Mark your calendar for the 2016 Municipal Attorneys Seminar Friday, April 22, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Bloomington. We will provide additional details in the coming weeks, but until then, save the date for what will be an informative and engaging event.
The Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force headed by Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti announced today four bipartisan pieces of legislation to streamline local government and deliver more control to local communities.
Lt. Governor Sanguinetti was joined for the announcement in Naperville by Governor Bruce Rauner, legislative leaders and local elected officials.
Don't miss the Illinois Municipal League's 2016 Lobby Day. We have planned a variety of events to provide you with the latest statehouse updates from key political players and help you personally connect with your legislators. From our morning briefing to an afternoon at the Capitol capped off with our reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, we are creating opportunities for municipalities to have their voices heard. RSVP today.
The USDA Rural Utilities Service administration encourages communities interested in using broadband service to help revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development apply for Cool & Connected, a pilot program sponsored by USDA Rural Utilities Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities.
History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.
In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. But just as Black history is more than a month, so too are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it. PBS has compiled a list of some of those “lesser known” moments and facts in Black history.
Taylorville, located 30 miles from Springfield in central Illinois, has the convenience of a larger city with small-town charm including its historic downtown area and quiet neighborhoods with tree-lined streets. It’s also known as the "Christmas Capital of Illinois." With a population nearing 12,000, Taylorville is expanding commercial and industrial developments, while maintaining good schools and affordable housing.
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.
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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.