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FOIA/OMA Training is live!

5/20/2022

The FOIA/OMA Training is live through the Attorney's General Website!

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4 Training Opportunities

5/12/2022

IDOT is offering 4 Training Opportunities!

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Illinois IDOT - T2/LTAP = Commercial Driver’s License Training - April 27th - Instructor Led Training (Online)

3/22/2022

OVERVIEW: In recent years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has introduced two new rules impacting agencies employing anyone operating a vehicle requiring a Commercial Driver’s License.

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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.

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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

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2021 Township Management Academy

9/30/2021

2021 TOWNSHIP MANAGEMENT ACADEMY THE STATE OF TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENTS INILLINOIS: 2021 SURVEY RESULTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th & 22nd, 2021 Online & In-person

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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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2021 General Administrative Duties of the Highway Commissioner Training

8/2/2021

Find within the list of 8 training modules for the General Administrative Duties of the Highway Commissioner provided by IDOT.

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Madison County to sell surplus items at auction

7/28/2021

Madison County to hold a surplus sale next month at its Wood River facility. The auction, which will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at 101 E. Edwardsville Road, Wood River, will sell more than a half-dozen vehicles. The items, which will be...

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Notice on FOIA / OA Training for Township Officials

7/19/2021

As you know with the start of the new term (May 17, 2021) you have 90 days to complete the required FOIA / OMA training with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.  In April 2021 the Attorney Generals databases were compromised and continue to be non – operational.  The office has issued the following statement from the...

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2021 Educational Conference

6/14/2021

To our Members: In June of this year, all of Illinois Township Officials celebrate the re-opening of the State of Illinois by transitioning into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan by Governor Pritzker.  This is a celebration for us all as it has been quite a year. However, some of the transitions leave unpredictable situations of re-opening or ramping up to the same level of service we are familiar with post...

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NATaT Webinar: Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

6/7/2021

Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund:  Guidance on distribution of funds to non-entitlement units of local governments.  Sponsored by NATaT June 8, 2 PM CST Register in adva....

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Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

3/24/2021

If your township borders Lake Michigan, please take the survey of Coastal Management Needs for Local Governments on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and its partners are assessing needs facing U.S. and Canadian local and tribal governments on the Great Lakes...

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Two Illinois regions have improved their COVID-19 metrics

2/1/2021

Two Illinois regions have improved their COVID-19 metrics enough to again loosen restrictions on businesses and other activities, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced.  Regions 7 (Will and Kankakee counties) and 11 (Chicago) have moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, allowing for indoor service at bars and....

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Circular Letter CL2021-04 REBUILD ILLINOIS BOND GRANTS TO LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES - FUND IMPLEMENTATION (INFORMATION EXCHANGE) & THIRD INSTALLMENT ISSUANCE

1/14/2021

Circular Letter CL2021-04 REBUILD ILLINOIS BOND GRANTS TO LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES - FUND IMPLEMENTATION (INFORMATION EXCHANGE) & THIRD INSTALLMENT ISSUANCE issued by the Central Bureau of Local Roads and Streets on January 12, 2021

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2021 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

1/7/2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, the standard mileage reimbursement rate has been set at .56 cents per mile, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Phases 1A and 1B

1/6/2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is a critical tool to safely reach the other side of this pandemic. Through efficient and effective distribution of the vaccine, we can suppress the spread of the virus, save as many lives as possible, and rebuild our economy. Illinois will only distribute a vaccine that is deemed safe. As we move through phases of vaccine distribution, the administration will ensure it reaches Illinoisans as quickly...

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Northern Illinois University Township Survey

1/5/2021

In order to strengthen our ability to serve as a resource center for state and federal legislative agencies and member townships, TOI is partnering with NIU’s Department of Public Administration to survey township supervisors and assessors about various township activities.  You can expect to receive an email from NIU in about 2 days.  The subject heading is TOI-NIU Township Survey.  Please take a few minutes from your busy day to complete the survey.  We appreciate your cooperation

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Illinois T2/LTAP = Work Zone Safety – Instructor Led Training (Online)

12/29/2020

Work Zone Safety Trainings!

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BREAKING: News on the Township Caucus and COVID-19

11/19/2020

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.

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