Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is leading a delegation of more than 60 community leaders to Springfield to share the concerns of Evanston residents with the Governor, members of the General Assembly and other key state leaders.
She joins mayors throughout Illinois in expressing grave concern about drastic service reductions or significant property tax increases that would result from recently proposed cuts to local government revenues disbursed by the State.
If these are implemented, Evanston could see a reduction in State revenues of about $2 million annually.
Last week Mayor Tisdahl at a joint meeting of the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) Executive Board and Legislative Committee members discussed the additional $300 million reduction in local government revenues unveiled by the Senate Republican Caucus in Springfield. “The City of Evanston has worked diligently to live within our means. It is unfortunate that the General Assembly is looking to cities and villages to make up the deficits of the State of Illinois,” she said.