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Newly Elected Officials Seminar

When: 4/23/2015
1:00 PM
Where: College of Lake County
19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL  60030
Presenter: Local Government Committee
Contact: Christopher Boadt

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Local Government Committee


Thursday, April 23, 2015  

 Registration 12:30  
Seminar 1–4:15 p.m.

College of Lake County

Building C, Auditorium C-005


Working With Your Local Government

(Perfect for Elected Officials or Administrative Staff)


Your Questions, Our Answers


$29 per person without cle credit

$75 per person with 3.0 CLE Credit Hours



An overview of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including its scope, applicability to public bodies/officials, exemptions, and how to respond to FOIA requests.

David S. Goles, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

 A Review of Public Access Counselor (PAC) Decisions – What You Need to Know.   
Charles Smith, Smith, LaLuzerne & Hartman, Ltd.

The Pros and Cons of Mediation & Arbitration for Local Governmental Disputes.
Hon. Henry “Skip” Tonigan (Ret.), Kelleher & Buckley, LLC


Economic Development: 
Learn the basics for a variety of economic development tools available to help grow the local economy.  Municipal officials will want to know what is in “the toolbox,” while other local governments will want to learn whether each tool may or may not affect their revenues.  Intergovernmental cooperation will also be discussed.

Adam Simon, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.


Getting Your Public Improvement Project Up and Running -
An Overview of the Process and Issues Involved in Retaining a Design Professional and Contractor.
John Christensen, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.

 Litigation Update: Identifying and Avoiding Issues that Result in Litigation.
Bryan Winter, Fuqua, Winter & Stiles, Ltd.


Open Meetings Act: Practical Aspects and Common Problems Involving Open Meetings.
The focus will be on how to spot and avoid violations. 

Robert Long, Daniels, Long & Pinsel, LLC

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