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New sick leave statute affects schools By Walter J. Zukowski and James S. Peters Education Law, May 2017 Public Act 99-0841, effective January 1, 2017, requires that Illinois employers, including public school districts, provide employees with expanded sick leave coverage.
Case summaries By Walter J. Zukowski and James S. Peters Education Law, September 2016 The case of Moore v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago may signal a similar limitation of discretion for all Illinois school districts faced with similar circumstances.
Public recital under the Illinois Open Meetings Act By Walter J. Zukowski and Jacob D. Caudill Education Law, October 2014 The Illinois Attorney General recently issued an important opinion affecting school districts and other governmental bodies regarding interpretation of a provision of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Watch what you say: The Illinois Supreme Court strikes down a key part of the Eavesdropping Statute By Walter J. Zukowski and James S. Peters Education Law, October 2014 On March 20, 2014, in the case of People v. Clark, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Illinois Eavesdropping statute that required two-party consent without reference to the intent of the parties.
Investigation exemption under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act By Walter J. Zukowski and Morgan Johnson Education Law, February 2014 The Illinois Attorney General's Office of the Public Access Counselor recently issued an important opinion for schools and other governmental bodies regarding interpretation of a provision of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Transfer of funds from Life Safety to Operations and Maintenance By Walter J. Zukowski Education Law, June 2011 A look at the new amendment to the Illinois School Code, which allows a school board to transfer surplus life safety taxes and interest earnings thereon to the operations and maintenance fund for building repair work.
New Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act amendments By Walter J. Zukowski and Anthony R. Phelps Education Law, February 2010 The Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act have received substantial press as a result of SB 189, recently signed by Governor Quinn.
Objecting to tax objections By Walter J. Zukowski and Jacob Frost Education Law, June 2008 With the economy slowing, taxpayers are looking for non-traditional ways to reduce costs.
Purchase of annuity-Medical assistance eligibility By Walter J. Zukowski Elder Law, March 2005 In the case of Gillmore v. Illinois Department of Human Services, the 4th District Appellate Court held that an annuity purchased by a nursing home resident was a non-allowable transfer of assets.
Prescription drug price relief-Now By Walter J. Zukowski and James S. Peters Elder Law, March 2004 While American seniors await the full impact implementation of the new prescription drug benefit to Medicare, many Illinois residents can already enjoy a variety of means of reducing prescription drug costs.

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