Operating Procedures

There are certain laws that local governments must follow for conducting meetings. Many Illinois county governments have also adopted operating procedures or rules of order to regulate themselves and avoid conflicting interpretations.

Formalized rules often include the duties of key officials, meeting procedures of the governing body, the committee structure and voting process.

The IACBM encourages county governments to adopt operating procedures and provide copies to all newly elected officials.

Sample Operating Procedures and Rules of Order

Cook County
DeKalb County
Lake County
Lee County
 Madison County
McLean County
Peoria County
Vermilion County