A recently enacted law reiterates that school districts are required to comply with local zoning regulations while encouraging county, municipal and township governing boards to work cooperatively with school districts to streamline aspects of the zoning process.
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.
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.
Represent your city or town, contribute your voice and add an impressive line to your resume by joining the National League of Cities (NLC) Board or a Committee or Council. Serving in an NLC leadership position or getting engaged through one of NLC’s member councils or federal advocacy committees is one of the most rewarding ways for you to bring your expertise to the service of cities and towns at the national level. Depending on your availability and the level of commitment you seek, there is a spot for you to get involved with NLC.
The application deadline for leadership positions is October 14, 2016, and the application deadlines for Federal Advocacy Committee membership is November 23.
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.