Legislative platform aims to ensure funding for Illinois municipalities

The Illinois Municipal League is working with municipal leaders across the state in a legislative platform that aims to ensure long-term funding for cities, towns and villages.

It’s called “Moving Cities Forward” and calls for initiatives that protect municipal revenues. One is the protection of the Local Government Distributive Fund, which sets aside a percentage of state income tax revenues for municipalities and other local governments.

When created, the fund was designed to allocate 10% of state income tax collections to help fund programs and services provided by municipalities.

Since 2011, the LGDF has
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