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Monthly Archives: May 2020

County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund: What Happens Now?

May 28, 2020

Cases decided by federal courts in Illinois and the Seventh Circuit have held that groundwater does not implicate the CWA, even if there exists a hydrological connection between groundwater and navigable waters.  In Vill. of Oconomowoc Lake v. Dayton Hudson Corp., 24 F.3d 962, 965 (7th Cir. 1994), the Seventh Circuit opined that “we are […]

USEPA Announces Revised Interpretation of “Begin Actual Construction” under New Source Review Regulations

May 18, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) published on its website a draft memorandum entitled “Interpretation of ‘Begin Actual Construction’ Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Regulations” (“draft memorandum”). The draft memorandum announces that USEPA is adopting a revised interpretation of “begin actual construction” that will allow a source owner […]

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/15/2020

May 15, 2020

Today’s updates discusses a COVID-19 outbreak in Johnson County Jail and steps to open the Indianapolis area economy as it moves to Phase 2. HEALTH As discussed in a prior update, Johnson County Jail had a high rate of COVID-19 infections. The County has now tested the remaining 231 inmates, resulting in 104 positive tests. The […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/15/2020

May 15, 2020

Today’s updates discusses Missouri state park campgrounds opening and a select few St. Louis Public Libraries set to reopen. Additionally, this update discusses a lawsuit filed in Boone County. SOCIAL LIFE Missouri state parks that had previously opened for limited activities will open their campgrounds next week. Existing reservations will be honored, and the parks […]

Illinois Government Responses to COVID-19 – Updated 5/15/2020

May 15, 2020

Today’s updates discusses the possibility of Illinois moving to Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s five-phase plan. Additionally, this update discusses an Illinois website to help those unemployed and Legislator Darren Bailey’s amended lawsuit against Governor Pritzker. HEALTH Before moving to Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, a region must meet certain milestones, including to […]

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/14/2020

May 14, 2020

Today’s updates discusses a change in projections for the State of Indiana after reopening has been in effect. Additionally, this update discusses new testing sites opening. HEALTH As previously reported, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projected that Indiana would experience 6,247 deaths by August 4 as a result […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/14/2020

May 14, 2020

Today’s updates discusses reopening Missouri malls and casinos. Additionally, this update discusses The St. Louis Area Foodbank establishing mobile markets and a lawsuit against Washington University for tuition reimbursement. ECONOMY Although the State of Missouri began to reopen May 4, certain businesses such as malls, gyms, and casinos have remained closed. However, the Galleria, Plaza […]

Illinois Government Responses to COVID-19 – Updated 5/14/2020

May 14, 2020

Today’s updates discusses plans for the Illinois General Assembly to reconvene. Additionally, this update discusses Adams County’s resolution to reopen, and Governor Pritzker’s response to Illinois counties defying his stay-at-home order. Further, the Governor has reached an agreement with the Archdiocese of Chicago to resume services; yet, a federal judge denied a request for a […]

Indiana Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/13/2020

May 13, 2020

Today’s updates discusses the Indianapolis Mayor’s announcement on reopening and a new testing clinic, which opens today in Hamilton County. ECONOMY Indianapolis’ Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine from the Marion County Public Health Department announced that the Indianapolis area will move to phase two of reopening on Friday. The county will implement changes […]

Missouri Government Actions on COVID-19 – Updated 5/13/2020

May 13, 2020

Today’s updates discusses a proposal from the National Restaurant Association to Missouri lawmakers and St. Louis officials offering PPE to small businesses for reopening. Additionally, this update discusses an order issued by a district judge regarding a lawsuit filed by St. Louis area businesses wanting to reopen and a new lawsuit filed by the St. […]

COVID-19 Updates

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce that its physical offices have reopened. While the health and safety of our clients, employees, and families, remain our top priority, HeplerBroom attorneys and staff are returning to our offices on full-time or modified schedules. Our offices are open to visitors and clients with scheduled appointments, with appropriate screening of visitors and social-distancing protocols. HeplerBroom will continue to follow CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing.

We are very proud of the dedicated efforts of our attorneys and staff to provide great service and work product to our clients during the pandemic. This would not have been possible without the incredible support provided by the HeplerBroom IT Department and other essential personnel who supported our personnel and clients from the office locations while the rest of our teams worked remotely.

If you have questions about visiting our offices, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in person again in the near future.