Earthquakes occur without warning and can have devastating effects, as the world recently witnessed in Italy. IEMA encourages participation in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill to learn how to stay safe when the earth starts to shake. The ShakeOut drill, which will occur at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, centers around the Drop, Cover and Hold On actions: drop down to the ground, take cover under a table or other piece of heavy furniture and then hold on until the shaking stops.
An Illinois circuit judge has ruled that a city's application fee requirement for access to the public right-of-way by telecommunications providers violated State law. The provision of the ordinance that was struck down mirrored the application fee of the IML Model Right-of-Way Construction Control Ordinance.
IML Annual Conference Hotel Room Block Expires August 31
If you have not yet reserved your hotel room at the Hilton for the IML Annual Conference, do not delay. The IML room block, which guarantees space at a reduced rate, will expire on August 31, 2016. After that date, we expect room rates to be considerably higher on a busy fall weekend in Chicago. Make your reservation online today before it's too late.
IML Executive Director Brad Cole sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to express opposition to a proposed rule intended to consolidate some or all of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin into a single entity. Read more, including the letter, via the link below.
A new law is intended to ensure that the state and local governments collaborate more effectively to obtain and publish important information about the impact of state mandates. This information is intended to help policymakers evaluate the efficacy of various state mandates.
Publications for the 2017 Elections including the 2017 Election and Campaign Finance Calendar, the 2017 Candidate’s Guide, the 2017 Local Election Officials Handbook, and the 2017 Township Caucus Guide are now available from the State Board of Elections.
These publications cover the election dates, the nomination processes, ballot certification, election administration, vacancies, early voting, public questions, lottery procedures and forms.
Mark your calendar for this year’s Illinois Municipal Treasurers Institute November 13 – 17, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington.
The Institute is a four-day educational opportunity offering engaging speakers with timely and relevant topics that are important to today’s public finance professionals. The Institute will provide plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded individuals.
To learn more and register online, click on the link below.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development and residential neighborhoods. Wheeling is known regionally and nationally as the home of the Milwaukee Avenue “Restaurant Row,” and is also the part-owner of Chicago Executive Airport, the third-busiest airport in Illinois.
Wheeling residents enjoy convenient access to grocery stores and shopping centers, health care facilities, places of worship and award-winning public schools. Wheeling Park District and Cook County Forest Preserve facilities also provide opportunities for recreation and for restorative contact with the natural world. Check out their newly redesigned website to learn more about Wheeling.
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.