Communities are the heart of Illinois – where people live, learn, work, and grow together. Unfortunately they have been hit hard during these difficult economic times. Throughout past years, local communities have been left behind and have not received any additional revenue from legislation like the state income tax increase. In the absence of this desperately needed revenue, municipal leaders need tools to reduce the cost of local government.
It is our hope that during this legislative session we can partner with members of the General Assembly and the Governor to win support and educate others on the absolute urgency of the “Save our Cities” agenda. This website identifies the initiatives that are of the highest urgency to cities all over Illinois. These solutions were created by city leaders throughout Illinois. With their help, we have identified what the vital necessities are to give local communities a fighting chance to balance their budgets without having to cut core services or impose additional taxes on their residents.