The Village of Roselle is calling on its residents to let their state officials know they want the local income tax to remain local.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, in his first budget address, recently proposed a 50 percent decrease in the share that local governments will receive from state income taxes through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).
The proposal will result in an annual loss of over $1.1 million for Roselle. Such funds are typically used to fund critical services.
"This local revenue provides the basic services that your city or village depend on," Downers Grove Mayor Martin T. Tully, president of The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, said. "These funds help pay for key personnel and public safety employees."
More specifically, the proposal will result in an annual loss of $49.50 per resident or $60 million in losses in DuPage County.
Roselle is asking its residents to urge state officials to solve the budget dilemma from their own coffers, not through the LGDF.
"The state needs to tighten its belt before asking municipalities, our residents and businesses to tighten ours even more," Tully said.