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News Items of Municipal Interest for September 30, 2014
Published from Resources on Tuesday September 30, 2014  Updated on September 30, 2014 @ 03:50 PM
Learn what's happening throughout the state and country by checking out todays complation of news items that may be of interest to Illinois municipalities, including local, county & regional, state, national, and legal news, as well as editorials and opinions. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. More

Celebrate Electronic Records Day
Published from Training & Events on Monday September 29, 2014
Electronic Records Day - October 10, 2014 - is an opportunity for anyone who works with electronic records to take a moment to help promote awareness for the importance electronic records play in our world. More

Legal Bulletin for September 26, 2014
Published from Resources on Friday September 26, 2014
The Legal Bulletin for September 26, 2014 has been posted on the IML website. In this issue are summaries on the topics regarding: FOIA, Governmental Immunity; Insurance; Municipal Liability; Statute of Limitations under the Tort Immunity Act; and Workers' Comp. More

Daily Herald: Longtime Suburban Attorney Jack Siegel Dies
Published from Legal on Wednesday September 24, 2014
The IML is sad to announce that Jack Siegel, who served as village attorney for Schaumburg, Arlington Heights and several other Northwest suburban communities for more than 50 years, died Tuesday night. The link goes to the Daily Herald article about Jack. More

IML Annual Conference Keynote Presentation Videos
Published from Annual Conference on Wednesday September 24, 2014
Videos of the IML 101st Annual Conference Keynote presentations including newly elected IML President Jerry Daugherty of Mascoutah. More

NLC Congress of Cities 2014
Published from Training & Events on Tuesday September 23, 2014
Join local elected leaders and municipal staff from across the U.S. for The National League of Cities 2014 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas, November 18-22. More

Peoria Public Radio: Upward Trend for Video Gaming
Published on Monday September 22, 2014
The Illinois Municipal League was interviewed for a story about the expansion of video gaming licenses in Illinois. More

Statewide Candidates "Q & A"
Published from Legislative on Monday September 22, 2014
Several candidates for statewide office responded to an IML invitation to answer questions about themselves, their positions on issues, and their intentions should they emerge victorious during the November election. Read their responses here. More

Bruns v. City of Centralia, 2014 IL 116998 (September 18, 2014)
Published from Legal on Thursday September 18, 2014
The city was not liable for plaintiff’s injuries that occurred when she tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk because the city had no duty to protect the plaintiff from the open and obvious danger of the sidewalk. The distraction exception to the open and obvious rule did not apply because there was nothing that was reasonably foreseeable the would distract the plaintiff from the defective sidewalk, and the imposition of the burden on the city to fix the sidewalk was not justified considering the open and obvious nature of the sidewalk’s danger. More

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