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June 18, 2020
Polco/NRC recently assembled local government partners from across the country for the “Forward Together: Virtual Conference for Local Government.” Ancel Glink's Daniel J. Bolin proudly represented Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) and discussed emergency practices that are changing expectations for residents and local governments alike for local government meetings, work from home, and more! What are some "bells that can't be unrung" after COVID-19 in your community? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources What Will Be Different for Local Governments Long After COVID-19? https://www.n-r-c.com/different-local-governments-covid-19/ Forward Together: Virtual Conference Recordings https://www.n-r-c.com/forward-together-virtual-conference-localgov/ --- Credits Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
June 4, 2020
The Illinois General Assembly recently concluded a socially-distanced special session unlike any other, sending lots of legislation affection local governments to the Governor. Ancel Glink partner and State Rep. Chris Welch joins us to discuss local government funding, remote meeting attendance, cocktails to-go, and more! Share your questions about legislation affecting local governments at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- Municipal Minute, Illinois Liquor Control Commission Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/06/illinois-liquor-control-commission.html Municipal Minute, General Assembly Sends Remote Meetings Bill to Governor http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/general-assembly-sends-remote-meetings.html http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/update-eo-2020-39-addresses-remote.html Municipal Minute, Illinois General Assembly Passes Legislation Affecting Local Governments http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/illinois-general-assembly-passes.html Municipal Minute, Governor Pritzker Issues New Disaster Declaration and Phase 3 EO http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/governor-pritzker-issues-new-disaster.html Municipal Minute, Municipalities Prepare for Outdoor Dining Under Phase 3 Guidance http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/municipalities-prepare-for-outdoor.html DCEO, Rebuild Illinois Programs https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/CommunityInfrastructure/Pages/RebuildIllinois_Programs.aspx --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
May 7, 2020
In partnership with the APA-IL Legislative Committee, David Silverman and Greg Jones share ten best practices for virtual public meetings and ensuring due process during public hearings with limited physical attendance. Joined by hundreds of APA-IL chapter members and other local government professionals during a live web conference, we celebrate two years of Quorum Forum podcast and discuss important questions about managing land use applications during COVID-19. What questions do you have about remote public hearings? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com. Municipal Minute, Tips for Remote Zoning Hearings http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/05/tips-for-remote-zoning-hearings.html Forward Together: Virtual Local Government Conference Dan Bolin and ELGL, Bells That Can’t Be Unrung: Local Government Impacts May 12, 2020 at 11:00a https://elgl.org/event/forward-together-a-local-government-virtual-conference-day-one/ NPC20 @ Home David Silverman, Legal Issues Associated With Planning and Zoning Hearings in a Pandemic. Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from noon - 1:30 p.m. CDT https://planning.org/events/activity/9199190/ --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson , Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
April 3, 2020
Local governments are asking a lot of questions about the new federal legislation on sick leave and expanded FMLA. As a result, Ancel Glink's labor and employment team recently hosted a webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and we're pleased to share it with you on Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! Listen to Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Margaret Kostopulos, Chris Welch, and Matt DiCianni discuss common questions about new COVID19 leave laws, including: What local governments does this apply to? Which employees do these laws cover? Under what circumstances do we have to pay employees under these laws? How do these laws relate to our existing leave laws? How does this apply to first responders? How can we prevent abuses of these laws? What are the best practices? ...and more! What questions do you have about COVID19 leave laws? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- Webinar, COVID19 Leave Laws Presentation Slides http://ancelglink.com/Resource/Download/1268 Webinar, COVID19 Leave Laws Video https://bit.ly/3dTIVmE Municipal Minute, municipalminute.ancelglink.com Workplace Report, workplacereport.ancelglink.com --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
March 31, 2020
Local governments are stepping up to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, and we were fortunate to have many officials and staff join us to share their coronavirus response questions. State Rep. Chris Welch reviewed the state’s ongoing efforts to help local governments and businesses, while Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf, and Matt DiCianni covered questions about managing employees, open meetings, essential services, and the other COVID-19 issues facing local governments. Share your coronavirus response questions with us at podcast@ancelglink.com. --- Resources --- DCEO, Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/EmergencySBAIntiatives.aspx DCEO, Non-Essential Business Complaints https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/da22b3bda11940338dc00628e56486fd IEMA, Public Assistance (PA) Eligibility https://www2.illinois.gov/iema/LocalEMA/Pages/PA_Eligibility.aspx Governor Pritzker, State and Local Officials Call Usually Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30p Phone Number: (312) 535-8110 Access Code: 806 686 109# Municipal Minute, Conducting Meetings During COVID-19 http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/03/conducting-meetings-during-covid-19.html Workplace Report, FFCRA Applicability to Public Employers http://workplacereport.ancelglink.com/2020/03/ffcra-applicability-to-public-employers.html Workplace Report, FAQ’S on Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act with DOL Guidance http://workplacereport.ancelglink.com/2020/03/faqs-on-emergency-paid-sick-leave-act.html Workplace Report, FAQs on The Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act http://workplacereport.ancelglink.com/2020/03/faqs-on-emergency-family-medical-leave.html Quorum Forum: Coronavirus Q&A Video https://youtu.be/_wF6pG1jTg4 --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni. Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
March 5, 2020
The American Planning Association’s Chicago Metro Section and Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast were live at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery for the Fifth Annual Bar Exam Planning Law Session! Muse Community + Design’s Nina Idemudia and Ancel Glink’s Dan Bolin, Greg Jones, and Christy Michaelson joined planning professionals for a realistic law school simulation covering the year’s noteworthy land use cases on zoning, cannabis, short-term rentals and more. What do you think will be the biggest issues for planners this year? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- APA Chicago Metro Section https://www.ilapa.org/chicago-metro-section APA, People Behind the Plans podcast, Nina Idemudia https://www.planning.org/podcast/people-behind-the-plans-nina-idemudia-aicp/ Inclusionary Zoning, Cherk v. County of Marin https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10556282075372991775&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr Cannabis Use and Possession http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/12/cannabis-act-amendments-signed-by.html Homelessness, Martin v. Boise http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2020/01/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-homeless.html Signs, American Beverage Association v. California State Outdoor Advertising Association http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/03/federal-court-limits-size-of-required.html Short-Term Rentals, Rosenblatt v. City of Santa Monica http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/10/ninth-circuit-upholds-citys-short-term.html Annexation Agreements, United City of Yorkville v. Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/04/subsequent-lot-owners-responsible-for.html Takings, Knick v. Township of Scott http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/07/supreme-court-strikes-down-30-plus.html Telecommunications, Labell v. City of Chicago http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/10/court-upholds-citys-amusement-tax-on.html --- Credits --- Producer: Dan Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Michael Halpin, Rain Montero, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Dan Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
February 6, 2020
Recorded live at the Chicago Children's Museum, Ancel Glink attorneys join the Quorum Forum podcast to cover highlights from the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference! Podcasting from the top of a fire truck, Adam Simon covers park district finance, and regulating cannabis use and other controversial activities in parks. Then, Matt DiCianni discusses what cannabis means for parks employees, while Ashton Tunk talks about recent changes to the Freedom of Information Act. What are your favorite parts of the park conference? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- Download the Cannabis Response Checklist for Parks: http://www.ancelglink.com/Resource Register for the Feb. 26 APA-CMS Bar Exam Planning Law Session: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-law-session-bar-exam-2020-tickets-88980520131 --- Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni. Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
January 2, 2020
Quorum Forum 33: “Ring in the New Year” Caller Special Quorum Forum podcast welcomes Ancel Glink’s Adam Simon to celebrate the new year and his recent appellate court victory helping municipalities correctly collect cable franchise fees. Then, we ring in 2020 by taking calls and answering questions about public employees, public comment, cannabis, and more. What questions are you facing in the new year? Leave us a voicemail at 312.604.9178, or email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Resources --- Municipal Minute Court Awards Cable Franchise Fees to Village over County: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/11/court-awards-cable-franchise-fees-to.html Local Governments Prepare Responses to Cannabis Trailer Bill: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/11/local-governments-prepare-responses-to.html PAC Provides Guidance on “General Subject Matter” for Agenda Items: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/11/pac-provides-guidance-on-general.html New Public Labor Relations Law, (SB 1784, PA 101-620): http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/101/PDF/101-0620.pdf ELGL, Accessible Government Websites and Digital Services Webinar: https://elgl.org/rewind-accessible-government-websites-and-digital-services/ IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Jan. 23-25: https://www.ilparksconference.com/ ILCMA Winter Conference, Feb. 5-7: https://www.ilcma.org/conferences/ Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers.
December 5, 2019
It's a Quorum Forum podcast holiday special! Ancel Glink attorneys are telling Santa what local governments need to know for the holidays and beyond. Christy Michaelson discusses maintaining city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, while Aaron Bitterman talks recent tort immunity cases. Finally, Mark Heinle reviews new laws affecting local governments and employers in the new year, on topics ranging from sexual harassment to the minimum wage. What do you think local governments need to know for the new year? Email Santa at podcast@ancelglink.com! Resources --- IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Jan. 23-25: https://www.ilparksconference.com/ Credits --- Producer: Christy Michaelson Assistant Producers:, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
November 7, 2019
Ancel Glink litigation partner Ellen Emery joins us for a meeting at the dog park to preview the 2019 Illinois Association of Park Districts Legal Symposium and significant court decisions affecting your district’s day-to-day operations. Later, we adjourn to closed session to talk about what local governments should know about the Open Meetings Act exception for discussing litigation. What questions do you have about discussing litigation in closed session? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Resources --- IAPD Legal Symposium, Nov. 14: https://www.ilparks.org/page/legalsymposium IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, Jan. 23-25: https://www.ilparksconference.com/ ELGL Website Accessibility Webinar: https://elgl.org/is-your-website-accessible-to-those-with-disabilities-should-it-be/ Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith Audio effects courtesy of Klankbeeld: https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/ This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
October 10, 2019
Join us for a special meeting of Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast recorded live from the Expo Stage at the American Planning Association, Illinois State Conference in Evanston! Kurt Asprooth and Dan Bolin answer questions from planners about the forthcoming introduction of recreational cannabis in Illinois. Do you have questions about recreational cannabis? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
October 3, 2019
The latest Quorum Forum podcast was recorded live from Kitty O’Shea’s at the 2019 Illinois Municipal League Conference! State Rep. Chris Welch and Kurt Asprooth join us to discuss sports betting and gaming, while Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talks about government transparency and watchdog groups. Finally, Matt DiCianni takes a look at the future of local government websites. What interesting things did you learn at IML this year? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
September 5, 2019
Quorum Forum podcast is heading back to school at Nice Meeting University! Ancel Glink’s Stewart Diamond teaches us about rules for good local government meetings, while Ashton Tunk covers Open Meetings Act news. We also study hard seltzer consumers' claims of immunity from statutes and local ordinances, based on the theory "there ain't no laws when you're drinking claws." What tips do you have for good local government meetings? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Learn More --- Interested in Diamond’s Rules of Order? Email sdiamond@ancelglink.com! Quorum Forum 10, Live from IML 2018! with Stewart Diamond http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com/2018/10/live-from-iml-2018.html Municipal Minute, Open Meetings Act “Personnel” Exemption Expanded http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/08/open-meetings-act-personnel-exemption.html Municipal Minute, Amendments to OMA Allow Alternative Training for Municipal Officials http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/08/amendments-to-oma-allow-alternative.html Municipal Minute, PAC Says Board Violated "Public Recital" Provision of OMA http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/05/pac-says-board-violated-public-recital.html Municipal Minute, 15 Minute Limit on Public Comment Violated OMA http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/01/15-minute-limit-on-public-comment.html Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
August 1, 2019
How can employers avoid common mistakes? Employment litigator John Hayes tells us during a regular meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast, while law clerk Mike Halpin shares recent employment laws and cases that local governments and employers need to know. Does your organization have challenges with employees? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Learn More --- Quorum Forum 6, What to do When Your Gov Gets Sued! https://bit.ly/2YxxJDh Bradley v. University Park: https://bit.ly/2ZloYND Cannici v. Melrose Park: https://bit.ly/2GFVNxB Illinois Workplace Transparency Act: https://bit.ly/2Kcvdx4 Illinois Minimum Wage Increase: https://bit.ly/2Zkqgsx Credits --- Producer: Christy Michaelson Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
June 27, 2019
After a historic legislative session, Ancel Glink partner and State Rep. Chris Welch joins Kurt Asprooth for a special meeting to discuss a capital bill bringing new casinos, sports betting, and more video gaming terminals to Illinois communities. We also discuss “Tobacco 21,” a new Open Meetings Act exception, and more important legislation affecting local governments. Questions about new #localgov legislation? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
June 6, 2019
The Illinois General Assembly recently approved recreational cannabis and, with the Governor’s expected signature, the new law will bring sweeping changes to local governments and employers. Ancel Glink’s Adam Simon and Matt DiCianni discuss questions local governments will have about cannabis business regulations, personal use, possession, home cultivation, state and local taxes, prosecutions, expungements, and more! We also discuss how recreational cannabis will affect employers and employees in the workplace. Questions about the new law? Do you know who might have climbed in to our podcast studio? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com. Read more about recreational cannabis at Municipal Minute: https://bit.ly/2EVPeGj and Workplace Report: https://bit.ly/2XzOTk2. Credits --- Producer: Matt DiCianni Assistant Producers: Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
May 2, 2019
It’s Quorum Forum podcast’s first birthday party! We’re celebrating with David Warner and recent annexation cases from Municipal Minute. Then, Derke Price reviews what newly (and not-so-newly) elected officials need to know about local government procurement. Questions about purchasing goods and services? Happy birthday wishes? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Download Ancel Glink’s Newly Elected Official’s Guide: http://ancelglink.com/Resource/Download/174 Visit municipalminute.ancelglink.com or subscribe at: https://app.feedblitz.com/f/?sub=926673 Read more about the annexation cases from this episode: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2018/10/homeowners-may-not-enforce-terms-of.html http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/04/subsequent-lot-owners-responsible-for.html http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2018/11/appellate-court-says-illegal-use.html
April 18, 2019
Make like a tree and leaf your headphones on for our Quorum Forum Arbor Day Special! Brandon Naser and Joe Hansen of Park Ridge's Forestry Division discuss Arbor Day in the City, and the important benefits trees provide the community. They also share important tree-sources from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (www.chicagorti.org), including a their recent 2050 Master Plan (chicagorti.org/MasterPlan) and a video encouraging tree investment (chicagorti.org/ReduceCosts). How does your community celebrate Arbor Day? Tree-mail us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: David Warner, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
April 4, 2019
Prosecutions are on the agenda, as Aaron Bitterman joins us from Ancel Glink Defense E-News (emus?) with new and proposed rules affecting ordinance enforcement for local governments. Then, experienced litigator and former prosecutor Kathy Kunkle discusses ways local governments can avoid malicious prosecution claims. Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com to subscribe to Ancel Glink Defense E-News, and receive the latest court decisions and legislative changes in litigation that may affect your local government. Credits --- Producer: Christy Michaelson Assistant Producers: David Warner, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
March 7, 2019
Tiny homes are a big trend, and Kurt Asprooth joins our regular meeting to discuss local regulations for these unique structures; but first John Reding and Ancel Glink's "In the Zone" land use newsletter bring us the latest on recreational cannabis proposals in Illinois. Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com to subscribe to In the Zone, and stay up to date on important land use news! Credits --- Producer: Megan Mack Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
February 28, 2019
Join Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast for a special meeting recorded live at Haymarket Pub & Brewery from the APA-CMS Bar Exam Planning Law Session, a realistic law school simulation for planners and land use professionals hosted by the American Planning Association’s Chicago Metro Section. Ancel Glink’s Greg Jones and Megan Mack discuss some of the audience’s favorite planning law topics, including annexation agreements, food trucks, dockless scooters, and more! What important land use issues are facing your community? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Megan Mack Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
February 7, 2019
The "Silver Tsunami" has arrived for employers and local governments, so management of increasing numbers of older employees is on the agenda. Matt DiCianni joins us from Ancel Glink's Workplace Report to discuss the latest age discrimination cases. Then, Jim Rock talks retirement, IMRF, and his time at the 2019 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference. How is your organization helping its most experienced employees? Tell us about it at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Matt DiCianni Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
January 17, 2019
Nearly all employers have workers' compensation claims, but how are they different for local governments? Experienced attorneys Britt Isaly and Greg Rode join us for a special meeting to discuss things local officials and staff might not know about worker’s compensation, including common defense strategies, the advantages and disadvantages of settlement, and a recent law providing new benefits to paramedics. We also discuss the Illinois Attorney General’s recent guidance on immigration issues in the workplace. Email your worker’s compensation questions to podcast@ancelglink.com! IL Att’y Gen., Guidance for Illinois Residents: Impact of Immigration Status on Employees’ Rights in the Workplace, http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/rights/Guidance_for_Illinois_Residents_on_Immigration_Issues_in_the_Work_Place_122718.pdf Credits --- Producers: Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
January 3, 2019
We’re staying warm this winter with sunshine laws! Erin Pell talks about managing requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act, while Ancel Glink Today’s David Warner brings us recent updates from the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor. Then, Julie Tappendorf joins us from the popular Municipal Minute blog with top tips for holding legal meetings under the Open Meetings Act. We also talk about required electronic training, which you can find on the Attorney General’s website here: http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/electronic_foia_training.aspx What common questions do you have about FOIA or OMA? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: David Warner, Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Matt Smith, Ricardo Perez This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
December 13, 2018
Election season isn’t just for candidates! Local election officials and electoral boards have many responsibilities to make elections happen. Meanwhile, local governments are asked to enforce political sign regulations and electioneering laws. Sometimes local governments get involved in elections themselves with their own referenda and public questions. With so many election-related issues, Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us for another election special addressing governmental issues and electoral boards! What issues does your local government face during election season? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
December 6, 2018
It's a Quorum Forum holiday special! Christy Michaelson and Ancel Glink Defense E-News (emus?) talk about inspection policies for city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Then, David Silverman joins us to review recent liquor control laws that might spread more holiday cheer in municipalities. Finally, Britt Isaly discusses alcohol policies for events at municipal libraries and library districts. To subscribe to Ancel Glink Defense E-News, email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! David’s Holiday Cocktail Recipe: The French 75 It’s a happy, celebratory time of year, and when I think “happy” and “celebration,” I think champagne. One of my favorite champagne cocktails is the French 75, a classic concoction. Here’s what you need and how to make it: • 1⁄2 oz Fresh lemon juice • 1⁄2 oz Simple syrup • 1 oz Gin (I like Plymouth or Fords) • 3 oz Champagne Add all the ingredients except the Champagne into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. If you don’t like gin, make a French 76, which is basically the same concoction, except instead of gin you use vodka. Happy Holidays from Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, David Warner Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
November 29, 2018
Local election season is underway, and you can’t win an election if you’re not on the ballot. That’s why Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us to navigate you through the ballot access process, talking about nomination petitions, the statement of candidacy, the statement of economic interest, and more! How are you preparing for local elections in 2019? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
November 8, 2018
In part two of their discussion at the 40th Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference, transgender panelist Sophie Michaels, Palatine Park District’s Michael Clark, and Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talk about best practices in policy development for all-inclusive public facilities, staff training, and options available to make facilities accommodating to transgender individuals. Specifically, Mike talks about his experience making public facilities accessible to transgender individuals. Has your organization adopted policies encouraging inclusive facilities? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
November 1, 2018
Access to public facilities for transgender individuals is an important and potentially controversial topic for local governments across the country so, of course, they were talking about it at #IPELRA18, the 40th Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference! In part one of this engaging discussion, transgender panelist Sophie Michaels, Palatine Park District’s Michael Clark, and Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talk about the appropriate terminology and definitions to use with transgender individuals. Sophie also shares her life experiences as a transgender woman, the challenges she’s faced, and the appropriate practices and expectations when transgender people want to access public facilities. How do your public facilities accommodate transgender individuals? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
October 18, 2018
Quorum Forum is live from the 2018 American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter State Conference! Ancel Glink’s David Silverman joins us to discuss endearing (enduring?) public hearings, and lessons learned to effectively process requests for zoning relief. Have you ever been part of a crazy public hearing? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
October 4, 2018
From billboards to board civility, we cover it all live from Kitty O’Shea’s at the 2018 Illinois Municipal League Conference! Mayor Gail Johnson (Oswego, IL), Trustee Andr’e Satchell (Matteson, IL), and Ass’t Village Manager Roy Witherow (Lake Zurich, IL) join us for public comment, and Ancel Glink’s Greg Jones, Kurt Asprooth, Stewart Diamond, and Keri-Lyn Krafthefer offer their thoughts on IML 2018! Share your questions and thoughts on the conference with us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
September 20, 2018
It’s a Quorum Forum Election Special! Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us for a special meeting to discuss how local election officials can prepare for the 2019 elections. In addition to her top election tips, Keri-Lyn shares a useful “Receipt for Filing Nominating Papers” form, available on the episode page at http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com! Don’t forget to share your questions and show ideas with us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
September 6, 2018
Whether you think drones are pretty cool, or really creepy, they are increasingly used in commerce and recreation. Derke Price joins our regular meeting to discuss how local governments can regulate drones, and appropriately use drones themselves. Ancel Glink Today’s Caitlyn Sharrow also joins us to review new laws affecting local government employers and more! Read more about these new laws at www.municipalminute.ancelglink.com, and email your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Matt Smith, Ricardo Perez
August 16, 2018
In the past, public employees refusing to join the union were often required to pay “fair share” fees, sometimes amounting to 80% of a full union member’s dues. That recently changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, and Ancel Glink’s Matt DiCianni joins us for a special meeting to talk about this important case. Local government employers and employees can read more about this decision at http://workplacereport.ancelglink.com, and send us questions and show ideas at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith
August 2, 2018
The increased demand for wireless services means that street lights, utility poles, buildings, and more are now home to small wireless facilities. Top telecommunications attorney Adam Simon stops by our regular meeting to discuss how municipalities can regulate these small cells. We also go "In the Zone" with Greg Jones for the latest in economic development from Ancel Glink's land use newsletter. Questions? Show ideas? Email us podcast@ancelglink.com! Subscribe to "In the Zone," Ancel Glink's land use newsletter! inthezone@ancelglink.com Credits: Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith Producers: Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin
July 19, 2018
People sue the government all the time, but (hopefully) your local government doesn’t receive a lawsuit every day. Ancel Glink litigator Aaron Bitterman joins us for a special meeting to discuss some of the first things your local government should do when a lawsuit comes in the door. Do you have questions for public comment, or ideas to include on the agenda for our next meeting? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com!
July 5, 2018
What challenges do local governments face defending police misconduct allegations? Christy Michaelson joins our regular meeting with updates on police legislation from Ancel Glink Defense E-News, and Tom DiCianni discusses how technology and media attention affect the defense of high-profile police cases. Email your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com!
June 21, 2018
Take it to the bank! Ancel Glink’s Brent Denzin joins us for a special meeting on blighted, vacant, and abandoned properties. Brent discusses how local governments can team up to form “land banks” that acquire problem properties, and return them to productive tax-paying use. Do you have Quorum Forum questions or show ideas? Email us, podcast@ancelglink.com!
June 7, 2018
Important employment issues are on the agenda for this regular meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! Matt DiCianni shares important news affecting public and private employers from Ancel Glink's Workplace Report. Then, Darcy Proctor and Bob McCabe join us to discuss another headline-grabbing topic -- sexual harassment. Don't forget to send us your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com!
May 17, 2018
"Consolidation" is the topic that brings us together for this special meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! We'll have an update on consolidation legislation affecting municipalities, and Keri-Lyn Krafthefer's takes on township consolidation. Questions? Show ideas? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com!
May 3, 2018
“Welcome to Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum, the podcast local governments need to do business! At our first Regular Meeting, Caitlyn Sharrow highlights pending local government legislation, and Julie Tappendorf discusses the use of personal cell phones to communicate about government business. Questions or show ideas? Send them to podcast@ancelglink.com”
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