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New FOIA amendments affect public bodies’ responses to requests

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

Effective immediately, the General Assembly overrode the Governor's veto to approve new amendments to the FOIA, which are designed to reduce the

Circuit Court of Springfield overturns PAC opinion on OMA violation

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

An Illinois Circuit Court recently overturned a Public Access Counselor opinion. The Court held, contrary to the PAC, that the Board of Education of

Legislation that makes minimum manning for firefighters a mandatory subject of bargaining awaits Governor’s signature

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Last week, the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 5485, and the bill now awaits action by Governor Quinn. If signed by Governor Quinn, the bill would

Limits of Supreme Court ruling on public prayer tested in lawsuit against California district

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

As our firm reported earlier this year, the Supreme Court recently held that sectarian invocations at public meetings do not automatically violate

Video interview: discussing the Election's impact on wage & hour laws with LXBN TV

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

Following up on my post on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss the impact of the 2014 Election on wage and hour laws around the country. In

Wage and hour 2014 election results roundup: minimum wage, paid sick leave big winners

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2014

Before the election, we talked about minimum wage and paid sick leave initiatives on the rise, including some important ballot issues. With most of

DOE publishes final VAWA regulations

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2014

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Education (DOE) published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA

Appellate Court decision raises new issues in detachment petition proceedings

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2014

In 2012, residents of the Lancaster subdivision in Waukegan filed a petition with the Regional Board of School Trustees of Lake County to detach from

PAC holds that public bodies must release employee informal investigative reports

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) recently addressed the issue of whether informal employee investigative reports concerning the misconduct of a

Court affirms three-part Title IX test applies to high schools

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2014

In a recent decision, Ollier v. Sweetwater Union High School District, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial court finding that a public