ISACo News and Views for October 17, 2022

Joe McCoy

This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a reminder about the upcoming Veto Session, shares information about a scheduled House Revenue and Finance Committee hearing, makes county leaders aware of an opportunity to have input over Federal Communication Commission (FCC) broadband mapping data, conveys news about a National Association of Insurance Commissions (NAIC) Climate Risk Disclosure Survey, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Mahoney, Silverman and Cross, LLC and invites counties to join ISACo.

Veto Session Dates

As previously reported, the 2022 Fall Veto Session is scheduled for November 15–17 and November 29–December 1. It remains possible that some of these days will be cancelled.

House Revenue and Finance Committee Schedules Subject Matter Hearing

The House Revenue and Finance Committee will hold a subject matter hearing on Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 pm in the Bilandic Building in Chicago. The following legislation is on the docket for the hearing:

HB 4583 - Motor Fuel Tax Revenue

HB 5747 - Property Tax Sales

HB 5749 - Use/Occupation Tax on Aviation Fuel

HB 5817 - Endow Illinois Tax Credit

HB 5818 - Hydrogen Fuel Replacement Tax Credit

SB 2430 - Income Tax-Investment Partnership

The Committee will also discuss unspecified income tax credits.

Counties Invited to Review FCC Broadband Mapping Data

America’s county government leaders have a unique opportunity to review and inform the Federal Communication Commission’s broadband mapping data for their counties. This process, known as the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) process, will be instrumental in the distribution of more than $40 billion in federal broadband grants to states later this year and into 2023. A brief overview of the process and key summary points are available via this link.

NAIC Climate Risk Disclosure Survey

The Illinois Department of Insurance will participate in the National Association of Insurance Commissions (NAIC) Climate Risk Disclosure Survey which will now require that insurance companies licensed to write business in the state complete an annual survey detailing the risks of climate change to their business operations, assets, and investments, as well as their plans to address those risks. Additional information is available via this link.

Upcoming NACo Webinars

NACo has announced the following upcoming webinar opportunities. ISACo is a proud partner with NACo and encourages counties to participate in NACo membership and activities.

Grantmaking: A County Strategy to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Legal System

(Monday October 17, 2022, 2:00pm-3:00pm CDT)

Counties play a critical role in deploying resources and managing implementation of programs or policies that support the well-being of community members. By strategically investing in and partnering with community-led organizations, governments are also working to close these gaps to correct for historic disinvestment that has led to racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal legal system. This webinar will feature leaders that participated in a working group to develop a set of guiding principles to help counties administer funding more equitably, with the goal of reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

Click on this link to register for this event.

Creating Meaningful Engagement with Citizens Through Personalized Customer Service

(Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm CDT)

Marco Toscano, Director of Customer Experience at DEN, will discuss how Denver modernized customer service and engagement with social media, AI, and automation technologies. He will also share the analytics that enable counties to improve the information, resources and services delivered to the community. Providing excellent service, engagement, and support is an obligation that requires precise, accurate, and timely communication.

Denver International Airport (DEN), owned and managed by the City and County of Denver, uses innovative social media, social listening, and social care solutions to engage customers, improve service, and reduce administrative burdens. DEN responds faster by delivering information and resources across more than 30 social media and digital channels.

Click on this link to register for this event.

FFI Data-Sharing Technology for Behavioral Health and Justice Learning Series: Netsmart

(Thursday, October 20, 2022, 1:00pm-1:30pm CDT)

Join NACo and the Familiar Faces Initiative (FFI) for a series of webinars highlighting new technologies that share and integrate data across local behavioral health, health and justice systems. Cross-system data-sharing enables jurisdictions to identify their familiar faces—residents who are cycling through jail, emergency departments, homeless shelters or other crisis services at a high frequency—and better coordinate care to improve outcomes for the highest-needs residents.

Netsmart will provide a first-hand look at how their proven care coordination solutions have been used to support a holistic approach when working with multiple disparate systems and organizations to provide a more person-centered, integrated care network. With the right technology, your organization can manage care and services across the continuum, ensuring the right information is available at the right time to the right providers.

Click on this link to register for this event.


This week's corporate partner spotlight highlights ISACo's partnership with Mahoney, Silverman and Cross, LLC. 

The Law Firm of Mahoney, Silverman and Cross, LLC strives to provide superior legal representation with the objective of exceeding their clients’ expectations. Each member of the firm is committed to utilizing critical analysis and innovative approaches to achieve timely resolutions with the best possible results for their clients.

More information about the services provided by Mahoney, Silverman and Cross, LLC is available via this link.

Click on this link to learn more about the benefits and opportunities available through ISACo's Corporate Partner Program.

Become an ISACo Member!

Is your county a member of ISACo? If not, why not?

ISACo is a statewide association whose mission is to empower county officials to provide excellent service to their residents.

ISACo member counties are comprised of forward-thinking public servants who recognize that the challenges confronting county governments require new and innovative ideas, collaborative solutions and collective advocacy at the state and federal levels of government.

Members of the association will benefit from education and training opportunities, peer-to-peer networking, shared resources and robust representation before policymakers at various levels of government. ISACo creates and connects county officials to these opportunities and successfully equips them to make counties ideal places to live, work and play.

If your county is interested in discussing membership in ISACo, please contact Executive Director Joe McCoy at (217) 679-3368 or ISACo member counties are listed here. Thank you for your consideration.