Today is May 26, 2015

Protect Local Government Distributive Fund

Oppose LGDF Reductions
Published from Legislative on Wednesday February 25, 2015
Governor Rauner has proposed a 50% reduction in the municipal share of the state income tax (LGDF). Use this link to contact state officials to protect these funds. More

SJ-R: Madigan - Democrats Will Pass Their Own Budget; Needs $3B in More Revenue
Published from Legislative on Tuesday May 26, 2015
Speaker Madigan held a press conference on Monday, May 25 to announce that Illinois Democrats will pass their own FY16 budget without help from House and Senate Republicans. The Speaker indicated that the budget will be approximately $3 billion short of estimated available revenues. Republicans quickly criticized the move and suggested that the acknowledged deficit will likely be larger. More

Illinois Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments in Three Cases of Municipal Interest
Published from Legal on Wednesday May 20, 2015  Updated on May 20, 2015 @ 03:12 PM
Today, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases of interest to municipalities with two cases in which the IML filed an amicus brief. The cases with IML intervention involved a PSEBA issue and the other was the case commonly referred to as "The Bleachers" case. The other case of interest regarded the statute of limitations under the Tort Immunity Act. More

Municipal Directory Election Updates
Published on Thursday April 30, 2015
The Illinois Municipal League in association with the Municipal Clerks of Illinois are asking all Municipal Clerks in Illinois to update their Municipal records on-line. This update will include, but not limited to newly elected officials, contact information or any other changes in the information we have on file. More

Bright Ideas and Innovations Award
Published from Training & Events on Monday May 18, 2015
Every day municipal officials are on the lookout for innovations and new thoughts on how to better serve their citizens and involve them in the process of governing. Did you or someone in your community have a bright idea that your municipality has put into practice? Apply for the Municipal Bright Idea and Innovations Award to be presented at the 2015 IML Annual Conference. More

2015 Newly Elected Officials Workshops
Published from Training & Events on Wednesday May 13, 2015
You've just been elected. Register for one of the four Illinois Municipal League's Newly Elected Officials Workshops coming up in June to learn what you need to know. More

House Committee Approves Property Tax Freeze Bills
Published from Legislative on Wednesday May 13, 2015
Amendments to freeze property taxes were filed for four different bills that received a hearing in the House Revenue and Finance Committee on Tuesday evening. All four amendments were adopted and approved by the Committee. More

Illinois Municipal League Legislative App for Mobile Devices
Published from Resources on Thursday April 30, 2015
The Illinois Municipal League has created a free Legislative App for IML members. This App is available at the App Store for Apple and Android users. To install this free App on your mobile device, search for "Illinois Municipal League" at your devices App Store. More

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