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Poorer communities may be at greater risk for lawsuits following Supreme Court narrowing of immunity protection

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2018

Poorer municipalities may be hit harder following an Illinois Supreme Court decision that narrows the immunity communities used to enjoy against personal injury lawsuits, according to one attorney who represents a number of local municipalities.

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IL high court: Cities can't sidestep lawsuits by simply calling property repairs 'discretionary'

By Dan Churney | Aug 6, 2018

The Illinois Supreme Court has reduced the reach of the legal shield long enjoyed under Illinois state law by cities and other public bodies when faced with personal injury lawsuits, as the high court indicated the rationale advanced by lower court judges in rejecting a woman’s lawsuit over the injuries she sustained tripping on a Danville sidewalk was overbroad.

Appellate court affirms AG ruling that housing group's records subject to FOIA

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD — The 4th District Appellate Court has affirmed a decision by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that documents from a group founded to improve housing conditions in Danville are public record and fall under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

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