Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

Sheryl H. Churney

Sheryl H. Churney

Partner

Sheryl H. Churney graduated from Northern Illinois University. Magna Cum Laude, and received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Wisconsin. Sheryl is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the LaSalle County Bar Association and the Illinois Township Attorneys Association.

 Ms. Churney represents numerous cities, villages, townships, fire protection districts and other government bodies in LaSalle, Grundy, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall Counties.  She also represents downstate counties and township road districts with respect to agreements protecting local road infrastructure.  Sheryl is a member of the Local Government Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as the Council’s Vice-Chair (2016-17) and Chair (2017-18).  She has also served on a variety of local boards and is currently a member of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation Board and was honored to be selected as a 2016 Woman of Distinction by Illinois Valley Living Magazine.

Presentations:
 
Township Officials of Illinois Annual Educational Conference
“Road Use Agreements” 
“Intergovernmental Agreements”
 
East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association
“Road Use Agreements”
 
IDOT Bureau of Local Roads County Executive Leadership Program
“Staying on the Right Path: Ethics for County Engineers”
 
Illinois Association of Township Highway Commissioners
“Staying on the Right Path: Ethics for Highway Commissioners”
 
Illinois Association of Township Highway Commissioners
“Dealing With Developers”
 
Association of Northwest Illinois Highway Commissioners
“Dealing With Developers”
 
Association of Bureau County Highway Commissioners
“Drainage Law Basics”
 
Illinois State Bar Association
“The Open Meetings Act”
“How to Start a Business,” Public Affairs Cable Television Program, panelist
 
Illinois Valley Community College
“Municipal Law,” People’s Law School