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Can a unit of local government pass a policy limiting public comment to residents only?
According to a recent PAC opinion, public bodies may not restrict public comment to residents only, as Section 2.06(g) of the Open Meetings Act provides that “any person” shall be permitted an opportunity to address public officials under the rules established by the public body.  

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Economic Development For Municipal Officials (PDF 1070KB)
This handbook describes the various legal tools Illinois municipalities can use to encourage economic development.
Handbook for Newly Elected Officials (PDF 3435KB)
Our Newly Elected Officials Guide is designed to provide information and guidance on various laws and procedures to newly-elected officials of all local governments. (Updated 2017)
304 Questions That Have Actual Answers (PDF 2228KB)
In this handbook, we list the 304 questions about local government issues that you always wanted to know…with actual answers.
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Ancel Glink Defense E-News (1st Quarter, 2017) (PDF 127KB)
The E-News is a publication of Ancel Glink's defense litigation group.
Water Water Everywhere (PDF 1347KB)
Tom DiCianni recently published an article in the IDC Quarterly, First Quarter 2017, on liability from water management activities.
Big Bully: School Liability for Bullying (PDF 2091KB)
Litigation Management (Winter, 2015)
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Presentations
Total Request Live: Night Meeting Edition! Powerpoint (PDF 140KB)
IML presentation with Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf, Stewart Diamond, Daniel Bolin, and Kurt Asprooth.
Fight Blight Right! Handout (DOCX 118KB)
Abandonment Program Intake Form
Fight Blight Right! Powerpoint (PPTX 731KB)
IML presentation by Brent Denzin and Dan Bolin
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In the Zone: Land Use E-News (Fall, 2017) (PDF 96KB)
In the Zone is a publication of Ancel Glink's land use group.
In The Zone: Land Use E-News (Spring, 2017) (PDF 89KB)
In the Zone is a publication of Ancel Glink's land use group.
In the Zone: Land Use E-News (Winter, 2017) (PDF 390KB)
In the Zone is a publication of Ancel Glink's land use group.
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New Law Moves Last Day for Candidate Filing to December 26th (PDF)
Client Alert, November 29, 2012
Township Electric Aggregation (PDF)
Client Alert, August 2012
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Recent News
Public "Pfinance" for Parks: Essential Lessons for Issuing Bonds (9/22/2017)
Please join us for a webinar discussing borrowing options, debt regulations and a case study on using bonds to achieve the goals of Illinois Park Districts.Where?Ehlers Mezzanine Level525 W. Van Bure... View entire article
Murr v. Wisconsin (9/13/2017)
David Silverman is participating on a panel of scholars and practitioners on September 28, 2017 at the John Marshall Law School Center for Real Estate Law Kratovil Conference in exploring the United ... View entire article
Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference (9/13/2017)
September 21-23, Chicago, ILTotal Request Live: Night Meeting Edition with Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf, Stewart Diamond, Daniel Bolin, and Kurt Asprooth. Friday, September 22 at 1 p.m.... View entire article
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Archived Question of the Month
September 2017
Can a unit of local government pass a policy limiting public comment to residents only? View answer
August 2017
I have received more than 15 FOIA requests over the past 30 days from a local newspaper. Can I classify the newspaper as a “recurrent requester” so that I will have more time to respond to these FOIA requests? View answer
July 2017
Can a member of a municipality’s zoning board of appeals be appointed for a term that extends beyond the term of the current mayor/village president? View answer
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