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Tressler Attorneys Presented at IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference

Tressler LLP was proud to attend the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference on January 18-20. Our attorneys were honored to be selected to present at the conference. This event is the premier state conference for parks and recreation in… Continue Reading →

New Law Requires Application and Screening of Park District Volunteers

Legislation aimed at preventing child sex offenders from working with or near children at Illinois park districts was recently signed into law.  The Park District Code already prohibits park districts from knowingly employing any person found to be the perpetrator… Continue Reading →

Appellate Courts Lead Park Districts Down a Dangerous Path

This year, the Illinois Supreme Court will address Section 3-107 of the Illinois Tort Immunity Act for the first time in the provision’s 52-year history.  On its face, Section 3-207 grants absolute immunity to local public entities for injuries caused… Continue Reading →

Process and Timing for Seating Newly Elected Park District Commissioners

With Election Day having come and gone, park districts are back to business as usual.  However, one important question remains: when do the newly elected commissioners take office?  Fortunately, the Park District Code provides an answer.  But, as is often… Continue Reading →

Statute Prohibiting Child Sex Offenders in Parks Held Unconstitutional

In People v. Pepitone, the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois examined a case where the defendant was convicted of being a child sex offender in a public park under Section 11-9.4-1(b) of the Criminal Code of 2012. Surprisingly, the… Continue Reading →

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