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Hennepin village attorney joins Klein, Thorpe, Jenkins

Sheryl Churney
Sheryl Churney

STREATOR — Sheryl Churney, who is the village attorney for Hennepin and who represents a number of other area governmental entities, has joined the Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins law firm as managing partner of the firm’s LaSalle County office at 7 Northpoint Drive in Streator.

Churney was previously with the Myers, Berry, O’Conor & Churney law firm, which was at the Northpoint location since 1994.

Churney started practicing law in 1990 in Chicago before relocating to LaSalle County in 1994. She’s the attorney for almost 30 government bodies, as well as for several fire protection districts, including the Utica, Marseilles, Seneca and Wallace districts.

Churney also represents a number of other townships, road districts and county highway departments throughout central Illinois.

“Joining KTJ will allow me to better serve my local government clients by expanding the legal services the office can offer, including employment and collective bargaining, tax increment financing, economic development, school law and more,” Churney said.

Her Putnam and Bureau county clients also include special representation of Bureau County in connection with various wind farm and pipeline road use agreements, as well as the villages of Dalzell, Hennepin and McNabb; the Hennepin Water Protection District; Bureau Township, Hennepin Township, Indiantown Township and Senachawine Township; and the Granville-Hennepin Fire Protection District.

Founded in 1935, KTJ is headquartered in Chicago’s Loop. Besides the Chicago and Streator offices, the firm also has an office in suburban Orland Park.

The firm is comprised of 30 lawyers, and KTJ represents a variety of local governmental entities throughout the state of Illinois, including cities, villages, park districts, school districts, library districts, fire protection districts, pension boards, townships and other special districts.

Attorneys at the Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins firm provide a diverse range of general legal services to private corporations and individuals in the areas of corporate, environmental, real estate, zoning, economic development and wealth planning and business succession law.

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