In Illinois generally, home rule units can regulate on any subject that pertains to their government and affairs and that is not explicitly reserved to the State by way of statute.
- The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy: Illinois Home Rule: A Case Study in Fiscal Responsibility
- This article examines the popular notion that elected officials, particularly at the local level, can not be trusted with broad powers of taxation; that they are likely to use and perhaps abuse all of the powers of taxation they possess. However, the Illinois experience suggests that, with adequate safeguards, local officials can be trusted with broad based local tax powers.
- IML Legal Brief: Rethink Dillon's Rule
- Dillon’s Rule is a common-law rule that limits the authority of local governments. The rule is generally described as holding that a local government has only those powers that are granted to it by the state. There is a danger, here, that Dillon’s Rule is read too narrowly. In reality, the issue is a bit more nuanced.
- Legal Q & A - March 2007
- Home Rule
- Legal Q & A - January 2006
- Animal Control: Breed Specific Regulations
- Article VII Section 6. Powers of Home Rule Units
- A County which has a chief executive officer elected by the electors of the county and any municipality which has a population of more than 25,000 are home rule units.
- Home Rule Case Summaries
- Summaries of court and AG opinions interpreting home rule authority.