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ISBE Announces $54.2 Million in Property Tax Relief Grants

2/6/2024

On Monday, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced it has awarded Property Tax Relief Grants to 32 school districts to alleviate the burden of property taxes on Illinois residents. This initiative, part of the Evidence-Based...

Mileage Rate Increase

12/27/2023

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2024; mileage rate increases to 67 cents a mile, up 1.5 cents from 2023 Beginning on Jan. 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be....

IDOT - T2 - Flagger Training (In-Person) - Taylorville - January 10, 2024

12/18/2023

PURPOSE: This class provides training to local agency personnel for their day labor and maintenance activities. It meets requirements established by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. PREREQUISITES: This course is available to local agency highway personnel....

IDOT Circular Letter

12/14/2023

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Compliance Assessment and Support Project - Project Announcement and Information Request

Broadband Breakthrough Webinar Course

10/30/2023

Thursday | Nov 2 | 9AM CT Broadband Breakthrough puts your community leadership at the center of your community’s broadband future and supports you with quality data and knowledge and enhances your ability to pursue and select the right broadband partners and technology that will influence your community’s future over the coming decades. This 16-week guided self-help program...

Federal Grants: Taking it Step by Step

10/25/2023

Applying for a federal grant may seem like a daunting task. This in-person session will walk you through the steps of finding federal grants that are a good fit for your organization, registering your agency, reviewing the grant guidance, navigating the application portal, structuring a multi-year budget, and submitting...

Gov. Pritzker Announces the State’s ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Will Make History, Exceeding the $2 Billion Milestone

6/29/2023

Tomorrow, as required by the Governor’s and General Assembly’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget, the final deposit for FY23 will be made into the Budget Stabilization Fund, and the State of Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2024 budget will deposit an additional $138 million, boosting the fund to over $2 billion, its highest balance...

Mileage Rate Increase

1/11/2023

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: • 65.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3 cents from the midyear increase setting the rate for the second half of 2022.

Curtiss Family Donation to Livingston County Cancer Fund

12/21/2022

After a life of love and service, the family of Susan M. Beecher-Curtiss has continued her devotion to helping others in Livingston County. At the Board of Health meeting on Monday, December 12th, the Curtiss family presented the Livingston County Health Department with a donation...

Illinois Indoor Masking Requirement to End Monday, February 28, 2022

2/28/2022

SPRINGFIELD – Due to the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increase in available ICU beds, the Illinois indoor mask requirement will end Monday, February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. Since the Governor announced his plan to lift the indoor mask requirement, the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has been cut in half and the number of ICU beds available increased by 24%. Illinois’ weekly...

2022 Statement of Economic Interest Statement Requests More Information

1/24/2022

Many elected township officials have contacted TOI recently requesting additional information on the new requirements of the 2022 Economic Interest Statement. The form all elected and appointed officials are required to filed with the county clerk on an annual basis. These new requirements were added by legislation and take effect...

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar

1/24/2022

If you work in public service and have student loans, you might be eligible for a loan forgiveness program! Join the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) for a free virtual\Public Service Loan Forgiveness Webinar Recent temporary changes, including a limited waiver, to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) may benefit public sector and non-profit employees. Some of these changes offer benefits available for a limited time, so you don’t want....

Trustees Training Postponed to March 24

1/10/2022

We regret to inform you that the 2022 Voluntary Trustees Training at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, IL on January 13th has been postponed to March 24th, 2022. We made this difficult decision....

Pritzker Administration Announces $45 Million in Grants Available Through Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program Funding Opportunities

12/15/2021

Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Julianna Stratton today announced $45 million in Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) program funding to support community organizations that serve neighborhoods most impacted by economic disinvestment, violence, and the war on drugs. Managed by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), this latest round of grants is making $40.5 million available for organizations that provide services within the five priority funding areas: civil legal aid, economic...

2022 Voluntary Trustees Training

11/23/2021

Mark your calendars! The Trustees Division is hosting a free training to assist new and returning elected Township Trustees. Please mark your calendar to attend this event on Thursday January13, 2021.Watch the November issue of Township Perspective for program details.

TFG Weekly Grants Update

11/5/2021

This is your weekly grant opportunities update from The Ferguson Group. If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these grants, please contact your TFG client manager

POSSIBLE GRANT PROGRAM PENDING

8/16/2021

I wanted to keep everyone updated on our recent participation and conversations with the National Association of Towns and Townships, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Office the Department of Commerce and Economic Affairs and other program administrators...

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