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News & Notes

Redlingshafer Promoted to Partner and Governmental Practice Chair
We are proud to announce that at the beginning of the year, John Redlingshafer was promoted to partner, and he took on the role of Chair of the firm's Governmental Practice. John represents numerous governmental entities in a broad range of issues, including intergovernmental agreements, statutory regulations, and infrastructure and construction projects, as well as zoning, annexation, and eminent domain law. John is a past President of the Illinois Township Attorneys Association. He currently serves on the Tazewell County Board and its Land Use and Health Services Committees. He is also a member of the East Peoria Fire and Police Commission.

Beth Jensen Named a "Woman of Influence" by InterBusiness Issues
Beth Jensen was selected as a "Women of Influence" for 2014 by Central Illinois Business Publishers as one of the eight women in Central Illinois who made a difference in the Peoria area in 2014. Beth is featured in the December issue of InterBusiness Issues (iBi) magazine as "an advocate for the City of Peoria, the poor, and victims of sexual and domestic abuse."

Stacy Crabtree Named to 40 Leaders Under Forty List
Stacy Crabtree was recently named to InterBusiness Issues' 2014 40 Leaders Under Forty list of young leaders in Central Illinois. Stacy joins eight other firm attorneys who  have been named 40 Leaders Under Forty honorees in the past.

IAPD/IPRA "Soaring to New Heights" Conference
The annual conference of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) was held January 22-24 in Chicago. Mark McClenathan spoke on "Staying Out of Litigation: When to Require Liability Waivers," and Andy Keyt spoke on "Tort Immunity Act: Decisions and Developments."

Upcoming Seminars

The Illinois Rural Water Association Conference - February 17 and 18
The Illinois Rural Water Association is holding its 33rd Annual Technical Conference in Effingham, IL on February 17 and 18. Ann Barron will be speaking on "Records & Documentation," what records should be created and kept in the course of business, when responding to a violation notice from the IEPA and what records are subject to FOIA and what must be disclosed. Chrissie Peterson will be speaking on "Identify Theft and Local Utilities," guidelines for complying with federal and state regulations protecting customers' information from identity theft; training on the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act and how to protect the confidential information that is necessary to recover unpaid bills. You can register online at www.ilrwa.org.

National Business Institute's Local Government Law Seminar in May
On May 7, Mike Schag will be speaking on public contracts and procurement; Andy Keyt will be speaking on tort immunity; and Chrissie Peterson will be speaking on open meetings and records, and taxes/revenue at the National Business Institute's Local Government Law seminar in Collinsville, IL. For more info or register go to http://www.nbi-sems.com.