This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for review in eight new civil cases.  They are:

  • Williams v. Board of Review, 395 Ill.App.3d 337 (1st Dist., 2009), which involves review of a decision by the Board of Review of the Department of Employment Security to deny a terminated employee’s application for a Federally-funded trade readjustment allowance;
  • In re County Collector of Du Page Co., 2009 WL 3970918 (2nd Dist., 2009), a case involving the scope of the power to tax on behalf of a forest preserve district to pay for the district’s contribution to the Municipal Retirement Fund;
  • In re Torski C., 395 Ill.App.3d 1010 (4th Dist., 2009), which involves the question of whether the definition of "dangerous conduct" found in the involuntary commitment statute is void for vagueness;
  • Ries v. City of Chicago, 396 Ill.App.3d 418 (1st Dist., 2009), a personal injury suit involving the scope of a city’s immunity from liability for the conduct of a police officer during the pursuit of a stolen police vehicle;
  • Johnston v. Weil, 336 Ill.Dec. 285 (1st Dist., 2009), which involves the question of whether the Confidentiality Act applies to communications during an evaluation made by a court-appointed independent evaluator with respect to custody and visitation issues;
  • Kaufman v. Jersey Community Hospital, 396 Ill.App.3d 729 (4th Dist., 2009), which involves the construction of Section 8-101 of the Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/8-101, providing limitations periods governing (a) claims against local entities or their employees; and (b) claims against such entities arising out of patient care;
  • Goodman v. Ward, 2010 WL 184081 (3rd Dist., 2010), which involves the question of whether a candidate for a judgeship in a particular subcircuit must be a resident of that subcircuit on the date of his ballot petition; and
  • Hossfeld v. Illinois State Board of Elections, 2010 WL 743877 (1st Dist., 2010), which involves the meaning of the requirement that a candidate for state Senate in a primary election must be a "qualified primary voter" of his or her party.

We will update Appellate Strategist’s database of civil issues pending at the Illinois Supreme Court shortly with our analysis of these new cases.