Workshops for Local Government Officials

What are Local Government Workshops?

The Illinois Department of Revenue holds informational workshops to discuss items related to the allocation and distribution of taxes to local governments, including updates on changes that have happened as well as some exciting news for the future.  Some of the topics that will be covered include:  Annexations, Business District Taxes, new Rebate Sharing Agreement reporting, taxpayer listings, MyLocalTax, and new legislation that impacts local governments.

Who should attend?

We encourage municipal officials, county officials, and their staff members to attend the workshops.  Clerks, treasurers, fiscal officers, and staff who are responsible for reviewing taxpayer listings are personnel who also could benefit from these workshops.

Are reservations required?

Seating is limited at the various venues; therefore, it is preferred that you pre-register with our office at least three business days before the workshop is held. However, we will welcome walk-in registrations. There are no fees associated with the workshops and no limit on the number of people from each local government who may attend. 

How do I register?

To register for a workshop or if there are any questions, you can:

Please provide the following information for each person attending the workshop when you register:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Local government name
  • E-mail address
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Workshop date and location

Dates and locations for 2020

The workshop date, location, and check-in/registration time is listed with each workshop. For the first time, we have also included an online WebEx option this year. You can either "attend" this workshop live from your desk, or it will be linked on our website for you to view at your convenience. We will also update this page to include any of our speaking engagements throughout the state to give you an opportunity to meet with us and have your questions answered face to face. Additional workshop dates will be added as they are scheduled.

We regret that we must reserve the right to cancel any workshop for which fewer than 20 registrations are received.  Should it become necessary to cancel the workshop you selected, you will be notified in advance and every effort will be made to accommodate you at an alternate location. While we have scheduled three hours for each workshop, the amount of questions and discussion will determine the length of the workshop. It is possible a workshop could take as little as 1.5-2 hours, so please take that into account when determining which workshop to attend.


June 4, 2020 Thursday
Time:1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check-in/registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Sponsor:Coles County
Address:
Charleston Carnegie Public Library
712 sixth street
Charleston, IL 61920
​​June 10, 2020
Wednesday
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (check-in/registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Sponsor:
Lee County
​Address:
​Sauk valley community college rooms 1h16 & 1h18
173 IL ROUTE 2
DIXON, IL 61021
​June 11, 2020
​Thursday
​Time: 
​9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (check-in/registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
​Sponsor:
Illinois Department of Revenue
​Address:
​MAINE NORTH REGIONAL BUILDING
9511 HARRISON STREET
DES PLAINES, IL 60016
​June 16, 2020
​Tuesday
​Time:
9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. (WebEx Training)
​Sponsor:
​Illinois Department of Revenue
WebEx:
LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THOSE WHO REGISTER FOR THE WEBEX TRAINING.
​June 18, 2020
​Thursday
​Time:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (check-in/registration begins when the library open at 9:00 a.m., the start time may be delayed slightly)
​Sponsor:
City of Marion ​
Address:
MARION CARNEGIE LIBRARY
206 S. MARKET
MARION, IL 62959
​June 23, 2020
​Tuesday
​Time: 
​6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (check-in/registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)
​Sponsor:
​Illinois Department of Revenue
​Address:
​WILLARD ICE BUILDING
101 W. JEFFERSON STREET
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62702
Would you like to host a local government workshop?

The success of the Department’s Local Government Workshop program is due in part to the generosity of local officials throughout the State who have provided places for us to conduct the workshops.  If you have a handicap accessible facility with ample parking that will accommodate 30 to 60 people and are interested in sponsoring a workshop, please contact us for more information on becoming a host.

OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (This event is being rescheduled, the date will be updated when determined.)

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Event: Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Cannabis Training

Topic: Cannabis Taxes

Address: SHAW'S CRABHOUSE SCHAUMBURG

                 1900 E. HIGGINS ROAD
                 SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173