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Chicago, IL 60603

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Land Use
Local Government
Litigation
Workers' Compensation
Education
J.D., Depaul University Chicago
B.A., Rosary College
Providence College, R.I.
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Northern District of Illinois
Memberships
Chair, Local Government Committee, Lake County Bar Association

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Megan A. Mack
Associate

Megan represents a variety of governmental bodies in the areas of municipal law, zoning and land use, economic development, and code compliance and enforcement litigation. 

Megan practices in a variety of legal areas within the firm as a civil litigator, zoning and land use attorney, municipal prosecutor.  As a member of the firm’s Zoning and Land Use practice, Megan has successfully litigated demolition, abandonment and foreclosure cases. Building on her earlier career in planning, Megan has assisted clients in planning and zoning commission hearings and negotiating and drafting redevelopment agreements.  In addition, Megan’s familiarity with federal transportation planning is a resource to assisting clients in transit oriented development and obtaining grants.  

Megan also works with municipal, park district and township officials and staff in drafting ordinances and resolutions, reviewing contracts and policies, drafting intergovernmental agreements, and attending board meetings.

Megan joined the firm after serving for ten years as an Assistant State’s Attorney.  During that time she tried hundreds of bench and jury trials to verdict.  Megan worked closely with local law enforcement and investigators to prosecute misdemeanor and felony offenses.

Megan is a graduate of De Paul University College of Law where she concentrated in public interest law.  While attending law school, Megan served as the Planning Liaison Manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Chicago Area Transportation Study.  At CATS, Megan oversaw all eleven Councils of Mayors and over $270 million in Surface Transportation Program funding.

Megan also served as the Transportation and Environmental Policy Analyst for Northwest Municipal Conference.  She was the Planning Liaison for the North Shore Council of Mayors and chaired the Economic Development Committee. Prior to that, Megan was the Transportation Coordinator for West Central Municipal Conference where she was the Planning Liaison for the West Central Council of Mayors.

Experience

  • Obtained judicial deeds for over twenty abandoned properties in the Village of Round Lake Beach as part of the IHDA’s Blight Reduction Program.
  • Prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases to verdict. 
  • Represented the Village in Youngberg v. Village of Round Lake Beach, 2017 IL App (2d) 160539, in an opinion by the Second District Appellate Court upholding the constitutionality of the Village’s ordinance related to unregistered motor vehicles on private property.

Presentations

  • Bar Exam; American Planning Association – Chicagoland Metro Section, April 2022
  • Not in My Parks; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2022
  • Video Surveillance in Parks and Facilities; IAPD Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 2021
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Publications

  • “Court Interprets 4th Amendment Protection to Extend to Vehicles Parked in Driveways & Apartment Doorways,” The Docket (February 2019)
  • FOIA and OMA Handbook, Township Officials of Illinois, 2018
  • Criminal Identification Act,”  The Docket (January 2017)
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