SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Oak Park, is sponsoring legislation that will increase the amount of money municipalities receive from the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).
“Communities and residents throughout Illinois depend on services provided by police and first responders, but they would not be able successfully do their jobs without the Local Government Distributive Fund,” Lilly said. “This legislation increases the LDGF so that municipalities can increase access to services that residents need.”
Lilly is supporting House Bill 278, which would bring the level of funding from the LGDF back to 10 percent. In 2011, the rate Illinois municipalities received was reduced from 10 to 6 percent. HB 278 simply seeks to restore the previous rate of funding to make it easier for communities to fund necessary services and amenities for residents.
“Residents of communities throughout the state depend on services provided by municipalities,” Lilly said. “That is why this legislation is so important; it will provide municipalities with funding to protect the vital services that people throughout the community depend on.”
Lilly represents the 78th District, which includes parts of Chicago, Oak Park, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park, and Melrose Park.
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