The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) provides a program intended to assist the State in ensuring efficiency and effectiveness throughout the grant process. The Illinois Municipal League is providing some preliminary information regarding this program.
IDOT is seeking input on the development of the upcoming Multi-Year Program (MYP) for fiscal years 2017-2022. The MYP is a six-year plan that prioritizes the state’s highway and bridge transportation assets. This year’s proposed MYP includes more than $11 billion in projects, with more than $2 billion in projected spending to take place in fiscal year 2017. The public is invited to weigh in on the latest MYP by attending one of two webinars: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Act Quickly to Set Compensation
As most public officials know, the Illinois constitution prohibits an elected official’s compensation from being increased or decreased during the official’s term of office. With the 2017 local elections rapidly approaching, public bodies that want to change the salaries of the officials who will be elected at the April 4, 2017 election must do so at least 180 days prior to the date when the elected officials would take office.
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NLC Releases 31st Annual City Fiscal Conditions Report
Each year, the National League of Cities (NLC) surveys city finance officers from across the nation about actual and budgeted revenues and expenditures as well as policy actions and priorities. Taken together, their responses provide a snapshot of the "average city" within the municipal sector. NLC has released the 31st annual edition, which shows in the wake of a slow recovery, the fiscal condition of U.S. cities is strengthening.
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8th Annual College Town Summit
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission invites you to attend the 8th Annual College Town Summit on November 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event will be hosted at Northern Illinois University. Learn more and register online using the link below.
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Free SmartGig Chicago Registration
Members of the Illinois Municipal League are invited to attend SmartGig Chicago at no cost. The SmartGig Chicago Conference will be held downtown at McCormick Place on November 2 & 3. Hear how cities and communities, inside and outside of Illinois, are using gigabit broadband networks, transportation corridors and ‘smart city’ infrastructure to position themselves for economic growth, innovative services and cost reductions.
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Illinois Statehouse Summary
Find Tracked Bills, IML Position Papers and other Legislative information while the General Assembly is in session.
Waukegan, the county seat of Lake County, has a population of 88,826 making it the 9th largest city in Illinois. First visited by Pere Marquette in 1673, Waukegan is also one of the oldest communities in Illinois. The city started as a French trading post, Little Fort. In 1849, the residents changed the name of their town to Waukegan, the Potawatomie word for "fort" or "trading post.”
Waukegan has one of the Midwest’s largest lakefront and downtown redevelopments, including four miles of lakefront property and approximately 200 acres of new development. Home to the second-busiest international airport in Illinois, Waukegan is located 40 miles north of downtown Chicago. Waukegan was also home to comedian Jack Benny, author Ray Bradbury and entertainer Nat King Cole.
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.
The 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.