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1/30/2023 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter invites county officials and staff to utilize ISACo's bill tracking service, makes counties aware that the Governor signed a preemption of zoning authority into law, highlights several bills of interest to counties, provides an update on a proposed railway merger between the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), shares information about the state repayment of its Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund debt, provides updates on litigation relevant for the assault weapons ban and SAFE-T Act, reminds county officials to file their Statement of Economic Interests form, provides another opportunity for county officials and staff to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference (February 11-14), shares upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
1/23/2023 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of ISACo Board Members and Officers, announces the updated 2023 County Platform, identifies Illinois House and Senate caucus leadership teams, reports on the signing of a bill concerning the transfer of criminal defendants from county jails, provides information about a funding opportunity for county solid waste planning, links to the Illinois 2022 State Water Plan, shares a link to the December 2022 ISACo County Quarterly Newsletter, reminds county officials and staff to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference (February 11-14), shares upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
1/10/2023 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter shares the remarks made by Governor JB Pritzker during his inauguration, provides updates on legislation restricting county zoning authority, a trailer bill to a previously enacted law concerning Veterans Assistance Commissions (VACs), a bill concerning transfers of certain criminal defendants from county jails to the State, legislation banning assault weapons, shares information about the extension of Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations, provides a link to ISACo's December County Quarterly Newsletter, provides registration information for the National Association of Counties (NACo) upcoming Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C, makes counties aware of an expansion to employee bereavement leave rights, includes a link to the Illinois Department of Revenue's (IDOR) Local Government Newsletter for January, shares upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo corporate partner Mahoney, Silverman and Cross, LLC and invites counties to join ISACo.
1/4/2023 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides a preview of the final session days of the 102nd General Assembly, includes an update on the status of the pre-trial fairness provisions within the SAFE-T Act, links to an updated version of ISACo's Public Acts Report with new laws enacted in 2022, shares key dates and deadlines for the 103rd General Assembly, highlights ISACo corporate partner Illinois Public Reserves Investment Management Trust™ (IPRIME™) and invites counties to join ISACo.
11/30/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter reports on the second week of the Veto Session and includes a summary of key provisions within the SAFE-T Act trailer bill approved by both chambers, makes counties aware of a trailer bill filed to amend the Veterans Assistance Commission Law, provides information about a bill to increase a coroner fee, includes a summary of a health care omnibus bill, offers an update on legislation to eliminate the state's unemployment trust fund debt, calls attention to a bill extending protections to the immediate staff of elected public officials, conveys information about a bill pertaining to the Cook County Forest Preserve Pension Fund, announces additional health infrastructure funding for Illinois, provides links to upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
11/16/2022 by Joe McCoy
This Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides a Veto Session update, identifies newly-filed bills and amendments that affect or are of interest to counties, conveys leadership changes in the House and Senate, provides an update about the constitutional amendment on workers' rights, alerts counties to an Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) listening session concerning the federal Inflation Reduction Act, spotlights ISACo's partnership with Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
11/13/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides an update on Illinois' election results, shares the dates for the upcoming Veto Session, announces the extension of the state's COVID-19 disaster declaration for another 30 days, informs about the extension of a disaster declaration regarding asylum seekers, links to upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo's partnership with Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
11/8/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides background on today's election, reminds county officials about the upcoming Veto Session, shares information about wastewater and drinking water project loans, announces a human services capital grant program, links to upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo's partnership with the Illinois Public Reserves Investment Management Trust™ (IPRIME™) and invites counties to join ISACo.
10/31/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter links to a letter sent by ISACo to the Governor and Legislative Leaders regarding SAFE-T Act issues, shares information about watershed grants, announces grant opportunities intended to assist residential property owners with lead abatement and mitigation projects, makes counties aware of a tourism grant opportunity, includes a financial market update from ISACo corporate partner PMA-iPrime, provides a link to register for the 2023 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference and links to upcoming NACo webinars, highlights corporate partner Burke Warren and invites counties to join ISACo.
10/24/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter links to ISACo's webpage with SAFE-T Act resources, includes information about the most recent COVID-19 disaster declaration extension, announces a notice of funding opportunity for the Lead Service Line Inventory Grant Program, shares an opportunity to provide input for the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) curriculum, links to upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinars, highlights corporate partner Harbour and invites counties to join ISACo.
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