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9/20/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter reports on the enactment of the clean energy legislation into law, offers information about the extension of the statewide disaster declaration and the re-issuance of previous Executive Orders, shares Governor Pritzker's request for information about local capacity for resettling evacuees from Afghanistan, includes a link to ISACo's 2021 Public Acts Report, requests proposal ideas for ISACo's 2022 legislative agenda, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner White & Company and invites Counties to join ISACo.
9/14/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter reports on the final passage of clean energy legislation and the General Assembly's acceptance of the amendatory veto of an ethics reform bill, discusses the emergency rule imposing a vaccine mandate proposed by the Biden Administration, provides information about the Illinois Rental Payment Program's distribution of over $252 million to renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19, includes an FAQ on face coverings and vaccination requirements, conveys information about the extension of the vaccine deadline at the request of hospital and school leaders, reports on an initiative to combat homelessness in Illinois, includes news about the $50 Million Rebuild Main Street and Downtown Capital Program, announces a National Association of Counties (NACo) NextGen Fall Conference, identifies upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
9/3/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter reports on what occurred during the General Assembly's one-day special session earlier this week, includes a list of new public acts relevant to counties, shares information about vaccine requirements for individuals in high-risk settings and the reinstated statewide indoor mask mandate, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner AT&T and invites counties to join ISACo.
8/26/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes an update on ISACo-tracked bills recently enacted into law by the Governor, reports on the General Assembly's upcoming special session, shares information about the Governor's extension of the state's disaster declaration and the re-issuance of several COVID-related Executive Orders (EO), announces that ISACo is accepting legislative proposals for possible introduction in 2022, reminds counties about an upcoming deadline for submitting American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) reports,  congratulates Illinois' county graduates from the National Association of Counties (NACo) Leadership Academy, announces an upcoming NACo webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner United Health Care (UHC) and invites counties to join ISACo.
8/16/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of new public acts relevant to counties, shares news of the U.S. Senate's approval of an almost $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, shares the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 estimates for Personal Property Replacement Taxes (PPRT) allocated to local governments, reports on the $250 million Back to Business Grant Program to aid in accelerating small business recovery across the state, provides a link to the newly-released U.S. Treasury guide to assist with navigating the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds recipient reporting portal, informs about the recent release of federal census data in the "legacy" format, announces an upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner 2im Group and invites counties to join ISACo.
8/9/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of new public acts relevant to counties, provides an update regarding federal transportation infrastructure and budget resolution bills, reminds counties that August 31 is a key deadline for submitting relevant American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) reports, announces that federal census data will become available on August 12, conveys information about the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) eviction order for areas of substantial and high COVID transmission, reports on Governor Pritzker's announcement of a mask requirement for pre-K-12 schools and long-term care facilities, provides a link to the National Association of Counties' (NACo) comments on the Treasury's interim final rules for State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds, announces an upcoming NACo webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
8/2/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of new public acts relevant to counties, provides information on the emerging federal infrastructure bill, conveys the dates by which federal census data will be released, reports on new CDC masking recommendations, provides a link for counties interested in applying for an Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant, informs about the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) issuance of a health advisory for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and offers links to additional resources pertaining to this health advisory, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities and a national membership call on federal infrastructure proposals, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Christopher B. Burke Engineering and invites counties to join ISACo.
7/26/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter informs about the 30-day extension of the State's Disaster Proclamation, reports on Attorney General Raoul's announcement of a $26 billion opioid settlement agreement, provides information on $72 million in COVID-19 relief now available to Illinois small local governments, includes a link to view Illinois county officials and staff serving in leadership and influence roles within the National Association of Counties (NACo), links to ISACo's State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds resource page, announces upcoming NACo webinars, spotlights ISACo's corporate partner Wight & Company and invites counties to join ISACo.
7/19/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of new public acts of interest to counties, reports about the cannabis social equity and diversity legislation signed into law, offers information on broadband READY grants awarded by the Pritzker administration, congratulates ISACo board member Denise Winfrey on becoming National Association of Counties (NACo) First Vice President and provides a link to ISACo's pictures from the 2021 NACo Annual Conference, provides a reminder about ISACo's State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds Resource Page, links to ISACo's July County Quarterly Newsletter, announces an upcoming NACo webinar, spotlights ISACo's corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
6/28/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter shares a new public act of interest to counties, provides information about a federal bipartisan infrastructure proposal, offers the U.S. Treasury's updated "FAQ" for State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds along with a link to ISACo's website where this FAQ and related information is compiled and regularly updated, announces the availability of $150,000 in grants to support local broadband planning and implementation, presents the Fitch Ratings upgrade to the outlook for Illinois' General Obligation Bonds, announces that the Pritzker Administration has received 70,000 complete applications for Rental Relief Funding, shares information on upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinars, spotlights ISACo's corporate partner AT&T and invites counties to join ISACo.
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