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Stacey Wilkins

New Law Requires Application and Screening of Park District Volunteers

Legislation aimed at preventing child sex offenders from working with or near children at Illinois park districts was recently signed into law.  The Park District Code already prohibits park districts from knowingly employing any person found to be the perpetrator… Continue Reading →

Appellate Courts Lead Park Districts Down a Dangerous Path

This year, the Illinois Supreme Court will address Section 3-107 of the Illinois Tort Immunity Act for the first time in the provision’s 52-year history.  On its face, Section 3-207 grants absolute immunity to local public entities for injuries caused… Continue Reading →

New Lead Testing Law Now in Effect Impacts All Public Water Systems

On January 17, 2017, a new Illinois state law took effect requiring certain schools and DCFS licensed day care centers to test for lead in drinking water. The Lead Testing Law, Public Act 099-0922, aims to ensure that public drinking… Continue Reading →

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