Protect the Local Government Distributive Fund

Springfield CapitalSend a Message to State Legislators
A proposal currently being considered in Springfield would have a large impact on the Village's budget if enacted. As part of his 2015-2016 budget address, Governor Rauner proposed a 50 percent reduction in the amount of State-collected income taxes that are distributed back to municipalities, including to the Village of Roselle. This revenue is used to fund core local services, including police and fire protection, snow plowing, street repair, and stormwater remediation. If enacted, this proposal will have a dramatically negative impact on Roselle, including up to $1.1 million in revenue losses. More information about this proposal and its affect on Roselle is available on the Legislation Gateway page.

It is imperative that you let our State officials know you want the local income tax to stay local, and that they need to solve the State budget problems with their own budgetary solutions, not on the backs of municipalities. Visit www.protectmytown.com online to send a message to legislators letting them know that you support ensuring that local tax dollars remain in our community to pay for essential needs like adequate police and fire protection, street repairs, snow removal, and many more services that you rely on the Village to provide every day.

Protect My Town
For more information about Protect My Town, a partnership of Illinois cities and villages across the state that are committed to keeping local tax dollars in their communities, view this video featuring Downers Grove Mayor Martin T. Tully, President of The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference.