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Steve Elrod

Steve Elrod

Steve Elrod is the Managing Partner of Elrod Friedman LLP, a Chicago-based law firm representing private and public sector clients on land use, zoning and real estate matters. Steve is a past-president of the Chicago Bar Association and he serves as the Corporation Counsel for the City of Highland Park, and the Village Attorney for the Villages of Deerfield, Glencoe, Lincolnwood and Northbrook. Steve is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches Land Use and Local Government Law, as well as a founding member of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. Steve has litigated land use issues, including eminent domain, regulatory taking and inverse condemnation, RLUIPA, the First Amendment and the Second Amendment. He drafted, and successfully defended a federal court challenge to, the City of Highland Park Assault Weapons Ban ordinance as well as a state court challenge to the Village of Deerfield Assault Weapons Ban ordinance.

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August 17, 2022

Mass Shooting in Highland Park: An Interview with Mayor Nancy Rotering and Corporation Counsel Steve Elrod

On the morning of July 4, 2022, thousands of people were gathered to watch the annual Independence Day Parade in the suburban community of Highland Park, Illinois, when a gunman opened fire...