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Recent News

♦ Illinois Housing Development Authority Programs discussed Wednesday, May 29, 2017 @ 6pm at Peru Community Building.  Click here for details.

♦ NCICG Semi-Annual Dinner Thursday, May 19 – Save The Date.

♦ NCICG Annual Golf Outing Thursday, September 7 – Save The Date.

♦ Employment Opportunity – Community Planner.  Click here for details.

♦ Grant Opportunities.  Click here for more information.



Illinois Enterprise Zone Association

Spring Conference Springfield, Illinois

May 10-12, 2017

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield A Doubletree by Hilton

                                       Call: 866-788-1860

                                       Room Rate $109

                                      Conference Registration Code is IEZ

                                  (Rooms are limited so reserve soon!)

                                          Click here to download conference brochure.  Click here to register.


2016 Natural Disaster Information!


Dear NCICG Community,

It’s not a matter of if another disaster will occur; it’s a matter of when the next disaster will occur.   To that end, it is important to know that a great deal of information is required for reimbursement of disaster-related expenses.  Knowing what information will be required will help you be prepared.

The six (6) counties in the North Central Illinois Council of Governments (NCICG) region have been affected by previous disasters and will undoubtedly be affected by future disasters as well.  To date, the 6-county region has been a part of 48 federally declared disasters; 15 since 1967.  (declarations by county: Bureau-9; Grundy-10; LaSalle-13; Marshall-7; Putnam-7; Stark -2).

For this reason the following information should be compiled:

  • Take pictures (several if need be).
  • A physical description of the damage and costs for each location.
  • A map showing the damage and work locations.
  • Documentation (e.g. bills, invoices, payroll records, equipment records) for work completed.
  • A detailed estimate for work to be completed in the future.
  • A copy of any insurance policy that may provide proceeds toward the restoration of an insurable facility.
  • Documentation on the process used to hire/contract any services.
  • Historical maintenance records for a facility (including a road/bridge), if requested.

It is also recommended that each jurisdiction document and identify their procurement process ahead of a disaster.  Doing so ahead of time will alleviate the burden of finding contractors after the disaster has already occurred.  Below is a link to a fact sheet that was created by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).  It illustrates steps to take to assure the State and Federal standards for procurement are being met.  Sound procurement methods are required for reimbursement costs.

Fact Sheet:

We hope this information is helpful to your community.