Good news for municipalities - yesterday, the Illinois Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 36, the bill that amends the Illinois School Code to expressly state that school districts are subject to local zoning ordinances. The bill will now go to the House.
You can read about the bill on our earlier blog posts here. You may recall that the legislation was proposed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake High School's decision to expand their bleachers without following local zoning standards. The appellate court had ruled against the school district in that case, and the school's appeal is pending with the Illinois Supreme Court.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf