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Government Relations

Legislation, Permitting, Licensing, and Regulatory Approvals

Schain Banks’ government relations and approvals practice group has years of experience working on legislative and regulatory matters. Members of our team have held various government positions and currently serve as general counsel or special counsel to local governments throughout Illinois. We also maintain professional relationships and meet with key industry and governmental decisionmakers to coordinate legislative changes that will benefit both the public and private industry.

We regularly appear before local plan commissions, zoning board, and boards of trustees, and were present client interests in securing licenses and permits from Federal, State and local administrative agencies. We navigate clients through the permitting and regulatory processes of the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Department of Housing, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and other local, regional and state entities.