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August 2010

Major By-laws Revisions Proposed for October Vote

INBA's membership will be asked to consider a major set of revisions to its by-laws at the October 2, 2010 lunch meeting in Bloomington. These revisions cover a wide range of issues, from categories of membership to simple spelling and grammar corrections.

The By-laws committee sought the input of the Board of Directors during a marathon session at the Spring 2010 convention in Oak Brook, during which the existing by-laws were combed line-by-line to correct inconsistencies. These final proposed revisions will require a vote of two-thirds of eligible members present at the Oct. 2nd meeting.

These revisions have been published this summer in the TuneIN. They are also available online for download here.

Members with questions or comments about the proposed changes are encouraged to contact committee members Jennifer Fuller, H Wayne Wilson  or Rich Egger (via the Board page) or post comments in the INBA Forum.

Hospital, news outlets sued over news coverage of births



A Rolling Meadows couple has filed suit against an Oak Lawn hospital and three Chicago news outlets over coverage of the birth of their triplets in February.

Cynthia and Bryan Lindgren filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Christ Medical Center, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and WLS-TV Channel 7. It charges the hospital and media outlets with "unreasonable intrusion," "public disclosure of private facts" and "appropriation of name or likeness."

Closing Court Records

This seems to happen all too often --judges just seal records because they're asked.  At least there's a chance for some future disclosure before trial.

Reserve Your Room for the Fall 2010 Convention!

The INBA Fall 2010 Convention will be held at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington on Oct. 1st - 3rd.  Attendees can get a special discount on rooms - $99/night plus tax.  You'll need to call the hotel directly at (309) 662-4300 and request the INBA convention rate.  The deadline to secure this special rate is September 15th!

Recent Issues of INBA TuneIN Now Online

The most recent back issues of the INBA TuneIN newsletter are now online for members.  To access them, you need to log into your account (using the fields on the right of the page) and then select "tuneIN Back Issues" from the menu on the left.

Having trouble with your login?  Contact Jim Gee for help.