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2020 Articles

Chicago Netflix Tax Upheld By Michael J. Smoron February 2020 In Labell v. City of Chicago, the appellate court upheld the city’s amusement tax on streaming video, streaming audio, and online gaming services.
P.A. 101-221: Workplace Transparency Act By Phillip Lenzini February 2020 A summary of significant changes in Illinois law that went into effect on December 1 as a result of the Workplace Transparency Act.
Take Care of the Best Machine You Own! By Robert Fioretti, Nicki Pecori Fioretti, & Mary Petruchius May 2020 A look at our realities during COVID-19 and advice on how to take care of yourself during this time.
Transparency in the Time of COVID-19 By James A. Webb May 2020 Two of the primary statutes meant to ensure open government in Illinois, the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act, are facing renewed focus in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic