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Fifth District Appellate Court Reverses Circuit Court’s Decision Regarding Abandonment of Historic Danville Tower

In City of Danville v. C.A. Collins Enterprises, the Fifth District Appellate Court recently reversed the Circuit Court of Vermilion County’s issuance of a deed to the City of Danville, finding that the circuit court improperly interpreted section 11-31-1(d) of… Continue Reading →

Plaintiff’s Failure to Show Actual or Constructive Notice Defeats a Premises Liability Case

In Ory v. City of Naperville, 2023 IL App (3d) 220105, the court provided further insight into the requirements of actual or constructive notice in a premises liability case. In Ory, the plaintiff brought claims sounding in negligence and premises… 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 →

Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Park District on Tax Objection by Reviewing General Fund Accumulations Rather than Corporate Sub-Fund

110 Larkin LLC et al. v. Weber, 2023 IL App (3d) 210606 arose from a tax rate objection in which the Plaintiffs alleged that the Woodridge Park District (WPD) imposed an unlawful levy in 2017 that resulted in an illegal… Continue Reading →

New Binding PAC Opinion Finds a “Meet and Greet” to be a Meeting Subject to the Open Meetings Act 

On March 14, 2023, the Illinois Public Access Counselor’s (PAC) Office issued a binding PAC opinion finding a public body in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA) by holding an improper private meeting. A copy of the PAC… Continue Reading →

Reminder: May 1st Deadline for Filing of Statement of Economic Interests

The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420/4A-101 et seq., requires certain local government officials and employees to file a verified written statement of economic interests (“Statement of Economic Interests”) on or before May 1st of each year. In most cases, the Statement… Continue Reading →

Election Season, Electioneering and Campaign Sign Reminders

As Election Day creeps closer and candidate signs litter the landscape, a brief reminder regarding legal restrictions on political signage is appropriate: Electioneering outside the 100-foot campaign-free zone is permitted “Electioneering” is conduct that urges a vote for or against… Continue Reading →

2022 IASB IASA IASBO Joint Annual Conference

Tressler’s Local Government Group has been selected to speak at the IASB IASA IASBO Joint Annual Conference on November 18-20, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. We hope to see you there! When: Friday, November 18th – Sunday, November 20th Where: Hyatt Regency… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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