Illinois law allows for gun permits (FOID Cards) if the applicant (a) isn't likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety (b) issuance of the permit would not be contrary to the public interest and (c) granting the permit would not be contrary to Federal Law. The Federal Gun Control Act generally prohibits felons from possessing Firearms, unless their Civil Rights have been restored. The Illinois Appellate Court held that a convicted felon met this requirement because he had his civil rights restored when he successfullly completed his probation sentence and was again elgible to serve on a jury. The FOID applicant had been convicted of burglary and theft more than 20 years ago when he was sentenced to time served and probation. While he was serving the probation sentence he was not elgible to serve on a jury. When he completed that sentence he was again elgible to serve on a jury. The Court found that this constituted restoration of his civil rights and thus fell within the exception to the Federal Gun Control Act. Pournaras v. People (Illinois Appellate Court, 3rd dist., Nov. 13, 2018)
When you are struck by another vehicle, you might face very serious injuries. These may require you to seek medical care, which might even include hospital stays. It is wholly possible that you will have high medical bills resulting from this situation. Paying for those might be a challenge.
Are you planning an update to your O'Fallon, Illinois home? Are you building a brand new home? Either way, you will be working with a contractor for the project. Are you worried that the project will take too long to complete? If so, you need to try your best to keep the contractor on schedule. This can be done by following the tips outlined in today's post.
Illinois law permits people to carry concealed firearms after obtaining a valid license. Ameren has workplace policies which prevent employees from threatening or intimidating co-employees, and from having unauthorized firearms on its property. After an employee engaged in heated arguments with his supervisor, a consensual search disclosed a gun in the Employee's vehicle.l He had a valid Illinois license to carry the gun. Ameren then fired the employee. An Arbitrator re-instated the employee, finding that the heated arguments were not threatening or intimidating, and that the Illinois Concealed and Carry Statute overrode the company policy barring weapons on Company property. The District Court vacated the arbitration award, but the Court of Appeals rei-instated it, noting that judicial review of Labor Arbitration Awards is "very limited" Ameren Illinois Co v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 51 (U.S. Seventh Circuit, Oct 12, 2018).
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, there are many factors that have to come together. You have to show the defendant's negligence led to the accident that caused your injuries. You also need to show that the damages you suffered were caused by the negligence-related incident. All of this can be complex, but that doesn't mean that it is impossible.