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Illinois cities to state government: Keep your hands off our money

Feb 24, 2016

Illinois cities Barrington Village President Karen Darch discusses the Illinois Municipal League’s legislative package.

SPRINGFIELD — In the midst of Illinois budget crisis, 1,300 Illinois cities, towns and villages are seeking greater freedom to act on their own.

But much of the “Moving Cities Forward” legislation being promoted by the Illinois Municipal League likely will face pushback in a General Assembly locked in a struggle over taxes, the lack of an overall state budget and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s calls for changes in the state’s financial and political conduct.

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