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City Found to Have No Duty Regarding Pothole Due to Tort Immunity Act and Open and Obvious Condition

Plaintiff fell in a pothole and was injured while crossing a service drive next to her home and so sued the City of Chicago. The City’s Tort Immunity Act motion for summary judgment was affirmed on appeal. Crespo-Fregoso v. City of… Continue Reading →

Tressler’s Local Government Attorneys Selected as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that Tressler’s local government attorneys have been selected as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. John O’Driscoll and Stephen Grossmark have been selected as 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers, and Christine Walczak and James Hess… Continue Reading →

Court Confirms Municipal Protections Under the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act

The First District Appellate Court recently affirmed a Cook County decision that reinforces the immunities granted to municipalities under the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act (EMS Act). Section 3.150(a) of the EMS Act provides immunity from civil liability for acts… Continue Reading →

Does FOIA Require Providing Documents From A Third-Party Vendor?

The Attorney General’s Office has issued a new binding opinion (PAC Opinion 20-006) on a FOIA request which sought to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding data on head injuries incurred by inmates in IDOC custody… Continue Reading →

Update – CDC Guidelines for Home Isolation

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its guidelines for best practices on home isolation. The following isolation recommendations apply to individuals who have a) tested positive for COVID-19, b) have symptoms of COVID-19 or c) were exposed to COVID-19…. Continue Reading →

Filing Delay – Lawsuit, Nay

In 2013, Hillsboro Community School District No. 3 entered into an energy services agreement with Amerisco Inc. for the renovation of several schools within its district. The agreement was entered into pursuant to the bid and proposal process required by the… Continue Reading →

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 →

Court Sheds Light on FOIA’s Unduly Burdensome Exception

A recent Illinois appellate court decision, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Inc. v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2018 IL App. (1st) 171846 (December 3, 2018), is instructive on the procedural requirements that a… Continue Reading →

A SLAPP in the Face

In Kainrath et. al. v. Grider, 2018 IL App 172270 (1st Dist. 2018) the court took up the case of a township assessor (Grider) who sent a defamatory letter to newspapers, local officials and others, challenging the ethics of three… 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 →

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