Month: December 2002

Supreme Court Mandates Right to Cross-Examine Witnesses At Special Use Hearings

Supreme Court Mandates Right to Cross-Examine Witnesses at Special Use Hearings

By Richard M. Joseph

richard.joseph@mhtlaw.com

The Illinois Supreme Court decision in People Ex Rel Robert J. Klaeren II, et al vs. Village of Lisle et al, 202 Ill. 2d. 164 (2002) impacts the manner in which municipalities are permitted to conduct public hearings on special use requests and holds that interested parties must be afforded the right to cross examine witnesses in a hearing before a municipal zoning board considering whether or not to recommend the granting of a special use.

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