The Dangers of Unregulated Microblading

Microblading falls under the general definition of body art and is regulated as such. In Illinois, the Department of Public Health (IDPH) is the regulating agency for body art.
Categories: Administrative Law

Liquor Licenses in Chicago – A Maze of Rules and Regulations

Most people know that to sell liquor, they must get a liquor license. But in Chicago, there isn’t just one type of liquor license - there are nine.

Chicago is the Best BYOB City

Chicago embraces the idea of BYOB, or “bring your own bottle/beer.”  The City has almost 6000 restaurants that allow their customers to bring their favorite wine or beer in with them to drink while they dine, openly and legally. This practice is…

FOIA Regarding Text Messages on Personal Devices

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act was initially enacted in 1984 to allow the citizens of the state access to government at all levels. Many things have changed since 1984, including technology such as cell phones, tablets, and other personal de…

Chicago Zoning – A Colorful Experience 

To document and preserve the city’s architectural past, a comprehensive survey began in 1983 to identify and classify the 17,371 properties built before 1940.
Categories: Administrative Law

Who can Remove a Tattoo in Illinois?

In Illinois, the only way to have a tattoo removed is by a licensed physician. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires that anyone seeking a symbol removed must be examined by a physician who will determine t…
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Continuing Education is a Requirement, not a Suggestion, for almost all Illinois Licensed Professionals

Almost any profession that requires a license with Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will require Continuing Education (CE) in that discipline.

Applying for an IDFPR License with a Criminal History – What should you do: DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE, DISCLOSE.

To obtain professional licensing the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) requires everyone to comply with certain requirements, including listing any criminal convictions.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Monetary Thresholds

Whether it is from projects with CTA, Metra or IDOT, there are millions of dollars in contracts that are bid each year which include a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal.  To be qualified as a DBE, the business owner or owners must meet s…

Veteran Procurement Opportunities

Veteran Procurement Opportunities Local, State and Federal level increasingly want to support Veteran Certified Firms, but Who is a Veteran? Many people are currently serving or have served our country in a variety of jobs and locations, however onl…
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