[ApaIllinois] 2010 APA-IL Conference - Register now! Cocktail reception announcement!

APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
Thu Aug 19 11:37:45 CDT 2010

The 2010 
APA-IL State Conference is quickly approaching! Here are two reasons
  why you should REGISTER


 sponsor, Houseal
  Lavigne Associates, will host a cocktail reception for conference 
  at Medici’s in Uptown Normal on Thursday, September 23rd. 
  Join us for appetizers and beverages in what promises to be a 
  evening of connecting and reconnecting with friends and colleagues. 
  Medici’s is a one-of-a-kind space that has been a vital part of the
  redevelopment of Uptown Normal. 
façade is a recreation
  of the historic storefront destroyed by a fire in the 1980s. The 
interior of
  Medici includes a two-story tree, Amish-made tables, and amazing brick
  work.  The reception will occur in their private banquet area complete
  with bar and outdoor patio. Medici’s is within walking distance of the
  conference hotel. 
  The event is
 complimentary for
  conference attendees but pre-registration is required.  To reserve 
  space, please email your name to Debi Nechleba at dnechleba at hlplanning.com
  by September 1, 2010. 
  Hope to see 
you there! 


Over 40 CM credits available including 1.5 LAW CM for
“The Role of the Planner in Land Use Litigation” by Allen Kracower

  At some point in the career of every planner there comes a time when 
you will
  be asked to testify in a trial court regarding land use and zoning, or
  perhaps eminent domain. Trial court testimony is very different from 
  or testifying before a planning commission or zoning board. You will 
have to
  determine if you are actually qualified as an expert given the 
  Illinois Supreme Court rules 
regarding expert
  qualifications. If selected as an expert what Illinois land use and 
  law must you know? What is the most important case law in Illinois and
  does it mean in terms of your testimony? What is a deposition and what
  the rules for testifying at a deposition? How will you present 
yourself and how
  do you prepare for a deposition and a trial? Will you need any graphic
  exhibits and should they be presented electronically or on boards, 
  and perhaps most importantly can you ethically be an expert in a given
  This seminar will include the following: Ethical Conduct; How to 
  Yourself. Testifying at a Deposition: Preparation for Depositions and 
  Graphic Exhibits and Electronic Presentations; Types of Land Use 
  Introduction to Zoning Litigation and Eminent Domain Litigation; Land 
Use and
  Zoning Case Law for Zoning cases; The LaSalle Nat’l Bank of Chicago v. County of Cook; Sinclair 
Pipeline Co. v.
  Village of Richton Park; City of Chicago Height v. Living Word 
Outreach Full
  Gospel Church (Special uses).

  *** Don't forget to book your room at 
  new Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 
  in the midst of Normal's vibrant and historic commercial center. Its 
  location and new surroundings make this the perfect hotel location for
  2010 conference! 
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