Local Government

The Law Firm of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross has extensive experience assisting clients in Local Government. Our attorneys have experience representing various types of Governmental Units in Illinois including Municipalities, Counties, Townships, Libraries, Park Districts, School Districts and Special Agencies.  

We can help you comply with Conflict of Interest Laws, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Risk Management, FOIA Requests and a host of other issues that your Governmental Unit faces.


Mahoney, Silverman & Cross can expertly serve your City, Town or Village as a Corporate Counsel or Special Counsel. We can advise your Municipality on Zoning and Planning. Our team can provide guidance on Economic Development and Public-Private Partnerships. We can help you understand the issues involved in Eminent Domain and provide counsel and direction. We can advise you in properly handling FOIA Requests in a manner that serves your constituents well and complies with the law.


Counties and Townships have special needs that are distinct. Mahoney, Silverman & Cross understands those needs and can help you with issues that include Assessment Issues. Redistricting, Referendum and Election Issues require legal expertise. Mahoney, Silverman & Cross has that experience and expertise and can serve your County or Township as Legal Counsel.


Libraries in the state of Illinois face unique legal issues. Mahoney, Silverman & Cross is experience in providing wise legal counsel for library boards and administration. We can assist you with personnel manuals, long-term planning, building and land acquisition and a host of other issues you may face in order to enable you on focusing on keeping your library vital as a center for learning and engagement in your community.


Park Districts that are growing face issues that can be well-served by the advice of Legal Counsel. Mahoney, Silverman & Cross has the experience to help you with Land Acquisition and Financing to take advantage of the opportunities that sometimes require quick action. Our team can help you develop personnel policies that protect you and the constituents that you serve.


School Districts are often the largest organizations in an area. Mahoney, Silverman & Cross has the experience to guide you in issues involving Contract Negotiations, School Board Training and Guidance. We can help with personnel issues with teachers, staff and administrators that can be challenging. We can also help you with long-term planning issues and preparing for going to referendum on various issues.


Mahoney, Silverman & Cross represents a number of Special Agencies as Legal Counsel. We can assist you whether you are an Aviation District, Governmental Association, Water Reclamation District or any other kind of organization.

You can count on The Law Firm of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross to exceed your expectations for Government Practice. Contact us today at 815-730-9500 and let’s discuss how we can provide legal assistance for you in Government Practice.


Our labor and employment attorneys have extensive experience counseling local governmental employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining, interest and grievance arbitration, mediations, unfair labor practice defense, hiring and firing, coordinating leaves of absence, accommodating disabilities, and investigating employee complaints. We also efficiently develop and revise best practices policies through personnel manuals and training for our clients. We routinely defend our municipal clients in federal and state court as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Labor Relations Board. We understand the need to be aggressive at the bargaining table while still maintaining positive labor/management relations.


David Silverman
George Mahoney
Eric Hanson
Hannah Lamore
Bryan Wellner
Heather Glockler

Joliet/Main Office

822 Infantry Drive, Suite 100
Joliet, Illinois 60435

Phone: 815-730-9500

Oswego Office

126 South Main Street
Oswego, Illinois 60543

Phone: 630-554-7800

Morris Office

116 E. Washington Street
Morris, Illinois 60450

Phone: 815-513-5437