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  • Local Changes May be Required to Comply with Changes to Cannabis Control Act

    In late July, Governor Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-697, amending the Cannabis Control Act, 720 ILCS 550/1, et seq, the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act, 720 ILCS 600/1, et seq. and a variety of other laws to relax some of the penalties surrounding cannabis possession. This law specifically modifies how low-level state possession offenses are treated but also may affect municipal ordinance v...

  • Court Dismisses Campaign Disclosure Act Case

    It's election season, so we are going to see a lot more election-related cases over the next few months. In Streit v. Illinois State Board of Elections, the court addressed an alleged violation of the Campaign Disclosure Act.  The Campaign Disclosure Act requires, among other things, that any political committee that makes an expenditure for any communication that is (1) directed at voters and (2)...

  • Case Against Park District For Firework Injuries Dismissed

    In Perez v. The Chicago Park District, Perez went to West Lawn Park to celebrate Independence Day.  While there, two men illegally set off fireworks, one of which exploded next to her.  The explosion caused injuries that required the amputation of her right foot and part of her lower leg.  Perez sued the Chicago Park District.  After amending her complaint three times, her case was dismissed with ...

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  • Petition to Consolidate Round Lake Municipalities Struck From Ballot

    Last week, an Illinois trial court judge ruled that a referendum petition seeking to unify three Lake County villages into a new consolidated city was legally deficient because it was filed late and because the petitioner failed to timely published a mandatory public notice. As a result of the court’s dismissal, the proposed referendum will not be presented to voters in those villages on the Novem...

  • Municipality’s Failure to Follow its Own Zoning Ordinance Not Fatal to PUD Approval

    A recent decision by an Illinois Appellate Court has reaffirmed the general rule in Illinois that a court will not overturn a municipality’s zoning decision based solely on the failure of the municipality to follow its own zoning ordinance. In Hanlon v. The Village of Clarendon Hills,two neighboring property owners filed suit against the Village of Clarendon Hills challenging the approval of a pla...

  • Reminder - IML Conference Next Week

    The Illinois Municipal League Conference is just around the corner, and you don't want to miss all of the great sessions that Ancel Glink attorneys will be participating in at this year's conference. You can learn more about the conference on the IML's conference website page here. Below is a summary of Ancel Glink's sessions: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Demystifying the Transgender Laws: How t...

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  • Candidates Lack Standing to Challenge Police Lateral Hiring Ordinance

    For an individual to bring a lawsuit before the court they must have what is known as standing - in other words, the person must show that he or she has been or is about to be injured by the defendant.  In a recent case, the an Illinois appellate court found that the plaintiffs had no standing to bring a lawsuit against the Village of Bellwood for failure to hire the plaintiffs as police officers....

  • Independent Maps Proposed Referendum Struck Down By Illinois Supreme Court

    On August 25, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision in Hooker, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Elections, et al., commonly known as the “Independent Maps” case.  This case involved a citizen-initiated ballot initiative that was slated to appear on the November 8, 2016, ballot and would have asked the voters to weigh in on how Illinois’ legislative districts are mapped. Governor Raun...

  • New Sick Leave Law in Illinois

    From our sister blog, The Workplace Report:  New Law Expands Use of Employee Sick Leave One employment trend gaining traction recently is mandatory paid sick leave benefits for employees. A number of municipalities, including Chicago, and a handful of states have passed laws requiring employers of a certain size to provide paid sick leave days to their workers. Now the state of Illinois is joinin...

  • Day Care Entitled to Hearing After License Revoked

    Rebirth Christian Academy Daycare, Inc., a day care facility in Indiana, was notified by the state of Indiana that it was in violation of state day care registration laws. When the agency terminated Rebirth’s registration without any hearing, Rebirth filed suit against the agency and two agency officials in their individual and official capacities, alleging that Rebirth’s constitutional rights wer...

  • City’s Impoundment Ordinances Constitutionally Upheld

    In Bell v. City of Chicago, a recent case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the court upheld Chicago's impoundment-related ordinances, despite plaintiffs’ allegations that the ordinances were facially invalid under the Fourth Amendment.   The case arose when Bell was arrested by Chicago Police Officers for possession of a controlled substance.  At the time of his arrest, Bell was driving Spri...

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