arredondo and Garcia and that they had engaged in sales activities and provided services to Reliable customers, solicited referrals from Reliable's referral sour c es, and solicited several Reliable employees to leave the employ of Reliable, all in violation of those noncompetes. The Defendants filed a c ounterclaim, seek ing a declaration that the noncompetes w ere unenforceable. The circuit court concluded that Reliable had failed to establish a legitimate business interest that justified the enforcement o f the noncompetes. The appellate court affirmed, and the Supreme Co urt allow ed the appeal. The Court first clarified that in Illinois a nonc om pete is reasonable only if it: (1) is no greater than is required for the p rotection of a legitimate business interest of the employer-promisee; (2) does not impose undue hardship on the employee-promisor; and (3) is not injurious to th e public. The panels of the appellate court that had held that a legitimate business in terest of the employer-promisee w as not a requirement for an enforceable nonompete, then, had done so in error. The Court went on to explain that, despite various courts' efforts to create a rigid test for when a legitimate business interest exists, the proper approach is to analyze the totality of the circumstances in each given c ase. Factors that courts had previously h eld to be conclusive, such as the near-permanence of customer relationships, the employee's acquisition of confidential info r m a tion through his employment, and time and place restric tio n s, are merely n o n exhaustive and nonconclusive aids in determining the exis tence of a legitimate business interest of the employer-promisee. The Court reversed the judgments below and remanded the matter for further proceedings consistent w ith its ruling. Citizens Insurance Company of America v. Uncommon, LLC, et al., 2011 WL (N.D. Ill. 2011). In Citizens Ins u r ance Company of America v. Uncommo n, LLC, et al., the United States District Court for the Northern District o f Illinois, Eastern Division, held that an in s urer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured against claims for unfair competitio n, deceptive trade practices, tortious interference w ith business practices, and unjust enr ichment because an intellectual property exclusion in the subject insurance policies barred coverage. Uncommon, LLC, ("Uncommon"), a purveyor of cell phone cases, had been receiving letters and notices from UncommonGoods, w hich operates a w eb site and publishes a catalog offering, among other things, cellular phone cases, charging that Uncommon's use of the nam e "Uncommon" infringed on UncommonGoods' trademarks. Uncommon filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration that it had no t infringed UncommonGoods' trademarks, nor engaged in unfair competitio n, false designation of origin, or unfair competition, and that there was no likelihood of confusion between the two company's

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13 SUPREME SUPREME & APPELLATE APPELLATE COURT COURT REVIEW REVIEW Page 6 Page 5 ELDER offer a refund ABUSE of the $40 AWARENESS fee and to pay all courts MONTH costs The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed dismissal Page because 12 CRIMINAL had consented. In the ins tan t case, the prosecutor w as incurred by Barber BY CHARLIE to that point. 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A Anon loyalty Minnesota y mwo uhen entr s reports they purchased epreneur, are assets from a other partner relevant He in is the a the member partnership. facts firm and of of The defendants contended: (1) circumstances. that wbut accepted, ho brought at says all Thtimes and foreclosures e to Ireports llinois trial they earlier. Supreme acted are are confidential. In fairly running that Court and case, reversed ramped, in The the Department best defendant the advertises interests appellate won asof the partnership; Oliver the Editorial Close, Barber (2) that contended before the Illinois Supreme The defendant LLC. Board they warned of argued Theplaintiffs of a declining real that there was an abuse of estate his acquitted. Aging court foreclosure ruling, market also That relying has tours 2007 victim a on as 24-Hour and its testified a fun, made holding innovative Elder a as fair to Wheatley how Abuse offer way the to v. Hotline to defend purchase Board become ant of at their interests A Court graduate that the complaint of E mshould o ry not have been dismissed discretion Lawyer. before the real estate collapse of 2008, and (3) that in the trial court s refusal to admit evidence of educated had Education they dragged acted about of fairly her Tow the through when nship Minnesota they High some purchased School foreclosure bushes District and assets market. raped 205, from her 99 the when Ill.2d partnership University because in a declining of College the market "pick o f Law, off" to mitigate exception he the losses to Wheatley. to Plaintiffs. That the acquittal. T h e Supreme Court held that the plain she Expert 481 (1984). was Witness While out In late I called that have case, night no by problem Plaintiffs: two the teachers south with John foreclosure who suburban J. Renner, had been Chicago tours II, fired CPA or of Richmond, was exception admitted Virginia can to be the traced practice to Arriola of v. Tim e Ins. Co., 323 language of sec tion of the Code of Criminal Expert area. by other the methods Board Witness T ak en of to called Education market a hospital by Defendants: foreclosed filed emergency a class properties, Robert action room, J. on Layton, a behalf she tour saw CPA of of Uniontown, law Ill.App.3d in Illinois Ohio 138 in (2001), He in is which the court relied on Procedure of 1963 permits both evidence of the themselves houses that defendant in and their a 57 owners w aiting other area fired abandon and teachers. ed, or identified One on him month w hich to police. after they the Wheatley to dismiss President a c las of s action because the defendant could not make the payments, is not my idea of fun. the defendant s Winnebago commission County of another enumerated offense or filing DNA testing the complaint, linked the defendant the tw o to r epresentative both women. teaches In both tendered full damages to the plaintiff. How ever, in dicta, It reminds me of the tours that sprang up in New offenses Bar Association. and also evidence to rebut that proof or an accepted cases, he an c ontended offer of re-employment, that the women and were the prostitutes Board moved Orleans to see the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina. and to dismiss Rockford their complaint really differs on mootness from California, grounds. Florida Your journey begins here... Bob Anderson, CFP Voyager provides three key financial services to assist clients in navigating their financial course: Financial Planning Investment Management Personalized Consulting Our commitment is to continue serving clients in a fiduciary capacity, freeing them to focus on the many other important aspects of their lives East State Street Suite 130 Rockford, IL ~

14 PRACTICE TIP-WORKERS COMPENSATION Page 12 BY FRANCINE WHITE & JAMES GESMER REVISIONS TO THE ILLINOIS WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT: During the summer of 20 11, after a lengthy discourse, the Illinois legis lature made significant changes to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Many of these changes w ent into effect on S eptember 1, In the November 2011 edition of The Law yer, Tom Crow ley w rote an extensive article about the Utilization Review provisions of the r ev ised Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (Sectio n 82 0 ILCS 305/8.7). The changes to the Utilization Review provisions pertain to all health care services that are recommended on or after September 1, 2011, and apply to all pending cases. The following are the other major changes to th e Illinois Workers' Compensation Act: 1. The revised Act codifies under Sec tion 1(d) that the Petitioner has the burden of provin g by a preponderance of evidence that the injuries sustained arose out of and in the course of employment. 2. For all accidents occurring on or after September 1, 2011, w age differ en tial aw ards under Section 8(d)(1) shall be effective only until the Petitioner reaches th e ag e of 67 or 5 years after the date that the arbitration award becomes final, w hichever occurs later. 3. Temporary Partial Disab ility benefits are to be calculated by using the gross instead of the net amount of income earned from the post-injury light duty position. 4. With r egard to Petitioner's choice of physicians, the employer is now allowed to establish a Preferred Provider Program (PPP) of medical providers approved by the Illinois Department of Insur ance. The PPP only applies to workers' compensation cases in which the PPP was already approved and in place at the time of the injury. The injured worker must be notified of the PPP and must be given information on a form provided by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (this form is available at Injured w orkers can choose tw o treating physicians from the providers w ithin the employer's netw ork. If the Commission finds that the 2 nd choice physician w ithin the employer's netw ork has not provided adequate treatment, then the injured w orker may choose to treat with a physician from outside the employer's network. An injured worker can opt out of the PPP in writing at any time, but doing so is considered the utilization of one choice of physician. If the in jured w orker chooses non-emergency medical treatment bef o re the w orker reports the accident, such treatment is considered a choice. 5. Maximum recovery for loss of the us e of a hand has returned to 190 w eeks of permanent partial disability benefits, reduced from 205 w eeks of PPD benefits. 6. The revised Act caps the award for carpal tunnel syndrome. Awards for carpal tunnel syndrome are capped at 15% loss of the us e of each hand unless the injured worker is able to prove that there is a greater disability by clear and convincing evidence, in which case the award is capped at 30% loss of the use of the injured hand. 7. In determining permanent partial disability for any accident occurring on or after September 1, 2011, a physician can submit an impairment report and the physician is to use the most recent AMA guideline on impair ment. The amount of permanent partial disability is to be based upon the impairment report, as w ell as the following factors: the occupation, age and future ear ning capac ity of the injured w orker and evidence of the disability in the treating records of the injured w orker. All of these factors are to be considered and included in all decisions/aw ards for permanency. No one criteria is to be th e s ole determinant of disability. The Arbitrator's aw ard of permanent partial disability must include a discussion of all of these factors, as well as the weight accorded to these factors in determining the level of permanency aw arded. Please note that the Illinois Wo r k ers' Compensation Commission issued a Memo on December 6, 2011, providing guidance on AMA impairment ratings and PPD aw ards. The Commission unanimously agreed to provid e the following recommendations to Arbitrators: (a) an AMA impairment report is not required to b e submitted by the p arties w ith a settlement contract; (b) if an impairmen t rating is not entered into evidence at trial, the Arbitrator is not precluded from entering a finding of permanent partial disability. The Commission noted that these statements are provided as guidance and are not a rule of general applicability, and that each Commissioner and Arbitrator is to issue a decision that is based on the factual situation on review before them. This Memo is av ailable for view ing at 8. For all accidents occurring on or after September 1, 2011, if th e injured w orker is intoxicated, no compensation is to be paid if the intox ic ation is the proximate cause of the injury or if the intoxication created a departure from the injured w orker's employment. Th e injured worker can challenge the intoxication by showing that it was not the proximate or sole cause of the injury by a preponderance of admissible evidence. 9. S ec tion 1.1 is new and outlines the standard o f conduct of Arbitrators and Commissioners. 10. Pre-T r ial Conferences are now "officially" permitted pursuant to Section 1.1(f) of the Act. 11. A collective b argaining pilot program is found in Section 4(b) of the Act. 12. Section 8(a) states that medical expenses

15 PRACTICE TIP Page 13 necessary to cure, treat o r r elieve the effects of an employee's injuries are to be paid by the employer even if th e h ealth care provider sells/transfers or assigns the account. 13. S ev er al changes have been made to the F ee Sched u le. First, all payment to providers for medical treatment is to be made within 30 days of receipt of the bill (not 60, as was previous ly required). Second, if a bill is denied f o r any reason, a w ritten notification is to be provided, explaining the basis for the denial and describing any additional necess ar y information that is needed. This notification is to be sent to the medical provider within 30 days of the receipt of the bill. 14. Section 8. 2 a provides for electronic claims filing, although this has not yet been effectuated. I n addition to the above changes, many of th e dow nstate arbitration venues have b een consolidated and some have been eliminated. There are now 5 workers' compensation "zones" in Illinois. Rockford is part of Zone 5, along w ith Woodstock and Waukegan. Each arbitration hearing site is to have at least 3 ar b itr ators, and these arbitrators are to serve only two years in any single venue. Arbitrator s appointed in the future must be licensed attorneys. After January 1, 2012, all cases will be reassigned to the 3 arbitrators in each zone. Some cases have already been reassigned. You can check for this information at Also, after January 1, 2012, all cases w ill be given three month contin u ances instead of tw o month continuances. The schedule for the first half of 2012 is available on th e I llinois Workers' Compensation Commission w eb site. Of importance, if an attorney files a 19(b) Petition and the case is continued, the attorney will have to follow the Arbitrator to w hom the case is assigned. For example, if the c as e is assigned to Arbitrator Holland and the case needs to be continued for one month, the attorney w ill have to travel to Arbitrator Holland's venue for th e next month in order to try the case. To learn more about the revisions to the Act, we r ec o mmend that you attend the Winnebago County Bar As sociation's Workers' Compensation seminar that is scheduled to take place on June 8, F rancine White i s a sole practitioner. A graduate o f John Marshall Law School, she was admitted to the pra ctice of law in Illinois in James Gesmer is a partner in the Gesmer Law Offices. A graduate of Indiana University College of Law, he was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in Thank you to Shauna Gustafson and Erin Hannigan for delivering Angel Tree Gifts in 2011!

16 CLASSIFIED Page 16 WCBA REPORTING Page 4 Office S pa ce Available. Great Location, across from Burpee Being treated unprofessionally? Museum, 1800 sq. ft.. Ideal for 2-4 law yers o r other professional business. unprofessional Nice size behavior? offices, large conference room separate break Se and venteenth BY copy KELLY room. Circuit NICHOLAS On/off Court street parking. Contact Rich or Luci New Butera law Pe (815) taking er Review effect Council January 1, 2012, creating the I llinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death S t orage Garages Hon. Gerald Available F. Grubb Storage space for your vehicle, Instrument Act (the Act) (755 ILCS 27/1 et seq.) boat, camper Roberta or c lassic Holzwarth car Four garages available, each establishes a new and important estate planning tool. The $50.00 per month. Frank Close Martinez in. Call (815) Act allo w s Azhar owners Minhas of residential real estate to transfer Office property Space upon to Keith Rent their Morse Space deaths to to rent, a designated up to 4,200 beneficiary square feet; floor using plan a allows document Frank for configuration Perrecone know n as to suit a Transfer what you oneed n Death for your suite Contact Instrument and one to (TODI). accommodate of the above u p council to ten-plus members law yers. to report Includes 1,200 any conduct square "Residential foot believed meeting real area to estate" be availab includes le conflict for real larger with property office the use and Seventeenth improved /or subdivision. with Circuit 1 to Ample 4 Court s residential off-street Statement dw elling parking, of units, Professional w ithin units walking distance Aspirations. cooperatives, to Courthouse. Rec ports ondom Contact are inium con Donald units f id el. ntial! Shriver (together For at more with details, appurtenant please limited vis it common the Peer elements) Review and Council a single section Office Space for Rent Corner of Main & Mulberry. tract of on agricultural the 17 th Circuit s land consis website: ting of Approximately 8,000-10,000 square 40 feet. acres 8+ or offices less, w hich Favorab is le rent. improved Call w ith WCBA a single family BOOK residence. CLUB? Is The anyone instrument interested must contain participating the essential in a elements Book Office Club? and formalities Space My thought Available: of is a that recordable I have the group an doffice eed, would but space meet in available addition over the at to728 North signing Court before St. It a rents notary, for the $250 owner per month. must sign The before rent includes lunch hour at the Bar office. It w ould be an informal two all credible utilities, w off itnesses street parking an d have by the the entry same door, mental conference capacity room, book club which w ould meet at a regular time over the to DSL and w ireless connection. The tenants in the building, besides noon execute hour a each T O Dmonth I as is with required members to make bringing a wtheir ill, all own as myself, are two lawyers and a CPA. Call Ken Ritz at lunch. specifically The prescribed books for discussion by the Act. would The be TODI chosen must by state the Office members that the Space and transfer Professional would to be th e chosen Office beneficiary Space at least is for to twrent, o occur months Dow at the ntown in Rockford. advance ow ner's so death 5000 that and psq. articipants the ft, instrument $ would must plus have be utilities. time recorded to find Call before and Deb at (815) read the owner's the book. death The in members the office of could the Recorder prepare thof eir Deeds o w n Office questions in the Space: county or use in $8 which per the square internet the property foot ( oplus r is o ther located. utilities. places) Lowto er find level of all ques brick tions. building. A TODI, There Two would in proper blocks no limitation form, from properly Cherry on the Vale. exec type uted, Call of book, 815 and fiction, timely recorded, non-fiction, transfers best sellers, title to cthe lassics, subject paperback, property, hard but cover, the transfer nook, etc. is effective (Do you only believe at the that death a roomful of the of party lawwho yers Wanted: wexecuted ould have Look the trouble TODI. ing for conducting During a transactional the a owdiscussion?) ner's position. lifetime, Holly Willing a TODI has to do small agreed does amount not to affect let of u se the litigation the right Bar of work office the as owner for well. our to 7.5 meetings. sell years or encumber private If you firm experience. are the in property. terested, Excellent The references. Holly. beneficiary Call: Holly's (or a cred itor address of the is Office beneficiary) Space under 2000 the square TODI feet has At of some no space present point for Holly interest offices w ill in. give $9 the per square us property a s pecific f o owhile t. time Contact the owner of the Dan month is alive. Gilbert so if there is a noon or hour that does During not work his for lifetime, you, let an her owner know. may There revoke will a TODI be no officers, by way of minutes, a written reports, instrument and no - which one is taking instrument attendance! must be For Lease: Impress your clients, friends and family. If recorded we have before enough the interest ow ner' our s dfirst eath - meeting that is wexecuted, ill be in Mag n ificent loft apartments and tow n homes available at September, witnes s ed and acknowledged Let her know in if the you same have manner a suggestion as the Garrison School, just south of St. Peter's Church. At 1105 N. for original the first TODI. book. Court Street, you are ju s t blocks from the River and a short Barbara Vella, Upon the ow ner's death, the beneficiary takes title drive or w alk to the Courthouse. See our website at s ubject to all liens and encumbrances affecting title at the REAL or ESTATE call Kathleen CONTRACTS Kline at or time of the ow ner's death. T he Act provides that a The Real Estate Contract forms are now available beneficiary may disc laim all or part of the beneficiary's on the WCBA website. You will need to be a member of Le interest gal Services: under a TODI. the association and Evaluation, have a login analysis, to access and them. summarization If you do o f medical records. While the Very Act is experienced. important for Medical individ bu ackground. als and not know your login, pleas e c all Holly (815) or Com families p etitive w ho hourly want rate. to Quick transfer turnaround. their homes Call 815/ to specific her at Many thanks to beneficiaries w ithout the need for costly or complex estate Legal Keith Assista Hyzer n t. and Over Tom 30 Wartowsk years experience. i for wplaintiff's orking oncivil p lanning or probate proceedings, there are many poten tial wproviding ork, Wills, this Real additional Estate. benefit Available to our August members. 1, Call Robin pitfalls in the Act which could render the TODI void and Prentice, ineffective. For this reason this "tip" isn't meant to be at all comprehensive. I h ope we can explore the Act in much more detail in a RE Section CLE to be announced soon. Elegant office space available for 1 or 2 law yers and staff at 1707 DUES E. State STATEMENTS S tr eet, Rockford. 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17 From the Community Service Committee and Pete Alexander, Ham it Up Chairman for life, Thank you to our Ham it Up for the Holidays Contributors! Amanda Adams, John Boreen, Kim & Michael Casey, Mathew & Polly Cicero, Henry J. Close, Joseph & Diane Dailing, Gary Flanders, Rich Gaines, Paul Godlewski, Mary Gorman, Herb Green, Hampilos & Langley, LTD., Christine Hawley, Holmstrom & Kennedy, Hyzer, Hyzer & Jacobs, James Keeling, Thomas & Lesley Killoren, Lonnie & Colleen Lemek, Brendan & Pam Maher, Lee & Charlene Mayer, Lori & David McGirk, Monteleone Law Firm, Marcia Mueller, Oliver Nelson, Kelly Nicholas, Charles Prorok, Mike Raridon, Sherri Rudy, Pete Savitski, Mike Scheurich, Jeffrey & Nancy Schilling, Michael Shalbrack, Darlene Soderberg, Dave Taylor, Jay & Cathy Trost, Wendy Vaughn, Francine White, WilliamsMcCarthy LLP., Craig & Rose Willette, Kathryn Zenoff & James Zuba

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