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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

To celebrate 2014, let's reminisce a bit and revisit some of the most popular Municipal Minute blog posts of 2013.
10.  The 10th most popular topic of 2013 was our 5/17/13 story discussing the Department of Labor's guidelines regarding when landscaping work will be subject to prevailing wages.
9.  Another popular post in 2013 was the 10/7/13 discussion about the PAC's ruling that the Attorney General's denial of a FOIA request based on the unduly burdensome exception was proper.  Maybe others found it interesting that the PAC has the authority to make rulings on its own office's compliance with FOIA?
8.  The 8th most popular topic of 2013 involved prayer at city council meetings, which we discussed on 3/26/2013, 5/20/13 and 11/8/13.
7.  For number 7, medical marijuana proved to be a pretty popular topic, with posts on 5/23/13, 8/1/13, and 12/13/13.
6.  Our 6th most post dealt with the ability of cities to trademark their seals and insignias on 10/25/13.
5.  For number 5, many readers liked our post discussing the appellate court ruling that text messages are subject to FOIA and OMA on 7/17/13
4.  Even more popular were our many posts on Illinois concealed carry law on 6/12/13, 6/13/13, 7/2/13, 9/12/13, and 10/24/13.
3.  Our post on the court case ruling that Chicago cannot enforce its vacant property ordinance against mortgages backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae on 8/26/13 was read by many.
2.  Our second most popular post was a summary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Arizona's voter registration law on 6/17/13.
Drumroll please....
1.  Our most popular post(s) of 2013 were about the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District that ruled in favor of a property owner in a constitutional takings challenge of the District's decision on the owner's proposed development.  5/29/13 and 6/25/13.
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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