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Senator Tom Cullerton
CHICAGO – A recently signed law gives units of local government more certainty about when they’ll receive payments from the state.
State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) sponsored the legislation that would speed up transfers from the state to the Local Government Distributive Fund, which helps bankroll city and county operations.
“From my time as a village president, I know the unique challenges facing local government and it’s been a priority of mine to improve how the state treats its cities and counties. Governments can plan and provide improved services if they know when this money is coming,” Cullerton said.
The new law, House Bill 961, requires the state comptroller to transfer money destined for the LGDF into the fund no more than 60 days after the state treasurer certifies the amount to be moved.
Streamlining the LGDF payment process has been a priority for the Illinois Municipal League and the DuPage Mayors and Managers for many years.
Local units of government collectively receive 6 percent of individual income tax and 6.86 percent of corporate income tax collected by the state annually.
The law took effect immediately.
CHICAGO – State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) co-sponsored a new law streamlining the network of agencies, foundations and organizations geared toward helping veterans.
The recently signed law creates the Illinois Joins Forces Foundation a group that works as a go-between helping coordinate services and streamlining how these organizations interact.
“There are so many organizations and agencies with missions to help veterans that it can be overwhelming for returning veterans. Illinois Joining Forces will streamline and coordinate those services to best help our servicemen and women,” Cullerton said.
The foundation collaborates with other groups to create a no-wrong-door system where veterans can approach different groups that can then seamlessly direct veterans to the program or organization that best meets their needs.
The law took effect immediately after being signed.
If you would like to file an O’Hare Airport aircraft complaint with my office you can either call (630) 903-6662 or click here.
Click here to file a complaint on the City of Chicago’s website or call the O’Hare noise hotline at 800-435-9569.
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For more information contact my office or visit the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission’s website.