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A valid arrest requires probable cause. In Madero v. McGuiness, No. 23-2574, the Seventh Circuit affirmed that the inquiry as to whether there is probable cause for an arrest is based on the information reasonably available to the police at the time of the subject arrest. In Madero, the plaintiff brought a Section 1983

We are proud to announce that Tressler local government attorneys Charles A. LeMoine, John M. O’Driscoll and Darcy L. Proctor have been selected as 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers. Learn more about these award-winning attorneys below. Congratulations to all!

Charles A. LeMoine



“Chuck” has a wide range of experience in representing school districts

In the recent case of Mertes v. Village of Mt. Prospect (2024 IL App (1st) 221787), the Appellate Court considered a dispute over whether a Village firefighter, Eric Mertes, was properly determined to have suffered line-of-duty injuries that were “catastrophic” pursuant to the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act, also known as PSEBA, and

Tressler attorney Shannon M. Harvey has been named to the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (IFC) Board of Directors. Congratulations, Shannon! “The IFC does an excellent job in upholding Irish heritage and nurturing a strong community bond among its members,” said Shannon Harvey. “It is my goal to continue projects that safeguard the rich tapestry of

Tressler attorney Charles A. LeMoine will present at the 26th Annual IASBO Risk Management Academy – AAC #1283 on March 21, 2024. He will discuss the topic of “Understanding Construction Contracts for School Administrators.” The presentation will focus on understanding key aspects of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts and what attendees can do

In 2022, an inmate sent a letter to the mayor of Taylorville, IL complaining about the City attorney and other matters. The letter also included a FOIA request for a copy of the letter. The City’s FOIA officer denied the inmate’s FOIA request. The inmate filed a complaint under FOIA arguing that when the mayor

Tressler is proud to welcome Michael Vargas as an associate in the Government Practice Group in our Chicago office. Michael concentrates his practice on the representation of Illinois municipalities, park districts, school districts and other units of local government in transactional matters. He has experience representing school districts in day-to-day employment and student-related matters including employee