Morning Minute: Illinois leads the nation in number of local governments

With a total of 6,968, Illinois tops the list when it comes to states with the most units of local government, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Local governments include counties, municipalities, townships, independent school districts and special districts (fire districts, water districts, library districts). Find an interactive map of the history of special district statistics at

The number of local governments in Illinois serves as another reminder of why the Illinois Association of REALTORS® local Government Affairs Director (GAD) program is so important. See how the GADs are fighting for REALTORS® and protecting private property rights at every level of Illinois government.


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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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