The Iroquois and Kankakee County Boards Tuesday approved resolutions to formally oppose Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget, which calls for 50% cuts in the income tax receipts returned to local government.
Resolutions urge Rauner and the General Assembly to reconsider their proposals to cut funding for county governments. It was noted, the cuts could force new reductions in police protection and threaten public safety.
Municipal government leaders are expressing their deep concern about the effects on local budgets.
The Illinois Municipal League website has compiled a list of how much the cuts would effect individual cities and villages.
The Iroquois County budget, should Rauner's plan happen, would cost more than $500,000 or about 10% of the Iroquois County $5.3 million dollar budget.