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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

2016 Legislative Update webinar

Contact: Kathie Brown, 309-255-9189,


URBANA, Ill. – With the 2016 legislative calendar coming to a close, conversations are occurring regarding state and federal legislative agendas that will affect local governments. Login to the University of Illinois Extension webinar Jan. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. for an update on State of Illinois legislation. 


Derke Price, equity partner with Ancel Glink, will present an update of state legislative changes that will impact local government during the coming year. 


Price represents municipalities, park districts, school districts, townships, libraries, and special agencies. His practice includes appeals and trial work in federal and state courts and concentrates in construction, land use and development, and environmental matters. 


Mike Belarmino, associate legislative director for finance and intergovernmental affairs at the National Association of Counties (NACo), will discuss federal legislative changes. Belarmino is responsible for all policy development and lobbying for the association in the areas of municipal finance and tax, elections, pensions, and county and tribal government relationships. He also serves as associate general counsel for NACo.


Each year, hundreds of elected and appointed government officials and administrators improve their knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities offered by University of Illinois Extension. Local government officials benefit from the advanced instructional tools and broad expertise that instructors bring to these education and professional development programs.


The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Kathie Brown, community and economic development educator, U of I Extension, at




Local Contact: Amanda Cole, County Extension Director,