Today is May 22, 2015

Protect Local Government Distributive Fund

Oppose LGDF Reductions
Published from Legislative on Wednesday February 25, 2015
Governor Rauner has proposed a 50% reduction in the municipal share of the state income tax (LGDF). Use this link to contact state officials to protect these funds. More

Illinois Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments in Three Cases of Municipal Interest
Published from Legal on Wednesday May 20, 2015  Updated on May 20, 2015 @ 03:12 PM
Today, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases of interest to municipalities with two cases in which the IML filed an amicus brief. The cases with IML intervention involved a PSEBA issue and the other was the case commonly referred to as "The Bleachers" case. The other case of interest regarded the statute of limitations under the Tort Immunity Act. More

2015 Newly Elected Officials Workshops
Published from Training & Events on Wednesday May 13, 2015
You've just been elected. Register for one of the four Illinois Municipal League's Newly Elected Officials Workshops coming up in June to learn what you need to know. More

Municipal Directory Election Updates
Published on Thursday April 30, 2015
The Illinois Municipal League in association with the Municipal Clerks of Illinois are asking all Municipal Clerks in Illinois to update their Municipal records on-line. This update will include, but not limited to newly elected officials, contact information or any other changes in the information we have on file. More

Bright Ideas and Innovations Award
Published from Training & Events on Monday May 18, 2015
Every day municipal officials are on the lookout for innovations and new thoughts on how to better serve their citizens and involve them in the process of governing. Did you or someone in your community have a bright idea that your municipality has put into practice? Apply for the Municipal Bright Idea and Innovations Award to be presented at the 2015 IML Annual Conference. More

House Committee Approves Property Tax Freeze Bills
Published from Legislative on Wednesday May 13, 2015
Amendments to freeze property taxes were filed for four different bills that received a hearing in the House Revenue and Finance Committee on Tuesday evening. All four amendments were adopted and approved by the Committee. More

In re Pension Reform Litigation, 2015 IL 118585 (May 8, 2015)
Published from Legal on Friday May 08, 2015
The Illinois Supreme Court permanently enjoined the State of Illinois from enforcing Senate Bill 1 -- Public Act 98-599 -- which had the effect of reducing Tier 1 retirement annuity benefits because the Act violated the Pension Protection Clause of the Illinois Constitution by diminishing and impairing membership in the affected State retirement systems. The State could not use its reserved sovereign police powers to enforce the Act, and the challenged provisions of the Act could not be severed from the rest of the Act. More

IML Amicus Brief: Accel Ent. Gaming v. Village of Elmwood Park (filed May 8, 2015)
Published from Legal on Friday May 08, 2015
The IML filed an amicus brief before the First District Illinois Appellate Court in support of the Village of Elmwood Park. In this case, the IML argued that the Video Gaming Act does not preempt home rule authority to license video gaming machines operating within the corporate limits of home rule communities. More

Legal Bulletin for May 7, 2015
Published from Resources on Thursday May 07, 2015
The Legal Bulletin for May 7, 2015 has been posted on the IML website. In this issue: Equal Protection - "Class-of-One"; First Amendment - Establishment Clause; Governmental Immunity; Vehicle Impoundment Fees; and two Illinois Attorney General opinions on Labor Relations. More

Illinois Municipal League Legislative App for Mobile Devices
Published from Resources on Thursday April 30, 2015
The Illinois Municipal League has created a free Legislative App for IML members. This App is available at the App Store for Apple and Android users. To install this free App on your mobile device, search for "Illinois Municipal League" at your devices App Store. More

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