Claudia Castro and Luke Keller attend IML’s Municipal Attorney’s Seminar

On April 22, 2016, Claudia Castro and Luke Keller attended the 2016 Illinois Municipal League’s Municipal Attorney’s Seminar in Bloomington, Illinois.  The all-day seminar consisted of speakers from throughout the state presenting on topics affecting local governments, including ethics and social media, police liability, public comments and the Open Meetings Act, tax levy ordinances, etc. …

Recognizing women in property tax law

At the April 21, 2016, Women’s Property Tax Appeal Association’s Inauguration Party, Luke Keller helped the Association to recognize all the women in property tax law and their contributions to the field.  The event was held at the Union League Club in Chicago and had a great turn out.  In addition to celebrating all women…

Former Chicago Police Superintendent, Terry Hillard, and Current Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, support new Chief of Police, Chris Fletcher, in Calumet City

Cary Horvath, Odelson & Sterk Partner and City Attorney of Calumet City, attended the swearing-in of the new Chief of Police, Chris Fletcher, on April 14, 2016.  Chief Fletcher is a 29-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.  Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush selected Chief Fletcher, who received unanimous approval from the City Council.  Chief Fletcher…

Mayor Nowaczyk leads historic annexation to Tri-State Fire Protection District for residents of Willow Springs

The Circuit Court approved the results of the March 15th referendum where the residents of Willow Springs overwhelmingly annexed to the Tri-State Fire Protection District.  This will provide a consolidation of government which is so sorely needed in Illinois.  Tri-State already serves the Villages of Darien, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook and Unincorporated DuPage and will provide the…

WCMC annual Springfield drive-down

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Odelson & Sterk attorney, Claudia Castro, attended the West Central Municipal Conference’s Annual Springfield Legislative Conference and Reception. At the conference, Claudia met with legislative members to discuss important bills affecting local governments. Below are photos of Claudia with state legislators including Representative Jaime Andrade, several local municipal mayors including…