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CDC Issues New Masking Guidance One Day After ISBE/IDPH Guidance Confirms Local Flexibility for Mitigation Measures in Schools

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In a new FAQ issued yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirm that the adoption of the CDC’s July 9 guidance means local control of mitigation layers—most notably masking, physical distancing, and testing. However, the guidance includes […]

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OCR Issues Q&A on Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment

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Originally posted to our Title IX Insights Blog. Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued new, anticipated guidance concerning the Department’s current regulations related to sexual harassment. The guidance, titled Questions and Answers on the Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment, clarifies how OCR […]

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FOIA Decisions Clarify Burden of Proof for Invoking Pre-decisional, Attorney-Client, and Security Measures Exemptions

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Two recent Illinois Appellate Court opinions provide public bodies clarity regarding the pre-decisional, attorney-client, and security measures exemptions of the FOIA. In the first case, Chicago Public Media v. Cook County Office of the President, the Court provided useful guidance on when documents will be considered […]

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