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Illinois Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order regarding Illinois Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption Emergency Rule

Coronavirus Labor & Employment

As reported in our prior alert, on April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) issued an emergency rule creating a rebuttable presumption that first responders and other essential workers identified in Governor Pritzker’s March 20 Stay at Home […]

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More Flexibility for Schools and Community Colleges in Pritzker Executive Order

Board Governance Higher Education

Earlier today, April 24, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-31 relaxing a wide number of requirements impacting schools and community colleges. The order touches on educator licensure; requirements for certain administrative certificates, school psychologist qualifications, speech-language endorsements; end-of-year requirements for high school seniors and eighth grade students; and community college electronic construction bid submissions. This […]

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Illinois Court Blesses Remote Meetings With Reasonable Public Comment Under OMA

Board Governance Coronavirus

In a recent order, the Circuit Court of Will County joined the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) in supporting public boards’ ability to hold virtual board meetings during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. The court deferred to the public body that its meeting regarding adoption of a pre-annexation agreement […]

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