Section Newsletter Articles on Public Employees

Police and fire pension disability issues: Part I By Richard J. Reimer Local Government Law, April 2006 This is part 1 of a two-part article. Part 2 will be published in the May 2006 issue of this newsletter.
Governmental ethics: Public Acts 93-615 & 93-617 By Phillip B. Lenzini Human Rights, February 2004 In its zeal to close the door after the horses have left the barn, the Illinois General Assembly has created Public Act 93-615, the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, and Public Act 93-617, an act in relation to governmental ethics.
Significant recent case law affecting fire departments and fire protection districts By Shawn P. Flaherty and Thomas Gilbert Local Government Law, May 2002 The following is a review of those significant case law decisions issued in 2001 that affect Illinois fire departments and fire protection districts.
Liabilities and immunities: An outline of the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act By Michael D. Bersani Local Government Law, March 2000 A. Tort Immunity Act was enacted in 1965 in response to Illinois Supreme Court's abolishment of common law sovereign immunity.