CICERO, Ill. — State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, is encouraging families to take advantage of the upcoming sales tax holiday during their back to school shopping. From Aug. 5-14, sales tax on school supplies and qualifying clothing and footwear will be reduced by five percent.

“As a parent, I know how important it is for students to have the supplies they need to be fully engaged in the classroom,” Hernandez said. “This sales tax holiday will provide much-needed relief for families as they shop for the upcoming school year, especially as we deal with the effects of the current inflation.”

Qualifying items include school supplies such as notebooks, pens, calculators and more, and clothing and footwear items retailing for less than $125 per item. The sales tax holiday was passed in April as part of a larger relief package that will also save families money on gas and groceries.

“One of my top priorities as a state representative is to provide our community with the relief it needs,” Hernandez said. “I encourage all families to plan ahead and use the sales tax holiday as an opportunity to save money as they shop for school supplies this year.”

For more information, please contact Hernandez’s district office at or 708-222-5240.

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Springfield, IL 62706
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District Office:
6117 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 222-5240
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