ILA E-Newsletter

Legislative Update -- February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020
ILA's Public Policy Committee met on 2/5/2020 and discussed the current status of bills ILA is following, opposing, and supporting, in particular: Library trustee qualifications:  We seek to limit "indebtedness" preventing library dist…
Legislative Update -- January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020
Last week we shared information about HB 4135, a proposed law enabling library district boards to collect a 1% tax on recreational cannabis sales from dispensaries located in the district. Since then, we have examined the potential impact t…
Legislative Update -- January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020
The morning immediately following our most recent weekly Legislative Update on 1/16/2020, legislation was introduced in the Illinois General Assembly, House Bill 4135, to enable library district boards to collect 1% tax on recreational cann…
Legislative Update -- January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020
As the spring 2020 session approaches in Springfield, you may be seeing news emerge about potential bills that legislators plan to introduce. ILA remains focused on our state legislative agenda, but we also keep our eye on other pending leg…
Legislative Update -- January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020
ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees met on Monday 1/6/2020, for the last time prior to our upcoming series of Library Legislative Meet-ups in February. It is a quiet time in Springfield right now, with the Illinois General Assembly …
Call for Submissions: ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2019"
December 16, 2019
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2019? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2019" article in the March 2020 issue. Submissions should include:&#…
Legislative Update -- December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019
ILA is preparing to advocate atthe upcoming series of Legislative Meet-ups (look for event details this week). Spring 2020 is the second session of the 101st Illinois General Assembly, and is expected to be quiet, with fewer days scheduled in session…
Census 2020 Update
December 5, 2019
The CensusEDU Summit, held December 4, 2019, focused on the importance of educational institutions in ensuring a complete count. ILA attended the event, kicked off by Governor J.B. Pritzker with welcoming remarks from Marishonta Wilkerson and Oswaldo…
Census 2020 Update
November 18, 2019
Congratulations to Destiny Chapman, a junior at Lewistown High School, for her winning entry in the Illinois State Library's poster contest! ISL has sent a poster to all Illinois public libraries.  New Resource! The Reaching …
ILA Reaffirms Support for School Librarians in CPS, and Illinois
October 22, 2019
As negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools continue, the Executive Board of the Illinois Library Association reaffirms the association’s support for the vital role of licensed school librarians in every school…
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