The Illinois Supreme Court released its opinion in THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 186 v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ILLINOIS. The court held the School Board satisfied the Open Meetings Act requirements of public recital by providing a brief description of the resolution during its meeting prior to the vote. IML submitted an Amicus brief supporting the position of the Board of Education. Brown, Hay and Stephens, LLC represented the Board of Education.
Register today to attend the New Perspectives on Growing Local Economies conference at Northern Illinois University on April 3, 2017 in DeKalb. This conference presents new ideas in economic development and downtown growth. Successful business owners, community organizers, financial experts and others will share their perspectives on growing economies in challenging locations or strengthening established economies.
We strongly encourage municipalities to complete the brief survey linked below, which is distributed by the National League of Cities (NLC). This information will be used by IML and NLC in order to file responses with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the topic of deployment of next generation wireless infrastructure. We appreciate your participation.
For the benefit of our members, the Illinois Municipal League has developed a model ordinance for Small Cell Antenna/Tower Right-of-Way Siting. Click the link below for drafters' notes as well as the ordinance in both Word and PDF formats.
In advance of the spring legislative session, IML has outlined its 2017 Legislative Agenda, which represents part of what will be the aggressive and forward-leaning legislative effort this year. As always, IML will work to ensure that local elected officials and their constituents have a strong, clear voice in the decisions made at the state and federal level.
Senate Bill 550, which establishes lead testing requirements for water within day care facilities and schools that educate students through the fifth grade, has been signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. IML negotiated for several changes within the bill, including making schools responsible for testing their own facilities, and supported the final version as it passed through the General Assembly. A fact sheet on the new law, Public Act 99-0922, is available via the link below.
The Illinois Municipal League is pleased to share the inaugural issue of Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. Developed in partnership with the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development in the School of Public Service at DePaul University, the journal brings academic research to issues of interest to local government leaders throughout Illinois.
The journal, which will be published annually, is available via PDF using the link below. Hard copies are also available at no cost and can be ordered through iml.org/publications.
Before 1700, the Marissa area was inhabited by various Native American tribes. The first settlers came to the area around 1805, and the first elementary school opened in the area in 1831.
Today Marissa is a small, but progressive community with much to offer including an excellent school system, well-equipped parks and a low crime rate. There are several active community groups including the Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Professional Women, Lions, Optimist, Sorority and others who work tirelessly to support the village and live up to its motto: Marissa - The Hometown You've Been Looking For.
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.
The 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.