Municipal Matters Newsletters

Municipal Matters, Summer 2011

  • How electric power aggregation can lower electrical costs
  • How the Illinois Civil Union Act affects employers
  • Annual treasurer’s report 2011 legislation

Municipal Matters, Spring 2011

  • Summaries of Illinois legislation taking effect in 2011
  • The use of facsimile signatures
  • Amendment to Illinois Open Meetings Act

Municipal Matters, Fall 2010

  • Employer social media policies
  • Update on Illinois Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
  • Political campaign sign restrictions

Municipal Matters, Spring 2010

  • Expansion of Illinois Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
  • Objection petitions involving Special Service Area (“SSA”) ordinances
  • Illinois Labor Relations Board procedural changes

Municipal Matters, Summer 2009

  • 2009 Illinois Freedom of Information Act amendments

Municipal Matters, Spring 2009

  • Summary of ethics and conflicts of interest for elected officials

Municipal Matters, Winter 2009

  • Guidance on Open Meetings Act requirements for closed sessions
  • Illinois Building Code Violation Notice Posting Act
  • Important local government deadlines to remember

Municipal Matters, Fall 2008

  • Part II: The Illinois Sunshine Laws — The Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act

Municipal Matters, Summer 2008

  • Part I: The Illinois Sunshine Laws — The Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act
  • Public hearings and vending machine license fee increases

Municipal Matters, Spring 2008

  • Municipal government strategies for disposing of lost or abandoned property

Municipal Matters, Winter 2008

  • How storm water utilities can fund storm water management improvements