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Des Plaines approves casino payouts to south suburbs

February 27, 2018 – 10:49 am | 160 views
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The city of Des Plaines last week authorized its annual distribution of millions of dollars to the state of Illinois and 10 South suburban communities in revenue generated by Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.
As part …

MPC seeks Allard Fellowship candidates

February 2, 2018 – 2:02 pm | 181 views
MPC seeks Allard Fellowship candidates

The Metropolitan Planning Council is now seeking applicants for their 6-month paid Allard Fellowship to support their water supply and municipal capacity building efforts. This paid fellowship is targeted for candidates who reflect the economic and racial …

ICMA is accepting nominations for Local Government Excellence Awards

January 10, 2018 – 10:20 am | 208 views
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ICMA’s Local Government Excellence Awards Program celebrates the value of professional management and honors creative contributions to professional local government leadership. The awards highlight public awareness of the value of professional management and its impact …

IML & the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development unveil 2nd volume of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal

December 14, 2017 – 10:57 am | 208 views
IML Policy Journal II

The Illinois Municipal League and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University recently unveiled their 2nd volume of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. Read the Journal here online.
Combining new scholarly research with real-world case studies …

Suburban Public Works Directors Association sponsors disaster drill in Homewood

November 7, 2017 – 10:04 am | 245 views
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An imaginary microburst storm hit Homewood on Thursday, Oct. 26, downing trees and making main thoroughfares impassable.
Luckily, it was a test and only a test for public works officials. The storm events served as the …

UIC’s Department of Public Administration is accepting RFPs for capstone projects

October 30, 2017 – 12:05 pm | 280 views
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From the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs’ Master of Public Affairs Program:
The MPA program is always looking for new agencies with which it can partner on capstone projects.  Project proposals are generally accepted up …

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus seeks input on local sustainability project staffing proposal

October 30, 2017 – 11:44 am | 185 views

From the desk of Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Director of Environmental Initiatives Edith Makra:
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is proposing to develop a new AmeriCorps program to provide municipalities with low-cost, temporary staffing to complete sustainability projects …

From $37 to $339,000: Why the price of public records requests varies so much

February 14, 2017 – 3:07 pm | 431 views

The laws about public records differ from one government to the next and are further complicated by some technologies, like police body cameras.
In 2015, the editor of a newspaper in Florida filed a public records …