Search our resources by:
Attorney

Practice Area/Topic

Keyword

Can a municipality ban campaign signs on property owned by the municipality, such as at city hall?

As a general rule, Illinois municipalities can prohibit campaign and other signage from being placed on municipal property. However, Section 17-29 of the Illinois Election Code does allow campaign signs to be placed on government property that is being used as a polling place on election day, and also during early voting periods, so long as these signs are located outside of the campaign free zone, as defined by state statute. 


Welcome to the Resource Center
Ancel Glink Library
Handbook for Newly Elected Officials (PDF 3435KB)
Our Newly Elected Officials Guide is designed to provide information and guidance on various laws and procedures to newly-elected officials of all local governments. (Updated 2017)
304 Questions That Have Actual Answers (PDF 2228KB)
In this handbook, we list the 304 questions about local government issues that you always wanted to know…with actual answers.
Presentations
Navigating Municipal Elections ILCMA (PDF)
ILCMA, Winter Conference 2013 (Navigating Elections Powerpoint)
Surviving the 2013 Elections (PDF)
Township Officials of Illinois Conference, November 13, 2012
What Clerks Need to Know Elections (Part 2) (PDF)
Illinois Municipal League Conference, October 20, 2012
View All
Newsletters
Local Government News (Fall 2013) (PDF 28548KB)
Ancel Glink's Local Government News, Fall 2013 edition of the firm newsletter
White Papers
New Law Moves Last Day for Candidate Filing to December 26th (PDF)
Client Alert, November 29, 2012
Pre-Caucus Duties for Townships (PDF)
Client Alert, November 2012
Recent News
Newly Elected Officials Guide Released! (4/3/2017)
The 2017 Newly Elected Officials Guide has been officially released!  You can find it here View entire article
Ancel Glink Defense E-News (1st Quarter, 2017) (3/28/2017)
The E-News is a publication of Ancel Glink’s defense litigation group. You can read it here. View entire article
2017 NEOG Coming Soon! (3/24/2017)
The revised 2017 Newly Elected Officials Guide will be online very soon.  With few changes being made from the 2015 edition, the 2015 version can serve as a valid educational source for newly el... View entire article
View More
Archived Question of the Month
April 2017
Can a municipality ban campaign signs on property owned by the municipality, such as at city hall? View answer
March 2017
What happens if the agenda for an upcoming board meeting was not posted online in advance of the meeting, but was posted at the local government's principal office? View answer
February 2017
Can a unit of local government reimburse an elected official or employee for entertainment expenses incurred while at a conference? View answer
View More