Since the original overview about the Illinois Department of Revenue's (IDOR) errors and delays in payments from the Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax (CPPRT) fund, IML has been engaged in numerous conversations with officials from IDOR and other agencies regarding resolving the errors. The link below provides new information in a presentation from IDOR.
Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole and Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois President Pat Devaney conducted a joint press conference in support of the Public Duty rule. The organizations came together to ask the General Assembly to adopt SB 3070, which would restore the broad protections previously provided by the common law public duty rule.
Register today for a workshop on Illinois’ Community Development Block Grant Program June 15 and 16. Day one will include an overview of the CDBG program elements, information from other funding sources and details on the changes in the application and awards process from the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act. Day two will break registrants out into interest areas. Choose from Public Infrastructure; Housing Rehabilitation or Economic Development.
Reforming Arbitration Law in Illinois: Creating a Coalition of Local Governments will be held Wednesday, May 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Clair County Jail in Belleville. Topics include an overview of Illinois law, proposed legislative reforms and a group discussion around creating a coalition of local governments. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing no later than May 15.
Cities and states have long had hotlines for reporting misuse of government resources, but mobile apps are bringing a new level of sophistication. They allow people to submit photos and videos in support of their claims; and in some cases, auditors can use the app to respond and ask for follow-up information, all while maintaining a tipster’s anonymity.
Sixty-four percent of American adults now carry a smartphone, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. Because reporting waste, fraud and abuse through an app is so easy, people are more inclined to do so, auditors say.
“Smartphones are becoming a ubiquitous tool, and I think we need to meet people where they are,” said Dave Yost, the state auditor who in 2014 introduced a fraud app in Ohio.
Please mark your calendar for this year’s Illinois Municipal Treasurers Annual Conference which will be held June 26, 27 & 28, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.
The IMTA conference is an educational opportunity that provides engaging speakers with timely and relevant topics that are important to today’s public finance professionals. The conference will provide plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded individuals.
To register or for additional information, please contact IMTA Association Coordinator Peggy Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Sherman is a home rule community located just off Interstate 55, north of Springfield. With more than 4,000 residents, Sherman continues to experience residential and commercial growth – the fastest growing community in the county, according to the 2010 census.
Sherman has approximately 100 acres of park and recreation areas with another 10-acre recreation area under development. The new space will include a pond with a gazebo, playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, a dog park and site for a future new Municipal Building.
Sherman is a tight-knit, family-oriented community with a highly rated school system and a friendly business environment.
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.