Quorum Forum

By Ancel Glink

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# 27 - Avoiding Employment Mistakes
00:51:40
How can employers avoid common mistakes? Employment litigator John Hayes tells us during a regular meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast, while law clerk Mike Halpin shares recent employment laws and cases that local governments and employers need to know. Does your organization have challenges with employees? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Learn More --- Quorum Forum 6, What to do When Your Gov Gets Sued! https://bit.ly/2YxxJDh Bradley v. University Park: https://bit.ly/2ZloYND Cannici v. Melrose Park: https://bit.ly/2GFVNxB Illinois Workplace Transparency Act: https://bit.ly/2Kcvdx4 Illinois Minimum Wage Increase: https://bit.ly/2Zkqgsx Credits --- Producer: Christy Michaelson Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Aug 01, 2019
#26 Local Gov Legislation
00:45:48
After a historic legislative session, Ancel Glink partner and State Rep. Chris Welch joins Kurt Asprooth for a special meeting to discuss a capital bill bringing new casinos, sports betting, and more video gaming terminals to Illinois communities. We also discuss “Tobacco 21,” a new Open Meetings Act exception, and more important legislation affecting local governments. Questions about new #localgov legislation? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Jun 27, 2019
#25 Recreational Cannabis
00:55:03
The Illinois General Assembly recently approved recreational cannabis and, with the Governor’s expected signature, the new law will bring sweeping changes to local governments and employers. Ancel Glink’s Adam Simon and Matt DiCianni discuss questions local governments will have about cannabis business regulations, personal use, possession, home cultivation, state and local taxes, prosecutions, expungements, and more! We also discuss how recreational cannabis will affect employers and employees in the workplace. Questions about the new law? Do you know who might have climbed in to our podcast studio? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com. Read more about recreational cannabis at Municipal Minute: https://bit.ly/2EVPeGj and Workplace Report: https://bit.ly/2XzOTk2. Credits --- Producer: Matt DiCianni Assistant Producers: Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Jun 06, 2019
#24 Local Government Procurement
00:55:28
It’s Quorum Forum podcast’s first birthday party! We’re celebrating with David Warner and recent annexation cases from Municipal Minute. Then, Derke Price reviews what newly (and not-so-newly) elected officials need to know about local government procurement. Questions about purchasing goods and services? Happy birthday wishes? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Download Ancel Glink’s Newly Elected Official’s Guide: http://ancelglink.com/Resource/Download/174 Visit municipalminute.ancelglink.com or subscribe at: https://app.feedblitz.com/f/?sub=926673 Read more about the annexation cases from this episode: http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2018/10/homeowners-may-not-enforce-terms-of.html http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2019/04/subsequent-lot-owners-responsible-for.html http://municipalminute.ancelglink.com/2018/11/appellate-court-says-illegal-use.html
May 02, 2019
#23 Arbor Day Special!
00:53:20
Make like a tree and leaf your headphones on for our Quorum Forum Arbor Day Special! Brandon Naser and Joe Hansen of Park Ridge's Forestry Division discuss Arbor Day in the City, and the important benefits trees provide the community. They also share important tree-sources from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (www.chicagorti.org), including a their recent 2050 Master Plan (chicagorti.org/MasterPlan) and a video encouraging tree investment (chicagorti.org/ReduceCosts). How does your community celebrate Arbor Day? Tree-mail us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: David Warner, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Apr 18, 2019
#22 Defending Malicious Prosecution Claims
00:39:40
Prosecutions are on the agenda, as Aaron Bitterman joins us from Ancel Glink Defense E-News (emus?) with new and proposed rules affecting ordinance enforcement for local governments. Then, experienced litigator and former prosecutor Kathy Kunkle discusses ways local governments can avoid malicious prosecution claims. Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com to subscribe to Ancel Glink Defense E-News, and receive the latest court decisions and legislative changes in litigation that may affect your local government. Credits --- Producer: Christy Michaelson Assistant Producers: David Warner, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Apr 04, 2019
#21 Tiny Homes
00:44:14
Tiny homes are a big trend, and Kurt Asprooth joins our regular meeting to discuss local regulations for these unique structures; but first John Reding and Ancel Glink's "In the Zone" land use newsletter bring us the latest on recreational cannabis proposals in Illinois. Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com to subscribe to In the Zone, and stay up to date on important land use news! Credits --- Producer: Megan Mack Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Mar 07, 2019
#20 APA-CMS Bar Exam Planning Law Session
00:38:11
Join Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast for a special meeting recorded live at Haymarket Pub & Brewery from the APA-CMS Bar Exam Planning Law Session, a realistic law school simulation for planners and land use professionals hosted by the American Planning Association’s Chicago Metro Section. Ancel Glink’s Greg Jones and Megan Mack discuss some of the audience’s favorite planning law topics, including annexation agreements, food trucks, dockless scooters, and more! What important land use issues are facing your community? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Megan Mack Assistant Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Feb 28, 2019
#19 Silver Tsunami!
00:52:12
The "Silver Tsunami" has arrived for employers and local governments, so management of increasing numbers of older employees is on the agenda. Matt DiCianni joins us from Ancel Glink's Workplace Report to discuss the latest age discrimination cases. Then, Jim Rock talks retirement, IMRF, and his time at the 2019 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference. How is your organization helping its most experienced employees? Tell us about it at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Matt DiCianni Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Feb 07, 2019
#18 Workers' Compensation
01:05:39
Nearly all employers have workers' compensation claims, but how are they different for local governments? Experienced attorneys Britt Isaly and Greg Rode join us for a special meeting to discuss things local officials and staff might not know about worker’s compensation, including common defense strategies, the advantages and disadvantages of settlement, and a recent law providing new benefits to paramedics. We also discuss the Illinois Attorney General’s recent guidance on immigration issues in the workplace. Email your worker’s compensation questions to podcast@ancelglink.com! IL Att’y Gen., Guidance for Illinois Residents: Impact of Immigration Status on Employees’ Rights in the Workplace, http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/rights/Guidance_for_Illinois_Residents_on_Immigration_Issues_in_the_Work_Place_122718.pdf Credits --- Producers: Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Jan 17, 2019
#17 Sunshine Laws
00:57:16
We’re staying warm this winter with sunshine laws! Erin Pell talks about managing requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act, while Ancel Glink Today’s David Warner brings us recent updates from the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor. Then, Julie Tappendorf joins us from the popular Municipal Minute blog with top tips for holding legal meetings under the Open Meetings Act. We also talk about required electronic training, which you can find on the Attorney General’s website here: http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/electronic_foia_training.aspx What common questions do you have about FOIA or OMA? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: David Warner, Megan Mack, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Matt Smith, Ricardo Perez This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Jan 03, 2019
#16 Election Special! Governmental Issues and Electoral Boards
00:40:59
Election season isn’t just for candidates! Local election officials and electoral boards have many responsibilities to make elections happen. Meanwhile, local governments are asked to enforce political sign regulations and electioneering laws. Sometimes local governments get involved in elections themselves with their own referenda and public questions. With so many election-related issues, Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us for another election special addressing governmental issues and electoral boards! What issues does your local government face during election season? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, David Warner, Megan Mack Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Dec 13, 2018
#15 Holiday Spirits and Liquor Control
00:34:19
It's a Quorum Forum holiday special! Christy Michaelson and Ancel Glink Defense E-News (emus?) talk about inspection policies for city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Then, David Silverman joins us to review recent liquor control laws that might spread more holiday cheer in municipalities. Finally, Britt Isaly discusses alcohol policies for events at municipal libraries and library districts. To subscribe to Ancel Glink Defense E-News, email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! David’s Holiday Cocktail Recipe: The French 75 It’s a happy, celebratory time of year, and when I think “happy” and “celebration,” I think champagne. One of my favorite champagne cocktails is the French 75, a classic concoction. Here’s what you need and how to make it: • 1⁄2 oz Fresh lemon juice • 1⁄2 oz Simple syrup • 1 oz Gin (I like Plymouth or Fords) • 3 oz Champagne Add all the ingredients except the Champagne into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. If you don’t like gin, make a French 76, which is basically the same concoction, except instead of gin you use vodka. Happy Holidays from Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, David Warner Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Dec 06, 2018
#14 Election Special! Getting on the Ballot
01:00:12
Local election season is underway, and you can’t win an election if you’re not on the ballot. That’s why Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us to navigate you through the ballot access process, talking about nomination petitions, the statement of candidacy, the statement of economic interest, and more! How are you preparing for local elections in 2019? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Megan Mack, David Warner Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Nov 29, 2018
#13.5 Transgender People and Public Facilities (Part 2), Live from #IPELRA18!
00:42:12
In part two of their discussion at the 40th Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference, transgender panelist Sophie Michaels, Palatine Park District’s Michael Clark, and Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talk about best practices in policy development for all-inclusive public facilities, staff training, and options available to make facilities accommodating to transgender individuals. Specifically, Mike talks about his experience making public facilities accessible to transgender individuals. Has your organization adopted policies encouraging inclusive facilities? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Nov 08, 2018
#13 Transgender People and Public Facilities (Part 1), Live from #IPELRA18!
00:48:04
Access to public facilities for transgender individuals is an important and potentially controversial topic for local governments across the country so, of course, they were talking about it at #IPELRA18, the 40th Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference! In part one of this engaging discussion, transgender panelist Sophie Michaels, Palatine Park District’s Michael Clark, and Ancel Glink’s Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talk about the appropriate terminology and definitions to use with transgender individuals. Sophie also shares her life experiences as a transgender woman, the challenges she’s faced, and the appropriate practices and expectations when transgender people want to access public facilities. How do your public facilities accommodate transgender individuals? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Christy Michaelson, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Nov 01, 2018
#12 Live From #APAIL18!
00:27:10
Quorum Forum is live from the 2018 American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter State Conference! Ancel Glink’s David Silverman joins us to discuss endearing (enduring?) public hearings, and lessons learned to effectively process requests for zoning relief. Have you ever been part of a crazy public hearing? Tell us about it, podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Oct 18, 2018
#11 Live from IML 2018!
00:52:15
From billboards to board civility, we cover it all live from Kitty O’Shea’s at the 2018 Illinois Municipal League Conference! Mayor Gail Johnson (Oswego, IL), Trustee Andr’e Satchell (Matteson, IL), and Ass’t Village Manager Roy Witherow (Lake Zurich, IL) join us for public comment, and Ancel Glink’s Greg Jones, Kurt Asprooth, Stewart Diamond, and Keri-Lyn Krafthefer offer their thoughts on IML 2018! Share your questions and thoughts on the conference with us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Oct 04, 2018
#10 Election Special! Local Election Officials
00:34:59
It’s a Quorum Forum Election Special! Keri-Lyn Krafthefer joins us for a special meeting to discuss how local election officials can prepare for the 2019 elections. In addition to her top election tips, Keri-Lyn shares a useful “Receipt for Filing Nominating Papers” form, available on the episode page at http://quorumforum.ancelglink.com! Don’t forget to share your questions and show ideas with us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith This podcast is provided as a service to our public and private sector clients and friends. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. Read our full disclaimer: ancelglink.com/disclaimers
Sep 20, 2018
#9 Drone On!
00:58:30
Whether you think drones are pretty cool, or really creepy, they are increasingly used in commerce and recreation. Derke Price joins our regular meeting to discuss how local governments can regulate drones, and appropriately use drones themselves. Ancel Glink Today’s Caitlyn Sharrow also joins us to review new laws affecting local government employers and more! Read more about these new laws at www.municipalminute.ancelglink.com, and email your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni, Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Matt Smith, Ricardo Perez
Sep 06, 2018
#8 Union Dues and Don’ts
00:32:59
In the past, public employees refusing to join the union were often required to pay “fair share” fees, sometimes amounting to 80% of a full union member’s dues. That recently changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, and Ancel Glink’s Matt DiCianni joins us for a special meeting to talk about this important case. Local government employers and employees can read more about this decision at http://workplacereport.ancelglink.com, and send us questions and show ideas at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producers: Matt DiCianni, Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson Executive Producers: Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf Chair: Daniel J. Bolin Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith
Aug 16, 2018
#7 What's the Big Deal with Small Cells?
00:59:35
The increased demand for wireless services means that street lights, utility poles, buildings, and more are now home to small wireless facilities. Top telecommunications attorney Adam Simon stops by our regular meeting to discuss how municipalities can regulate these small cells. We also go "In the Zone" with Greg Jones for the latest in economic development from Ancel Glink's land use newsletter. Questions? Show ideas? Email us podcast@ancelglink.com! Subscribe to "In the Zone," Ancel Glink's land use newsletter! inthezone@ancelglink.com Credits: Engineers: Ricardo Perez, Matt Smith Producers: Caitlyn Sharrow, Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni Executive Producers: Julie Tappendorf, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer Chair: Daniel J. Bolin
Aug 02, 2018
#6 What to Do When Your Gov Gets Sued!
00:35:04
People sue the government all the time, but (hopefully) your local government doesn’t receive a lawsuit every day. Ancel Glink litigator Aaron Bitterman joins us for a special meeting to discuss some of the first things your local government should do when a lawsuit comes in the door. Do you have questions for public comment, or ideas to include on the agenda for our next meeting? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com!
Jul 19, 2018
#5 Defending Claims Against Police
00:53:52
What challenges do local governments face defending police misconduct allegations? Christy Michaelson joins our regular meeting with updates on police legislation from Ancel Glink Defense E-News, and Tom DiCianni discusses how technology and media attention affect the defense of high-profile police cases. Email your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com!
Jul 05, 2018
#4 Land Banks
00:37:00
Take it to the bank! Ancel Glink’s Brent Denzin joins us for a special meeting on blighted, vacant, and abandoned properties. Brent discusses how local governments can team up to form “land banks” that acquire problem properties, and return them to productive tax-paying use. Do you have Quorum Forum questions or show ideas? Email us, podcast@ancelglink.com!
Jun 21, 2018
#3 Sexual Harassment
00:47:56
Important employment issues are on the agenda for this regular meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! Matt DiCianni shares important news affecting public and private employers from Ancel Glink's Workplace Report. Then, Darcy Proctor and Bob McCabe join us to discuss another headline-grabbing topic -- sexual harassment. Don't forget to send us your questions and show ideas to podcast@ancelglink.com!
Jun 07, 2018
#2 Township Consolidation
00:54:43
"Consolidation" is the topic that brings us together for this special meeting of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! We'll have an update on consolidation legislation affecting municipalities, and Keri-Lyn Krafthefer's takes on township consolidation. Questions? Show ideas? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com!
May 17, 2018
#1 Email Mania
00:39:40
“Welcome to Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum, the podcast local governments need to do business! At our first Regular Meeting, Caitlyn Sharrow highlights pending local government legislation, and Julie Tappendorf discusses the use of personal cell phones to communicate about government business. Questions or show ideas? Send them to podcast@ancelglink.com”
May 03, 2018