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Tressler’s Local Government Attorneys Selected to Speak at the 2023 IML Annual Conference

Tressler’s local government attorneys have been selected to speak at the Illinois Municipal League’s (IML) 110th Annual Conference. Join John M. O’Driscoll, Darcy L. Proctor, James J. Hess, Taylor A. Brewer and Caitlin Frenzer on September 21st and September 22nd at the Hilton Chicago. Click here to register…. Continue Reading →

Jeyser Claudio Joins Tressler’s Government Practice Group

Tressler is excited to welcome Jeyser “Jey” Claudio to our Government Practice Group. Jey is an associate in our Bolingbrook office. He focuses his practice on representing cities, villages, park districts, school districts and other public entities in multiple legal matters including… Continue Reading →

Attorney Andrew S. Paine to Compete at the 2023 Amputee Football Cup in Poland

We are excited to announce that Tressler attorney Andrew Paine will be competing as a member of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team at the 2023 Amp Football Cup. The team will square off against Poland, England, Japan and Costa Rica in… Continue Reading →

Recent PAC Decision Upholds Denial of Disclosure of Juvenile Police Reports

The Public Access Counselor (“PAC”) recently provided clarification of a difficult issue: the release of records involving juveniles. The PAC issued a binding opinion where it found that a Village did not violate the requirements of the Freedom of Information… Continue Reading →

Updated Guidance from the Department of Education on Prayer and Religious Expression

On May 15, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department of Education”) released updated guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer and religious expression in the public school setting. This guidance was issued after the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, which… Continue Reading →

Seventh Circuit Upholds Discharge of Teacher Over Transgender Name Policy

The Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the school district and found that a high school teacher did not have the right to ignore the school’s transgender name and pronoun policy because of his religious beliefs. Kluge v. Brownsburg Community School… Continue Reading →

Caitlin Frenzer Joins Tressler’s Government Practice Group

We are proud to welcome Caitlin Frenzer as an associate in our Government Practice Group. Caitlin is an associate who focuses her practice on providing general counsel services to local governmental bodies. She represents clients on a variety of matters including zoning, contracts,… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Denied FOIA Attorneys Fees and Civil Penalties Due to “Clarification” Process

Freedom of Information Act requests are often vague, causing government entities to seek clarification from the requester. The best practice for government agencies is a follow-up discussion with a requester, resulting in simplification and narrowing of the request which can… Continue Reading →

John O’Driscoll and Darcy Proctor Recognized as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Tressler local government attorneys John M. O’Driscoll and Darcy L. Proctor have been selected as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers. Learn more about these accomplished attorneys below. Congratulations to both! John M. O’Driscoll Co-Chair of… Continue Reading →

2023 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference

Tressler attorneys have been selected to speak at the 2023 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference. Join John O’Driscoll, Andrew Paine, Darcy Proctor, Elizabeth Wagman, Kathleen Gibbons, James Hess, Marlene Fuentes, Drew O’Donnell and Courtney Willits at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on January 26-28, 2023. Please click here to register…. Continue Reading →

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