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CMAP’s draft ON TO 2050 public comment period now open

June 21, 2018 – 2:52 pm | 102 views

Did you miss the June 20 Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) open house at SSMMA for commenting on the draft On To 2050 plan? No worries. You can still weigh-in on the regional plan, …

CMAP’s 2018 Municipal Survey is now open

June 18, 2018 – 1:55 pm | 85 views
CMAP municipal survey

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s 2018 Municipal Survey is now available for completion. Municipalities may complete the survey online or download it as a PDF and submit it via email to survey@cmap.illinois.gov. The biennial survey helps measure demand for different types of …

ComEd Powering the Arts funding opportunity

May 4, 2018 – 4:20 pm | 183 views
ComEd Powering the Arts funding opportunity

From Bonita M. Parker, ComEd External Affairs Manager; please share with organizations in your communities.
ComEd is proud to announce a new competitive-grants program called ComEd Powering the Arts to support nonprofit arts & culture organizations in our …

Des Plaines approves casino payouts to south suburbs

February 27, 2018 – 10:49 am | 303 views
rivers casino

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 | 322 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 | 344 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 | 339 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 | 374 views
suburban public works associacion logo

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 …