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Monday, August 20, 2012

In the Zone "E-News" - Summer Issue 2012 Released

Check out the summer issue (2012) of Ancel Glink's e-newsletter which you can find in Ancel Glink's Resource Center, under publications In the Zone: Current Trends in Land Use Law, for updates on new laws and recent cases in the land use and economic development area.  Here is a sneak peak into this edition:

How Far Does the Second Amendment Extend Beyond the Home?

What does the 2nd Amendment have to do with land use?   Based on recent rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts across the country, communities should tread carefully in adopting or enforcing local gun laws that interfere with the core right to possess a handgun in the home for self defense.  Read the E-News to find out more. 

New Law Affecting Your Zoning Hearings and other Public Meetings
As reported previously on this blog, the Illinois legislature has adopted a new law affecting meetings.  Before scheduling a vote on zoning ordinances in 2013, you should review P.A. 97-0827 that adds two new requirements for agendas and notices:

1.  Agendas must identify the "general subject matter" of ordinances and resolutions to be voted on at a meeting.
2.  Agendas and notices must be continuously available to the public 48 hours before a meeting.

The summer edition also includes a summary of recent cases and other legislation impacting land use and zoning issues. 


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