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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 →

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 →

Election Season Campaign Sign Reminder

As Election Day creeps closer and the landscape is littered by candidate signs, 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… 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 →

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