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Illinois Public Access Bureau resolved majority of public records access disputes in 2015

By Katie Rucke | May 9, 2016

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office resolved more than 3,330 requests from the public last year, for assistance in obtaining public records and meeting information under FOIA and the Open Meetings Act.

Fired or not? 7th Circuit, NLRB side with worker who believed she was canned when boss sent her home

By Katie Rucke | Mar 25, 2016

Employers can still send unruly or insubordinate employees home as part of the disciplinary process. But after a recent decision by Chicago's federal appeals court in support of the National Labor Relations Board, they may want to take a look at how supervisors carry out employee discipline, how they communicate the terms of that discipline, and make sure employees clearly understand if they've been fired or they're still expected back on the job at some point.

Challenge to Chicago affordable housing ordinance not affected by SCOTUS decision to not hear similar California case

By Katie Rucke | Mar 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month to not hear a California case challenging the constitutionality of an inclusionary housing ordinance should not have any impact on a similar lawsuit pending in Cook County.

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