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Center for Governmental Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115




2023 - July/August

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Table of Contents

Article Page
General Counsel's Column  3
Something to Think About: "When 'Shall' Means 'Should': The Mandatory-Directory Dichotomy" 5
First Amendment Concerns: Balancing Constitutional Rights and Public Order 6
Future-Proofing the Local Government Legal Department 10
New Lawyers 13
Book Review – “Luck is a Talent” 16
Welcome New ILGL Members 17
Register for Upcoming Fall Seminars 19 and 20
Committee Updates 21
ILGL Announces Annual Writing Competitions 22
ILGL FOIA and OMA Interest Group Meeting Summary, August 16, 2023 24
Nuts n Bolts Workshop Summary, June 8, 2023 36
Nuts n Bolts Workshop Summary, July 13, 2023 41
  • Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association
    Alli Hoebing, Executive Director, Center for Governmental Studies
    148 North 3rd Street
    Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL 60115
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