NEWS: Administrative Council Meeting Moved Online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PrairieCat Administrative Council has moved the April 3, 2020 meeting to the online meeting platform Zoom. Attendees can pre-register here:

Governor Issues Executive Order Authorizing Electronic Meetings Under OMA

The Illinois Governor issued Covid-19 Executive Order No. 5, which addresses the concerns many local governments have expressed about conducting in-person meetings during the Covid-19 crisis.

Section 6 of Covid-19 EO No. 5 now allows public bodies to conduct meetings electronically without having to comply with the physical quorum requirement or the conditions for participating electronically in a meeting. Public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, and/or telephonic access to meetings to ensure members of the public can monitor the meeting and to update their websites and social media to keep the public apprised of change to their meetings.