Metro Counties of Illinois

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The Metro Counties of Illinois is a government sector lobbying association in [Illinois]].[1] It is one of three Illinois chapters of the National Association of Counties. The other two are the Illinois Association of County Board Members and the United Counties Council of Illinois. It is a 501(c) organization.

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

See also: Illinois government sector lobbying

Metro Counties of Illinois has a registered lobbyist with Illinois.[2] Local governments like Kane County, Illinois pay membership dues to the organization.

Coalitions and issues

Metro Counties of Illinois is a member of Pension Fairness for Illinois Communities, a coalition of governments and organizations concerned about the state of Illinois's pension crisis.[3] The association also belongs to the Regional Transportation Task Force, which serves to gather information and make recommendations to the Governor and to the General Assembly regarding area transportation programs in northeastern Illinois.[4]

Income and Expenses

Metro Counties of Illinois
Year Total Expenses Total Income Membership dues
(included in Total Income)
2007[5] $123,705 $152,724 $152,724
2006[6] $101,369 $105,474 $105,474
2005[7] $98,471 $105,474 $105,474

Membership dues

There is no website for Metro Counties of Illinois, and therefore no membership forms are available. Membership dues can total around $15,750 for a single county as they did in DuPage County in 2007.[8]

Issues

The Metro Counties of Illinois helped oppose and ultimately defeat a bill that would allow bicyclists to use roads in 2005.[9]


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