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New Law Aims to Make Job Creation and Increment Progress Public for TIF Districts

A bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker seeks to provide more information about the actual performance of Tax Increment Financing (“TIF”) districts. In late July, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 571, which was written by Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Democrat from Northbrook, and sponsored by Sen. Ann Gillespie, a Democrat from Arlington Heights. The bill [...]

By | August 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 – ISBE/IDPH Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5

As indicated in an updated News & Knowledge blog post yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) re-released their joint guidance document, Revised Public Health Guidance for Schools: Part 5 – Supporting the Full Return to In-Person Learning for All Students, August 2021 (“Part 5 Guidance”). [...]

By | August 10th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

ISBE Posts Then Takes Down New Joint Guidance

Late Friday, ISBE uploaded a new joint guidance document with its COVID-19 resources. The joint guidance reiterated the current state-wide mandate that requires masks be worn indoors by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to P-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, except for under limited circumstances. The joint guidance also discussed quarantine procedures, Test to [...]

By | August 8th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

IDPH/ISBE Release FAQ then CDC Revises Position on Masks

In an FAQ dated July 26, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) and the Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) answered questions related to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, released July 9, 2021. Yesterday, July 27, 2021, just one day after the [...]

By | July 28th, 2021|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|