Pew published a study that includes profiles of the 22 states that monitor the financial health of local governments. The study describes the challenges state officials face with respect to fiscal monitoring, along with some possible solutions to those challenges. The report also discusses how states can develop procedures to successfully monitor local fiscal conditions.
For the past 15 years, Americans have expressed more confidence in their local government than their state government to handle problems. Similar to polls since 2013, about seven in 10 (71%) say they have a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of trust in local government to handle problems, compared with about six in 10 (62%) who say the same for their state government.
The federal government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is trying to simplify the application process, specifically its USAJOBS.gov portal, which serves as the front door into the federal hiring process.
OPM has launched a revised USAJOBS, reflecting feedback it has received from users, personnel officials of federal agencies and focus groups. It’s the latest in a series of overhauls for a site where 1 billion searches are made and 22 million job applications are started per year, and where there are an average of 14,000 jobs open each day.
By developing far-sighted thinking that strategically engages new technologies and puts citizens’ needs first, government can choose appropriate technologies for solutions targeted at delivering a high-impact citizen experience.
The Illinois Municipal Legal Bulletin for September 14, 2016 is now available. This issue includes Illinois case summaries on Redistricting, Zoning, and Elections; a PAC opinion on FOIA; and Federal Circuit Court opinions on Employee Speech & Municipal Liability, the Fourth Amendment, Insurance, Nuisances-Due Process-Equal Protection, and the First Amendment.
Antioch was officially founded just prior to the Civil War by a congregation of the Church of Christ. In the late 1800s, Antioch became a popular vacation spot for Chicagoans. During Prohibition, one famous Antioch resident was Al Capone, who owned a summer home on nearby Bluff Lake.
The town has grown at a steady pace through the years, with a population of more than 15,000. Antioch has 15 parks, including a 9-acre educational wetland sanctuary with a boardwalk, walking path, interpretive nature signs, two ponds and the entertainment center.
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.