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We offer a depth of experience and knowledge on-par with large Chicago firms, but at more economic and competitive Central Illinois rates. We value your time and money, and seek to preserve both.

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Tax Credits for Low Income Housing

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Meet Our Attorneys

Robert C. Hall

Robert C. Hall

An Illinois and Florida full-service business organization, commercial law, estate planning and administration, and real estate and development attorney....

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Dennis R. Triggs

Dennis R. Triggs

An Illinois and District of Columbia government, public finance, school, education, labor and employment attorney....

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William R. Kohlhase

William R. Kohlhase

An Illinois business, commercial, employment, higher education and litigation attorney....

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Richard M. Joseph

Richard M. Joseph

An Illinois, Arkansas, and Wisconsin business, commercial, real estate and development, government and public finance, tax credit, and estate planning and administration attorney....

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Nathan R. Miller

Nathan R. Miller

An Illinois business, commercial, estate planning and administration, and real estate and development attorney....

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Jay E. Greening

Jay E. Greening

An Illinois school, education, local government, public finance, and labor and employment attorney....

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Scott A. Brunton

Scott A. Brunton

An Illinois government, school, business, labor and employment, and real estate attorney....

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Michael A. Keeton

Michael A. Keeton

An Illinois business, commercial, estate planning and administration, and real estate and development attorney....

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Mark D. Walton

An Illinois real estate and development, commercial, business, local government, and litigation attorney....

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Christopher D. Oswald

Christopher D. Oswald

An Illinois real estate and development, commercial and business, and estate planning and administration attorney....

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Robert B. McCoy

An Illinois local government and public finance, school and education, and litigation attorney....

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Joshua D. Herman

Joshua D. Herman

A dedicated Illinois government, school, business, labor and employment attorney who is driven to get his clients results....

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Katherine L. Swise

Katherine L. Swise

An Illinois local government and public finance, and school and education attorney....

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Jennifer Klein VandeWiele

Jennifer Klein VandeWiele

Of counsel to the firm, Jennifer is an Illinois real estate, school, and education attorney....

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Kathleen M. Carter

An Illinois government, school, and real estate and development attorney....

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Governor signs bill expanding the administration of medical marijuana to students. By:  Kateah M. McMasters kateah.mcmasters@mhtlaw.com On August ...
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Illinois Human Rights Act will apply to almost all employers in July of 2020

By: Joshua D. Herman joshua.herman@mhtlaw.com On August 21, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0430 into law, amending ...
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2019 Elected and Appointed Officials Municipal Law Seminar – May 11, 2019

On May 11, 2019, lawyers of Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC will host the firm's twelfth biennial Municipal ...
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Miller Hall & Triggs closes on two RAD Low Income Housing Tax Credit Transactions in June 2018

Richard M. Joseph with Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC closed on two RAD Low Income Housing Tax Credit ...
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Illinois FOIA prohibits disclosure of disciplinary records older than 4 years

Disciplinary Records Older Than 4 Years Prohibited from Disclosure in Response to FOIA Request By:  Robert B. McCoy ...
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Janus vs. AFSCME: Unions Lose Fair Share and Agency Fees

What must public employers do after Janus? By Joshua Herman email: joshua.herman@mhtlaw.com Janus v. AFSCME, a 5-4 decision ...
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Ashley’s Law: What Does It Mean for Medical Marijuana in Schools?

Illinois lawmakers pass Ashley’s Law to allow students to use medical marijuana on school grounds. By:  Kateah M. ...
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Miller, Hall & Triggs Attorney presents seminar on Real Estate Closings

On March 21, 2018, Christopher Oswald of Miller, Hall & Triggs presented on the topic of Real Estate ...
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The law firm of MILLER, HALL & TRIGGS, LLC is pleased to make the following announcements regarding the ...
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Changes to the Juvenile Court Act

Records of Municipal Ordinance Violations to be Kept Confidential & Automatic Expungement of Law Enforcement Records   Effective ...
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Miller Hall & Triggs closes on two RAD Low Income Housing Tax Credit Transactions in December 2017

Richard M. Joseph with Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC closed on two RAD Low Income Housing Tax Credit ...
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Governor Mandates Public Entities Enact Policies Prohibiting Sexual Harassment by January 15, 2018

  On November 16, 2017, Governor Rauner signed into law Public Act 100-0554, which amends the Illinois State ...
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Elected and Appointed Municipal Law Seminar – May 13, 2017

Lawyers with Miller, Hall & Triggs will host its eleventh biennial Municipal Law Seminar on May 13, 2017 ...
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Court Orders New Overtime Rules Delayed

Employers Question How To Pay Overtime Now That New Overtime Rules Delayed By Joshua Herman email: joshua.herman@mhtlaw.com For ...
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We invite elected officials, officers, and administrative employees of local governments or park districts, and other interested parties ...
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We invite school administrators, board members and other interested parties to review how new Fair Labor Standards Act ...
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Public Employee Emails Subject to FOIA

Even when using private email or devices, employee emails are subject to FOIA and must be included in ...
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New Law Decriminalizing Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia

Ordinances Enacted by Units of Local Government Not Affected by New Law Decriminalizing Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. By:  ...
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Do You Comply with Website Accessibility Laws?

Recent OCR Investigations Stress Importance of School District Website Accessibility by Individuals with Disabilities By Kathleen M. Carter ...
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New Overtime Rules Double Salary Requirements for Exempt Employees

On December 1, 2016, Most Employees’ Annual Salaries Must be at Least $47,476 to Qualify as Exempt from ...
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New Law Establishes Requirements for Reimbursement of Travel and Entertainment Expenses

Local Government Travel Expense Control Act Necessitates that Local Governmental Bodies Take Action by March 2, 2017 By ...
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MHT Regularly Assists with Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects

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MHT Presents Seminar on New Overtime Regulations to Local Businesses

MHT Partner Joshua D. Herman, in coordination with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University, presented ...
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Requirements of Condominium Conversion Projects

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New Overtime Regulations Affect Local Business

On December 1, 2016 new Overtime Regulations will nearly double the minimum employees must make to be exempt ...
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MHT Partners Herman and Oswald recognized as Illinois Emerging Lawyers

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Led by Dennis R. Triggs, a team of attorneys that included Michael J. Tibbs, Scott A. Brunton, Mark ...
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New Laws for Law Enforcement Agencies in 2016

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Municipal Tow Fees

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Administrative Enforcement of Code Violations

Non-home rule municipalities may now enforce administrative orders in the same manner as judicial orders By Katherine Swise ...
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School Districts Must Comply with Zoning

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Email Addresses Must Be Posted on Public Body’s Website

If you have a website, a new law requires posting certain trustee, council or board member email addresses ...
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Crucial Rule for Processing Traffic Tickets

Court dismisses ticket because it was not transmitted to circuit clerk within 48-hour deadline By Kateah M. McMasters ...
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Personal Information Obtained From Driver’s Record Must Be Removed From FOIA Responses

Public bodies take note, new case holds newspaper may have violated law by publishing personal information obtained from ...
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New Occupational Safety and Health Requirements in 2015

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Ban the Box

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New Law for Pregnant Employees and Working Mothers

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Rule Barring Former Public Employee Lawsuits

Court Rules Former Public Employees Have Only Six Months To Bring Suit For Backpay By Joshua D. Herman ...
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New Rules Regarding Public Comments

Requiring Speakers To State Their Home Addresses Violates The Open Meetings Act By Richard M. Joseph richard.joseph@mhtlaw.com  On ...
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Discipline Can Be Subject to FOIA

Evaluating performance instead of discipline may avoid disclosure By
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Personal Electronic Devices and the Freedom of Information Act

Court holds that not all communication on personal electronic devices is subject to FOIA By Richard M. Joseph ...
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Nominating Petition Deadline Moved to December 26, 2012

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Duty to Post Compensation of Employees

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New Rules for Ordinance Violations

New Supreme Court Rules require review and updating of ordinances By Joshua D. Herman joshua.herman@mhtlaw.com On December 7, ...
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The Role of the Joint Committee under Senate Bill 7

Every District’s Joint Committee must hold its first meeting to discuss RIF issues by December 1, 2011 By ...
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Unanticipated Consequences of Talking to the Media

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Pending Legislation could have devastating impact on Municipalities subject to Tax Caps

HB3793 would eliminate inflationary increases if EAV has declined By Richard M. Joseph richard.joseph@mhtlaw.com HB3793 affects taxing districts ...
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Municipal Electric Aggregation

Law allows voters to grant Municipalities the right to choose who supplies residential electricity By Richard M. Joseph ...
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Mandatory Open Meetings Act Training for Members of Local Government

Recent amendment to Open Meetings Act requires all elected and appointed members of public bodies to receive training ...
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FOIA Changes in Regards to “Recurrent Requesters”

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Drafting a Social Networking Policy

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Joshua Herman named Young Lawyer of the Year by ISBA

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Property Tax Relief Through Imposition of a Sales Tax

Property Tax Relief Through Imposition of a Sales Tax By Richard M. Joseph richard.joseph@mhtlaw.com Effective January 1, 2003, ...
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