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Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 Newly Elected Officials Handbook Available

Every two years, Ancel Glink publishes a Handbook for Newly Elected Officials to coincide with the election of many Illinois local government officials (which happens in odd years). We just released our 2017 edition of this Handbook, which you can download for free from Ancel Glink's website in the Resource Center

This Handbook provides timely and timeless information about a number of topics of interest to elected officials. The following is a list of the articles included in the handbook:
  • The Open Meetings Act: Don’t Leave Home Without It
  • The Freedom of Information Act: A Primary Duty of Public Bodies
  • The Rules Are the Game
  • Taxing and Spending
  • Understanding and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
  • The Gift Ban Act and Prohibited Political Activities
  • You’re The Boss Now! Labor and Employment Issues
  • An Outline of the Governmental Construction Process
  • Suing and Being Sued
  • How to Avoid Being Sued
  • Working Together—The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act
  • Technology: What a Tangled Web-Page We Weave...
  • Cooperating on Economic Development
  • ANCEL GLINK’S Top Ten List
  • 25 Challenges and Opportunities for Experienced and New Mayors, 
  • 10 Lessons Learned by a Former Elected Official
  • The Magic Governmental Mix
  • The Ancel Glink Library
  • How to Choose a Governmental Attorney
  • Representing Smaller Governments
  • Distressed Developments; Addressing the Impacts and Recognizing the Opportunities
  • Land Banking and Nuisance Abatement Strategies: Municipal Tools for Revitalizing Abandoned Properties


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