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Illinois Department of Revenue PPRT Update

8/18/2017

http://www.revenue.state.il.us/LocalGovernment/ReplacementTaxEstimate/Replacemnt18.htm

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Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program Information

8/16/2017

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program Funding is available! Projects that save energy can qualify for incentives. The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE) provides funding and technical assistance to help local governments update and retrofit public facilities and/or streetlights to improve energy efficiency and save money.

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SB 3 Signed: Voters make the final decision

8/15/2017

Governor Rauner signed SB 3: News channel 20 provided some feedback from those local government units impacted.

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CLARIFICATION ON OMA/FOIA MANDATED TRAINING

6/8/2017

CLARIFICATION ON OMA/FOIA MANDATED TRAINING

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New TOI President Danny Hanning Sworn in by Justice Kilbride

3/21/2017

New TOI President Danny Hanning was sworn into office today by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride at in the TOI office in Springfield.

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Highway Commissioners Division - Film Project

3/20/2017

The Highway Commissioners Division, in partnership with TOI, is proud to announce the completion of their video project. Please take some time to watch and share the videos below. These videos can serve as a powerful tool to showcase the value, efficiency and commitment of Highway Commissioners in their role as elected officials among the four corners of the state. Below please find the completed video by location. Feel free to use these videos on your website or share on your township's social media page.

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New Net Zero Energy Building Grant Program

2/24/2017

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation has implemented a new Net Zero Energy Building grant program. The grants are open to 501c3s, local governments, colleges and universities across Illinois.

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NATaT Introduces New Website

2/23/2017

NATaT Introduces New Website

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2015 Laws & Duties Handbook Special: Only $10!

2/17/2017

In anticipation of the 2017 handbook being published later this year, we are offering our remaining inventory at a discount. Starting this month, order your handbook for only $10 each (originally $24) or $9 each, when you order 2 or more.

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Legislative Update

2/6/2017

February 2017 - Legislative Update

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Comptroller Mendoza to speak at Township Topics Day 2017

2/1/2017

Comptroller Mendoza to speak at Township Topics Day 2017

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Correction - 2017 Township and Road District Checklist

1/4/2017

Correction - 2017 Township and Road District Checklist

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2017 Mileage Rates

1/3/2017

2017 Mileage Rate As of January 1, 2017, the new standard mileage rates will be in effect. The new rate is 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016.

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Legislative Update

10/19/2016

Please watch our new video for an important update from TOI's legislative consultant Tim Bramlet.

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Shared Services Best Practices Survey

8/7/2016

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti has asked that we share this survey with you. Although this is not a mandated task, we ask that you please consider taking the time to respond. Any information we can get out to others on how vital and efficient townships are to them would be much appreciated.

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State Board of Elections

6/30/2016

State Board of Elections - New Resources Available

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Township Address - Dr. Glenn Poshard

6/24/2016

District Education District Event

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Notice: Prevailing Wage Rates

6/22/2016

It has been brought to our attention that the Illinois Department of Labor website listing the latest rate of Prevailing Wages has not been updated since July 2015.

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2016 Salary Survey

6/1/2016

The results of the 2016 Salary Survey are now available. A copy of these results has been mailed to all township clerks in Illinois.

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Heyl Royster Webinar - The DOL New Overtime Rule

6/1/2016

Don't Get Caught Unprepared Please join us for this free webinar! On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published the Final Rule defining the overtime standards of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes are expected to provide overtime to more than four million additional employees.

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Certification of Pre-election Qualifications for the Office of Township and Multi-township Assessor

1/14/2016

The Illinois Department of Revenue is required under Sections 2-45 and 2-50 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/2-45 and 2-50) to certify assessor pre-election qualifications by February 1 of the year prior to the election. All candidates for the offices of township and multi-township assessor must satisfy pre-election qualifications based upon the equalized assessed value (EAV) of property in their assessment district.

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Video Resources for Township Officials

7/4/2015

Videos covering a variety of issues affecting townships in Illinois.

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Illinois Attorney General's Office

7/2/2015

2015 Binding PAC Opinions Index Public Access Opinions

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Post-Accident Testing

3/2/2015

IF your township is in the TOI/Midwest Truckers Random Drug & Alcohol Program and the township is involved in an accident, the township driver will be required to take a post-accident test if one of the following occurs: 1. Fatality 2. Township driver ticketed and a vehicle HAS to be towed 3. Township driver ticketed and someone is taken away by ambulance Midwest Truckers has a 24 hour answering service. It is imperative that you call immediately as testing must be done within a limited amount of time. Call 217.525.0310

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Public Act Gives Leeway on Voluminous Requests

10/31/2014

House Bill 3796 (Public Act 98-1129) became effective Dec. 3, 2014 and allows townships to charge a fee and have additional time to provide requested documents.

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Videos from 2014 Conference

10/30/2014

Check out these videos from our Conference! Please take our Conference survey, and our member technology survey. Many of the Conference session handouts are in our Download Center.

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Using the Private Rail System

8/6/2014

GoRail works closely with Class 1 Railroads, short lines railroads, rail supply companies and the American Association of Railroads to build awareness for issues impacting the rail industry, and educate community leaders on how the nation’s freight rail system can be a private sector solution to many of our national problems.

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Electronic Wage Reporting

6/9/2014

If your township has 25 or more employees, these new wage reporting requirements affect you.

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Farm Bill Funding Opportunities and Provisions

6/3/2014

This resource applies to local agriculture markets

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Transportation Infrastructure Resolution

4/7/2014

Township boards may adopt this resolution supporting the need for a capital investment program.

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Affordable Care Act

6/29/2013

Townships must comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. Please read the following information carefully and attempt to comply in good faith.

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Governor Signs Bill on Sale of Personal Property

6/27/2013

Governor Quinn signed SB2268.... Provides township or township road district may lease or sell (now dispose of) personal property by a vote of the township board or request of the township highway commissioner. Deletes references to personal property valued for sale at $2,500 or less. Provides that the township board or the highway commissioner may authorize the sale of personal property by public auction conducted by a licensed auctioneer or through an approved Internet auction service.

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Changes to Meeting Notices and Agendas

12/14/2012

PA 97-827 – MEETING NOTICES AND AGENDAS This law makes two changes to the procedures for giving notice for a meeting. First, it requires that the agenda for any meeting contain the “general subject matter” for any item that will be voted on. Second, it requires that at least one copy of any notice and agenda for the meeting be continuously available for public review during the entire 48-hour period before the meeting. The public body may satisfy this requirement for continuous posting by placing the notice and agenda on its website. No action or meeting is invalidated if the notice is not continuously available through no fault of the public body. Effective January 1, 2013.

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Salary Posting Requirements for IMRF Employers

8/11/2012

Requirements for IMRF Employers

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