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Legislative Update -- February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019
Minimum Wage  Senate Bill 1, the "Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act," passed in the Illinois Senate on February 7, and in the House on February 14. The Governor is expected to sign it into law prior to his February 20 budget address.…
Legislative Update: Minimum Wage
February 7, 2019
ILA learned late last week that Governor Pritzker is interested in fast-tracking an increase to the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 per hour, from our current $8.25. Just today, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 1, the "Lifting Up Illinois …
Introduction to Property Taxes for IL Libraries
January 17, 2019
ILA’s Public Policy Committee has heard from a number of libraries concerned that they are not receiving all the revenue due to the library from local property taxes. ILA takes very seriously the issue of tax revenues due to public librari…
Elevate 2019
January 10, 2019
Applications are open for Elevate Illinois Libraries Leadership Program that will be held on April 27, 2019, at the Illinois State Library. Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. Th…
2019 Library Trustee Forum Workshops
January 10, 2019
The ILA Library Trustee Forum will host its annual workshops on March 9 in Springfield and March 16 in Oak Brook. The workshops are designed to educate trustees on the ins-and-outs of their role and offer real-world solutions to i…
Museum and Library Services Act Passed
December 20, 2018
Yesterday the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), S. 3530—legislation to reauthorize the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—passed in the House. Thank you to everyone who sent an emai…
Legislative Update -- December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018
ILA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committees met on December 3 to discuss upcoming legislative priorities and plans for the February 2019 Legislative Meet-up series of events.**PLEASE NOTE REGARDING THE 2019 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION CALENDAR, DEADLINE DA…
2019 Legislative Meet-ups
December 4, 2018
Registration is now open for our 2019 Legislative Meet-ups. This year our regional advocacy efforts expand with eight legislative events providing you with an opportunity to meet with your legislators and speak with them firsthand about iss…
Call for Submissions: ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2018"
November 26, 2018
Has your library undergone renovations or new building in 2018? Share the news with the library community by submitting the project for the ILA Reporter "Library Buildings 2018" article in the February 2019 issue. Submissions should include…
Libraries and the 2020 Census
October 29, 2018
It might seem early to start planning for the upcoming census, but ALA is already partnering with the Census Bureau to ensure libraries are prepared. As noted in ALA's brief "Libraries and the 2020 Census," for the first time, the census co…
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