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Section Newsletter Articles on Local Government

Local governmental immunity for recreational property By Brian Murphy Tort Law, June 2013 The recreational property immunity is a powerful affirmative defense and a game changer of which attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants should be aware.
An overview of TIF districts By Leslie Hairston Women and the Law, October 2008 The stated purpose of the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 et seq. (West) hereinafter referred to as the TIF Act, in the State of Illinois is to provide a mechanism for local governmental units in Illinois to spur economic development, in specific geographic areas that are deteriorating and/or declining, by providing gap financing for projects that would not occur without such public assistance.
Political trademarks: Intellectual property in politics and government By Daniel Kegan Local Government Law, January 2005 Confusion, deception, and mistake are generally unlawful in marketing campaigns. 14 USC § 1125 (a) [Lanham Act § 43(a)].
Political trademarks: Intellectual property in politics and government By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, October 2004 Confusion, deception, and mistake are generally unlawful in marketing campaigns. 14 USC § 1125 (a) [Lanham Act § 43(a)].
Case note By Alfred M. Swanson Jr. Local Government Law, October 2003 Tort Immunity Act limitations period does not apply to construction. Hager v. II In One contractors, Inc., The City of Chicago, and Public Building Commission, 1-01-4222, September 5, 2003; Reid, J.
Proceed with caution in condemnation actions By Jeffrey A. Mollet Local Government Law, June 1999 A recent decision from the appellate court for the Second District may cause municipalities to proceed with more caution in pursuing condemnation actions.