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Governor Pritzker Signs New Legislation Making Changes to Special Education Eligibility for Transition Services

On July 28, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bills (HB) 0040 and 2748 into law as Public Acts 102-0172 and 102-0173, respectively. These bills have a significant impact on the age of eligibility for special education services, and each has taken effect immediately.

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CDC Revises Guidance For K-12 Schools – Masks For All Recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its July 9, 2021, guidance for K-12 schools.

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Illinois Colleges and Universities

On July 19, 2021, the Illinois Community College Board (“ICCB”) and Illinois Board of Higher Education (“IBHE”) jointly released updated COVID-19 guidance designed to help facilitate the safe transition back to campus.

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Indiana University’s Vaccination Policy Decision Appealed

As expected, Ryan Klaassen et. al., v. The Trustees of Indiana University, on July 20, 2021, appealed a federal district court judge’s July 18, 2021 decision upholding, at least preliminary, the University’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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Amendment of Code of Civil Procedure Impacts Opioid Litigation for School Districts and Units of Local Government

On July 9th, 2021, Public Act 102-0085 was signed into Law. The act went into effect immediately, and has ramifications for School Districts and Local Governments. Read more on how you may be impacted!

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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Announces Election of Joseph J. Perkoski as Fellow!

Robbins Schwartz is proud to announce the election of Joseph J. Perkoski to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a new Fellow. Election as a Fellow is the…

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Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine present at Clinical Faculty Academy

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine presented “Legal Issues in Clinical Education” at the Clinical Faculty Academy, put on by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Heidi A. Katz &…

Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Named as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago

This award was established to honor companies in each market that recognize employees as their greatest asset. These companies work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business…