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Appellate Court Holding Extends FOIA to College Foundation
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

Recently the Second District Appellate Court issued an opinion holding that the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applied to certain records


PAC Finds Library Board’s General Description of Action Item Complies with OMA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

Government bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) sometimes struggle to strike the right balance between too much and too little detail


The Expanding Definition of “News Media” Under FOIA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

In the age of Twitter and blogging, it is not always easy to tell who qualifies as a journalist or member of the media. But according to a recent


PAC Upholds Municipality’s Denial of Request for FOIA Fee Waiver
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

The Public Access Counselor recently issued a non-binding opinion holding that public bodies have the discretion to decide whether to waive or reduce


Attorney General’s Office Finds School Board Held Improper Discussion in Closed Session
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

The Attorney General’s Office recently issued a non-binding opinion concluding that a board of education improperly discussed matters in closed


Final 2016 Cook County Equalization Factor Released
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 1 2017

Last Friday the Illinois Department of Revenue released the final 2016 Cook County equalization factor, which will be used to calculate the second


The NLRB Opens the Door to Union Organizing Among Undergraduate Resident Advisors at Colleges and Universities
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

In what will come as no surprise to even the most casual labor law observer, last Friday an Acting Regional Director for the National Labor Relations


The Latest on School Funding Legislation and Litigation
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 13 2017

The issue of school funding reform is being addressed on many fronts this year. In Springfield, proponents of funding reform and the evidence based


Supreme Court Refines Legal Standard for Special Education
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 24 2017

Thirty five years ago, in Board of Education of Hendricks Hudson District v. Rowley, the Supreme Court ruled that, under the Individuals with


The Supreme Court Will Not Hear Landmark Transgender Student Case
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

The wait for a final resolution of the legal issues surrounding transgender students will be extended as the result of a decision today by the United