By Stewart J. Weiss & Andrew N. Fiske
In the short interim since Governor Pritzker issued a statewide “Stay at Home” Executive Order on March 20, 2020, local governments have quickly adapted to the challenging circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Basic governmental functions are continuing with skeleton staffs and many employees working remotely. City Councils and Village Boards have become adept with multiple video conferencing and dial-in platforms. Emergency meetings have been conducted virtually and essential public business is getting done.