Lawmakers present at the Oct. 4 meeting were Sen. Bill Brady,
R-Bloomington; Rep. Richard Brauer, R-Springfield; and Rep. Keith
"Governments at all levels share a goal of serving Illinois
citizens," Brady said. "The Municipal League’s legislative
communication outreach meeting gave state lawmakers an opportunity
to sit down with local mayors and municipal leaders, hear their
concerns, answer their questions, and talk about the problems we all
face. It helps make sure we are all on the same page, or at least
reading the same book, when we work toward solutions."
Local officials from the central part of the state were also in
attendance, including Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder, Petersburg Mayor
John Stiltz, Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter and Springfield Mayor
The Illinois Municipal League has been hosting these meetings for
several years now throughout the state as a way to work on
communication and collaboration between state and local officials.
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"By making this opportunity available, legislators and municipal
officials are able to express their needs and issues with each other
and overall gain a better understanding of what can be provided to
help each entity at their own level," said Larry Frang, executive
director of the IML.
League news release received from
Illinois Senate Republican staff on behalf of