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Appellate Court Upholds Firing of Police Officer Following Issuance of Garrity Warning

A recent ruling of the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed the Melrose Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners’ decision to fire a Melrose Park Police Officer following a string of alleged misconduct. In Scatchell v. Board of Fire… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Wagman Running for the American Cancer Society

Join us in supporting Tressler attorney Elizabeth F. Wagman as she runs the Chicago and New York City marathons on Sunday, October 9, 2022 and Sunday, November 6, 2022, respectively. This year, Liz is making her marathon experiences more meaningful… Continue Reading →

Strip Search By Transgender Guard Violated Inmate’s Religious Rights

Transgender legal issues can be tricky for local government bodies. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for a Muslim inmate who claimed that his religious rights were violated by strip searches conducted by a transgender prison guard. West v. Radtke,… Continue Reading →

New Law to Promote Local Government Efficiency

In June, Governor Pritzker signed The Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act into law (Public Act 102-1088). This new law applies to any unit of local government that levies taxes, with the specific exception of municipalities and counties. This… Continue Reading →

Reminder: 2022 IML Annual Conference

Tressler attorneys have been selected to speak at the Illinois Municipal League’s (IML) 109th Annual Conference. Join John M. O’Driscoll, Darcy L. Proctor, James J. Hess, Taylor A. Brewer and Courtney P. Willits on September 15-17, 2022 at the Hilton… Continue Reading →

Court Rules City Not Liable for Off-Duty Officers’ Actions Following Bar Fight

A recent ruling of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the City of Indianapolis’ motion to vacate a $1.24 million jury verdict against the City following a bar fight involving two off-duty police officers. In Bohanon v. City of… Continue Reading →

Charles LeMoine Joins Tressler’s General Defense and Litigation Practice Group

Tressler is proud to welcome Charles “Chuck” LeMoine to our General Defense and Litigation Practice Group. Chuck is known for litigating a wide range of civil matters and is a fierce advocate in the courtroom and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) venues. Chuck’s commercial… Continue Reading →

Missing the FOIA Statutory Response Deadline Could Cost You 

The Fourth District Illinois Appellate Court recently heard a FOIA case pertaining to attorney fees, Martinez v. City of Springfield, 2022 IL App (4th) 210290. Plaintiff, Freddy Martinez, filed a complaint against the City of Springfield and the Springfield Police… Continue Reading →

Save the Date: 2022 IML Annual Conference

Tressler attorneys have been selected to speak at the Illinois Municipal League’s (IML) 109th Annual Conference. Join John M. O’Driscoll, Darcy L. Proctor, James J. Hess, Taylor A. Brewer and Courtney P. Willits on September 15-17, 2022 at the Hilton… Continue Reading →

School Districts Determine How to Move Forward in Light of the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision

In the 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld an assistant football coach’s right to pray after football games. Kennedy v. Bremerton School Dist. 597 U.S. (2022). The case was filed by Joseph Kennedy, an assistant football coach at a Washington… Continue Reading →

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