Monday, March 29, 2010
Illinois Supreme Court, reversing the appellate court, recently held that,
under the Adoption Act, the time for a parent to make reasonable progress
toward return of child was not tolled by parent’s incarceration. The appellate court had held that because
respondent was incarcerated for 6 months of a 9 month period, she had only 3
months to demonstrate reasonable progress toward the return of her children—an insufficient
amount of time. The case is In re J.L., Minors, No. 108575 (Ill.