DeLuca Purposes South Suburban Airport to Capital Committee

March 15th, 2019

Springfield, Ill. – This Thursday state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, attended a hearing of the Appropriations-Capital Committee in Springfield to advocate for funding of the South Suburban airport.

“This airport is needed now more than ever before due to the booming logistics and warehousing businesses popping up in our area,” DeLuca said. “With direct access to I-57, the airport will allow for goods to be transported to and from almost anywhere in the world, creating thousands of local jobs and spurring economic growth in our area.”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already approved the need for the South Suburban Airport. If the money is approved by the General Assembly, construction on utility connections and vital infrastructure, such as an interchange that will connect the airport to I-57, will be able to proceed. The only approval that’s needed is a detailed construction plan by a construction contractor.

For more information, contact DeLuca’s constituent service office at 708-754-7900 or repdeluca@sbcglobal.net.

 


DeLuca Pushes for Property Tax Relief in Legislature

February 25th, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Responding news that county and township assessors have sent out property tax bills to local homeowners, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, issued the following statement reinforcing the need for real property tax relief for Illinois residents:

“Property taxes have continued to rise forcing families out of their homes and out of Illinois because they can no longer afford the high cost of these taxes. Its clear families need a break in the form of real property tax relief.”

“As a strong supporter of property tax relief, I have repeatedly fought to help homeowners keep more of their hard-earned money by voting numerous times to freeze or reduce their property tax bills.

“In light of this, it’s clear more must be done to ease the tax burden faced by middle-class families, which is why in I continue to be a vocal advocate for real property tax relief.”

For more information, contact DeLuca’s constituent service office at 708-754-7900 or repdeluca@sbcglobal.net.


DeLuca’s Bill Bringing Tax Dollars Back to Municipalities Passes Committee

February 15th, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill introduced by state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, which would increase the amount of money that municipalities receive from the state passed out of the House Cities and Villages Committee with unanimous bipartisan support on Wednesday.

“Often I hear stories about how high property taxes are forcing people out of their homes,” DeLuca said. “This bill gives local governments greater ability to meet the needs of their residents without passing along an increase in property taxes year-after-year.”

DeLuca’s House bill 158 would bring the level of funding to municipalities back to 10 percent.  In 2011, the amount that municipalities received from the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) was reduced from 10 to 6 percent. This bill simply seeks to restore the previous rate of funding, making it easier for communities to fund the necessary services and amenities for residents.

“The result of this legislation will be that local governments will be less reliant on homeowners to fund important services, like police and fire protection, street repairs and snow removal,” DeLuca said. “My hope is that this common sense measure helps local units of governments reduce everyone’s property tax bills in the future.”

For more information, contact DeLuca’s constituent service office at 708-754-7900 or repdeluca@sbcglobal.net.


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