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.
IML's room block at the Hilton Chicago, which guarantees space at a reduced rate, will expire on August 31, 2016. After that date, we expect rates to be considerably higher on a busy fall weekend in Chicago. So register online today for our 103rd Annual Conference, and make your hotel reservation today. You don't want to miss this event.
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.
On August 12, 2016, an Illinois Appellate Court issued a Rule 23 order (non-precedential opinion), ruling in favor of the Village of Oak Lawn by vacating an award of over $3 million in Oak Lawn Professional Firefighters Association v. Illinois Labor Relations Board, 2016 IL App (1st) 153483-U.
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.
Makanda got its start in 1845 as a boarding house and construction camp for the Illinois Central Railroad. Makanda was been known by several names - Markanda, Markands and Markauda. In 1872, it received its present name of Makanda after a local Indian chief. The village was incorporated in 1888. Makanda has survived multiple floods and fires that have claimed downtown buildings and also surrounding buildings and houses. Each time the town was rebuilt.
Present day Makanda is a small, thriving community, home to unique shops and businesses on the downtown boardwalk. Makanda is also the Gateway to Giant City State Park with the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the scenic River to River Trail passing through the village.
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.