Today is November 23, 2014


The IML Legal Department's core objective is to provide guidance to the League and to municipal attorneys representing its members on issues concerning municipal law. To this end, the Legal Department performs a wide variety of tasks to monitor and influence the status of municipal law in Illinois and communicate that status.

IML Legal Brief: Governmental Immunity - The “Open and Obvious” Doctrine
Published on Wednesday October 15, 2014
Every day in Illinois someone gets hurt from a trip and fall situation on a street or sidewalk. The application of the open and obvious rule affects the reasonable foreseeability of the injury, and the the likelihood of the injury. More

The Appellate Strategist: Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Return to Pension Debates
Published on Monday November 17, 2014
In the closing days of its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to return once again to what surely must be the most controversial subject at the moment in all of Illinois' civil law: public pensions. Matthews v. Chicago Transit Authority is a putative class action raising various challenges to recent reforms to the pension plans of the Chicago Transit Authority. More

Chicago Tribune: Crystal Lake bleachers get demolition reprieve...for now
Published on Monday November 17, 2014
The Illinois Appellate Court has put a hold on the order to demolish the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School until the state Supreme Court weighs in on the issue. More

News Items of Municipal Interest for November 17, 2014
Published on Monday November 17, 2014
Learn what's happening throughout the state and country by checking out todays complation of news items that may be of interest to Illinois municipalities, including local, county & regional, state, national, and legal news, as well as editorials and opinions. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. More

The Home Rule Attorneys Committee Meeting Minutes for October 2014
Published on Friday October 24, 2014
The minutes for the October 2014 Home Rule Attorneys' Committee Meeting has been posted. See the important legislative and litigation issues that were discussed at this month's meeting, and information for attending the next meeting. More

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