Local Government Law Bulletin

Safe-T Act Body Camera Requirements

On February 22, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill referred to as the “Safe-T Act,” part of which makes body cameras mandatory for all law enforcement agencies. Counties and municipalities with a population of: more than 500,000...

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Video Gaming May Return as Early as June 26

Video Gaming May Return as Early as June 26

​The Illinois Gaming Board has issued protocols for the return of video gaming terminals. The protocols, issued June 9, 2020, indicate that the earliest video gaming operations may return is during Phase 4-Revitalization of the Restore Illinois Plan, which could be as...

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Responding to Small Business Concerns

We will soon know more about the details of the federal emergency aid package, but in the meantime, here are some other reminders of help for small business: Tax Due Date Extended to July 15, 2020: The IRS has announced that the federal income tax filing due date for...

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COVID-19: Essentials for Your Unit of Government

March 16, 2020 No Need to Reinvent the Wheel—Policies and Procedures Are Available Utilize the resources that others have been diligently working to create. For a COVID-19 operational policy, consider the policy implemented by the City of McHenry. For a COVID-19...

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