Legislative Update – September 2020

COVID-19 Changing How Education Is Delivered The novel coronavirus pandemic is changing how education is delivered at universities and colleges. Since the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. in late February to early March, college and university campuses have closed and students are taking classes online. Some educational institutions have decided to move toward a hybrid model of education delivery. Hybrid … Read More

Legislative Update – July 2020

Illinois voters may apply to Vote by Mail by applying online now with your local election board. For Chicago, visit the following site: www.chicagoelections.gov to vote by mail ahead of the November 3rd General Election. Governor Pritzker signed the bill into law a couple of weeks ago. Voters who apply online now will be among the first in line to … Read More

Legislative Update – May 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Pritzker officially filed the new stay-at-home order on Thursday. A full copy of the order is here .   Key provisions include: Individuals over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask or face covering in public when social distancing is not possible. Retail stores can begin to reopen for online and pick up orders. State parks … Read More

Benjamin M. Whipple

Benjamin M. Whipple provides representation in corporate matters and governmental affairs. He is admitted to practice before the courts in Illinois. After completing his undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Michigan, Mr. Whipple attended the University of Notre Dame Law School. He earned a juris doctor degree in 2004, and was admitted to the practice of law the same … Read More

Erma Brooks Williams

Dr. Erma Brooks Williams serves as Vice President of Paul L. Williams & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Associate to the President for the Board of Trustees and Governmental Affairs at Chicago State University. As the Board of Trustees Administrator, she was responsible for: numerous presidential searches; worked with the legal counsel in developing the university … Read More