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Section Newsletter Articles on Local Governments

Cable TV—What should your municipality be doing? By Marty Shanahan Jr. Local Government Law, March 2008 The Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007 permits cable service and video service providers to obtain State-issued authorization to provide cable service or video service.
Annexation agreements: How enforceable are they? By Robin L. Perry Local Government Law, March 2006 The facts in this case are straightforward. On December 15, 1997, Robert W. Gaylor, Joanna A. Gaylor, Robert E. Gaylor and Morna K. Gaylor (hereinafter “Gaylors”) entered into an Annexation Agreement (hereinafter “Agreement”) with the Village of Ringwood, Illinois (hereinafter “Village”) to annex a 23.75 acre parcel of land.
It’s budget time again! By Robin L. Perry Local Government Law, November 2004 In a nice, sunny, warm summer day, the golf course is filled with county board members, county administrators and elected officials, as well as village presidents and village department heads.
Happy trails? Immunity from wilful and wanton conduct for local public entities By Patrick M. Kinnally General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2004 The Illinois Supreme Court has provided interpretation of the scope and breadth of the Local Governmental Tort Immunities Act involving the safety of equipment provided by some school personnel to students. 
How do you define relief? By Robin L. Perry Local Government Law, February 2000 A recent decision from the Second District Appellate Court addressed the application of section 10/9-107 of the Local Governmental Tort Immunity Act ("Act") to the levy of taxes to pay judgments and settlements under the Act.