Litigation Law News

COVID-19 Employer Optional Deferral of Employee Withholding, Deposit, and Certain Payroll Tax Obligations in Q4 of 2020

By: James R. Dougherty On August 8, 2020 the President of the United States issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations, as relief in response to [...]

Legislative Special Session Begins May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Illinois issued a joint proclamation convening a Special Session of General Assembly to begin this week (the “Joint Proclamation”). The Joint Proclamation was issued pursuant to an Illinois law called the Special Session Act, which allows a special session [...]

Whitt Law LLC’s Accessibility During Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Since our nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, Whitt Law LLC has been monitoring all developments, particularly those impacting our public schools and schoolchildren. For weeks, Whitt Law has been working with school districts and other units of local government to respond and adapt to the unique threats posed by COVID-19.  Throughout this process, we have worked both [...]

Circuit Court Judge Rules in Carle Foundation Hospital Property Tax Exemption Case

Case number 2008-L-000202 has been lingering for over a decade. The case is commonly referred to as the Carle Foundation Case and involves the question of whether - or to what extent - the Carle Foundation Hospital is entitled property tax exemption pursuant to Section 15-86 of the Property Tax Code. The case originated in [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Litigation Law News, Property Tax Law News|

Transform Vision Into Reality: 2019 Joint Annual Conference

The 2019 IASB/IASA/IASBO Annual Conference kicks off this Friday in Chicago. There are several opportunities to connect with Whitt Law attorneys. On Friday, Whitt Law will host its annual reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This is a great opportunity to connect with our clients, associates, and others whose work impacts school districts. This year, [...]

Insight into Illinois Human Rights Commission’s Application of Illinois Human Rights Act to Public School Districts and Transgender Students

The Illinois Human Rights Act (the “Act”), 775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq., is intended to secure for all individuals: freedom from unlawful discrimination; freedom from sexual harassment in employment and education; and public health, welfare, and safety; as well as to implement constitutional guarantees, to establish equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, and to protect [...]

By | November 14th, 2019|Education Law News, Litigation Law News|

Summer Break? Not For These Board Members and Administrators

School districts throughout the Illinois are gearing up for the return of students and the start of a new school year. Although August signals the end of what is summer break for some; for others, the summer months are an opportunity to dig deeper into continuing education, catch up on legal and industry development, and [...]

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