Browse articles by year: 2016 (16)
Newsletter articles from 2001
Local government Web sites and the First Amendment
Many local governmental bodies now have excellent Web sites that are the equivalent of a virtual village hall. Residents can download permit applications, obtain information about public officials, and even access local ordinances.
A primer on the Fair Labor Standards Act
The information in this article is basic to an understanding of labor law, and can be shared with administrators of public entities and their human resources directors
Recent decisions of interest
Shaw Industries v. Community College District No. 515 (First District, December 12, 2000) involved a claim by Shaw that the defendant's failure to require the procurement of a payment bond from its contractor, Prairie State Associates, breached its contract.
Regulating nude dancing
Since the United States Supreme Court's 1991 decision in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, the Court has upheld the broad power of state and local governments to regulate nude dancing.
Robert’s Rules in the 21st Century
As digital communication filters into more and more of our lives, we begin to expect more from it. As one author put it, "technology is becoming less revolutionary."
A shock to the system
"The General Assembly finds that timely attention in medical emergencies saves lives, and that trained use of automated external defibrillators in medical emergency response can increase the number of lives saved.