13th Biennial Seminar for Illinois Local Government
Holland & Knight Program
Please join us for our 13th Biennial Seminar for Illinois Local Government Officials, located at the brand new home of the iO Theater, Chicago's premier location for improv comedy. At this event, we will discuss and analyze numerous matters central to Illinois governments, meet and talk with dozens of local government officials, and experience one of Chicago's most unique venues.
Two general sessions and numerous focused breakout sessions will be conducted by the experienced members of Holland & Knight's Illinois Land Use and Local Government Team. The seminar will also feature a guest panel discussion regarding the current state of Illinois and the myriad issues faced by local governments.
We are pleased to announce that our lunch speaker will be Dick Simpson, co-author of the recent book Corrupt Illinois, former head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and former Chicago alderman and congressional candidate. We are also excited to let you know that our special panel discussion "How Illinois Can Survive Today and Thrive Tomorrow" will include Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association (BGA) and an award-winning Chicago journalist who spent 37 years covering local, state and national politics, business, education and day-to-day news at the City News Bureau of Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, NBC 5 and ABC 7.
10:30 a.m. | Registration and networking
11:00 a.m. | General session: guest panel discussion on the "state" of Illinois
12:00 p.m. | Lunch
1:00 p.m. | Breakout sessions
3:00 p.m. | General session: case law and legislative updates
4:00 p.m. | Special improv presentation
4:30 p.m. | Cocktails and appetizers