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08/24/2023

Attention township officials and township attorneys: It's not too late to register for the Illinois Township Attorneys' Association's annual seminar. This will get you up to date on everything you need to know about township law - and also provide a lot of CLE, including for mental health! You can join the ITAA and register here:

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We congratulate our partner, Adam Simon, on his recent receipt of the “Service to the Association” Award from the Illino...
08/08/2023

We congratulate our partner, Adam Simon, on his recent receipt of the “Service to the Association” Award from the Illinois City Managers Association “ILCMA.” The ILCMA presents this award to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to an ILCMA committee or who have made other significant contributions to ILCMA. Adam was selected because he has served on many ILCMA committees throughout the years, and volunteered much time to the ILCMA, including serving on the ILCMA Communications Committee and ILCMA Idea Exchanges. We congratulate Adam for his leadership in ILCMA and for receiving this prestigious award!

Ancel Glink celebrates its women attorneys on this International Women’s Day.Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Marg...
03/08/2023

Ancel Glink celebrates its women attorneys on this International Women’s Day.

Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Margaret Kostopulos, Kathy Kunkle, Megan Mack, Jaime Such, Mary Jean Dolan, Katherine Takiguchi, Amber Samuelson, Junira Castillo, Carissa A. Townsend, Molly Anne Krebs, Katie Nagy & Erin M. Monforti.

Visit their bios at https://ancelglink.com/

Ancel Glink is pleased to feature Ronald Passarelli today, one of the firm's six Super Lawyers of 2023.https://lnkd.in/g...
03/07/2023

Ancel Glink is pleased to feature Ronald Passarelli today, one of the firm's six Super Lawyers of 2023.

https://lnkd.in/gs9uC9vQ

02/20/2023
Ancel Glink is pleased and excited to share that Julie Tappendorf was recently elected to the Board of Directors for IIC...
02/13/2023

Ancel Glink is pleased and excited to share that Julie Tappendorf was recently elected to the Board of Directors for IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education). Julie looks forward to working with her fellow Board members and IICLE staff to further IICLE's mission of educating Illinois attorneys.

https://www.iicle.com/flashpoints-spotlight-january-2023

IICLE offers Illinois lawyers effective practice guidance and CLE credit in a variety of formats

Ancel Glink is pleased to feature Julie Tappendorf today, one of the firm's six Super Lawyers of 2023.https://lnkd.in/gK...
02/09/2023

Ancel Glink is pleased to feature Julie Tappendorf today, one of the firm's six Super Lawyers of 2023.

https://lnkd.in/gKyj54gQ

Ancel Glink is pleased to announce the promotions of Matt Hurd and Kathy Kunkle to Partner. Matt is an experienced trial...
01/20/2023

Ancel Glink is pleased to announce the promotions of Matt Hurd and Kathy Kunkle to Partner. Matt is an experienced trial attorney with extensive experience defending governments against torts, police misconduct and civil rights claims. Kathy, with over 15 years of trial and appellate practice, represents municipalities, school districts, and private clients.

Ancel Glink is pleased to announce the elevation of Margaret Kostopulos and David Silverman to Equity Partner.  Margaret...
01/18/2023

Ancel Glink is pleased to announce the elevation of Margaret Kostopulos and David Silverman to Equity Partner. Margaret, a specialist in collective bargaining, heads the firms labor and employment practice. David, a certified planner (AICP), leads the firm’s zoning and land use practice.

We thank our veterans, including our partner, Julie Tappendorf, (pictured here at basic training), for their service.
11/12/2022

We thank our veterans, including our partner, Julie Tappendorf, (pictured here at basic training), for their service.

We congratulate our six attorneys who have been honored with the prestigious distinction of having been named Illinois S...
10/29/2022

We congratulate our six attorneys who have been honored with the prestigious distinction of having been named Illinois Super Lawyers for 2023. Let’s hear it for Thomas DiCianni (Civil Litigation: Defense), Robert Hoban (State, Local and Municipal Law), Pedro Fregoso (Civil Litigation), Keri-Lyn Krafthefer (State, Local and Municipal Law), Ronald Passarelli (Labor and Employment) and Julie Tappendorf (State, Local and Municipal Law)!

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Partner Julie Tappendorf will be speaking on “Advising Clients in Times of Crisis” with our friend Steven Elrod at the I...
10/23/2022

Partner Julie Tappendorf will be speaking on “Advising Clients in Times of Crisis” with our friend Steven Elrod at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s annual Local Government Law Institute. You can register here: https://www.facebook.com/100057556909835/posts/603594518235773/?d=n

New Program! Registration is now open for the IICLE® 10th Annual Local Government Law Institute. Learn from experienced attorneys as they will provide hands-on, practical help with local government law issues. Register now or view details at https://www.iicle.com/lgli22.

On Engaging Local Government Leaders latest   podcast, Partner Dan Bolin had a fun conversation with Moses Amidei, ICMA-...
10/23/2022

On Engaging Local Government Leaders latest podcast, Partner Dan Bolin had a fun conversation with Moses Amidei, ICMA-CM and Hannah Lipman about their rewarding local government careers and how Illinois City/County Management Association is recruiting folks to the profession. Listen and subscribe!

Hannah Lipman Assistant Village Manager Village of Tinley Park, IL LinkedIn Moses Amidei Village Administrator Village of Forest Park, IL LinkedIn Two guests joined the podcast to talk about recruiting for local government. Hannah Lipman, the Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Tinley Park,...

Ancel Glink is proud to serve as special legal counsel to the Morton Arboretum. Plan a visit to see Autumn in its splend...
10/17/2022

Ancel Glink is proud to serve as special legal counsel to the Morton Arboretum. Plan a visit to see Autumn in its splendor!

Fabulous turnout today at the Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy! Ancel Glink Partners Keri-Lyn Krafthefer and Kurt ...
10/12/2022

Fabulous turnout today at the Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy! Ancel Glink Partners Keri-Lyn Krafthefer and Kurt Asprooth provided their annual update on new laws this morning, and Attorney Megan Mack provided the afternoon training. We ❤️ the clerks!

04/20/2022

We congratulate Erin Monforti for receiving the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law for 2022. Erin, who currently serves as a law clerk with us, received the prize for her essay highlighting “my love for representing employers in the local government context.” The judges who awarded Erin this prestigious award stated, “Erin really lives up to the goals and purposes of the prize, in terms of both management advocacy and community service.” Erin will join us as an associate attorney upon being sworn into the Illinois bar. Congratulations!

04/05/2022

Many local government officers and employees are required to file a statement of economic interests each year and the new questions on this year's form are causing confusion for many filers. However, a careful review of the definitions in the new law will make the questions easier to answer. Join Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer and Daniel J. Bolin for a livestream of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter on April 5, 2022 at 12p to learn more and share your questions about completing the new statement of economic interests form!

08/06/2021

Wondering whether employers can legally require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines? Watch Dana Kozlov’s interview of Ancel Glink partner Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer on the CBS news tonight at 5 pm.

01/13/2021

We congratulate our law partner Emanuel “Chris” Welch on his historic selection as the Speaker of the House. Our first interaction with Chris was as our client. He was running in his first election, for school board, and was locked out of the building when he tried to file his nomination papers. We assisted him in litigation to permit him to appear on the ballot. Then, and now, Chris has been committed to fighting for what’s right. One strength of Illinois is its richness in diversity of opinion. We support Chris in his goal of uniting the various voices and effectuating real reform in Illinois.

01/04/2021

Local governments will face questions about vaccines, virtual meetings, cannabis licenses, and more in 2021. Ancel Glink’s Jaime Such and Rain Montero join us to answer those questions and more to help you prepare for the new year. What are your local government questions for 2021? Email us at [email protected]!

11/02/2020

With the 2020 general election campaigns drawing to a close, preparations for the 2021 local government elections are well underway. On Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12p, we'll welcome Ken Menzel to the podcast to discuss common areas of confusion and important things to know about the upcoming local government elections. Bring your questions and join our livestream on youtube.com/ancelglink!

10/16/2020

Attention Local Governmental Clients and Friends: During its very short legislative season during COVID-19, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Election Code to specify that “November 3, 2020 shall be a State holiday known as 2020 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout the State…All government offices, with the exception of election authorities, shall be closed unless authorized to be used as a location for election day services or as a polling place. 10 ILCS 5/2B-10.” This legislation is perplexing to local governments because, while the intention of the new law was to provide additional space for elections to occur since nursing homes cannot be used due the pandemic, it does not define “government offices.” Is every building owned by a government an office? If the police department is in village hall, does it have to close down? The Illinois Municipal League filed a lawsuit downstate to clarify this. Today, the IML received an order from the Sangamon County Circuit Court specifying that the requirement that “all government offices” must close “does not apply to local governments such as municipalities…” See: https://legal.iml.org/file.cfm?key=20043 The IML says that ruling means municipalities get to decide whether to close on election day, but acknowledges the Attorney General's office has not indicated whether it will seek a stay or appeal of this ruling: https://www.iml.org/page.cfm?key=24844&slide=423. The Attorney General would have to act quickly to appeal, since the Election Day holiday is a little over two weeks away. Additionally, this decision may only be persuasive, but not binding outside Sangamon County and the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Nevertheless, the decision may cause some clients to reconsider their plans to close on Election Day. For additional information, contact your Ancel Glink attorney.

09/29/2020

David Silverman and Dan Bolin are back on September 29 at 5p for a livestream of Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast to discuss the latest on accessory dwelling units in Illinois and recent constitutional challenges to local ordinances affecting homeless populations. We’ll also review your questions on the latest legal issues affecting local governments. Join us and bring your questions to www.youtube.com/ancelglink on Tuesday at 5p!

09/03/2020

Join us for a live recording of the latest episode of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Julie Tappendorf will join us to review a recent Illinois appellate court decision finding communications pertaining to public business in public officials’ personal text messages and e-mail accounts are public records subject to FOIA. Then, Kathy Kunkle explains what qualified immunity means for local governments in the ongoing national conversation about claims against police. Just visit www.youtube.com/ancelglink on Thursday at noon to listen and share your questions with us!

05/23/2020

ATTENTION TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS: Both houses of the General Assembly just passed H.B. 2096, providing that annual town meetings will take place the third Tuesday following the expiration of the disaster proclamation. It also provides that stimulus checks do not count towards earned income when determining eligibility for general assistance. The bill is awaiting the Governor's signature. Keep watching our Municipal Minute blog for additional information when it becomes available.

04/07/2020

Attention Illinois Township Officials: Governor Pritzker has issued an order this afternoon suspending annual township meetings for the duration of his Gubernatorial Disaster decree. We will provide more information about how and when the annual town meeting will be conducted later.

Attention Local Government Clients and Friends!  Please join us on Thursday at noon for our webinar on the implications ...
03/31/2020

Attention Local Government Clients and Friends! Please join us on Thursday at noon for our webinar on the implications of the new employee leave laws and what they mean for local governments. To participate, please click on this link on Thursday at 12:00 p.m.:
https://ancelglink.webex.com/webappng/sites/ancelglink/meeting/download/e9d6b689fb8041578ec1f7857d0c2bbb?siteurl=ancelglink&MTID=m1f631c55df61fe90457e4e0662108536
Our labor and employment team will explain the new laws and answer your questions.

Simple, modern video meetings for the global workforce. Join from anywhere, including your desktop, browser, mobile device, or video room device.

If you missed our Coronavirus COVID-19 Quorum Forum podcast this morning, you can watch it here: http://quorumforum.ance...
03/31/2020

If you missed our Coronavirus COVID-19 Quorum Forum podcast this morning, you can watch it here: http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2020/03/36-coronavirus-q.html.

Stay tuned for information about the webinar we are holding on Thursday, April 2nd at noon to discuss the local government implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Expanded Family and Medical Leave Act. Be safe!!!

03/16/2020

Attention Local Government Officials: Governor Pritzker's latest executive order provides relief to public bodies under the Open Meetings Act. It says, "“During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, requiring or relating to in person attendance by members of a public body are suspended. Specifically, (1) the requirement in 5 ILCS 120/2.01 that “members of a public body must be physically present” is suspended, and (2) the conditions in 5 ILCS 120/7 limiting when remote participation is permitted are suspended. Public bodies are encouraged to postpone consideration of public business where possible. When a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio and/or telephonic access to meetings to ensure members of the public may monitor the meeting, and to update their websites and social media feeds to keep the public fully apprised of any modifications to their meeting schedules or the format of their meetings due to COBID-19, as well their cities related to COVID-19.”

Attention Township Officials:  Township Officials of Illinois invites you to participate in a webinar:COVID-19 (CORONAVI...
03/13/2020

Attention Township Officials: Township Officials of Illinois invites you to participate in a webinar:

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): What Should Townships be Doing?
Monday March 16, 12-1pm
Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Ancel Glink
This online event is FREE to attend (limited to 1000 participants)!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4204324042
Meeting ID: 420 432 4042
• What do we know already?
• Proper Operational Rules
• What is considered reasonable when responding?
• FOIA/OMA are not suspended; you are required to comply
• Do NOT abandon transparency!
• What powers do Supervisors have NOW?

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03/09/2020

CBS reporter Dana Kozlov’s interview with partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer about workers’ rights related to coronavirus outbreaks and quarantines will appear on tonight’s Channel 2 news at 6 pm

02/24/2020

We are pleased to announce that two attorneys have joined our Ancel Glink team to meet the needs of our expanding practice.

Ken Menzel, former general counsel for the Illinois State Board of Elections, joins us in our practice of election law, along with municipal, park district, township and school law.

Eugene Bolotnikov comes to us from the Chicago Police Department where he has been working for the past several years as a staff attorney. Eugene will be assisting our governmental clients in various matters that arise on a daily basis.

Please join us in welcoming them to our team!

Hey Township Officials!  Are you interested in ethics in township government?  Partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer will be prese...
10/14/2019

Hey Township Officials! Are you interested in ethics in township government? Partner Keri-Lyn Krafthefer will be presenting a webinar on this topic this Wednesday. Sign up here: https://tgen.toi.org/index.cfm?pg=semwebCatalog

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04/17/2019

Elected officials - save the date of May 15th! Ancel Glink is pleased to partner with the College of DuPage's Public Service Institute to provide Elected Officials Training from 5:30-8 at COD's Carol Stream branch! Stay tuned for additional info!

We miss all those campaign signs and commercials! Said no one. Ever. Can public bodies make people take down campaign si...
12/14/2018

We miss all those campaign signs and commercials! Said no one. Ever. Can public bodies make people take down campaign signs? What’s that rule about electioneering on public property again? We’re counting down til 2019 and the local government elections. If you need a quick refresher about the law that apply about polling places, electioneering, electoral boards and other related issues, listen to Quorum Forum’s last of our three part podcast series on how to navigate the local government elections. https://soundcloud.com/ancelglinkquorumforum/governmental-issues-and-electoral-boards.

Election season isn’t just for candidates! Local election officials and electoral boards have many responsibilities to make elections happen. Meanwhile, local governments are asked to enforce politica

'Tis the season for holiday parties and a review of local liquor laws!  It's a Quorum Forum holiday special podcast! Chr...
12/06/2018

'Tis the season for holiday parties and a review of local liquor laws! It's a Quorum Forum holiday special podcast! Christy Michaelson talks about inspection policies for city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Then, David Silverman joins us to review recent liquor control laws that might spread more holiday cheer in municipalities. Finally, Britt Isaly discusses alcohol policies for events at municipal libraries and library districts. To subscribe to Ancel Glink Defense E-News, email us at [email protected]!
http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2018/12/holiday-spirits-and-liquor-control.html

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We congratulate Erin Monforti for receiving the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law for 2022. Erin, who currently serves as a law clerk with us, received the prize for her essay highlighting “my love for representing employers in the local government context.” The judges who awarded Erin this prestigious award stated, “Erin really lives up to the goals and purposes of the prize, in terms of both management advocacy and community service.” Erin will join us as an associate attorney upon being sworn into the Illinois bar. Congratulations!
Many local government officers and employees are required to file a statement of economic interests each year and the new questions on this year's form are causing confusion for many filers. However, a careful review of the definitions in the new law will make the questions easier to answer. Join Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer and Daniel J. Bolin for a livestream of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter on April 5, 2022 at 12p to learn more and share your questions about completing the new statement of economic interests form!
Wondering whether employers can legally require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines? Watch Dana Kozlov’s interview of Ancel Glink partner Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer on the CBS news tonight at 5 pm.
We congratulate our law partner Emanuel “Chris” Welch on his historic selection as the Speaker of the House. Our first interaction with Chris was as our client. He was running in his first election, for school board, and was locked out of the building when he tried to file his nomination papers. We assisted him in litigation to permit him to appear on the ballot. Then, and now, Chris has been committed to fighting for what’s right. One strength of Illinois is its richness in diversity of opinion. We support Chris in his goal of uniting the various voices and effectuating real reform in Illinois.
Local governments will face questions about vaccines, virtual meetings, cannabis licenses, and more in 2021. Ancel Glink’s Jaime Such and Rain Montero join us to answer those questions and more to help you prepare for the new year. What are your local government questions for 2021? Email us at [email protected]!
With the 2020 general election campaigns drawing to a close, preparations for the 2021 local government elections are well underway. On Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12p, we'll welcome Ken Menzel to the podcast to discuss common areas of confusion and important things to know about the upcoming local government elections. Bring your questions and join our livestream on youtube.com/ancelglink!
With the 2020 general election campaigns drawing to a close, preparations for the 2021 local government elections are well underway. On Tuesday, November 2, 2020 at 12p, we'll welcome Ken Menzel to the podcast to discuss common areas of confusion and important things to know about the upcoming local government elections. Bring your questions and join our livestream on youtube.com/ancelglink!
Attention Local Governmental Clients and Friends: During its very short legislative season during COVID-19, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Election Code to specify that “November 3, 2020 shall be a State holiday known as 2020 General Election Day and shall be observed throughout the State…All government offices, with the exception of election authorities, shall be closed unless authorized to be used as a location for election day services or as a polling place. 10 ILCS 5/2B-10.” This legislation is perplexing to local governments because, while the intention of the new law was to provide additional space for elections to occur since nursing homes cannot be used due the pandemic, it does not define “government offices.” Is every building owned by a government an office? If the police department is in village hall, does it have to close down? The Illinois Municipal League filed a lawsuit downstate to clarify this. Today, the IML received an order from the Sangamon County Circuit Court specifying that the requirement that “all government offices” must close “does not apply to local governments such as municipalities…” See: https://legal.iml.org/file.cfm?key=20043 The IML says that ruling means municipalities get to decide whether to close on election day, but acknowledges the Attorney General's office has not indicated whether it will seek a stay or appeal of this ruling: https://www.iml.org/page.cfm?key=24844&slide=423. The Attorney General would have to act quickly to appeal, since the Election Day holiday is a little over two weeks away. Additionally, this decision may only be persuasive, but not binding outside Sangamon County and the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Nevertheless, the decision may cause some clients to reconsider their plans to close on Election Day. For additional information, contact your Ancel Glink attorney.
David Silverman and Dan Bolin are back on September 29 at 5p for a livestream of Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast to discuss the latest on accessory dwelling units in Illinois and recent constitutional challenges to local ordinances affecting homeless populations. We’ll also review your questions on the latest legal issues affecting local governments. Join us and bring your questions to www.youtube.com/ancelglink on Tuesday at 5p!