1. Shareholder John Thies Elected Urbana Free Library Board President

    After serving for two years on the Urbana Free Library Board of Trustees, Shareholder John Thies has been elected president of the board. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by the City Council. They serve three-year alternating terms. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the o…Read More

  2. Attorney Mary Ann Royse Joins Webber & Thies

    The attorneys and staff of Webber & Thies are pleased to announce that Attorney Mary Ann Royse joined the firm effective August 1, concentrating her practice in the areas of real estate development and transactions, wills and trusts, and general business matters. She has 25 years of experience p…Read More

  3. U.S. Supreme Court Decision and Its Impact on Your Business

    On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from making adverse employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. While the decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia represents a significant reint…Read More

  4. Workplace Guidelines for COVID-19 Reopening

    The COVID-19 pandemic presents a wide variety of challenges for Illinois employers, businesses, non-profits, and public-facing service providers of all types. At the same time, rapid changes in the current situation (including an increase in knowledge as we learn more about the disease) will necessi…Read More

  5. Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

    On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act”) became law. The Act provides recipients of loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) with more flexibility in how and when they spend their loan proceeds, while remaining eligible for forgiveness of a po…Read More

  6. Paycheck Protection Program $2 Million Threshold

    The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued further guidance on May 13, 2020 regarding how it will evaluate borrowers’ good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). In short, the SBA has stated that if the total amoun…Read More