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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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Illinois Commerce Commission Crossing Safety Improvement Program 5-year Plan

4/6/2021

Illinois Commerce Commission Crossing Safety Improvement Program 5-year Plan

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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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New Law Affects IMRF Postings

11/13/2020

Please be aware that a new law taking effect January 1, 2021 will require those townships that currently have a website to do the following: IMRF is now required by law to post information on their website regarding public bodies that participate in the fund. This includes...

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UIC Seeks Capstone Partners

10/26/2020

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and Masters of Public Policy (MPP) programs at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) are accepting proposals from public agencies for Capstone projects for the spring semester. These “learning in action” projects give graduating MPA and MPP students the opportunity to work on practical problems with the support of faculty in a real-world situation. Each student team works with a client agency or organization on a particular problem or challenge on which the students’ expertise can be brought to bear. Areas of specialization include financial management,.....

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Registration is now open for the 35th annual IDOT Fall Planning Conference!

9/17/2020

he conference is just around the corner, and we've got a full, virtual, event planned for everyone! The virtual event will consist of our traditional welcome session followed by a series of five webinars. Topics for the sessions are COVID-19, active transportation, equity, sustainability, and planning and environmental linkages. They are being developed like...

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CURE The Coronavirus Relief Fund

9/10/2020

Township Officials, First, I would like to thank the Township Officials of Illinois for assisting the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in making this Webinar....

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New Rural Toolkit for Transportation Grants

8/3/2020

Rural infrastructure has been overlooked and neglected for far too long across this country. Poor infrastructure compromises safety, impedes economic development and job creation, and harms quality...

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Guidance to Public Bodies on the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act during the COVID-19 Pandemic

8/3/2020

As public bodies across the State are taking action to curb the spread of COVID-19, this document is intended to serve as guidance from the Public Access Counselor (“PAC”) based on the current status of the law and, where applicable, the Governor’s Executive Orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation is rapidly...

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July 21 CURE Webinar

7/21/2020

Click Here to view the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (or Local CURE) Support Program discussing Township Reimbursement/Funding Opportunity

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CARES Act Reimbursements for Townships

7/13/2020

We want to draw your attention to DCEO’s Local CURE program to reimburse local units of government for their COVID-19 related costs. This applies to all units of local government (except school districts) outside of Cook, Lake, Will, Kane, & DuPage counties. The overview page can be...

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IDOL Alerts Local officials on Hiring for Public Works Projects

7/10/2020

Springfield - Due to the high unemployment rate caused by the ongoing COVID-19....

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