Register today for 'Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities,' a series of intensive two-day courses to enhance the effectiveness of elected leaders and economic development practitioners. Course content is specially designed for mayors, county leaders, other local elected officials, policy makers and economic development leadership. The courses are offered June 9 and 10 in Red Bud and are free of charge.
You’re invited to join a small group of municipal leaders October 8-15 for a week of cultural exchange in Cuba. Learn how the private sector partners with community redevelopment in this island nation and be briefed by U.S. Embassy staff on relations with Cuba. Meet with local officials and gain a global perspective on common issues as you share best practices from your municipal experiences. Space is limited. Download the PDF for more details.
Join municipal utility billing personnel for a seminar and peer discussion on utility billing processes including recognizing and responding to both high and low water usage; collecting outstanding account balances; being aware of legal issues and improving your customer service. Participants will be encouraged to share their procedures and practices with the group. This seminar is a great opportunity to network and learn what others are doing in their communities.
The second supplemental report on 2016 Proposed State Mandates identifies legislation introduced in the 99th General Assembly that would impose additional mandates on municipal governments. This report includes 67 proposed mandates that have been introduced between January and April 2016.
The Department of Labor has released the New Overtime Exemption Rules. The revised regulations will impact many employers with employees who are currently treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime and minimum-wage requirements. These regulations may require your municipality to make some big changes, and everybody needs to be aware of the final rules.
The Illinois Chamber is hosting a webinar and seminar June 15 and 16, both of which will provide an in-depth overview of the final rules and regulations. The seminar will also provide discussion about options and ideas to save money and how to handle this upcoming change.
Local Government Webinar: Open Meetings Act
Thursday, June 16, 2016, Noon to 1 pm
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office, in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension Local Government Network, will host a webinar on the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, June 16 from Noon – 1:00 p.m. The webinar will highlight the training and tools required for implementing the Open Meetings Act policy at the local level in Illinois.
The speaker for the webinar is Christopher Boggs, Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in the Public Access Bureau, who assists the Public Access Counselor in resolving Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) violations and provides educational training to state and local Illinois government entities.
The Illinois Renewable Energy Conference will be held on July 21, 2016, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center in Normal.
The conference will feature speakers of interest to all areas of renewable energy, plus breakout sessions in tracks on policy, technical information, and case studies for Wind, Solar, Biomass, Geothermal, and Energy Efficiency.
A discounted rate of $80 is available until July 1 when the rate increases to $100. Visit the conference website for more details and to register online.
What began in the 1830s with the settlement of two communities, Cass and Lace, later became the city of Darien, located 18 miles west of Chicago in southern DuPage County. Darien was incorporated in 1969 and operates under a Council/Aldermanic form of government.
Affordable homes, a highly-rated school system, a vibrant park district and one of the lowest crime rates provide residents with an excellent opportunity to live in a safe, wholesome community that centers its activities around home and family.
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.