News and Events Involving Environmental Law, Published by Chicago Environmental Attorney Dave Scriven-Young
of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. -- (312) 881-6309
  • New Event Listing: Volunteer with National Public Lands Day

    Posted by on September 22, 2015
    Check out the events page for a new event coming up this Saturday, September 26, 2015: National Public Lands Day.  This looks like a great day to volunteer and spend time in our public lands, and there are many sites in Illinois.  For more information, click here....
  • Court: Vehicle Registration Surcharge to Support Illinois DNR is Constitutional

    Posted by on August 18, 2015
    In Illinois, a $2 surcharge to fund the Department of Natural Resources is added to motor-vehicle registration fees, and this surcharge was challenged as being unconstitutional.  In Friedman v. White, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District affirmed a trial court's ruling granting a motion to dismiss a complaint seeking a ruling that the DNR surcharge violated the uniformity clause ...
  • Visit to Wolf Road Nature Preserve

    Posted by on November 11, 2009
    This past weekend, my family got outside to enjoy the warmer weather in the Chicagoland area.  We took a trip to the Wolf Road Nature Preserve in Westchester.  Apparently, this area was set to become a housing development in the 1920s, until the Great Depression stopped those plans.  Today it is a nice place to take a short walk and to enjoy nature.   ...

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