Protect the Local Government Distributive Fund

Send a Message to State Legislators

A proposal currently being considered in Springfield would have a lasting negative impact on the Village's budget if enacted. The Governor and State legislators are considering a proposal that would reduce the amount of State-collected income taxes that are distributed back to municipalities as part of their 2018-2019 budget.

The proposal includes the continuation of a 10 percent reduction in revenues distributed to local municipalities through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) that was included in last year's State budget. What was billed last year as a one-time 10 percent reduction in LGDF distribution is coming back again this year as a continual reduction. Every year this proposal passes, it means over $130,000 in annual losses to the Village of La Grange Park, approximately 15% of our General Fund (our operating fund).  This is a cut we felt last year and cannot afford to endure in future years. 

It is imperative that you let the Governor and our State legislators know you want the local income tax to stay local, and that they need to solve the State budget problems with their own budgetary solutions, and not on the backs of municipalities. We are again asking you to send a message to Springfield that you support ensuring that local tax dollars remain in our community to pay for essential needs like adequate police and fire protection, street repairs, snow removal, and many more services that you rely on the Village to provide every day.

Voice Your Opposition

Voice your opposition to the proposal to reduce local revenue and let the Governor and our State legislators know that you want your local tax dollars to stay local. Visit the Protect My Town Coalition at www.ProtectMyTown.us today to send your message. 

Protect My Town

For more information about Protect My Town, a partnership of Illinois cities and villages across the state that are committed to keeping local tax dollars in their communities, view the videos below.

View Protect My Town - Episode 1

View Protect My Town - Episode 2