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5/23/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes an update on actions taken by the Governor last week on legislation of interest to counties, reports on a federal Census Bureau survey showing Illinois gained population during the previous decade, shares information about equitable workforce recovery and family planning clinic funding, provides a link for county officials and staff to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference being held from July 21-24 in Colorado, announces an upcoming NACo webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC and invites counties to join ISACo. 
5/16/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes an update on actions taken by the Governor last week on legislation of interest to counties, shares an announcement about the pending retirement of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman, conveys information about another bond upgrade for the state, provides a link for county officials and staff to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference being held from July 21-24 in Colorado, announces an upcoming NACo webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo. 
5/9/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter discusses ISACo's post-legislative session resources, includes an update on actions taken by the Governor on legislation last week, links to our webpage with extensive information about the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), reports on an upgrade to Illinois' credit rating, announces two funding opportunities for local communities, provides a link for county officials and staff to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference being held from July 21-24 in Colorado, announces upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate sponsor Wight & Company and invites counties to join ISACo.
5/2/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter links to letters sent by ISACo to the Governor requesting support for legislation, includes an update on actions taken by the Governor on legislation last week, announces the extension of the state's disaster declaration and re-issuance of previous executive orders, shares the most recent quarterly newsletter from the Illinois Department of Revenue's (IDOR) Local Tax Allocation Division (LTAD), provides information about a recent Commonwealth Edison rate filing and possible General Assembly hearings about how the war between Russian and Ukraine might impact energy costs, announces two upcoming General Assembly committee hearings concerning environmental issues, makes county officials and staff aware of National Association of Counties (NACo) Leadership Academy opportunities and upcoming NACo webinar offerings, highlights ISACo corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
4/20/2022 by Joe McCoy
This Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes our report summarizing all bills of interest to counties approved by the General Assembly during the Spring legislative session, alerts counties about a funding opportunity through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), shares information about Broadband READY grants awarded by region, links to a letter from ISACo to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) outlining concerns about a pending rail merger, announces National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo corporate partner AT&T and invites counties to join ISACo.
4/4/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter offers a reminder that this is the last scheduled week of the spring legislative session, calls for a final push to achieve a partial restoration of Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) revenue, announces the extension of the state's disaster declaration for an additional month, makes county officials aware of legislation filed to provide inflation relief and to address rising crime, provides an update on bills and amendments of relevance to counties that were advanced or filed last week, shares an upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunity, spotlights ISACo corporate partner UnitedHealthCare and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/28/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter reminds county officials about key upcoming legislative deadlines, reports on ISACo's continued advocacy for a partial restoration of Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) revenue for counties, informs about a supplemental appropriation bill, provides an update about bills advancing and amendments filed last week, makes county leaders aware of an important National Association of Counties (NACo) update to their analysis of the Treasury Final Rule concerning American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, includes information about a legislative initiative concerning drug takebacks, reports on the Pritzker Administration's announcement of the State of Illinois' Overdose Action Plan as well as a new Cyber Security Commission, conveys a grant funding opportunity for paratransit, includes information about a House resolution urging state and local governments to divest from retirement fund investments involving Russia, shares upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, highlights corporate partner Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/21/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter lists key remaining legislative session deadlines, provides an update on bills of county interest approved by committees as well as newly-filed amendments, offers an update on the state budget process, shares information about legislation to partially address the State's underfunded Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, announces newly-filed rules to expedite cannabis dispensary license applications, conveys that the Secretary of State is extending certain expiration dates, provides an update on a withdrawn provision that would have rescinded and repurposed some federal ARPA funds, invites counties to participate in a U.S. Treasury webinar offering guidance about reporting requirements for Non-entitlement Units of Local Government (NEU) recipients, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/14/2022 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides an update on evolving COVID policies in the House and Senate, conveys remaining spring legislative session deadlines, urges county officials to push their House members to increase the revenue shared with counties through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF), reports on actions taken last week concerning legislation of interest to counties, announces a $3.5 million investment to accelerate local economic recovery initiatives through competitive grants, provides an update on the passage of federal spending legislation, links to early bird registration for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference in July, shares upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Christopher B. Burke Engineering and invites counties to join ISACo.
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