As part of the Village Board's economic development efforts, the Board approved four Business Development Districts in March of this year. These districts cover all of the commercial areas in La Grange Park. For a map of the areas, click here. Effective July 1st, an additional 1% sales tax will be charged on general merchandise sold within these districts.
Under State law, all revenue generated from the additional sales tax must be reinvested within the geographical area (or Business District) from which it originated. This ensures that the revenue will be used to enhance the aesthetics of the area, bring buildings up to code, etc. The revenue cannot be used for general Village expenses such as operational costs or pension obligations. For more information, click here.