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The Governor has issued Executive Order  2020-73 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 69) concerning COVID and Tier 3 Mitigation.  This order includes an exemption from the Tier 3 Mitigation for the December 1, 2020 Township Caucuses and the December 2, 2020 Multi-Township Caucuses.  (Click on the link at the end of the memo and reference Executive Order Number 4, Exemptions (d).) 


Please feel free to share this information with your political party leaders who are conducting the party caucuses in your township.


Please note that statewide public health-related procedures are recommended to be followed for these caucuses.  Please see the Illinois Department of Public Health's Guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in election polling locations available at: https://dph.illinois.gov/2020election


Please also note that nothing in this Executive Order prohibits caucuses from being held virtually; to convene the caucus outdoors; and the caucuses must adhere to all Social Distancing Requirements.  This would include:

1.) Designating six-foot distances to maintain appropriate  distance.

2.) Having hand sanitizer readily available

3.) Providing face coverings but not mandated

Again, please feel free to share this information with the political party leaders in your township or multi-township who will be holding caucuses on December 1 and December 2.


if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the TOI Office.

Executive Order 2020-73



Governor Pritzker has now signed Senate Bill 2135 into law (now Public Act 101-0640).  Here is a link to the full bill:  Senate Bill 2135 - PA 101-0640

The major part of this bill affecting local governments is revisions to the Open Meetings Act concerning remote attendance during a disaster declaration.

Some main points are:

  1. A quorum does not need to physically be at the meeting location
  2. At least one member of the public body, chief legal counsel, or chief administrative officer must be physically present at the regular meeting place.
  3. All votes held remotely shall be done by roll call vote.
  4. A verbatim recording must be kept of all meetings held in this fashion. 
  5. If public attendance is not possible, the public must be able to hear the meeting “contemporaneously”, requiring the public body to offer a telephone call in number or web link (i.e. Zoom) to hear the meeting.
  6. Nothing has changed regarding Public Comment at Board meetings so this must still be a part of any meeting held.

If you have any questions I encourage you to contact your township attorney


COVID-19 and Townships Resource Page

How to handle Federal Stimulus Checks and GA

TOI COVID-19 Pandemic Update May 27, 2020

*Handouts for June 17 Virtual Event*

HB 2096 (Public Act 101-0632) Goes Into Effect (ANNUAL TOWN MEETING)

UIC Capstone Project

Prevailing Wage Act Changes

Register for Webinar Training On Demand

Stay up to date with current issues in Washington D.C. affecting township government with the NATaT (National Association of Towns and Townships) website. http://www.natat.org/ TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith serves on the NATaT Board of Directors as President

Free Training opportunities from the Illinois Department of Transportation announced for 2018 - click the link below:

https://idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/county-engineers-and-local-public-agencies/index


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