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Land Use
Local Government
Park Districts
Education
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, cum laude
B.A., University of Illinois
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Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association
Illinois State Bar Association

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Gregory W. Jones
Associate

Greg has dedicated his career to counseling municipalities and officials on land use, zoning, good governance, and corporate matters. 

He has advised communities in a wide variety of transactional matters, including intergovernmental agreements, development and annexation agreements, zoning code overhauls, and complex real estate deals. Greg has advocated for clients during negotiations with various local, state and federal agencies on a variety of land use matters.  He has also successfully defended public officials both in and out of the courtroom, and prosecuted ordinance violators.  

Before joining Ancel Glink, Greg represented several communities in Chicago’s western suburbs. Greg also formerly served as a city planner, project manager, and zoning administrator for municipalities in the Chicago-land area. Greg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association’s Legislative Committee for the Illinois Chapter.  

Greg earned his B.A. in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and studied town and country planning at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Greg graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as an editor for the law review and was elected into the Order of the Coif.

Experience

  • Advised city councils, plan commissions and a host of other elected and appointed boards and commissions.
  • Negotiated complex land swap and land sales agreements securing returns for a municipality in excess of $1 million.
  • Spearheaded public participation and outreach campaigns to create new zoning districts that reflect the residents’ vision for their community.

Presentations

  • Ghostlawyers: Haunted Planning Law Update (American Planning Association Annual Illinois Conference 2017)
  • Citizen Planner Training and Mock Hearing (American Planning Association Annual Illinois Conference 2017)
  • The Legal Side of Employee Social Media (Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference   2017
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Publications

  • “It’s 10pm, Do You Know Where Your Plan Commissioners Are?”  The Commissioner (American Planning Association) (Dec. 2017)
  • “Zoning,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (May 2016)
  • "Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century," Law Journal Press (Jan. 2015)
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Honors & Awards

  • Member of Order of the Coif