How to Avoid Conflict of Interest in 1 Lesson

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Local government officials looking to avoid trouble with conflict of interest laws can sign up for a free seminar next week in Grayslake.

The seminar is designed to explain the Public Officials Prohibited Activities Act and other state laws barring elected officers from having financial interests in matters involving the boards and commissions on which they serve.

Titled "Don't Put Yourself at Risk - The Ins and Outs of Conflict of Interest Laws," the seminar is being presented by the University of Illinois Extension Service at 100 S. Route 45. It is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the Illinois Municipal League.

Chicago attorneys Stewart Diamond and Dean Krone, both specializing in municipal and local government law, will present the program, and Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Carla Wyckoff will be on hand to answer questions.

The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Extension Service office adjacent to the Lake County Fairgrounds. People who want to attend are encouraged to pre-register by calling (847) 223-8627.

The road back: The Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is offering a program to help people who have lost their driver's licenses because of a drunken-driving offense prepare for reinstatement hearings.

The classes will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 13 and May 20 at the council's offices, 1113 Greenwood Ave., Waukegan.

The classes are designed to better prepare people for hearings before the secretary of state's license reinstatement review board and to help them understand the state's requirements. …