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Golf Outing Sponsorships

Anesi Ozmon was a proud sponsor of several recent golf outings supporting local trades. On August 24, 2020, Anesi Ozmon was a hole sponsor for the Kankakee & Iroquois Counties Building & Construction Trades Council Annual Golf Outing at Oak Springs Golf Course in St. Anne. We also raffled off a television to a lucky player. On September 23, 2020, Anesi Ozmon raffled a television at the 26th Annual Christmas Golf in September in support of the Kankakee Federation of Labor. The outing was also held at Oak Springs Golf Course. On September 28, 2020, Anesi Ozmon was the long drive sponsor of the Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council Golf Outing at Inwood Golf Course in Joliet and Wedgewood Golf Course in Plainfield. We also raffled off steaks at the event.

Court Updates During COVID-19

By Hayley K. Graham The last six months has been an unprecedented time in history for everyone across all industries during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Still, Anesi Ozmon has remained committed to providing the gold standard of service to our clients. Our attorneys have learned to navigate virtual court appearances and depositions. Our dedicated support staff has adapted to changes in court filing procedures. Our entire team has implemented new strategies for working remotely.  In-person court appearances largely remain on hold for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) and the circuit courts have adapted to nearly exclusive video court appearances to keep cases moving forward.  Trials in Cook County courts have been deferred until 2021. However, depositions, mediations and pre-trial conferences continue. Trials at the IWCC only commence following a mandatory pre-trial conference with the judge. If the judge agrees to set the case for trial after the pre-trial conference, it proceeds under strict rules and time limits. Changes in procedures have also been followed by a shift in arbitrators at the IWCC. Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed several new arbitrators, which took effect in September, replacing appointments by...

A Labor of Love

By Ronald Smith The Anesi Ozmon team celebrates each Labor Day with one focus: the American Union Worker. Through your tenacious spirit, unyielding drive to keep America going “strong,” and impenetrable work ethic, our country continues to thrive during these uncertain times. In 1894, to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of American Union Workers, U.S. President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September of every year as “Labor Day.” Thousands of unions across our country represent employees in professions that include but are not limited to the following: construction workers, trade professionals, railroad personnel, service industry employees, truck drivers, librarians, first responders, and countless others. Unions recognize the unpredictable nature of their members’ work environments and rise unfailingly to meet the challenges that are faced in the workplace by providing inimitable protection and representation.  As a retired police officer with 28 years of service, I witnessed the solidarity of a union which spoke for those whose single voices went historically unacknowledged. Our union spoke loudly and fervently for us during collective bargaining negotiations, disciplinary situations, and matters that arose as a result of our employment. They provided safety nets throughout challenging times by maintaining a level playing...
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