The Illinois Supreme Court released its opinion in THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 186 v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ILLINOIS. The court held the School Board satisfied the Open Meetings Act requirements of public recital by providing a brief description of the resolution during its meeting prior to the vote. IML submitted an Amicus brief supporting the position of the Board of Education. Brown, Hay and Stephens, LLC represented the Board of Education.
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NLC Survey on Wireless Infrastructure
We strongly encourage municipalities to complete the brief survey linked below, which is distributed by the National League of Cities (NLC). This information will be used by IML and NLC in order to file responses with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the topic of deployment of next generation wireless infrastructure. We appreciate your participation.
The Illinois Municipal League's 2017 Municipal Attorneys Seminar will be held Friday, March 31, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This one-day event will offer 6.25 MCLE hours and includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. The registration fee of $175 includes a complimentary copy of the 2016 edition of The Sunshine Laws published by IML. Space is limited, so register online today!
For the benefit of our members, the Illinois Municipal League has developed a model ordinance for Small Cell Antenna/Tower Right-of-Way Siting. Click the link below for drafters' notes as well as the ordinance in both Word and PDF formats.
The Illinois Municipal League's Legal Bulletin for January 13, 2017 is now available. This issue includes summaries on Meetings and Records, Constitutional Law and Pensions as well as information on the upcoming Municipal Attorneys Seminar to be held in Bloomington on Friday, March 31.
The Legal Bulletin provides the most important legal news that affects Illinois municipalities, officials, and employees. Any Court or Attorney General opinions link to the full summary on our website.