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Legislative Update -- December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020
Governor Pritzker's Executive OrderOn December 11, Governor Pritzker issued another disaster declaration and Executive Order 2020-74, reissuing many of the previous executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including extend…
Legislative Update -- December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020
ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees met this past Monday, and discussed further ILA's advocacy focus for the upcoming spring session in Springfield and Washington. We are also putting plans in place for the upcoming annual series of Library L…
Volunteer to Serve on a Committee!
December 7, 2020
Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA Vice President/President-Elect Jeanne Hamilton (Bloomington Public Library) will begin making appointments early in 2021, so now is the time to start thinking ahead.Appointments begin July 1, 2…
Legislative Update -- December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020
Illinois State BudgetOn the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Governor Pritzker announced the state of Illinois will borrow $2 billion from the Federal Reserve Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF) for budgetary purposes. The program establishes the Federa…
Support Diversity This GivingTuesday!
November 24, 2020
Celebrate GivingTuesday on December 1, by making a donation to the ILA Diversity Scholarship Fund. The fund supports ILA’s efforts to increase diversity in the profession and the Sylvia Murphy Williams Scholars, Illinois recipien…
Special Legislative Update -- November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020
The ILA Office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, so we will not publish our regular Thursday ILA Alert this week.In the meantime, we are pleased to share information from the Secretary of State a…
Legislative Update -- November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020
COVID-19 UpdatesBy now everyone has likely seen that on November 17 Governor Pritzker announced Tier 3 mitigations for the entire state. ILA has included this information on our COVID-19 Resources web page. The key sentences for libraries appear…
Legislative Update -- November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Election UpdateWe have just learned that AP has called the race for Illinois' 14th United States Congressional district for incumbent Lauren Underwood (D) over challenger Jim Oberweis (R), with 50.5% of the vote to his 49.5%.COVID-19 U…
Legislative Update: 2020 Elections
November 5, 2020
While it will be some time until final election results are finalized on both the state and national level, here's a look at what's happened in Illinois and how it might affect ILA and Illinois libraries. In Illinois, the deadline to receive abs…
ILA Reporter Call for Submissions
November 4, 2020
The ILA Reporter Advisory Committee is calling for authors for the March and June 2021 issues. We are seeking the following types of pieces: articles that explore an issue, rather than promoting a particular initiative or program, with examples from …
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