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Special Districts 2019 Edition

Comprehensive guide to Illinois’ special districts.
  • Product ID: 19SPECDIST-U
  • Formats:
    • Handbook
    • E-book


Special districts provide essential services for communities throughout Illinois. Because these services involve such varied aspects of daily life, from sanitation and cemeteries to libraries and forests, every type of special district in Illinois has a unique body of regulating law and its own set of powers and responsibilities. This handbook is your guide through starting, maintaining, financing, and conducting the business of a special district. The handbook includes chapters on cemetery maintenance, drainage, fire protection, forest preserve, sanitary, park, hospital, and public water districts as well as Illinois tax-supported public libraries. There is also discussion on the numerous other laws that apply to Illinois’ special districts, including the Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act, the Illinois Municipal Budget Law, the Local Government Prompt Payment Act, the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act, the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, and the Prevailing Wage Act.

Municipal Law: Financing, Tax, and Municipal Property (IICLE®, 2018), State and Local Taxation (IICLE®, 2017), Municipal Law: Annexation, Zoning, and Regulatory Authority (IICLE®, 2016)



General Editor

John M. Redlingshafer, Mescher Law Offices, P.C., Washington


Chapter 1 — General Considerations

John M. Redlingshafer, Mescher Law Offices, P.C., Washington


Chapter 2 — Cemetery Maintenance Districts

Andrew J. Keyt, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Peoria


Chapter 3 — Drainage Districts

John L. Barger and Amanda J. Mank, Craig & Craig, LLC, Mattoon


Chapter 4 — Fire Protection Districts

Shawn P. Flaherty, Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd., Naperville, and James S. Sinclair, Stobbs, Sinclair & Associates, Ltd., Alton


Chapter 5 — Forest Preserve Districts

Hon. John T. Elsner, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Wheaton


Chapter 6 — Illinois Tax-Supported Public Libraries

Phillip B. Lenzini and Ann R. Pieper, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., Peoria


Chapter 7 — Sanitary Districts

Brian F. Johnson, Greater Peoria Sanitary District, Peoria .


Chapter 8 — Park Districts

John M. O’Driscoll and Andrew S. Pain, Tressler LLP, Bolingbrook


Chapter 9 — Public Water Districts

Kathleen Elliott, Robbins Schwartz, Bolingbrook


Chapter 10 — Hospital Districts

Deanna S. Mool, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., Springfield


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