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“The Podcast Local Governments Need to do Business.”






48: 20 Questions For 2021

Local governments will face questions about vaccines, virtual meetings, cannabis licenses, and more in 2021. Ancel Glink’s Jaime Such and Rain Montero join us to answer those questions and more to help you prepare for the new year. What are your local government questions for 2021? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- 2021 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference https://www.ilparksconference.com Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?...


47: IAMMA Social Media Workshop

47: IAMMA Social Media Workshop by Ancel Glink


46: 2021 Election Special!

46: 2021 Election Special! by Ancel Glink


45: Housing And Homelessness

David Silverman and Dan Bolin are back for a livestream of Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast to discuss the latest on accessory dwelling units in Illinois and recent constitutional challenges to local ordinances affecting homeless populations. They also review your questions on the latest legal issues affecting local governments. Email us your questions at podcast@ancelglink.com --- Resources --- Watch the Quorum Forum 45 Livestream at www.youtube.com/ancelglink CDC, [Interim Guidance on...


44: APA-IL Planning Law Symposium

The American Planning Association, Illinois Chapter's virtual 2020 State Conference featured the APA-IL Planning Law Symposium presented by Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast. Trevor Dick from the City of Aurora joined Ancel Glink's ShawnTe Raines, David Silverman, and Dan Bolin for discussions on important legal issues affecting planners, including pandemic-time public meetings, economic recovery tools, defending religious land use cases, and more. Planners can register to watch and earn CM...


43: Public Records On Personal Accounts – LIVE!

Join us for a live recording of the latest episode of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Julie Tappendorf will join us to review a recent Illinois appellate court decision finding communications pertaining to public business in public officials’ personal text messages and e-mail accounts are public records subject to FOIA. Then, Kathy Kunkle explains what qualified immunity means for local governments in the ongoing national conversation about...


42: Sunshine Laws

We're celebrating summertime on Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast talking about sunshine laws with Eugene Bolotnikov, including the latest guidance from the Public Access Counselor on the Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, Catie Coghlan reviews how the State of Illinois and large counties are distributing CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to local governments. How have your local government meetings changed during the pandemic? Email us at...


41: Can I Be Fired for Protesting?

Timely issues affecting public and private employers are on the agenda for the latest episode of Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast. Matt DiCianni discusses whether employees risk discipline at work for participating in recent protests. Then, Mike Halpin reviews the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gay and transgender rights, and what it means for local governments and other employers. What issues are your employees facing this summer? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources...


40: Bells That Can’t Be Unrung After COVID-19

Polco/NRC recently assembled local government partners from across the country for the “Forward Together: Virtual Conference for Local Government.” Ancel Glink's Daniel J. Bolin proudly represented Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) and discussed emergency practices that are changing expectations for residents and local governments alike for local government meetings, work from home, and more! What are some "bells that can't be unrung" after COVID-19 in your community? Email us at...


39: Local Gov Legislation With Rep. Chris Welch

The Illinois General Assembly recently concluded a socially-distanced special session unlike any other, sending lots of legislation affection local governments to the Governor. Ancel Glink partner and State Rep. Chris Welch joins us to discuss local government funding, remote meeting attendance, cocktails to-go, and more! Share your questions about legislation affecting local governments at podcast@ancelglink.com! --- Resources --- Municipal Minute, Illinois Liquor Control Commission...


38: Remote Public Hearings

In partnership with the APA-IL Legislative Committee, David Silverman and Greg Jones share ten best practices for virtual public meetings and ensuring due process during public hearings with limited physical attendance. Joined by hundreds of APA-IL chapter members and other local government professionals during a live web conference, we celebrate two years of Quorum Forum podcast and discuss important questions about managing land use applications during COVID-19. What questions do you have...


37: COVID19 Leave Laws

Local governments are asking a lot of questions about the new federal legislation on sick leave and expanded FMLA. As a result, Ancel Glink's labor and employment team recently hosted a webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and we're pleased to share it with you on Ancel Glink's Quorum Forum podcast! Listen to Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Margaret Kostopulos, Chris Welch, and Matt DiCianni discuss common questions about new COVID19 leave laws,...


36: Coronavirus Q&A

Local governments are stepping up to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, and we were fortunate to have many officials and staff join us to share their coronavirus response questions. State Rep. Chris Welch reviewed the state’s ongoing efforts to help local governments and businesses, while Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Julie Tappendorf, and Matt DiCianni covered questions about managing employees, open meetings, essential services, and the other COVID-19 issues facing local governments....


35: Live from the APA-CMS Bar Exam!

The American Planning Association’s Chicago Metro Section and Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast were live at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery for the Fifth Annual Bar Exam Planning Law Session! Muse Community + Design’s Nina Idemudia and Ancel Glink’s Dan Bolin, Greg Jones, and Christy Michaelson joined planning professionals for a realistic law school simulation covering the year’s noteworthy land use cases on zoning, cannabis, short-term rentals and more. What do you think will be the biggest...


34: Live from the IAPD/IPRA Conference!

Recorded live at the Chicago Children's Museum, Ancel Glink attorneys join the Quorum Forum podcast to cover highlights from the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference! Podcasting from the top of a fire truck, Adam Simon covers park district finance, and regulating cannabis use and other controversial activities in parks. Then, Matt DiCianni discusses what cannabis means for parks employees, while Ashton Tunk talks about recent changes to the Freedom of Information Act. What are your...


33: “Ring in the New Year” Caller Special

Quorum Forum 33: “Ring in the New Year” Caller Special Quorum Forum podcast welcomes Ancel Glink’s Adam Simon to celebrate the new year and his recent appellate court victory helping municipalities correctly collect cable franchise fees. Then, we ring in 2020 by taking calls and answering questions about public employees, public comment, cannabis, and more. What questions are you facing in the new year? Leave us a voicemail at 312.604.9178, or email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Resources...


32: Holiday Special! New Laws for 2020

It's a Quorum Forum podcast holiday special! Ancel Glink attorneys are telling Santa what local governments need to know for the holidays and beyond. Christy Michaelson discusses maintaining city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, while Aaron Bitterman talks recent tort immunity cases. Finally, Mark Heinle reviews new laws affecting local governments and employers in the new year, on topics ranging from sexual harassment to the minimum wage. What do you think local governments need to know for the...


31: Closed Session for Litigation

Ancel Glink litigation partner Ellen Emery joins us for a meeting at the dog park to preview the 2019 Illinois Association of Park Districts Legal Symposium and significant court decisions affecting your district’s day-to-day operations. Later, we adjourn to closed session to talk about what local governments should know about the Open Meetings Act exception for discussing litigation. What questions do you have about discussing litigation in closed session? Email us at...


30: Cannabis Q&A – Live from #APAIL19!

Join us for a special meeting of Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum podcast recorded live from the Expo Stage at the American Planning Association, Illinois State Conference in Evanston! Kurt Asprooth and Dan Bolin answer questions from planners about the forthcoming introduction of recreational cannabis in Illinois. Do you have questions about recreational cannabis? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J. Bolin Assistant Producers: Christy Michaelson, Matt DiCianni...


29: Wagering, Watchdogs, and Websites - Live from IML 2019!

The latest Quorum Forum podcast was recorded live from Kitty O’Shea’s at the 2019 Illinois Municipal League Conference! State Rep. Chris Welch and Kurt Asprooth join us to discuss sports betting and gaming, while Keri-Lyn Krafthefer talks about government transparency and watchdog groups. Finally, Matt DiCianni takes a look at the future of local government websites. What interesting things did you learn at IML this year? Email us at podcast@ancelglink.com! Credits --- Producer: Daniel J....