Contact information

Center for Governmental Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115





Nuts n Bolts Workshops

The Association offers monthly conference call discussions regarding issues of interest.

Monthly teleconference workshops are held on the second Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 1:00 p.m. Teleconference workshops provide information on current topics of interest, case updates or discussions of problems raised by workshop participants. Teleconference workshops allow members to participate from the convenience of their own office and earn up to one hour of CLE credit! No registration is required, members will receive Zoom invitations via email a few days before the teleconference.  The agenda will be emailed to members each month.


Upcoming Nuts n Bolts workshops:

  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November (none)
  • December 7, 2023


For more information about a workshop, please call (815) 753-5333.


Special Interest Groups

Like our Nuts n Bolts meetings, Special Interest Group meetings will be held remotely so you can participate from the comfort of your home or office. The meetings will serve as an opportunity for idea sharing, resource-pooling, and discussing issues pertaining to a certain topic or area of local government law. The moderator will prepare some items for discussion, but active participation is encouraged. Attendance at the meetings will provide one hour of CLE credit.


FOIA and OMA Special Interest Group

FOIA and OMA meetings will be held quarterly on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  Summaries of the meetings and quick reference sheets (where applicable) will be included in the ILGL Journal issue and Nuts n Bolts workshop that follow the meeting.

Upcoming FOIA and OMA Special Interest Group Meetings:

  • November 15, 2023
  • February 14, 2024
  • May 15, 2024


For more information about a Special Interest Group meeting, call (815) 753-5333.

  • Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association
    Dawn Peters, Executive Director, Center for Governmental Studies
    148 North 3rd Street
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115
  • Phone: 815-753-6575 | Email: | Fax: 815-753-7278