Local government leaders statewide probably are breathing easier after the Illinois Legislature last week did not follow through on a proposed cut to the Local Government Distributive Fund.
The budget passed Monday, May 31, leaves intact the 6.06% rate of LGDF revenue shared with local governments.
Homewood, Flossmoor and Hazel Crest officials had joined a lobbying effort in recent weeks aimed at preventing the cut to a funding mechanism that municipalities depend on.
LGDF was established in 1969 to share state income taxes with local governments in lieu of local income . . .
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