Today is October 22, 2014


The IML Legal Department's core objective is to provide guidance to the League and to municipal attorneys representing its members on issues concerning municipal law. To this end, the Legal Department performs a wide variety of tasks to monitor and influence the status of municipal law in Illinois and communicate that status.

News Items of Municipal Interest for October 20, 2014
Published on Monday October 20, 2014
Learn what's happening throughout the state and country by checking out todays complation of news items that may be of interest to Illinois municipalities, including local, county & regional, state, national, and legal news, as well as editorials and opinions. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. More

State Journal-Register: Illinois Supreme Court expands electronic filing
Published on Wednesday October 15, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court has said it will start giving courts a chance to electronically file criminal and traffic case documents.The court said Tuesday that counties can request approval from the high court to start electronically filing in trial courts. Chief Justice Rita B. Garman says it will make courts more efficient, conserve environmental resources and save taxpayer money.The [...] More

Murphysboro American: Mayor signs lawsuit abuse awareness proclamation
Published on Friday October 10, 2014
Following on the heels of the release last month of a report that ranked Illinois’ lawsuit climate the fifth worst in the country, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW), a grassroots, non-partisan legal watchdog group, is joining with mayors and community leaders this week for a statewide public education tour to promote “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” and this year’s theme of “Good Judges Matter.” More

Government Technology: The Best Government Websites for 2014
Published on Friday October 10, 2014
In three categories – state, city and county – nearly 300 government websites were judged on their innovative qualities, usefulness, and efficiency and economy. A panel comprising last year’s winners, former government officials and executives from the Center for Digital Government selected websites that tried new things, while remaining functional. More

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