Keeping track of state government meetings will be easier under a new law taking effect in the new year.
The law will allow you to sign up for e-mail alerts when meetings are scheduled for any of the state's more than 350 boards and commissions.
State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) says under current law, meeting notices and agendas are posted only on each individual board's website.

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"Even though there was technically a public notice about when the boards were meeting and what the agenda would be, there was no central place where all those public notices were housed," Biss said.
The e-mail alert will be that central place, with the ability to subscribe to information for the boards and commissions you're interested in following.
Agendas and notices will have to be sent out 48 hours prior to meetings.  


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