Municipalities and other local governments need to be aware of a new law (P.A. 99-604) that creates the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act requiring formal approval for travel expenses. The new law also requires documentation for travel and the nature of the official business. Following is a detailed analysis of the new law.
Redeveloping brownfields allows communities to create vibrant spaces including housing, parks, trails and job-creating businesses in their place. These redevelopments decrease blight, create jobs, generate additional tax revenues, and spur economic development in the surrounding areas. Register today for a free workshop –Economic Revitalization Through Brownfields– on August 31 in Springfield.
This National League of Cities (NLC) report seeks to provide an analysis of what is currently happening in American cities so that city leaders may better understand, encourage and regulate the growing sharing economy. Interviews were conducted with city officials on the impact of the sharing economy and related topics, and the report centers around five key themes: innovation, economic development, equity, safety and implementation.
At the Illinois Municipal League summer board meeting held on July 23 in Springfield, President Tom Gray released a statement in support of police and other first responders in light of recent events across the United States. The statement was shared with IML’s 46-member board during the meeting Saturday and is now available online.
Advance registration for the 2016 IML Annual Conference is open! The 103rd Annual Conference will be held September 22-24, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago.
The IML team has created an event that will give participants unparalleled access to educational and networking opportunities this fall. You won't want to miss it. So register online today, and we will see you in Chicago.
Hazel Crest was first settled in 1870 in a farming community known as South Harvey. In 1900, the name was changed to Hazel Crest to reflect the large numbers of hazelnut bushes that grew just south of town.
Hazel Crest was incorporated in 1912, and today, it is a diverse community of more than 14,000 residents located just 25 miles from Chicago.
Hazel Crest has been honored for its spirit of community volunteerism with two Governor’s Home Town Awards in 2002 and 2008. It has also been named a Tree City USA for 25 consecutive years by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
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.