[ApaIllinois] March/April 2014 APA-IL Chapter Highlights

Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor editor at ilapa.org
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  March 2014 Chapter  Highlights  Edition 120   
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 In  this Issue
 Latest  Chapter News
 Upcoming Events
 Follow-up on  Past Events
 In Other News
 Upcoming Allied 
 News & Events
 RFP/RFQ Postings
 Job Postings

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RFP/RFQ Postings

View at:www.ilapa.org/rfprfq.html	* RFQ for the  Redevelopment of Village-Owned Properties in downtown Oswego, IL  
	* RFP for Professional  Services for a Comprehensive Housing Study& Needs Analysis, New  Castle, IN 
	* RFP for Professional Services: Creating TIF District, Village of  Roselle, IL 
	* RFP for 825 North  Main Street, Glen Ellyn, ILWant to post your RFP or RFQ on APA-IL's website? E-mail your  RFP/RFQ to editor at ilapa.org.
Job Postings 
	* Planning Division Intern, Village of Mount Prospect 
	* Management Analyst,
Village of Hoffman Estates 
	* Community Dev. Coordinator,
City of Macomb 
	* Planner, City of St. Charles 
	* Zoning & Land Use Admin.,
City of Rockford 
	* Marketing & Events Intern, Village of Barrington  
	* Asst. Planning & Zoning Admin., Village of Glendale Hts  
	* Economic Dev. Coordinator,
Village of Roselle 
	* Director of Community Dev.,
Village of Riverside 
	* Economic Dev. Manager,
Lake County Partners, Lincolnshire Want to post a job  on 
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2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
April 10-11, 2014
Rockford, IL

2014 APA-IL State Conference
Oct 1-3, 2014
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Evanston, IL

2015 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
Peoria, IL

2015 APA-IL State Conference
Sept. 23-25
Bloomington-Normal Marriott
 Normal, Illinois

Latest  Chapter News

APA-IL's 2014 FAICP Inductees. Congratulations to Steve  Friedman, AICP, Laurie Marston, AICP, Jim Peters, AICP, and Pattsi  Petrie, AICP, APA-IL's 2014 FAICP inductees to the AICP College of Fellows. Fellowship is granted to planners who  have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence in  professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and  community service, and leadership. This year's 2014 Induction  Ceremony will be April 27th, at the 2014 National Planning  Conference in Atlanta. View the press release > >

The  2013 Annual Report is now available. The report provides a  summary of finances and activities for the past year. It also  includes committee initiatives, events, and accomplishments such as  hosting the 2013 National Conference, CMS & ISS Fall Conferences,  and Plan Commissioner Training. 
Read the report > >

Call for Legislative Committee members. The APA-IL  Legislative Committee is in need of volunteers to assist with  research and communications. If you are interested in the legal and  legislative process and would like to volunteer, please contact the  Legislative Committee Chair, David Silverman, AICP at dsilverman at ancelglink.com.

Christopher  R. Limas, 50, of Washington, IL, died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014,  in Peoria, IL. Born on May 4, 1963, in Toledo, Ohio, Chris grew  up in Chicago Heights and graduated from Bloom High School. Chris  then graduated from Iowa State University in 1989 with a degree in  Urban Development and Planning and was a current member of the  American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter and past ISS  Secretary & Region 1 Coordinator. He worked for the City of  Bolingbrook, City of Peoria, Village of Richton Park, Village of  Willow Springs and City of Rochelle. Chris's memorial website is  available at deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to  the family. Memorials may be made to an education fund for his four  children c/o Heartland Bank. His obituary was published in the Peoria Journal Star.

New ISS Region 4 Coordinator. Welcome Chuck Bevelheimer, AICP  from the City of Quincy as the new Region 4 Coordinator for the  Illinois State Section. 

Upcoming  Events

McLean County Regional Planning Commission's 9th Regional  Information Forum. | April 9, 2014 | Sponsored by the APA-IL ISS.  Register now for this annual event will start at 7 a.m. at the  Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.  Our featured  speaker is Charles Marohn, PE, AICP of Strong Towns, national  not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping cities and towns  establish financial resiliency. His topic will be "Neighborhood and  Redevelopment Planning and Financing". This event is applicable to  planners, municipal staffs, engineers, volunteer commissioners and  elected officials. Feel free to contact Rick Nolan at McLean County  Regional Planning Commission at rnolan at mcplan.org or  (309) 828-4331, ext. 26 with ?s or for  more information. Forum Information & Registration > >

2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference: Why Adaptive Reuse and How to  “Make it Happen”. | April 10-11, 2014 | CM 9.5 (pending  and includes 1.5 CM ethics). 6 sessions, 1 mobile workshop which  includes 2 adaptive reuse projects in downtown Rockford, IL; Prairie Street Brewhouse and the Ingersoll Building. Thursday night's reception at the Prairie Street Brewhouse will include a beer tasting! Reserve  Your RoomsBefore March 27, 2014 for Conference Room Rate!  Radisson Hotel and Conference Center - $99/night 815-226-2100.  Questions? Contact Nathan Bruck, AICP at nathanbruck at loves-park.il.us
ISS Spring Conference Details & Registration > >

 Tour  the Coronado Theatre at the ISS Spring Conference. | April 10,  2014 | Join the APA-IL ISS for their Spring Conference and  experience Rockford’s amazing Coronado Theatre. The Coronado opened in 1927 as an Atmospheric  Theatre/ Movie Palace and is one of less than 10 theatres of this  type remaining in the US. An extensive restoration project was  undertaken during 1999-2001 and the Coronado still sparkles like  new. This pre-conference tour starts Apr. 10th at 9:30am.
ISS Spring Conference Details & Registration > >

APA-IL  Pro Bono Committee April Event.  Are you a professional with  experience in Comprehensive Plans? Land Use? Housing? Planning in  the South Suburbs? Volunteer for the upcoming Pro Bono Committee  event: "Laying the Groundwork for a Chicago Heights 3rd Ward Sub -  Area Plan" on April 16th. 
More information > >

3rd Annual Illinois Bike Summit. | April 15, 2014 | Come to  Champaign and join over 200 bicycle advocates and professionals from  around the state for a day of learning and networking, meant to help  you make your town more bike-friendly! The event will feature  speakers, breakout sessions, a technical training track, networking  opportunities, and more.
More information > > 

Follow-up on  Past Events

NCI Traning a Success! In February, APA-IL invited the  National Charrette Institute to Chicago for a 3-day training on  the NCI Charrette System. 30 planning professionals received  hands-on training and became Certified Charrette Facilitators. Thank  you Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, for hosting  this training. 
View the press release > >

APA-IL Pro Bono Committee January 2014 Service Projects. The  Pro Bono Committee encouraged members to participate in service  projects during the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. A range of  service projects touch a variety of causes in Urbana, IL. Read more > >

UIC UPP 40th Anniversary Event. UIC's College of Urban  Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) celebrated its 40th anniversary  with a gala event at the Harold Washington Library's Wintergarden on  February 22nd. There were a number of notable speakers and the night  ended with a few sets by a local blues band! The students of CUPPA  wish to thank the APA-IL chapter for their generous donation.

In Other  News...

2014 APA-IL CMS Registration Bundle. You can still get the 2014 Registration Bundle Information and save 25%! The CMS  Program Registration Bundle allows you to purchase admittance to  four CMS programs for the price of three. The bundle can also be  used by groups if you want to share with friends and co-workers. Read more  > >

APA-IL Forum. When planners have questions about planning  matters who do they ask? Normally they'd knock on the wall of the  cubicle next to them...now you have the opportunity to ask 1,500 of  your closest planning friends. Join the APA-IL Yahoo Group where Illinois planners request and exchange  information. Some of our recent topics: abandon & deteriorating  homes, video game operations, backyard bee keeping...
Learn more > >

Allied  Organizations' News & Events
	* Urban Retail Institute: Economics of Urbanism Symposium |  March 20, 2014 | Birmingham, MI
	* McLean County Regional Planning Commission - 2014 Regional  Information Forum | April 9, 2014 | Normal, IL
	* Free Webinar: Is Your State Resilient? Planning for Climate Change | April 11, 2014 | 1.5 CM
	* Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium | April  18th | Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire | FREE	* Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER):Communities seeking funding for transportation projects may  wish to consider applying for assistance from the TIGER  Discretionary Grant program. Through TIGER, the U.S. Department of  Transportation (DOT) invests in road, rail, transit, and port  projects in communities nationwide. Applications are due April 28.
	* EPA's Scenario Planning and Fiscal Impact Modeling Webinar.  Slides & a video recording are now available (hosted March 10th).
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