Forty emerging leaders from throughout Illinois have been selected as 2016 Edgar Fellows in the fifth year of an initiative to inspire bipartisan, inter-regional cooperation in addressing major challenges for the state in the years and decades ahead. The women and men, chosen from nearly 150 nominees, reflect the regional, political, racial and ethnic diversity of Illinois.
The Illinois Municipal League has enhanced our annual revenue estimating process and improved the forecasts with a new level of detail. Our mid-year update is intended to allow for a meaningful review of your financial situation based on the latest statistics available. Our commitment is to bring this information to you twice a year, in both January and August as a benefit to Illinois municipalities. Please take the time to review both articles linked below.
Advance registration for the 2016 IML Annual Conference is open! The 103rd Annual Conference will be held September 22-24, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago.
The IML team has created an event that will give participants unparalleled access to educational and networking opportunities this fall. You won't want to miss it. So register online today, and we will see you in Chicago.
The Illinois Department of Revenue has issued compliance alert intended to remind entities that rent living quarters or sleeping arrangements to a client for less than 30 days that they are required to be registered with the Illinois Department of Revenue and remit hotel tax on all their receipts. The complete alert is available via the link below.
As a result of the budget impasse, Illinois has fallen far behind in making payments for municipal utility services. In addition to communicating with the offices of the Governor and the legislative leaders before and during the stopgap budget process, IML this week issued a letter to Comptroller Munger urging the prompt release of these critical utility payments. More information, including the letter, is available through the link below.
IML members are invited to attend "How Demographic Changes are Affecting Retail," a luncheon program on August 25, at the member rate of $35 in advance ($50 onsite). This event will be held at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The attached flyer has additional information, including registration.
ICSC is the trade association of the retail real estate industry, and the P3 Retail program is a forum for the public and private sector to network, share ideas and discuss development issues.
Nearly two dozen Illinois communities will receive $2.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday the money will go toward helping families learn skills, gain experience and get jobs in an effort to gain self-sufficiency.
Grants will go to housing authorities in Bloomington, Chicago, East St. Louis, Elgin, Joliet, Freeport, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford, Springfield, Waukegan, and the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Henry, Kankakee, Lake, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Menard, St. Clair and Winnebago.
The money will pay for developing strategies to coordinate public housing programs with public and private social services. The goal is to help families earn more, become smarter about money, reduce reliance on welfare and progress toward independence.
The City of Silvis is located in western Illinois near the Quad Cities. Initially named Pleasant Valley, Silvis was incorporated in 1906 and changed from a Village to a City in 1920.
More than 100 young men and women from Second Street in Silvis have served the US military, according to the Department of Defense. No other street of comparable size has had as many men and women render service. Because of these contributions, the street was renamed Hero Street USA in 1967. In 1971, a city park was built and dedicated as Hero Street Park in honor of the 8 deceased servicemen from Hero Street USA.
The city is also home to the John Deere Classic, which takes place Aug. 8-14 this year. TPC Deere Run’s golf course is built on the site of a former horse farm along the wooded ravines of the Rock River.
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.