Last May, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for comments on the “potential application of technical requirements” to make state and local government websites accessible per Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DOJ’s current regulations do not include specific requirements for web accessibility, but DOJ has long held the position that Title II covers public entities’ websites. DOJ is contemplating adopting WCAG 2.0 web standards.
As most public officials know, the Illinois constitution prohibits an elected official’s compensation from being increased or decreased during the official’s term of office. With the 2017 local elections rapidly approaching, public bodies that want to change the salaries of the officials who will be elected at the April 4, 2017 election must do so at least 180 days prior to the date when the elected officials would take office.
The Illinois Municipal Legal Bulletin for October 14, 2016 is now available. This issue includes Illinois case summaries on Video Gaming, and Governmental Immunity & Liability, and Federal Circuit Court opinions on Ride Sharing Services, Municipal Bankruptcy and Legislative Prayer.
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.