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.
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.
IML is looking for standing room only speakers -- the kind whose topic is so timely and their delivery is so engaging that we run out of seats at their conference session. If you have a topic in mind or a speaker to recommend, we want to hear from you. Simply fill out the online form to submit your suggestion. Don't delay - the deadline for submissions is May 30.
The spring legislative session is winding down with little movement on a bill that would reinstate the Public Duty Rule. Senate Bill 3070 is still in the Senate Assignments Committee, but the Illinois Municipal League continues to advocate for this much needed protection for first responders. Click the link below to read the latest media coverage.
The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a new report on paying for local infrastructure. Declining funding, increasing mandates and misaligned priorities at the federal and states levels have put responsibility for infrastructure on local governments. But what ability do cities have to take up this call? Learn the answer to that and other pressing questions in this NLC report.
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.