Today is July 23, 2014

News Items of Municipal Interest for July 22, 2014
Published from Resources on Tuesday July 22, 2014  Updated on July 22, 2014 @ 11:53 AM
The compilation of news items for today include stories on village expands time for public comments at meetings; Galesburg approves zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries; DeKalb looks at e-cigarette rules; DeKalb County raises fees for dispatch services; and much more. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. More

2014 Governor's Hometown Awards Applications Available
Published on Friday July 18, 2014
Applications for the 2014 Governor's Hometown Awards (GHTA) competition are now available. The deadline to submit applications for consideration is August 18, 2014. More

NLC: Mid-West Regional Convening on Climate Resilience
Published from Training & Events on Thursday July 17, 2014
The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), is holding a regional convening on climate resilience in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This training event will bring together City Teams of local government officials from communities all across the upper Midwest. More

NLC Urges Support for Public and Public/Private Broadband Projects
Published from Legislative on Tuesday July 15, 2014
The NLC is urging municipalities to contact their members of Congress and request that they oppose an amendment that would defund a program intended to address the issue of state barriers to public and public/private broadband projects. A vote to strip the FCC of this funding could occur in the United States House of Representatives as early as today or tomorrow. More

Legal Bulletin for July 14, 2014
Published from Resources on Monday July 14, 2014
The Legal Bulletin for July 14, 2014 has been posted on the IML website. In this issue are summaries on the topics regarding: Business Regulations; First Amendment; Municipal Liability; Ordinance Violations; Pensions; Public Employment Discrimination and Termination; and Workers' Comp. More

Champaign News-Gazette: Cities Hit With Settlement in AT&T Case
Published on Monday July 14, 2014
The Champaign News-Gazette covers a story about Illinois municipalities being notified by the Illinois Department of Revenue that they will need to refund certain telecommunications excise tax revenues improperly collected by the carrier. The refund is the result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit claiming that AT&T Mobility inappropriately collected telecommunications taxes from its customers between November 2005 and September 2010. More

IML Legal Brief: Telecommunications Tax Refund Notice
Published from Resources on Thursday July 03, 2014
As a result of a federal class action lawsuit, a large telecommunications carrier was ordered to seek refunds from the states on behalf of customers that were charged telecommunication taxes on transactions that were not properly taxable under federal and state law. More

Sponsorship Opportunities for IML Annual Conference
Published from Annual Conference on Friday April 04, 2014  Updated on June 13, 2014 @ 11:07 AM
We invite you to be a part of the 2014 IML Annual Conference by sponsoring a conference event. The Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel September 18-20. More

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