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Results from the 2020 Salary Survey Are Here!

7/1/2020

As many of you know, later this year each township board and multi-township board is charged with setting the compensation for each elected township and multi-township office for the upcoming term, beginning May 17, 2021 and ending the third Monday in May 2025 (beginning January 1, 2022 for assessors, multi-township assessors and Tax Collectors and ending December 31, 2025). To aid township officials with this process, during January of this year, the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) sent a salary survey to township clerks throughout the....

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Salary Setting for Elected Township Officials

6/30/2020

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is provided by the Township Officials of Illinois and has been reviewed by legal counsel. It is intended to provide timely general information of interest, but should not be considered a substitute for legal advice. There are several limitations on how and when the compensation of elected officials must get determined. For example, the Illinois Constitution provides “an increase or decrease in the salary of an elected officer of any unit of local government shall not take effect during the term for which that officer is elected.” The Local Government Compensation Act, 50 ILCS 145/2, also provides the compensation of elected officers of townships must be fixed at least 180 days before the beginning of the terms of the officers whose compensation is to be fixed (i.e., the third Monday in May after the election). Failing to set the compensation.....

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Postcards Encouraging Households to Respond to 2020 Census Sent to P.O. Boxes

6/24/2020

JUNE 24, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau is sending postcards between June 24 and July 3 to an estimated 1.3 million post office boxes in communities where P.O. boxes are the only mailing address available. The postcards alert households that a census taker may drop off census invitations soon or will visit later to interview them. The postcards also provide information...

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Minimum Wage goes from $9.25 to $10.00

6/19/2020

Effective July 1, 2020 The minimum wage for Illinois will increase from $9.25 to $10.00 per hour.  Employees currently earning more than the new minimum wage per hour can remain at their present rate.  The increase will not require an update to the Illinois Department of Labor’s required postings, provided your township is displaying the posters that are...

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June 17 Virtual Event Recording

6/17/2020

Missed out on the live June 17 Virtual Event? Find within a recording of the event!

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

6/8/2020

The Governor has signed HB 2096 (Public Act 101-0632) effective immediately. After discussing the new changes with our attorney, TOI offers the following best practice interpretation of the new law specific to holding the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING. If you intend to have the Annual Town Meeting in JULY 2020, you may do so. However, there is a process you are required to follow to do so. Townships are required to....

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TOI End of Year Report 2020

6/8/2020

Find attached the TOI End of Year Report for 2020.

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May 27, 2020 TOI COVID-19 Pandemic Update

5/27/2020

2020 transferred from a year of promise and expectations of success to a year of uncertainty and despair as well as unchartered areas in what we call normal. Illinois Townships are impacted directly by the COVID-19 virus and together efforts are underway to begin to work in the best way we can to ensure the work of townships continues across the state and that we slow the spread of the virus. On May 1, 2020, Governor J. B. Pritzker issued a series of additional directives and executive orders outlining the states position on addressing the pandemic of COVID-19 and its impact on the state of Illinois. Township Government is required to comply....

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Fast Track Grants Webinar Series

5/15/2020

The State of Illinois has just launched a $25 million Fast Track public infrastructure grant program dedicated to accelerate public infrastructure projects, and return skilled labor to job site just in time for summer. To help local governments apply, DCEO will provide two...

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IDHR Sexual Harassment Memo

4/30/2020

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has released its model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers in compliance with Public Act 101-0221 (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act). The Township Officials of Illinois has been monitoring the release of this training program and are happy to provide you with the links needed to ensure that your employees are in compliance by December, 2020.....

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ICC Crossing Safety Improvement Program Distribution

3/31/2020

ICC Crossing Safety Improvement Program Distribution

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

3/20/2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Illinois T2/LTAP - NHI 133121 - Traffice Signal Design and Operation - June 4&5 - Schaumburg IL

3/10/2020

Illinois T2-LTAP is excited to announce a FREE NHI 133121 Traffic Signal Design and Operation class to be held in Schaumburg, Illinois on June 4-5, 2020. Course: 133121 Traffic Signal Design and Operation Date: 06/04/2020 to 06/05/2020 Location: Schaumburg, IL

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Fixing Damaged Culverts and Pipes in Place

2/28/2020

Register Now for "Innovation Exchange Webinar: Fixing Damaged Culverts and Pipes in Place."

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TOIRMA Seasonal Help Tips

2/26/2020

TOIRMA has put together a fact sheet on Seasonal Help as we get closer to Spring and Summer.

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ALERT on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Law

2/4/2020

ALERT on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Law: Public Act 101-0221 amended the Illinois Human Rights Act ("IHRA") requiring: Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter; ....

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Township gets a flag: Student designed Coal Valley banner

1/3/2020

Coal Valley Township (Rock Island County) has established their own Township Flag!

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Better Late Than Never: 2020 Standard Mileage Rates

1/2/2020

2020 Standard Mileage Rate 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven

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2020 Census Toolkit for State and Local Officials

10/4/2019

Find within the 2020 Census Toolkit for State and Local Officials.

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TOI Executive Director and Township Supervisors appear on "At Issue" with H Wayne Wilson.

8/9/2019

Last month, TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith; Bob Betzelberger, Boynton Township Supervisor; and Frank Abdnour, Peoria Township Supervisor appeared on “At Issue” with H Wayne Wilson at WTVP in Peoria.

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TOI Executive Director, President, and Legislative Committee Chair meet with Governor Pritzker

5/16/2019

Today TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith, President Danny Hanning and Legislative Committee Chair Arnold Vegter met with Governor JB Pritzker in his office to discuss House Bill 348. It was a good meeting with lots of dialogue.

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TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith feature article

5/8/2019

Bryan Smith, TOI Executive Director, was featured in Pennsylvania Township News Magazine or his speech at PSATS' 97th Annual Educational Conference. Read within.

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Broadband Funding Guide for NATaT

3/27/2019

Find attached the Broadband Funding Guide for NATaT

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Prevailing Wage Act Changes Good News for Townships and Road Districts

3/19/2019

Each June, Townships, Road Districts, and all local governments in Illinois have been required to adopt prevailing wage ordinances “ascertaining” the applicable prevailing wages that the government must pay for public works projects.

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Senate Majority Leader, Senator Kimberly Lightford to Speak at Topics Day 2019

3/18/2019

Senate Majority Leader, Senator Kimberly Lightford to Speak at Topics Day 2019, April 3

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