LocalGovNews (LGN) is a subscription-based electronic news clipping service founded in 2004 for the purpose of strengthening local government in Illinois and tracking business opportunities in the government marketplace. The service has been operated by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies since November 2012.

We provide unparalleled access to news and policy developments on a range of issues, making our service an indispensable resource for government professionals and policy makers. For private sector businesses, our daily news headlines provide information on what Illinois governments are doing that might affect business development opportunities.

We provide you with the daily news headlines covering:

  • Local Government
  • Education
  • Public Health and Safety
  • Community and Economic Development
  • State and Federal Government
  • Public Buildings/Space Needs

LGN is a daily email sent out Monday through Friday by 7 a.m. with a weekend edition sent out Saturdays by noon.  

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LocalGovNews is brought to you with help from our corporate sponsors:

Ancel Glink 


Kluber Architects + Engineers


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