OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is reminding constituents about the upcoming back to school sales tax holiday on school supplies and certain footwear and clothing items that will take place from August 5-14. During this ten-day period, the sales tax on qualifying items will be reduced by 5 percent.

“As back to school season approaches, we wanted to give families a well-deserved break from the impact of inflation,” Yednock said. “This sales tax holiday will save families money as they prepare their children for a new school year full of learning and success.”

Yednock passed the sales tax holiday as a part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan, which suspended the grocery tax for a year and froze the gas tax for six months. Under the sales tax holiday, taxes will be cut on qualifying items such as notebooks, pencils, calculators, crayons and other supplies used by students. Footwear and clothing that retails for less than $125 per item also qualify.

“As your state representative, my top priority is to provide our community with the relief and recovery it needs. I will always advocate for policies like the Illinois Family Relief Plan that directly benefit and support our community,” Yednock said. “This sales tax holiday will help ensure students have the tools they need to fully engage and participate in the classroom. Our students are one of Illinois’ most valuable resources, and this investment will help them grow and thrive.”

For more information, please contact Yednock’s office at 815-324-5055 or

Rep. Lance YednockRep. Lance Yednock

76th District

Springfield Office:
240A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0140

District Office:
628 Columbus St.
Suite 204
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 324-5055