In addition to another change in the bidding requirements that was made by the Illinois General Assembly during the summer of 2019, an amendment to 70 ILCS 705/11k of the Illinois Fire Protection District Act modified the publication requirements that are a part of the bidding process. Formerly, bid notices were required to be published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the district. Now, the Act has been changed to simply require publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the district. The result of this change is that a weekly newspaper can now be used to meet the publication requirement. In addition, the district must post a notice of the bid solicitation on the district’s web site if the website is maintained by a full-time employee of the district. Unless the web site is maintained by a full time employee of the district, this additional legal requirement doesn’t apply. This change is effective July 12, 2019.