... Bauman was the pastor of the church of which Ellis was a member. When Ellis died in 2003, the
1999 will was admitted to probate. ... The circuit court of Cook County dismissed all counts as
untimely pursuant to section 8-1 of the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5/8-1 (West 2006)). ...
... James Woods died in August 2002. Letters of office were issued and Woods' will was admitted
to probate on October 23, 2002. ... The estate did not deliver the property or the $300,000 to plaintiff.
On October 24, 2003, the probate court denied plaintiff's claim against the estate. ...
... freedom. The Probate Act places only two limits on the ability of a testator to choose
the objects of his bounty. ... desire. Under the Probate Act, Max and Erla had no
obligation to make any provision at all for their grandchildren. ...
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