The Simon Review papers, from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examine and explore policy issues within the scope of the Institute’s mission and in the tradition of the University. This paper explores the governmental and political gridlock that has dominated the state’s political discourse, consumed the energies of all involved and created chaos in governmental and non-profit agencies that normally deliver state services.
On June 21st, the FAA released their long awaited rules for drones, known as Part 107. In the release, the FAA responded to calls for preemption by stating "the FAA is not persuaded that including a preemption provision in the final rule is warranted.” The FAA rejected arguments about an alleged patchwork quilt of laws and the idea that conflicting rules will be confusing for drone operators.
IGFOA invites you to attend a social media session in Downers Grove on June 30 where you'll learn how to identify and navigate the legal issues that arise in employee use of social media, employer monitoring of employee social media use and restrictions on employee use of social media. The event is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday. Click the link below to register online today.
The National League of Cities is traveling to Cleveland and Philadelphia this July for the national political conventions to ensure issues important to cities are top of mind with the Republican and Democratic nominees for president. At both events, NLC will be hosting an infrastructure briefing and a networking reception for local officials and would like to invite you to attend. If you're going as a delegate to either convention, please click the link below.
With convenient access to metropolitan areas such as St. Louis, Paducah and Evansville, Murphysboro, Illinois is located just eight miles from Southern Illinois University, surrounded by beautiful orchards and wineries and adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest.
Murphysboro is a quiet, comfortable place to live and work. Residents take pride in the excellent schools, friendly neighbors, charming and affordable homes, not to mention fantastic fishing and boating opportunities.
The Illinois Municipal League is the formal voice for Illinois municipalities. The League was founded in 1913 and has worked continuously for the benefit of municipalities, promoting competence and integrity in administration of municipal government. We offer services to our members that range from traditional to cutting edge, in order to educate and motivate them to remain focused on their passion for the constituencies they represent. Through advocacy at the state and federal level, we work tirelessly to make sure that every voice is heard.
Partner LinksThe Illinois Municipal League partners with numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations that are dedicated to providing programs, developing policies and offering services that assist local units of government. These statewide and national groups are among those we interact with most, and they may be of interest to your community as an additional resource.
In 1981, the Illinois Municipal League governing board initiated the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association (IMLRMA) to stabilize costs and provide liability, property, and workers compensation coverages needed specifically by municipalities.