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IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2020

Tressler attorneys are speaking at the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference. Please click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there! January 23-25, 2020 Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601 Conference Website: http://www.ilparksconference.com/ Presentations:… Continue Reading →

Save the Date: IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2020

Tressler attorneys have been selected to speak at the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference in 2020. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you there! January 23-25, 2020 Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois… Continue Reading →

Erik Peck Receives Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award

We are proud to announce that Erik Peck, partner at Tressler LLP, recently received the Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award from the LaGrange Rotary Club, the Brookfield Rotary Club and Riverside Rotary Club for his work rebuilding a playground at a… Continue Reading →

Federal Commission on School Safety Issues Final Report

On December 18, 2018, the Federal Commission on School Safety (“Commission”) released its 180-page Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety (“Report”) that identifies 93 best practices and policies for improving school safety across the nation.  Approximately nine… Continue Reading →

Christine Walczak Joins Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group

Tressler LLP is happy to welcome Christine Walczak as a new associate in our Local Government Practice Group. She counsels municipalities, park districts, school districts and other governmental entities on various matters, including: legislative policy, zoning and land use, real… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Tressler Presentations

We enjoy being engaged in Illinois’ local and statewide communities. We believe that it is important to share our knowledge of the law as well as the latest legal insights with as many people as possible. Tressler attorneys have been selected… Continue Reading →

New DCFS Hiring Form Is Forthcoming

On August 24, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB2516 (now Public Act 100-1071) amending the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (“Act”).  Under the Act, “mandated reporters” (e.g., physicians, school personnel, medical examiners, home health aides and law enforcement officers)… Continue Reading →

Illinois Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating Drones

The General Assembly has passed Public Act 100-0735.  The Act provides that drones (defined as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are to be regulated at the State-level. More, that no local government, including a home rule unit of government, can regulate unmanned… Continue Reading →

General Assembly Amends Local Records Act to Require Public Posting of Severance Agreements with Individuals Who Have Engaged in Discrimination or Harassment

Pursuant to Public Act 100-1040 (“Act”), effective immediately, any unit of local government, school district* or other local taxing body (collectively referred to as a “taxing body”) that enters into a severance agreement with an employee or contractor who has engaged in sex discrimination or sexual harassment is required to publish “information” regarding such… Continue Reading →

Illinois Attorney General Issues Guidance Following Janus Decision

On July 20, 2018, the Illinois Attorney General issued guidance to reaffirm the collective bargaining rights of public employees under Illinois law and to provide initial direction on union dues and agency (i.e.,“fair share”) fees under the Janus decision.  See… Continue Reading →

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